8 May 2014 – Gray Catbird

I found this bedraggled Gray Catbird at the northwest alcove of the Noble Research Center this morning, following a highly unusual event overnight: rain.

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The bird appeared to be second-year, and not carrying any discernible fat.  Sex wasn’t obvious either; that will have to wait until I have time to take a closer look during specimen preparation.  This is just the second catbird I’ve found at the NRC.  Catbirds are not that easy to find in Stillwater.

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