Saturday, 2 April 2011

Titterstone Clee - Wheatears

Ring Ouzels are in the Country but there were none about on Titterstone Clee this morning! I don't know when Wheatears have been mnore obliging though: at least 6 in the Quarry and c15 on the screes near the car park. Males were putting on a formidable display to 'would be' competitors for territory or females.....

Feeding up....








Surveying their little Empire!






Then of course - trying to win over this little lady?






Males posing.......








Then catching a creepy crawlie or two.....






Some serious defence manouevres!












Tail fanning is one way of expressing agression and where territory is concerned - having got it, it will take quite a fight to give it up.....

1 comment:

  1. Jim lad have you noticed the two rings on your Wheatear..??

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