Wheatear

The northern wheatear is larger than the European robin at 14½–16 cm length. Both sexes have a white rump and tail, with a black inverted T-pattern at the end of the tail.

The plumage of the summer male has grey upperparts, buff throat and black wings and face mask. In autumn it resembles the female apart from the black wings. The female is pale brown above and buff below with darker brown wings. The male has a whistling, crackly song. Its call is a typical chat chack noise, and the flight call is the same.

Latin Name
Oenanthe oenanthe

When the bird was spotted

Date Location Title Seen by Interestingness
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors South Gare b.m.stokesley ***
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Scaling Dam b.m.stokesley **
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Saltholme b.m.stokesley **
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Teesdale b.m.stokesley
UK, The rest of North Yorkshire Fewston b.m.stokesley ***
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors North Gare b.m.stokesley *
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Teesdale b.m.stokesley
France, Leymen Wheatear in the garden. Migrating? mike421 *****