Notice any scruffy birds at your feeders?

Many of our backyard birds are molting giving them a scruffy look. If you spot a bird with feathers that look messed up the bird is most likely in molt.  Molting is the way the birds replace their worn out feathers  They grow an entirely new set of feathers.  Sometimes you will even see gaps in their wings as the flight feathers are replaced.  Birds in molt tend to hide more in the vegetation and be more timid at feeders. Check out Cornell Labs article on molting birds – It’s Summer…Where Did the Birds Go?

7 Responses to Notice any scruffy birds at your feeders?

  1. Maura says:

    Thank you Sanjeev, for your comments. Send us prutcies of the bird-feeder that you and your kids have made and we will include it on our Web site.

  2. You're fortunate I wasn't among the crowd of pensioners that day! This is just about the straw that broke THIS camel's back and send me back to the thrift stores. (I've been unusually absent the past 2 months…)

  3. As usual the writer (Ross Honeywill) misses the point: Boomers are very influential, but eventually they will all die. Old(er) people can only hold onto power for so long, and when the end comes, it comes quickly. Millennials (aka Gen Y) will be taking over in another 10-15 years and will have to fix much of what was torn down by previous generations. My opinion: Gen X (of which I am a proud member) will likely get short shrift in the history books. Boomers and Millennials will get the glory while Gen X will do the heavy lifting. But hey, were used to it.

  4. Question: why do you track the number of videos and messages sent? I can only imagine you keep track of videos watched as well, why don't you post those? In addition, is the information readily available to the government? What about if they request the info? Have you ever turned info over to the gov?

  5. http://www./ says:

    What a fantastic list, Chantal! Thank you so much for putting this together. I would have missed quite a few of these treasures without it!Much love to you!Nancy (BYW fellow student)

  6. (S)LB: temos um vasto leque de opções!Luís Mira: atenção! Uma das iguarias é confeccionada com "carne de lagarto"…Gin-Tonic: em breve, estarei com vocês!JR: e o largo onde se situa o restaurante, chama-se Largo Pedro Lo Bianco! Há bruxas!!!

  7. Hi, have been enjoying watching the seals return to the Isle of May, even managed to see a live birth.Was very concerned today 25/10 to see a young seal pup trapped inside a fishermans lobster pot. I think it got out but was wondering if you would try and help them out of a dangerous situation.

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