Scientific name: Oenanthe oenanthe
Nature Stars: 50
About: A robin-sized chat. Wheatears have an upright stance, with long black legs and a relatively long tail. Wheatears are summer visitors, arriving here in early March and leaving in September. Males are very smart birds, with a grey back and head, black wings
How to identify: Unmistakeable if seen well, especially told by the characteristic tail pattern.
Where: A summer visitor to the north and west of Britain, found everywhere on migration.
Fantastic fact: Wheatears nest in hollows in the ground, often among stones.
Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc