I find these upright little birds charming heralds of spring and autumn. It's shocking to think that up to the
1930s wheatears were trapped, pickled, and sent up to London to be nibbled as an accompaniment to cocktails.
Durlston Country Park, Dorset, 21st April 2010
Ferrybridge, Dorset, 7th May 2012
Hartland Moor, Dorset, 30th April 2015
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