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White A***

Observed: 6th October 2009 By: DavidHowdon
Amateur Entomologists' SocietyLondon Natural History SocietySelborne Society
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1146 Wheatear D 02
1146 Wheatear D 01
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Not particularly brilliant pictures but the flight shot shows the white rump which, in more earthy Anglo-Saxon terminology, gives it its common name

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drbob's picture

What time of year did you

What time of year did you take this? I'd say autumn-ish, so is this a breeding bird (been around all summer) or a migrant?

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6th October

The date the observation was made is given at the top of the page on iSpot.

bobthebirder's picture

wheatears

On Portland they used to call them snalters, supposedly from the call they make. Personally I have rarely heard them make any noise, and then it didn't sound much like snalt. The locals used to eat them in large numbers, so perhaps its a culinary term.

Bob Ford