Male & Female up a mountain

Hi all,

Spotted these two noisy devils at Mahon Falls near Dungarvan in Ireland. The bird book has failed to identify them so I am asking the good folk of the RSPB forums to have a look and see if they can ID them.

Thanks a mil!

  • Hi Chris, I think these are Wheatears - female top photo and the male in the last two photos. Nice find !

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  • Yes, indeed they are Wheatears. They are beginning to return from their wintering grounds in Africa. Nice shots of a very attractive bird.

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    Regards,Tony

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  • Thanks a mil! Noisy little devils I have to say. He was chasing her around making all sorts of noise and I was lucky they didn't crash into me at one stage. He had something on his mind thats for sure.