Posts tagged “plumage

Frequent Delays

Tour de Mid-Fryslan 020

It would have been more respectful to this Ruff to be introduced in his attractive breeding plumage…but as usual I delayed…and forgot…and became more concerned with other aspects of the natural world…almost like I’m in a permanent state of distraction.

It can be difficult to fit everything in when the seasons race by so fast…

Fading Colour

To & Fro 116

As the bright and vibrant colours of summer begin to fade, the plumage of water birds like the Great Crested Grebe, although still retaining a remnant of the breeding plumage, also begin to gradually pale into a more wintery style of raiment.