Saturday, 30 April 2011

Weare Giffard White Stork

Some more great shots of the White Stork- these taken by Shaun Barnes.

Unfortunately, as sometimes happens when a good photo allows a closer examination of a rare or scarce bird, all may not be quite what it seems. See particularly the last photo in the set...

If anyone knows for sure what such an adornment actually indicates, I'd be happy to hear about it. Go on, confirm my worst fears!

Even so, a very smart and obliging bird. The missing primary in the right wing pretty much proves that this is the same bird that was at Colyford Marsh earlier in the week.