Bird of the Month – July 2021

Purple Heron Ardea purpurea is a widely distributed member of the heron family Ardeidae. It breeds in Africa, central and southern Europe, and southern and eastern Asia. Our Western Palearctic populations migrate between breeding and wintering habitats, whereas the African and tropical-Asian populations are primarily sedentary, except for occasional dispersive movements. Note: Above … Continue readingBird of the Month – July 2021

The Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucura leucura

The Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucura leucura – A personal tale by Peter Jones “Wheatear a folk etymology of white and arse, or more simply put ‘white arse’, never was this more appropriate than for this LBJ (Little Black Job) the Black Wheatear, where the white arse is … Continue readingThe Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucura leucura