Please tell me what kind of bird I saw
September 4, 2013 5:02 AM   Subscribe

Please name this bird I photographed in the English Lake District in July 2013. I'm no ornithologist, and online bird identification tools don't come up with anything close. Mostly light coloured, black wings, black patch over the eye, reddish patch on breast. Maybe 20cm tall. Photo here: Thanks in advance!
posted by samj to Science & Nature (4 answers total)
It looks most like a wheatear. Maybe a juvenile male? I'll have to defer to the UK contingent of the bird brigade.
posted by jquinby at 5:12 AM on September 4, 2013

Yes, it's a wheatear.
posted by pipeski at 5:31 AM on September 4, 2013

That was quick, thanks!
posted by samj at 5:44 AM on September 4, 2013

I used the RSPB's bird identifier, in case anyone's finding this in the future.
posted by jquinby at 5:48 AM on September 4, 2013

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