It’s been a while since we ran a Bird ID Challenge. Over four months in fact. Now that we are slowly going back into winter and the migrants will be departing, apart from the odd one that gets left behind, the field of birds to choose will necessarily be smaller, making IDing slightly easier. At least one would hope.
The reality is that a number of birds that breed over the summer will be moulting their breeding plumage and returning back to fairly nondescript versions of themselves, making things significantly harder for even the most avid birders to tell what they are.
Today’s challenge features three birds, which thankfully are all the same species:
Have a good look, type your answers in the comments section below, and look out for the final ID in tomorrow’s Week in Pictures…