Friday, May 4, 2012

Northern Wheatears & Wagtails

I came across a freshly sown and rolled field near Ballycastle in North Mayo this afternoon.  There was a flock of 60 Wheatear and a handful of White Wagtails. They were all mainly male Wheatears, and they appeared extremely colorful.  Most of the Wheatears looked like the race Oenanthe oenanthe luecorcora from Greenland.  Later in the evening I found a coastal field west of Killala Bay that had a flock of 70 White Wagtails and six pristine male Pied Wagtails.  These Pied Wagtails were probably migrating with the whites.

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