Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Molting Mestaae

Many of you have met Mestaae, one of our education Eastern screech-owls.  Mestaae, like all raptors, recently went through a molt.  He lost many of his feathers, and it took a few weeks to replace them.

We thought you'd enjoy some "before" and "after" pictures.

We also thought you'd enjoy reading some more information about bird feathers and molting - here is a great site from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. 

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