Monday, November 12, 2012

Smew and Goldeneye late acquisition of winter dress

the drake Smew returned to the local pits yesterday but is still in rather retarded moult to winter dress looking somewhat scruffy -- some of the drake Goldeneye are also in similar moult condition so could this be due to a late breeding season delaying post breeding moult or some other factor?

1 comment:

JRandSue said...

Superb images,love to see a Smew up close.