Thursday, June 17, 2010

And You Think Adults Are Tough!

Photo courtesy of Wild Bird Rescue.

We've talked before about the challenges of bird identification. Immature birds present their own special challenges. Some look like their parents, and some not so much.

In the picture at left, Bob Lindsey from Wild Bird Rescue is holding a new "patient" at the center. It's important to know what bird we're dealing with to ensure its proper nutrition and care until release. This is a new one and we're not entirely sure what it is.

Any ideas?

1 comment:

chuck said...

I've found a bird identical to that, in North Carolina. It's young, can walk, and eats frequently. I haven't ID'ed it.