Following my most recent blog post on the Swinhoe’s Owlet, I received the images below from Mike Parker from Suffolk, UK and Chong Yih Yeong, based in Beijing. The first was taken in Beidaihe in October 2004 and the second is one of the birds at Wenyu He. Note the feet.. and compare with this image of Little Owl from the UK.
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Nice comparison shots! This looks like a not too difficult feature to pick out, assuming the toes are visible….
Yes, surprisingly easy to pick out..! Of course excellent photos are a great help and it may not be so easy in the field..
Feathery feet, no doubt about it !
Lot of learning from birdingbeijing. My favourite!!!
Thanks Dev… that’s the great thing about birding – always more to learn…. even with our ‘common’ species..