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September 21, 2018

American Goldfinches Begin Molting Into Winter Plumage

The days of American Goldfinches' bright yellow breeding plumages are almost gone. In spring and summer, adult males are bright yellow with black foreheads, black wings with white markings, and white patches both above and beneath the tail. Adult females are duller yellow beneath, olive above. Come fall, the once colorful finches molt into their drab, unstreaked brown, winter plumage, with blackish wings and two pale wingbars. 

September 20, 2018

Condor Chick Catches Some Sun As Female Flies By

On the California Condor cam, chick #923 spreads its wings and catches some sun before its mother flies over the nesting cavity en route to a feeding visit. It is common for condors to sunbathe with their wings extended. For adults, sunning may serve primarily to dry feathers prior to flight, but this behavior may also aid in thermoregulation and reduction of feather deformations.  

September 20, 2018

Female Condor #289 Spreads Wings For Take-off

Check this out! After a long feeding visit with her chick, California Condor #289 opens her wings and takes off over the canyon adjacent to the Hutton's Bowl nesting cavity. With a a 9-foot wingspan, the California Condor currently touts the title of the largest soaring land bird in North America.