The return of the ND&B Wheatear Trophy!

Jono Lethbridge's award winning white-arse from 2015

IT'S BACK! After a two year break the ND&B Wheatear Trophy has been taken out of the attic, given a firm dust and loving polish, and is ready to be presented to the person who loves all things 'white-arse' above everything else.

The previous winners of the trophy are:

2013 Gavin Haig
2014 Martin Casemore
2015 Jono Lethbridge
2016 Lucy@ A Natural Interlude

The categories and rules are as follows:

Earliest posting
Whoever posts the earliest image of a 2019 UK Northern Wheatear wins this one. Blog posting only.

Numbers champion (the big one!)
Whoever posts the most images of Northern Wheatears between now and the end of April 2019. A photograph of five birds together will count as 5 images! Get snapping!!! No repeat images, and that means you, Peter Alfrey!! Blog posting only.

Best photograph
The best image of a UK Northern Wheatear in 2019 (up until the end of April), to be judged by as yet unannounced members of the BBC's Countryfile team - (likely to change) - will be the winner. Or Matt Baker. Or David Lindo. Possibly Bill Oddie. More likely to be me. It might be used on the 2020 Countryfile calendar - might. Or as a nifty t-shirt design to be worn by Chris Packham during live transmission of BBCs Springwatch - outside chance. And, as the other categories, blog posting only. 

So, to recap: Northern Wheatear only. UK only. 2019 only.


Our best place for spotting them has been torn up and turned into a relief road
Gibster said…
Bugger, they don't even get back here until early May. I feel somewhat handicapped in all this.
Steve Gale said…
That, Simon, is a great shame.
Steve Gale said…
London centricism even reaches into our humble world of birding Seth...

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