Saturday, 16 April 2016

Wet and White

The usual result after 30mm, so far, of rain since it started last night:


During the afternoon I had spotted a flash of white on this Collared Dove. At first it seemed to be at the end of one tail feather and I wondered whether it had been perched under a Wood Pigeon:


After a good long look I think it is actually a white feather:



Not sure whether it had had the other tail feathers plucked or maybe it was in the process of moulting.


  1. That is a lot of rain, I feel sorry for the farmers. Just snow and sleet showers here which though not pleasant are bearable.

  2. Adrian: At least it is good weather for the Blackbirds. It has brought the worms to the surface and I have just seen a male with a beak full of tasty snacks.

  3. Never seen that before John, although we did once have an albino blackbird and a leucistic starling.

  4. It's pondering whether Brexit means it will be sent back to Turkey


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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