Mourning Wheatear

March 13, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

You can probably tell why I like Morocco. This species, the Maghreb Wheatear (treated by some as a distinct race of Mourning Wheatear), was one of the smartest ones that there was, but also the trickiest to find and seemed to be the lowest in density. We encountered a pair near the town of Imiter late one evening and with not a lot of light to play with. Still, you do what you can. The female is the duller bird of the two, shown first and last. All images with the tripod-mounted 800mm, with shutter speeds of around 1/400s - perfectly acceptable really. Would have loved to have been back at the same location at dawn the next day, but our trip was very short and we had a great deal to see and do.


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