Coming into their own

IMG_4758IMG_4764I spotted these two sweet, young adult Purple Gallinules the other day. . . . more colorful than their younger juvenile peers, but not yet as brilliant as they will be in their full adult colors.

See this All ABout Birds comparison for more.

20 thoughts on “Coming into their own

  1. What a rich blue-indigo. We have no bird like that in Austin (at least I don’t think so), but we do share the pickerelweed with you.

    Happy soon-to-be 2019, and may it bring you many more chances for avian portraits.

  2. I do like those young gallinules. I find it interesting with the young adult birds that they do seem to , well, look young in expression…still kind of tentative and quizzical I guess. Can’t say I’ve seen images of this species at this age before. I like them.

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