As the saying goes "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" but I wonder whether the Wheatear is one of the prettiest birds?
There is just something about the perfect proportions and soft shaded colours that make the Wheatear so graceful.
Funnily enough the name Wheatear it's nothing to do with "Wheat".
Wheatear is a corruption of the word "White". And "ear" comes from old English word "arse" referring to the distinctive white rump seen when flying away from you.