White-crowned wheatear shows up between Dutch houses


This video is called White-crowned wheatear, Oegstgeest, The Netherlands, by Luuk Punt, 6 October 2014.

White-crowned wheatears usually live far south of the Netherlands, in countries like Morocco.

However, on 6 October 2014, for the first time ever, one was seen in the Netherlands. Luuk Punt reports about this at his blog; with photos.

More photos are here. And here.

See also here. And here.

The bird is in a built-up area, with houses. Maybe this reminds it of the stony deserts where this species lives usually. It is said to live near houses as well in, eg, Morocco.

Many birders have come to see it from far away, from Zeeland to Vlieland.

Here is another video about this bird, by Will Schep.

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