Cretan Wildlife - A Countrymans August Diary
Birdwatchers!                                                                Copyright AndrewBell@ Cretanvista 
Small group of 3 males, watching my flock flying over.  Note that it is a long time since these males were juveniles, clearly shown by significant moulting of the head plumage, thickening of the middle regions and the need for artificial eyesight improvers.  Also note the very drab overall plumage, demonstrating that they are no longer trying to attract mates.  Believed to be residents as the seasonal (Summer) visitors tend to have brighter plumage at all ages.