Monday, 16 January 2012

Fforyd Smew Twitch photos!

The redhead Smew was showing really well at Fforyd Bay yesterday until it was unknowingly flushed (not too far thankfully) by people paddling on surfboards! The little-uns got it on their lists as well! It had a white patch that was especially visible on it's left hand side in its lore/forecrown area. It was most visible when it raised its crest, otherwise it was quite minimal. I wonder if this white patch is a feature of females or is it a juvenile male?

1 comment:

  1. Good call Steve. I think its a drake. The female does not really have any black in the face but this shows a neat loop forming round the eye. Keep hearing MG's voice say "its not in the book"!