Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Visit from American Redstart

This female American Redstart was found yesterday morning by local birder Rich. I refound it a little later but it stayed in the thick vegetation and didn't fan it's tail much. 

Today it came out in the open more and fanned it's tail constantly as is characteristic of this species.

As shown on the photos she has large yellow base to tail feathers, yellow on sides, no apparent yellow on wings but some under her wings and along sides which is indicative of a first year female American Redstart. SeEtta