Whether it’s the ‘eclipse plumage’ of adult birds moulting and getting their new, brighter feathers, or young coming into adult plumage, this time of year there’s
This very bedraggled Bullfinch, caught in the rain the other day, is also looking drab as it moults.
This juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker still has the last few flecks of the red cap all juveniles start with and then lose on adulthood.
This Goldfinch is still in transition, not yet got its full gold bar or white ‘ladder’ markings on the wings
This was one of two young Wood Pigeons which turned up to feed with an adult- the young yet to get their full head and neck markings.
lots of change going on for many birds, and it can be confusing. Here are a few in these transitions, coming up to their fuller autumn colouring. Conditions: A little rain in the air on another very still,mostly cloudy day with bursts of sunlight breaking through. Temperature: Max 18- Min 13 C.