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.
I love all the photo’s but the His and Her Yellow-rumps are just wonderful. I love comparison shots like these! Tom
Thanks! I like that shot too, how they’re both in the exact same pose—it looks like an illustration in a bird guide.