Thursday, August 19, 2010

Couple of Neat Songbirds

WHOA - who is that awesome Ecto-Cooler colored honey? Anyone want to take a guess before I tell you? It's a HY (Hatch year) Chestnut-sided Warbler! An adult male looks much different than this bird. It was hard to tell if this bird was hatched at Springbrook where it was banded, or an early migrant moving south since it was August that we banded it.

Here is a Hatch Year Common Yellow-throat! They actually have a pretty distinctive beak shape. The last shot is a male, with his tail obviously coming in from a molt.

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