Saturday, 22 January 2011

Beautiful Female

This lovely lady is the female from one of Tom's boxes. She is an unringed, first-calandar year bird of   good weight and in really good condition. This is testament to the benefit of fantastic, prey-rich habitat.

 She is well speckled and the wing coverts and nape show the typical grey colour of female birds.  There is a clear remnant of the peach flush around her neck