September 2005 – vol. 98, issue 9, pp 506 In Monthly Marathon photo number 215 (Brit. Birds 98: plate 115, repeated here as plate 307), we can see a small bird perched at the edge of a pool or puddle, but the overall brownish coloration of its plumage means that it does not really stand out against the muddy background; as a result, it is difficult to pick out much detail about its appearance. What we can see pretty clearly, however, is t... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.