An adult Little Egret (Egretta gazetta), wearing its nuptial plumage, searching along the shore-line in Langstone Harbour. FAB.
Thursday, 12 February 2015
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Saturday, 7 February 2015
Thursday, 18 December 2014
The Feral Pigeon (Columba livia domestica) originates from the wild Rock Dove and is a widespread resident of our towns, cities and parks.
Due to the high density populations in urban areas they are often considered a nuisance but possibly no worse than a large flock of Canada Geese or the very noisy Ring-necked Parakeets!
Feral Pigeons can be found on every continent except Antarctica and their plumage has a multitude of different colours, including metallic greens, bronzes and purples on the neck, as well as exquisite wing patterns but the 'Blue-bar' version is almost identical to the 'pure' ancestral Rock Dove. FAB.
Linking to Saturday's Critters
Monday, 17 November 2014
Sunday, 16 November 2014
The colder temperatures at this time of year often bring additional species into the garden to take advantage of a free meal at one of the feeders including this Coal Tit (Periparus ater).