Date: 6/23/17 9:43 am From: Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Mourning Warblers!
Carol Evans asked about the American Redstart "First summer" caption in one of my photos. "First Spring" would have been a bit more informative. According to Dunn and Garrett's book, "Warblers, " juvenile American Redstarts are mostly olive-brown with some dull whitish under parts, and rapidly molt out of juvenile plumage that is mostly complete while still in the nest. "First fall" males look a lot like adult females with a few minor differences. By their "First spring," males have few to many scattered black feathers as they change into their adult male plumage. Hope this helps clarify the description.