Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Another Last Wave Juvenile

A few days ago I pointed at some last wave youngsters, that is, birds born in the last nest cycle of 2013.  Among these was a new Eastern Bluebird.  I have spotted another: a young Northern Mockingbird.  You can see how the plumage isn't quite right, especially on the head.  It's a raggedly look we see regularly among juvenile Red Bellied Woodpeckers, for example.  This character will do quite well.  In a few days the suet-hogging Catbirds will be gone permitting a little more gorging on that high energy food.  Although Bird Cam suggests it already knows its way around! 

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