Saturday, May 19, 2012

Another Juvenile Debuts

Well, it's about time!  With all of the fussing the Northern Cardinals have made this year (especially from the uber-aggressive males) I have been wondering just when I might see the first juvenile cardinal.  And that would be today.  Notice the distinctive dark bill: the characteristic field mark for a cardinal youngster.  This one was bold enough to perch on the north side feeders, but was very jittery and wasn't up there long.  I expect I'll see him or her again soon.  And that brings our 2012 juvenile species count to six! 

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