Thursday, August 18, 2011

Awkward Juveniles

No, I'm not talking about 13 year old humans. I'm talking about all the odd looking birds I'm seeing in my back yard these days.

It seems that the wing feathers grow out faster on baby birds and the feathers on their heads and necks look very strange for a few weeks at least. I've seen this odd cardinal, and a very odd-looking mockingbird, too.

We continue to get a large variety of birds in the back yard looking for water during this drought.

1 comment:

tank said...

Yes, we had one of those cardinals, too. It was kinda creepy looking. Reminded me of the phoenix on the Harry Potter movie just before it burst into flames to be reborn.