Tuesday, October 23, 2012

MA - Northern Wheatear

Northern Wheatear - Skaket Beach, Orleans, Barnstable Co., MA. October 14th, 2012. Digi-scoped shots taken using a Nikon Coolpix L26 hand-held against Swarovski HD scope. This long staying bird delighted many visitors to Skaket Beach after being found on October 10th by Bob Prescott and Diane Reynolds. We visited on a wild, squally day with strong westerly winds. Somewhat elusive at first, it was hunkered down in the dunes behind the beach where most of the previous sightings had taken place. Though I see hundreds of wheatears every year in Israel, I had no problem in applying a little patience to wait for this bird to appear. 

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