|Eastern Kingbird (EAKI)|
Here are examples of Hatching Year birds-note the eye color on the Brown Thrasher (BRTH) and the difference in the juvenile plumage of the Cedar Waxwing, left, (CEDW) and the adult CEDW.
Let us throw in a few quizbird photos:
Note the buffy eye ring which helps with aging it as a Hatching Year (HY) bird.
Take a look at this Black and White Warbler and age and sex the bird: (Hint-red arrow helps in pointing out the primary coverts to assist in aging)
(This is a Hatching Year Male BAWW- brownish coverts confirm HY as well as the distinct black streaks on the side tell you it is a male (HY). Females have blurry black streaks on flanks. Adult male BAWW would have the black facial patch.)
To prepare you for fall warblers here are some previews for the birds to come:
|Black-throated Blue Warbler (BTBW)|
|Chestnut-sided Warbler (CSWA)|
|Black-throated Green Warbler (BTNW)|