Monday, August 30, 2010

American Redstarts

Ready for some art-y shots? Often, it is hard to convince a bird in the hand that you are not doing it any harm and only want to capture its image. This adult male American Redstart was one of those examples of a bird who had his new jewelry (band) and was ready to get out. He did sit quietly for a moment, so you can see the great profile and long tail of this bird.

The next two shots show a HY (hatch year) male. He doesn't look like the adult, does he? And last - an adult male who is molting his head feathers and looks more like an alien than a bird.

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