September 21, 2012

Since last night was so slow and was cut short because of weather, here are a few pictures from earlier in the week.

Though a lot of the Saw-whets that we catch during the fall at Hawk Ridge may be first (hatch) year birds, very few of them still show juvenile plumage by the time we capture them, which is why find this guy in the net was especially exciting for me.


Compare with the breast and head pattern of these or any others that we've caught

Here's the Woodcock I found in the net a few days ago as sunlight was just starting to show itself.  Such an odd looking bird with its eyes set farther toward the back of its head than the front.

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