Once again I am paddling in the Aegean. September is the time for adult male birds out of their breeding plumage, and lots of confusing juveniles about. Females confuse me too but I am too much of a gentleman to say so.
Anyway, I saw this little beauty yesterday - a juvenile - and invite you to ponder it. I saw the adult male version ın May and it looked completely different.
PS This is not my photo, so I apologise to and thank the owner of it. I think it was taken when this bird wandered to England by mistake.