March morning at the bath

March 5, 2021

Lesser Goldfinches and White-crowned Sparrows come in for an early morning drink. You can tell that spring is on its way by looking at the plumage of juvenile White-crowned Sparrows.

White-crowned Sparrows are migratory and will be leaving for parts North in about a month. Juvenile birds (a bird born last year) are just molting into their adult plumage and can be seen here with a ratty/blotchy appearance.

This White-crowned Sparrow still sports it’s juvenile plumage.

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