Date: 8/5/19 5:22 pm
From: Harry Fuller <atowhee...>
Subject: [obol] Re: More on white-tail juncos
how many tail feathers should they have?
my references and BNA online is useless

On Mon, Aug 5, 2019 at 5:05 PM Wayne Hoffman <whoffman...> wrote:

> Hi -
>
> Juncos are currently undergoing their annual pre-basic molt, which
> replaces all their feathers over a period of several weeks. Some of them
> seem to molt their inner, dark tail-feathers before their outer, white
> ones. if you can get photos good enough to count feathers, you will be
> able to tell whether or not the "white-tailed" ones have their full
> complement of feathers.
>
> Wayne
>
> On 8/5/2019 7:54:53 PM, Harry Fuller <atowhee...> wrote:
> Do we have a significant population of white-tail juncos here in NW
> Oregon? These are apparently locally breeding birds, not migrants from
> far-off forest.
> I have now heard from two other white-tail spotters in Portland Metro
> area. Maybe we need a concerted white-tail census among feeder watchers on
> Obol?
> Here's update with two other observers' comments.
> https://atowhee.blog/2019/08/02/auspicious-august/
>
> --
> Harry Fuller
> author of: *San Francisco's Natural History: Sand Dunes to Streetcars:*
> https://ecowise.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/sfnh/
> author of *Great Gray Owls of CA-OR-WA*:
> https://ecowise.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/the-great-gray-owl-book/
> author of *Freeway Birding*: *freewaybirding.com
> <http://freewaybirding.com>*
> birding website: http://www.towhee.net
> my birding blog: atowhee.wordpress.com
>
>

--
Harry Fuller
author of: *San Francisco's Natural History: Sand Dunes to Streetcars:*
https://ecowise.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/sfnh/
author of *Great Gray Owls of CA-OR-WA*:
https://ecowise.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/the-great-gray-owl-book/
author of *Freeway Birding*: *freewaybirding.com
<http://freewaybirding.com>*
birding website: http://www.towhee.net
my birding blog: atowhee.wordpress.com

 
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