Category
A
Status
Vagrant
Breeding status
First Record
1991
Last Recorded
2005

Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti


Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 12/12/2012. Photo: © Chris Bale
  Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 12/12/2012 Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

The Desert Wheatear is a rare vagrant to north-west Europe. Its breeding distribution is widespread, occurring throughout the deserts of North Africa, the Middle East and across Asia. Several races could be involved in vagrancy including O. d. atrogularis of Central Asia, O. d. deserti from the Middle East or O. d. homochroa from western North Africa.

There are three records for Guernsey, all recorded in November. The first record was of a male recorded feeding on the beach at L'Eree between 24th and 28th November 1991. Over a decade later the second record was found by the same observer on the same day in November at Jaonneuse (24th November to 4th December 2002) and this was followed by a third record three years later at Chouet and later at Pulias between 13th and 29th November 2005.



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Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 12/12/2012. Photo: © Chris Bale
Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 12/12/2012. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Pembroke [PEM] on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Karen Jehan
Desert Wheatear photographed at Pembroke [PEM] on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Karen Jehan (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Tourgis Alderney on 22/3/2017. Photo: © Bill Black
Desert Wheatear photographed at Tourgis Alderney on 22/3/2017. Photo: © Bill Black (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Vazon [VAZ] on 8/12/2012. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Desert Wheatear photographed at Vazon [VAZ] on 8/12/2012. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Pulias [PUL] on 27/11/2005. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Desert Wheatear photographed at Pulias [PUL] on 27/11/2005. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 6/12/2012. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 6/12/2012. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Pembroke [PEM] on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Chris Bale
Desert Wheatear photographed at Pembroke [PEM] on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Scramble Track [SCR] on 12/11/2011. Photo: © Chris Bale
Desert Wheatear photographed at Scramble Track [SCR] on 12/11/2011. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 1/12/2012. Photo: © Dan Scott
Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 1/12/2012. Photo: © Dan Scott (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 12/12/2012. Photo: © Chris Bale
Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 12/12/2012. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Pulias [PUL] on 27/11/2005. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Desert Wheatear photographed at Pulias [PUL] on 27/11/2005. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at L'Ancresse [LAN] on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Desert Wheatear photographed at L'Ancresse [LAN] on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Scramble Track [SCR] on 12/11/2011. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Desert Wheatear photographed at Scramble Track [SCR] on 12/11/2011. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at L'Ancresse [LAN] on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Mike Cunningham
Desert Wheatear photographed at L'Ancresse [LAN] on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Mike Cunningham (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 5/12/2012. Photo: © Royston Carré
Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 5/12/2012. Photo: © Royston Carré (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 12/12/2012. Photo: © Chris Bale
Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 12/12/2012. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Pulias headland on 25/11/2005. Photo: © Barry Wells
Desert Wheatear photographed at Pulias headland on 25/11/2005. Photo: © Barry Wells (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Pembroke [PEM] on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Cindy  Carre
Desert Wheatear photographed at Pembroke [PEM] on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Cindy Carre (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 5/12/2012. Photo: © Tracey Henry
Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 5/12/2012. Photo: © Tracey Henry (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 5/12/2012. Photo: © Chris Bale
Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 5/12/2012. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 6/12/2012. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 6/12/2012. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Vazon [VAZ] on 5/12/2012. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Desert Wheatear photographed at Vazon [VAZ] on 5/12/2012. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 6/12/2012. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 6/12/2012. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Jaonneuse [JAO] on 26/11/2002. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Desert Wheatear photographed at Jaonneuse [JAO] on 26/11/2002. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 2/12/2012. Photo: © Dan Scott
Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 2/12/2012. Photo: © Dan Scott (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 5/12/2012. Photo: © Royston Carré
Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 5/12/2012. Photo: © Royston Carré (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 7/12/2012. Photo: © Adrian Gidney
Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 7/12/2012. Photo: © Adrian Gidney (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at L'Ancresse [LAN] on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Mike Cunningham
Desert Wheatear photographed at L'Ancresse [LAN] on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Mike Cunningham (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at L'Ancresse [LAN] on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Mike Cunningham
Desert Wheatear photographed at L'Ancresse [LAN] on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Mike Cunningham (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Scramble Track [SCR] on 12/11/2011. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Desert Wheatear photographed at Scramble Track [SCR] on 12/11/2011. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Scramble Track on 11/11/2011. Photo: © Jamie Hooper
Desert Wheatear photographed at Scramble Track on 11/11/2011. Photo: © Jamie Hooper (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 13/11/2011. Photo: © Paul Bretel
Desert Wheatear photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 13/11/2011. Photo: © Paul Bretel (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 13/11/2011. Photo: © steve levrier
Desert Wheatear photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 13/11/2011. Photo: © steve levrier (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Scramble Track [SCR] on 11/11/2011. Photo: © Cindy  Carre
Desert Wheatear photographed at Scramble Track [SCR] on 11/11/2011. Photo: © Cindy Carre (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 7/12/2012. Photo: © Adrian Gidney
Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 7/12/2012. Photo: © Adrian Gidney (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at L'Ancresse [LAN] on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Mike Cunningham
Desert Wheatear photographed at L'Ancresse [LAN] on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Mike Cunningham (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Scramble Track [SCR] on 12/11/2011. Photo: © Chris Bale
Desert Wheatear photographed at Scramble Track [SCR] on 12/11/2011. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 12/12/2012. Photo: © Chris Bale
Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 12/12/2012. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Select location on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Desert Wheatear photographed at Select location on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Lancresse on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Royston Carré
Desert Wheatear photographed at Lancresse on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Royston Carré (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 13/11/2011. Photo: © Paul Bretel
Desert Wheatear photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 13/11/2011. Photo: © Paul Bretel (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at L'Ancresse [LAN] on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Desert Wheatear photographed at L'Ancresse [LAN] on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 9/12/2012. Photo: © Derek Bridel
Desert Wheatear photographed at Richmond [RIC] on 9/12/2012. Photo: © Derek Bridel (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at L'Ancresse [LAN] on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Mike Cunningham
Desert Wheatear photographed at L'Ancresse [LAN] on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Mike Cunningham (visit site)

Desert Wheatear photographed at Pembroke [PEM] on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Cindy  Carre
Desert Wheatear photographed at Pembroke [PEM] on 19/11/2013. Photo: © Cindy Carre (visit site)



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Desert Wheatear Jaonneuse 24/11/2002 30/11/2002 1
Desert Wheatear Jaonneuse 1/12/2002 1
Desert Wheatear Jaonneuse 6/12/2002 1
Desert Wheatear Chouet 11/11/2005 1
Desert Wheatear Chouet 13/11/2005 1
Desert Wheatear Chouet 13/11/2005 1
Desert Wheatear Pulias 25/11/2005 27/11/2005 1
Desert Wheatear Pulias 26/11/2005 28/11/2005 1
Desert Wheatear Pulias 27/11/2005 1
Desert Wheatear Portinfer 9/12/2005 1
Desert Wheatear Scramble Track [SCR] 10/11/2011 1
Desert Wheatear Scramble Track [SCR] 11/11/2011 1
Desert Wheatear Scramble Track [SCR] 11/11/2011 1
Desert Wheatear Scramble Track [SCR] 11/11/2011 1
Desert Wheatear Scramble Track [SCR] 11/11/2011 1
Desert Wheatear Pleinmont [PLE] 11/11/2011 1
Desert Wheatear Scramble Track [SCR] 11/11/2011 1
Desert Wheatear Scramble Track [SCR] 11/11/2011 1
Desert Wheatear Pleinmont [PLE] 11/11/2011 1
Desert Wheatear Scramble Track [SCR] 12/11/2011 1
Desert Wheatear Scramble Track [SCR] 12/11/2011 1
Desert Wheatear Scramble Track [SCR] 13/11/2011 1
Desert Wheatear Scramble Track [SCR] 13/11/2011 1
Desert Wheatear Pleinmont [PLE] 15/11/2011 1
Desert Wheatear Pleinmont 15/11/2011 1
Desert Wheatear Richmond [RIC] 5/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Richmond [RIC] 5/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Richmond [RIC] 5/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Richmond [RIC] 5/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Vazon [VAZ] 5/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Richmond [RIC] 5/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Richmond [RIC] 5/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Vazon [VAZ] 5/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Vazon [VAZ] 5/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Richmond [RIC] 6/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Vazon [VAZ] 6/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Richmond [RIC] 6/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Vazon [VAZ] 6/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Richmond [RIC] 7/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Richmond [RIC] 7/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Richmond/Vazon 7/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Richmond [RIC] 8/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Vazon [VAZ] 8/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Vazon [VAZ] 8/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Vazon [VAZ] 9/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Richmond [RIC] 9/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Vazon [VAZ] 9/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Vazon [VAZ] 10/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Vazon [VAZ] 10/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear Richmond [RIC] 13/12/2012 1
Desert Wheatear L'Ancresse [LAN] 18/11/2013 1
Desert Wheatear Pembroke [PEM] 19/11/2013 1
Desert Wheatear Pembroke [PEM] 19/11/2013 1
Desert Wheatear Pembroke [PEM] 19/11/2013 1
Desert Wheatear Pembroke 19/11/2013 1
Desert Wheatear Pembroke [PEM] 19/11/2013 1
Desert Wheatear Pembroke [PEM] 19/11/2013 1
Desert Wheatear L'Ancresse [LAN] 19/11/2013 adr1an
Desert Wheatear Pembroke [PEM] 19/11/2013 1
Desert Wheatear L'Ancresse [LAN] 19/11/2013 1
Desert Wheatear L'Ancresse [LAN] 19/11/2013 1
Desert Wheatear L'Ancresse [LAN] 19/11/2013 1
Desert Wheatear L'Ancresse [LAN] 19/11/2013 1
Desert Wheatear Fort Tourgis 22/3/2017 1
Desert Wheatear Fort Tourgis 22/3/2017 1
Desert Wheatear Fort Tourgis 23/3/2017 1
Desert Wheatear Fort Tourgis 24/3/2017 25/3/2017 0