This week my mother, who walks around Whitemoor Haye nearly every morning, has had a couple of Wheatears but as yet I have been unable to connect with them. Typical.
I have another photo from my contact in New Zealand. He thinks it is a leucistic Starling but some birders over in New Zealand think it is normal plumage for a juvenile moulting into adult. I have only seen Starlings in the UK and the juveniles here are brownish before turning into adult plumage. The photo shoes a bird with a whiteish head and think my contact is correct, however it might be a different race in New Zealand. I anyone has any comments to make that would be great to help Kerry in New Zealand.