Saturday, 13 February 2016
Sunday, 7 February 2016
I learned recently that Snow Bunting populations have been listed as in steep decline. It shouldn't come as a big surprise I guess since the majority of bird species have been declining in the last few decades. An interesting piece of trivia is that the males don't moult again until after the breeding season and that the stark white/black plumage of the breeding males is a result of the feather tips on the dark parts of the bird wearing down to reveal the black base of the feathers.