features, and improve the banding keys. Below is an example of two adult male BAWWs with a variation in the auricular or 'cheek patch.' They both have distinct streaking on the flanks, well rounded primary coverts and alula, and an alula with lots of white coloration in it designating an adult male. Blue arrows are pointing to the alula or wrist feather of the birds.
|BAWW Adult Males: Note variability in cheek patch|
|BAWW: Adult males with rounded alulas and primary coverts|
|CMWA: Female on left and male on right|
|CMWA Female: Note the fine streaked breast, fine bill shape and the yellow on head defining where the auricular patch would be prominent in the male spring plumage.|
Some highlights of the week that did not get their photo opts earlier:
|Brown Thrasher (BRTH): bight yellow eye indicates an adult bird|
|BRTH: Front shows streaking and size of bill|
|Golden-winged Warbler (Male)|
Interesting that last year during this week we caught a Brewster's Warbler.