Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

My banding activities have slowed to less than a trickle. Finally, on 5 July 2016, I banded the first of the young birds of the year. The red underwing feathers, barely visible in this photo, indicate this Rose-breasted Grosbeak is a male. The striking red, white, and black breeding plumage will be more or less acquired from January into April.

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