|As well as the vertical flank stripe, note the lack of obvious vermiculations on the lower flanks, this giving a smooth blue grey look to this area.|
|Note the richer colour to upper breast.|
|1st-winter male Common Teal. Note the obvious vermiculations in the lower flanks.|
|The breast colour shows well in this image. The greater covert wingbar, just visible in this image, is a richer gold colour compared to Common Teal.|
|The head pattern, more precisely, the yellow marking around the green eyestripe can be weaker in this species, but this is individually variable.|
Finally, a Goldcrest from Lodmoor Country Park yesterday.
|How cute is this?|