Sunday, 22 September 2013

A Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear   Oenanthe isabellina
 

 

 

 

 

 
The Isabelline Wheatear is the largest of the Oenanthe species. It has a long body, length 16.5cm, usually held noticably upright.

56 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

you got some handsome shots of this beautiful wheatear! i love the subtle colors in it.

S. Etole said...

It has such pretty soft colors and stands so erect.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Wheatear, an Isabelline, superb.

Maria said...

I was going to say; it has a very tall appearance and natural elegance; thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

I am not familiar with this beautiful bird but I love the way he holds himself so erect....These are just awesome shots....

Mike Attwood said...

Cracking shots Breathtaking, certainly living up to your name.

Adam said...

cute little bird

Rita Vaselli said...

A particular character that you,dear Sonija,have caught with your camera lens, in so beautiful poses!

Laura said...

what a lovely little bird!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What an absolutely beautiful bird! Happy first day of autumn!!

Linda said...

Wow! Your photos are fantastic. What a sweet bird!

Breathtaking said...

TexWisGirl
Thank you Theresa:)He hung around for a couple of days, and then he was gone.Beautiful soft colouring indeed.

Seija Torpström said...

Lovely birds photos ♥
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Welcome back!

Breathtaking said...

S. Etole
He has a proud stance indeed, pulling himself up to his full height with his long legs.

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell
Thank you Bob:) my first encounter with a Wheatear.

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Maria
Hello Maria:) Yes indeed, a very elegant bird.

Breathtaking said...

Nancy
Thank you Nancy:)He caught my attention, because he held himself
so erect and proud.

Breathtaking said...

Mike Attwood
Thank you Mike:) My daughter chose the name of my blog for me,and I've always been concerned that my blog didn't deserve it's name. So pleased you think so.:)

Breathtaking said...

Adam
Hi Adam! Yes he is! He puts me in mind of someone with their hands behind their back proudly surveying the land they stand on.:)

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Rita Vaselli

Thank you Rita dear:) This Wheater is such an elegant bird Rita.I was so pleased to spot him, and watch him running quickly along with his long legs.

susan said...

very pretty!!!!

Breathtaking said...

Laura
Hello Laura!
His fawn colour makes him almost invisable sometimes in certain surroundings,but he is, a very handsome fellow!

Breathtaking said...

Optimistic Existentialist

Yes indeed Keith, he has such a proud bearing. The weather is so hot here, it's hard to believe that autumn has arrived.

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Linda
Thank you Linda:)Yes, I think so too!He has a sweet expression on his face.

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Seija Torpstrom

Thank you Seija:)It was my pleasure to visit you.:)

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Susan

Hi Sue! Yes, a really elegant bird
with a pretty face!

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias de belo pássaro....
Cumprimentos

hid-aka said...

Beautiful photos. I add you to my friends :)

Breathtaking said...

Fernando Santos (Chana)
Obrigado Chana!:)

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Wow, this are very beautiful pictures, Sonjia. Is it a rare bird in your area? He is gorgeous. I only know the Oenanthe oenanthe, the Northern Wheatear. Lucky you to get him before your lens. Have a nice evening. Greetings from the Netherlands, Joke

Breathtaking said...

hid-aka
Hello Hid-aka!:)Thank you so much!
I will follow you also.

vitorchuvashortstories said...

Hi Sonjia!

Definitely, he looks quite proud of himself, his posture resembling one of a soldier standing guard...

Lovely photos, as usual.
Have a good week
Vitor

Breathtaking said...

Joke (Jokes Camera

Thank you Joke:) The Wheatear I usually see is the Black Wheatear.
To my knowledge, the Isabelline is uncommon where I live, so I was delighted to encouter a new species( for me) on my walk on the farm with Mel.
Hugs:)

Breathtaking said...

vitorchuvashortstories

Hi Vitor!

Há há, yes indeed, a solitary soldier, standing guard! Thank you Vitor!:)
Keep well
Take care.

Noushka said...

He is a gorgeous looking fellow!
I have never seen this species so I am quite interested in the info you shared!
Your pictures are sensational!
Congrats and take care!

karmnik54 said...

piękny ptaszek:) origamiiptaki.blogspot.com zapraszam:)

Breathtaking said...

Noushka
Thank you:)This is the first time I have seen the Isabelline, so I was really pleased.Hope you find one some day!

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Karmnik54
Hello:)Thank you for passing by. I also think this bird is beautiful.

M said...

So nice this bird is and your pictures are very good. I have never seen it but I know the Swedish namne. Thank´s for visiting my blog and your lovely comments. Up here the autumn is on top but soon the winter will start.
Autumn greetings from
Monica

Linda R said...

What a nice looking bird. I LoVe your photos..

Hugs~

Lasse said...

Fantastic shots !

Giga said...

Śliczne zdjęcia ptaka, a szczególnie trzecie mi się podoba. Pozdrawiam.
Beautiful bird photos, especially the third I like. Yours.

Breathtaking said...

Lasse
Thank you Lasse! I was so pleased to see this life bird.

Have a good Sunday!

Breathtaking said...

Giga
Hi Giga! Nice to see you here again! I also like the third shot, even though I didn't get his feet.:)

marijke said...

What a pretty bird. Great you could capture it so close-up.
Have a wonderful day Sonjia

Breathtaking said...

marijke
I agree Marijke! It only stayed around for two days, but I was pleased to get these shots.

Have a good day also!:)

Stephanie said...

Very adorable bird :-) Love the way the bird stand- great posture!
Btw, when growing wheat grass, if your weather is dry, use a plastic cover instead of the steamer cover or cloth to cover the berries.
You have a great Sunday!!

Breathtaking said...

Linda R
Thank you Linda:)A new bird for me, so I was very pleased to get these shots.
Hugs:)

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M

Hello Monica:) Thank you! We have had thunder storms for three days and torrents of rain. After a very hot dry summer it is most welcome.

Have a good Sunday.:)

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Stephanie
Yes, it's like a guard on duty, standing to attention!:)
Thank you for the info Steph!

Stuart Price said...

Wheatears (of all species) are a big rarity in Japan, I really miss them. Nice shots!

Breathtaking said...

Stuart Price
Thank you Stuart!This was my first sighting of an Isabelline.

Mary Brown said...

Beautiful photos. The bird looks like she was waiting for imortalizasses its image. Kisses

Chris Rohrer said...

Such an interesting name for a bird:) But you certainly have great ID shots on this bird. I would love to see this one in the wild:)

Breathtaking said...

Mary Brown
Thank you! Há há!:)He was very hungry,my guess is he stopped off on the farm to rest, before migrating. I'm glad he did!

Breathtaking said...

Chris Rohrer
Unmistakable stance,and colour made ID easy enough.I can hardly believe I have seen a bird that you haven't!!!:)

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