Northern Wheatear

Northern Wheatear

The Northern wheatear is a migratory insectivorous species breeding in open stony country in Europe, they visit the UK in the summer and are long distant migrants often wintering in sub Sahara Africa, they grow to 14 – 17 cm for a bird this size its migration distance is phenomenal. They nests in holes, rock crevice, stone walls and also have been known to nest in rabbit holes. They lay 4 – 8 eggs and are incubated for about 12 -13 days. The chicks will fledge at 14 – 16 days, but will be dependant on their parents for a further 12 – 13 days.

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