Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Hahahahahaha.....

This little, or not so little, guy is actually a Red-tailed hawk nestling. The problem? He should be a FLEDGLING! The down he is covered with is not baby bird down, but the down you would find under feathers. While he has these little grey feather-like things that have come in all higgeldy-piggeldy like on his head and shoulders, he has no MAJOR feathers, or what are technically called blood feathers, coming in. And we have no idea why. Outside of that, he appears to be healthy and he has a voracious appetite! He has got to be one of the oddest, and in my book cutest, young birds we have gotten in.

Wouldn't you agree? I promise to do a more complete post later in the week, but it's late, it's still really warm in my place, and I still have to wash my dog. Til next time...

2 comments:

Isle Dance said...

Wild. I look forward to hearing what happens with his feathers. I love the dab of chartreuse green above the beak. So cute!

Kari said...

Snicker...poor thing!