[CT Birds] CACC & backyard cowbird

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Thu Sep 5 15:41:08 EDT 2013

I think its odd for a molting Cowbird to have a yellow throat. Sure its not a female Yellow-headed Blackbird?

Frank Mantlik

 From: Beverly Propen <bpropen at gmail.com>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org 
Sent: Thursday, September 5, 2013 12:55 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC & backyard cowbird

9/4  Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center  10AM-1PM  75-78F, sunny,
high tide
At 10AM 1 adult osprey sitting on perch, calling and eating a fish.
1 Northern harrier surveying the marsh,  Several D.C. Cormorants far out,
Mute Swans-far out,
1 Juvenile Yellow Crowned night heron, 1 Great Egret.
Many tree swallows, a singing Carolina Wren and blue jays.
9/5  I was just watching a presumed juvenile molting Brown headed Cowbird
sitting on my backyard feeder.  Reminded me of a calico cat -mostly pale
brown with spots of black coming through, but its throat was a very pale
yellow.  In illustrations I am viewing of molting juveniles, they appear
all pale brown with black coming through, but no pale yellow throat.
Bev Propen, Orange
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