Unusual plumage

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Well, as promised here is a photo of the other female – it always has very ruffled feather, two distinct ‘ear’ tufts, with a touch of red in them, and an usually mottled and dark breast (not fully shown in this photo). It’s too early for it to be a juvenile, and anyway the juveniles have very distinctive marking (red at the top of the head, not the back of the neck), and it comes on its own.

About Mike Hessey

I'm a BOF (Boring Old Fellow) and MOS (Miserable Old Soul) whose main interests are photography, cycling, walking and computers. Regrettably recent problems with my legs, back and heart have reduced the cycling and walking.
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