Thursday, 31 January 2008

July 2006

Wryneck preening



Ruff (male)


July is a great month for birding. This Wryneck gave me superb views as it fed on ants on sun baked rocks. It eventually settled and sunbathed before preening itself, possibly using the ants to rid itself of unwanted parasites in it's feathers. This behaviour is common among many species, particularily crows. In any case it was great to watch this elusive species for so long and get the sketches I did.

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