Northern Wheatear - Oenanthe oenanthe
Common name: Northern Wheatear
Scientific name: Oenanthe oenanthe
Accession number: 193
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: 1831-1841
"So abundant are they in Harris that the boys regularly search the walls every year in the beginning of May for their nests, of which great numbers are destroyed, the object of the plunderers being to procure the eggs for food."