Thursday, December 14, 2017

an interesting Marsh Harrier

easily aged as a juvenile ie now 1cy bird on upperpart pattern and the amount of creamy white on the underparts is individually variable but is this a male or female? structure is usually the key and if there is a bird of the other sex nearby direct comparison makes it easy -- I think most people wold suggest this is a female but when it was being chased by the 3cy male it was the same size if not smaller and of similar / same structure so I am assuming it is a male but on it's own I wouldn't have liked to make a positive ID ---all images in dull light hence high ISO and good crops as well

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