Friday, 31 August 2012

Last CES, first Wryneck!

CES 12 had started well this morning with more juvs than the last few sessions including two Cetti's warblers. Just as catching had slowed down, Tommy was delighted to take this Wryneck out of the net. A first for the Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve.
Juvenile Wrynecks undergo an almost complete moult shortly after fledging so rapidly become similar in appearance to adults. This is a juv based on eye colour (iris grey-brown not mahogany) and the pattern and shape of the primary coverts.
(photos - Tommy Evans)

1 comment:

  1. Cracking bird, cracking photos and no controversy - very nice indeed!!


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