Tuesday, 12 May 2015

This is the BH 1st summer bird I mentioned to some yesterday, I watched it for quite sometime continually surface feeding at Rhaslas, but distant. There appeared to be something different about the bird so I even went back in the evening when I got the perched pic, but looking at them the only difference I can see from nominate is the paler mantle and what apppear to be longer legs but no other BH present to gauge size. Any thoughts on ssp L. r. sibiricus.

1 comment:

  1. sibiricus would be a tough call without nominate ssp alongside to obtain a direct comparison. It does look pale, but it could be a bird that wintered further south in much sunnier climes, and the paleness is just a result of bleaching. But keep searching,