John Parish sends us this recent report:
The Wheatears [Oenanthe oenanthe] are back. They pass through in Spring and Autumn and stop for up to two weeks. They are two weeks earlier this year than last, and [recent] night temperatures of minus 4°C might have caused them to regret their early arrival. A member of the Thrush and Chat family, they will head to the upland areas of northern Britain to breed. This is a male and is much more colourful than the [female].