Changing the Guard
The bird on the left is female and still retains the light edging to the feathering
which is a feature of winter plumage. It may also be a relatively young bird
perhaps hatched last year. The bird on the right is a full-blooded male.
These birds were pictured this week. Note the summer plumaged bird in the lead.
Black-tailed GodwitThis is a much closer and gloriously colourful bird I photographed a couple of years ago.
Black-tailed GodwitsA wary group showing a staging of moult photographed at Cley in April 2012
Not a very good shot, but the bird was a long way off.
Little EgretShowing off the breeding plumes to great effect