Post note: I received messages from two experienced birders who said they believed this bird had either worn off one wing bar or was young and had not acquired it yet.
The other thing that really struck me as different was the larger size of this bird's bill. In the photos it also shows that most of the lower mandible is quite dark (should be more greenish yellow per Birds of North America-BNA online as shown in this bird-in-hand pic) though the cutting edge does appear to be greenish-yellow as is expected on Western females (BNA).
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Posted by SRM at 12:25 AM