[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Snow Buntings - plumage

2014-03-14 Thread Marie P. Read
A flock of 30-ish Snow Buntings in the cornfield where Mt Pleasant Rd meets 
Mineah Rd around 1:45pm. Some of them are looking quite handsome, much more 
white in the breast/belly and the wings feathers looking much blacker, as they 
molt into their breeding plumage.

Marie


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RE:[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Snow Buntings - plumage

2014-03-14 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
Actually, they're not molting.  The pale tips are wearing off the feathers 
showing the pretty bases below.

Kevin

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A flock of 30-ish Snow Buntings in the cornfield where Mt Pleasant Rd meets 
Mineah Rd around 1:45pm. Some of them are looking quite handsome, much more 
white in the breast/belly and the wings feathers looking much blacker, as they 
molt into their breeding plumage.

Marie


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