I’m quite behind in my bycatch* posts! All of the birds in this post were caught several trips ago.
*Bycatch: birds that fly into our nets while we are trying to catch juncos. We extract them from the net, take a few photos, and release them.
Female Brewer’s Blackbird:
(Don’t worry, she’s fine—that’s her nictitating membrane, like a thin eyelid. She’s just blinking.)
And now, a special section: Two-for-One Bycatch
White-crowned Sparrows: These two, both males, appeared to be having a territorial dispute. One was chasing the other when they flew into the net.
Yellow-rumped Warblers: Yes, butter-butts again. They are everywhere. This was our first female, though, flying with her mate.
(The female is the lighter grey one on the left.)
All photos in this post by M. LaBarbera, except for the Yellow-rumped Warbler photos.