Here's a link to a piece they ran a few years ago on the Lab of Ornithology 
website: 
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/i-have-a-bald-bird-at-my-feeder-is-it-sick/
[https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/norcarBald_RohiniMehta_2_pre12-539x500.jpg]<https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/i-have-a-bald-bird-at-my-feeder-is-it-sick/>
I have a bald bird at my feeder. Is it sick? - All About 
Birds<https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/i-have-a-bald-bird-at-my-feeder-is-it-sick/>
We receive many inquiries about bald birds, especially Blue Jays and Northern 
Cardinals. In late summer and fall, when a bird molts, it usually grows and 
replaces its feathers gradually, but occasionally a bird loses all the feathers 
on its head at once. This is particularly true of Blue Jays, m ...
www.allaboutbirds.org


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Thanks for the info. Must be so m.j e as re molting non-essential feathers?

On Tue, May 12, 2020, 2:37 PM Linda Clark Benedict 
<lbenedic...@gmail.com<mailto:lbenedic...@gmail.com>> wrote:
We had a bald rose-breasted grosbeak at our feeder.

On Mon, May 11, 2020, 3:35 PM Peter Saracino 
<petersarac...@gmail.com<mailto:petersarac...@gmail.com>> wrote:
Hi folks.
Recently I have seen one "bald" redwing on a tray feeder and another that was 
nearly bald. Now I see what appears to be an adult Oriole "losing" some of the 
black on its head. Is it normal for these birds to molt some of their 
non-flight feathers at this time of year?
Thanks for the help.
Pete Sar
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