Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pied Wheatear - Male

This migrating Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) landed on board when we were off Libya. It was a very shy bird and very hard to track, our ship was approaching port and I ran short of time to continue tracking the bird. Its really sad, that similar species did not land on board again and missed to photograph a close up, like the way I wanted. This bird like other Wheatears is insectivorous and I'm sure must have relished on the innumerable dragonflies on board.
Hoping to get better photographs, when I meet this bird next, hopefully on land.

1 comment:

  1. How wonderful again that you had these little visitors that you might never have come upon, if it were not on your ocean sailing venture. Pretty little capture and may you have more sightings next time~