We actually noted a cardinal the other day that I assumed was doing the same thing. I have also seen chickadees that I suspect are molting as well although maybe it is just the wear and tear from tending their babes.
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From: Judit Fabian<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, August 22, 2005 4:28 PM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Bald Blue Jay
I don't know about other species, but bluejays definitely do that.
> For the past three years, we have had what we call "pin-headed" bluejays
> visit our feeder at this time of year. I have been told that they have
> recently molted, but that the head feathers do not grow back as quickly as
> the rest of the feathers, hence the period of baldness. Can anyone
> confirm this? Are there any other species that have that same molting
> Holly Hungerford
> Charlotte, Vt.