• Wheatears nesting

Wheatears nesting

We love this time of year. The migratory birds are starting to arrive back from their winter in Africa, and one of the  first to return is the wheatears. The males arrive early – we saw our first on March 30th – followed by the females a couple of weeks later. A pair have taken up residence in a hole under a rock on the bank opposite the lighthouse and are busy back and forth with nesting material. We look forward to finding out if they raise a family!

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