Desert Wheatear

Oenanthe desertiTinwen y Diffeithwch

Desert Wheatear – Records

Oenanthe deserti – Tinwen y Diffeithwch 1997: Skokholm, female, 12th December (T.Purcell, G.Thompson). 2003: Skokholm, female, 13th November (G.Thompson). 2011: Single on Skomer on 15th November, (1st CY male) (D. Boyle et al).¬†Photo above by Chris Taylor from the Skokholm Isand blog 2014: Single, Skomer on 28th October, (1st CY male) (E.M. Stubbings).¬† Source – […]

Desert Wheatear – 1997 first for Pembrokeshire

Oenanthe deserti – Tinwen y Diffeithwch At 14:15 on Friday 12 December 1997, whilst taking a final stroll around the island before our departure for the winter months (planned for the following day), Theresa Purcell and I were surprised to come across a bird!  Any bird!  For in recent days gale-force winds had blown incessantly, […]