Yesterday’s image was of a molting juvenile male Brewer’s Blackbird, taken Aug. 26, 2015, at Ridgefield, Wa. Today’s bird is an American Crow in a field (photographed on the same day) with very similar feather colors and patterns to the Brewer’s. Most of us are used to seeing crows with their jet black, shiny feathers but during molting season, it’s a different story. The crow can weigh ten times that of the blackbird.
Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2500, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 8:08 a.m.