Date: 3/29/17 10:26 pm From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...> Subject: [obol] Re: Young Golden Crowns?
We've had a young White-throated Sparrow here in Corvallis this winter, which started out with a very short tail and incomplete flight feathers and still looks very immature, compared to our two or three adult birds. When it first showed up, it almost looked like a recent fledgling, but I doubt very much that it was born locally. Without consulting any references, maybe these sparrows undergo a wing and tail molt from juvenile to immature plumage before molting the smaller body feathers (e.g., the head)?
Certainly a funky-looking visitor at our seed patch!
On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 10:01 PM, Alan Contreras <acontrer56...> wrote:
> Fred Ramsey had one missing a tail and half its flight feathers, either a > pretty exceptional molt or a close escape from kitty. > > Alan Contreras > Eugene, Oregon > > <acontrer56...> > > Sent from my iPhone > > > > > On Mar 29, 2017, at 9:58 PM, Paul Sullivan <paultsullivan...> > wrote: > > > > Linda, > > > > I'm seeing scruffy birds in my yard, too. I think they are last year's > > young molting into adult plumage. I could be wrong. > > > > Paul Sullivan > > > > ------------------------------ > > Subject: Young Golden Crowns? > > Date: Wed Mar 29 2017 23:26 pm > > From: lindaphelanlmt AT gmail.com > > > > Hello Obolers, Yesterday I had what looked like newly fledged Golden > Crown > > Sparrows kicking around in the leaf litter. I've seen other young birds, > and > > that's what these looked like, but the information I've read said they > nest > > up north. They sure had the scruffy looked of newly fledged birds. I > still > > see the adults out there under my feeders some days. > > > > Does anybody have insight or knowledge into this? > > > > Linda, Fanno Creek > > > > -- > > > > Linda Lee > > > > > > POST: Send your post to <obol...> > > JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol > > OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol > > Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...> > > > POST: Send your post to <obol...> > JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol > OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol > Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...> > >
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