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Monday, 26 September 2011

Turtle Dove at Lamby lake this a.m.


Mark Hipkin said...

Very nice shot Bob

John Wilson said...

That is one tired bird - look at the state of it's primaries and tail!

Anonymous said...

the last thing it needs is to be hastled by birders then isn't it

Mitch said...

It's not hassled in the least,it's on the main path by choice where it's used by Dog walkers,joggers and Birders,you should go and check it out for yourself before commenting.The local people even feed it.

Barry Stewart said...

The two birds in Swansea Bay last year both behaved this way and were very confiding without any obvious reason why. Bob, your photo shows clearly some retained juvenile scaps, coverts and tertials as well as the worn remiges, so I assume this is a bird that has almost completed it's post-juvenile moult. When you compare this with the very juvenile bird at Blackpill last year you can appreciate the variation in moult.