With not a lot of energy, the horse paddock just north of Hemel, at Water End, seemed like a good plan. I really wasn’t expecting anything, sure that others would have checked the site earlier in the day. But, hey, I got lucky. Not one but two gorgeous Spring male Wheatears: a much needed antidote to the winter hangover and proof that spring really is taking hold, thank goodness.
|One bird would occasionally hop over the paddock fence line into the adjacent ploughed field, blending in perfectly with the earthy tones|
|Spot the birdie|
|The two Spring males: one had a stubby tail (top bird), the other had a pronounced/very striking white supercilium (bottom bird)|