Raggedy bird

mr mrs

Mr. and Mrs. are out to lunch.

She seems a bit further along in the molt than he does. He looks like he left his hat at home.

The grackle

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The crippled grackle is still visiting. It came to drink from the bird bath yesterday.

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Grackles look black from a distance but closer you can see their colors.

Autumn color

cardinal

Northern cardinal is molting.

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All About Birds: The Basics: Feather Molt

female cardinal

For the past month or so, we have had more cardinals visiting the feeders than I remember being normal.

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Female cardinal and mourning dove.

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The weather has been very dry, but yesterday we had monsoon-like rainstorms. The autumn color has been lagging but maybe it will catch up now… and soon the leaves will “molt” too.