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End of Summer

Birds look really rough by the end of the summer.

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It’s a combination of things.  They can raise between one and three clutches in a summer, which takes a lot out of anyone.  In addition, birds frequently molt at the end of the summer before migration.

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Poor ragged buddies!

2 Responses to “End of Summer”

  1. Jon says:

    This is the saddest blog post I have ever read. I am going to call an emergency hotline of some sort.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    They’ll be okay! We can go back to Heber and find birds with a fresh set of feathers now!