Today's session was also busy, but the story moved from breeding season to migration. Above and below, a beautiful Magnolia Warbler. Even with their fading fall colors, warblers are stunning.
Above, the beautiful tail pattern of the Magnolia Warbler.
Billie uses a straw to blow feathers away from the skull. The skull of a young bird is pink. Because a bird's skin is transparent, other charateristics of growth and age can be found from examining the skull.
Billie opens her hand and the Tennessee Warbler pauses for a moment before it flies away.
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Seven Islands State Birding Park
Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge now Seven Islands State Birding Park