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Wheatear, female

Observed: 24th April 2011 By: PhilT69PhilT69’s reputation in BirdsPhilT69’s reputation in BirdsPhilT69’s reputation in Birds

A strong-flying bird found on the hills. This one only stayed a few seconds in this position - hence the blurred photo! I think this one is female, without black on throat, paler colours and browner wings(?).

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This is a male, females don't have the grey back or the black eye-patch.

Bob Ford

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Thanks for that -

I always imagines that the pale brown or orangy overall effect meant female - but will go by the eye-patch in future!

Phil T.