This was the only one in the park today and I wondered if this is a juvenile. Can anyone confirm my thoughts or put me right?
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I think that this is an adult, as the bill pattern and the red iris colour suggest maturity. However, juveniles get the adult bill colour after only a few months, apparently,so it is not that clear cut. Iris colour is probably the best suggestion that this is an older bird, I think. I reckon we can say that it was not born this year, anyway.
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Thanks Ophrys, interesting to follow up.
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