Sunday, February 05, 2012

Winter Wheatear

The Desert Wheatear was still present at RSPB Bempton Cliffs and can be very obliging. This is the longest staying Desert Wheatear in the UK with a record 76 days present at Bempton. I thought I would pay another visit on my day off and make the most of the beautiful light conditions and the fall of snow. The bird did not fail to impress and I just hope it can survive the cold spell and manage to hold on until the spring when hopefully it may carry on its journey south.









11 comments:

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Superb images Steve, the snow gives added impact.

Richard Pegler said...

Beautiful images of a fabulous bird Steve!!

Steve Race said...

Thanks for your comments Mike and Richard. It is an incredible bird and to see it in the snow was quite amazing.

JRandSue said...

Amazing collection of a stunning Bird,a Desert Wheatear on it's Winter Hols.
Excellent captures Steve.
John.

Christian said...

Great photography Steve, I really like the contorted poses the bird is showing.

SusieB said...

Great shots Steve and good to hear it's still around, fingers crossed it makes it through!

Matt Latham said...

Stunning set Steve!

Chris Train said...

Superb images. An unusual contradiction seeing a desert dwelling bird in the snow, near the sea in Yorkshire.
I was at Bempton at the weekend but didn't see it. Hopefully it's still around.

Chris Train said...

Lovely images. Strange to see a desert dwelling bird in the snow in Yorkshire

Chris Train said...

Lovely images. Strange to see a desert dwelling bird in the snow in Yorkshire

Chris Train said...

Lovely images. Strange to see a desert dwelling bird in the snow in Yorkshire