Bird Weeks Day 4: Seen Better Days

These Cardinals have one problem in life, head feather loss and I can totally commiserate with them. The girls at the nature center think its some kind of Cardinal only mange. Two of them have been caught in mist nets and tagged for further study, one has multiple tags from past studies.

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3 responses to “Bird Weeks Day 4: Seen Better Days

  1. I’ve seen them like that around here too. I have read that sometimes they just molt that way and grow normal feathers later. It will be interesting to see what the study finds.

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