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BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY THE FOREST OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND.................................................................................NORTHERN MARSH ORCHID PETE WOODRUFF

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Meanwhile....

OK, I've had enough of all this Covid malarkey, and whilst it's best if we all continue to go along with the advice 'Hands-Face-Space'....I'm off into Bowland again tomorrow.

Meanwhile....

Like this little bunch in my header, try as we may we'll never get through to some people, mutts and wildlife are never going to be compatible and are often a deadly mix. Though this time, I'm not going to let them spoil the beauty of the rainbow across Morecambe Bay on Sunday.

Beware....Your photography might let you down on occasions, and the quality of photography in this video clip of an adult male Kestrel fooled me initially. Though I have no idea what practical skills were lacking here. 

 
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The underparts look pale and void of showing any bold dense spotting, and the obtrusive small twig on the tree masks most of any detectable moustachial stripe. I verged on a little dreamland for a while, but in the end, it can't be turned into a Lesser Kestrel, 'cos it would have shown some underside small sparse spots, and definitely no facial moustache and some other subtle differences. 

Another Must Read....History Has Been Made

I'm resisting going down the road to controversy about in or out of the EU, but....The UK can't throw it's hat into the air on this one can it.

1 comment:

Richard Pegler said...

I can cleary see your dilemma with that one, Pete. I was the other way round in March - took some shots of what I just assumed was a Common Kestrel, and when someone asked for some back of camera shots, they turned out to be Lesser!

Stay safe - - - Richard