East-Central Florida. January 2018.
The first shows a largely white uppertail, with what appears to be some renewed rectrices. It isn't clear which tail feathers have been renewed, but a white tail like this in January is extremely rare.
|This individual likely hatched with a very thin and faint tail band.|
|The outer pair of tail feathers appear to be new, and perhaps the innermost tail feather on the left.|
This second bird is mostly here to show an opposite extreme. The dark bases to the outermost rectrices are not unheard of, but this tail pattern isn't very common.
|The outermost seondaries and inner primaries are relatively dark for this age group.|