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Common Starling.
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Female House Sparrow.
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Female House Sparrow.

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Feral Pigeon about to take off.
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:o Been shooting starlings as well, yesterday. What a coincidence  :D

 

Cheers,

Philippe

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Shearer machine shearing the woollen fleece of a white sheep with power-driven toothed blade cutter

 

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Hvitserkur, 15 m high basalt sea stack along eastern shore of the Vatnsnes peninsula, northwest Iceland Arterra Picture Library / Arndt Sven-Erik

 

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Hraunfossar, series of waterfalls pouring into the Hvítá river in winter, Vesturland, Borgarfjörður, western Iceland Arterra Picture Library / Arndt Sven-Erik

 

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Philippe

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Svinafellsjokull, outlet glacier of Vatnajokull Glacier, Iceland

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:o Been shooting starlings as well, yesterday. What a coincidence  :D

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

Great minds.  :D

 

I've struggled to tell if that one is male or female, so maybe you know? I've researched the difference, which is mainly a blueish part at the base of the beak for males, and pinkish for females. Looking close at my one though (I have 2 shots of it), it has both a bit of pink and a bit of blue! The other clue is that females apparently have a light brown/orangey ring around the pupil of the eye, which mine has. So I think it's a female. There was something I read that made me question it but I can't remember what.

 

Geoff.

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:o Been shooting starlings as well, yesterday. What a coincidence  :D

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

Great minds.  :D

 

I've struggled to tell if that one is male or female, so maybe you know? I've researched the difference, which is mainly a blueish part at the base of the beak for males, and pinkish for females. Looking close at my one though (I have 2 shots of it), it has both a bit of pink and a bit of blue! The other clue is that females apparently have a light brown/orangey ring around the pupil of the eye, which mine has. So I think it's a female. There was something I read that made me question it but I can't remember what.

 

Geoff.

 

 

I'm 100% certain, yours is a female. The male has a completely black iris. A female's beak is uniformly yellow, while a male's got a grey-blue base. I'll show you a male tomorrow (just keyworded them).

 

Cheers,

Philippe

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:o Been shooting starlings as well, yesterday. What a coincidence  :D

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

Great minds.  :D

 

I've struggled to tell if that one is male or female, so maybe you know? I've researched the difference, which is mainly a blueish part at the base of the beak for males, and pinkish for females. Looking close at my one though (I have 2 shots of it), it has both a bit of pink and a bit of blue! The other clue is that females apparently have a light brown/orangey ring around the pupil of the eye, which mine has. So I think it's a female. There was something I read that made me question it but I can't remember what.

 

Geoff.

 

 

I'm 100% certain, yours is a female. The male has a completely black iris. A female's beak is uniformly yellow, while a male's got a grey-blue base. I'll show you a male tomorrow (just keyworded them).

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

 

Brilliant, I appreciate that a lot Philippe, thank you.   :)   I have a note about the sex in my description which I shall delete or edit.

 

Geoff.

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Couple walking with dog across Seaton Carew beach, near Hartlepool, with Redcar windfarm in the background. England, UK.

 

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A herd of cows running - Luckily not at me, as I was in their field! Not the best light, but it was late evening.

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A little later the same evening, with the low sun giving an orange halo around the cows.


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Common starling / European starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  male ;)  perched on roof tile of house (digital composite)

 

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Common starling / European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) male perched on roof tile of house

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Philippe

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Brilliant Philippe, great shots, and I see where the eye is all black. :)

 

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Brilliant Philippe, great shots, and I see where the eye is all black. :)

 

Geoff.

 

Thanks, and you're welcome  ;)

 

Cheers,

Philippe

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I have far too many Herring Gull photos on Alamy!  :D
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I have far too many Mallard Duck photos on Alamy!!!
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A new take on a not-so-new image of a Black-Headed Gull in breeding plumage.
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White-tailed deer. There is a large group that lives in a cemetery close to my home. I guess they know dead humans would not be able to harm them...

 

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Time for a bit of dramatic monochrome.... ;)

 

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Phil

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Wild boar (Sus scrofa) crossing forest road in the snow in winter. Motion blur Arterra Picture Library / Johan De Meester

 

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Philippe

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Tabby cat.

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Juvenile House Sparrow. Is it male or female though? I spent a long time trying to find out but am still unsure, as I see markings that could indicate either.


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A flock of Drake Mallard Ducks. It's 2 photos put together (the same 4 ducks seconds later), so there are no duplicates.


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Edinburgh Castle with Scottish flag in vapour trails.

 

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Scottish piper busking on the Royal mile.

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Super B fuel tanker (I've been hauling jet fuel to the airport in Calgary).

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Chris

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