Haith's Wildlife Blog
The Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) is a small passerine bird previously considered to be part of the thrush family (Turdidae); however, they are more commonly thought of as members of the flycatcher family, (Muscicapidae).
We all know the pleasures of feeding our local wildlife at home. Watching your garden birds feeding can give us great satisfaction and when your birds drink, bathe and preen themselves it’s a spectacle that the whole family can get involved in; however, feeding wildlife doesn’t have to end when you leave home.
We all know the benefits of providing our garden birds with water. Drinking and bathing are the main reasons but a new report suggests that there are even more health advantages than first thought.
The Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) is a small delicate bird and looks very similar to Chiffchaffs but they are a bit more slender. They have grey-green backs, pale yellow under parts, the chest and throat have a yellow tinged and there is a light coloured stripe over the eye.
It's rewarding to film and observe wildlife as it feeds on summer nectar. This one takes a liking to the iPhone and decides to take a closer look...