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Helen Moncrieff on the Northern Wheatear

Helen Moncrieff, Shetland Manager for RSPB Scotland, reveals why she gets so excited when northern wheatears return to Shetland for the breeding season.

Known locally as Sten-shakker or Chek after their alarm call, Northern Wheatears never cease to delight Helen Moncrieff, Shetland Manager for RSPB Scotland when they return to Shetland for the breeding season.
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Photograph: Sonia Johnson.

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