For the final Birding photograph quiz of the 2010s, we turned the proceedings over to 4 teen birders who have been latest members within the ABA’s Younger Birder of the Yr program. Every one in all them took a whack on the Nov. 2019 Birding Featured Picture, and every one in all them fairly shortly acquired round to the proper reply. However their approaches have been extremely diversified, and never a one in all them was fully typical—typical, that’s to say, by the requirements of hen identification as many people realized it within the’ 80s, ’90s, and ’00s. Please seek the advice of the Nov. 2019 Birding for the independently derived analyses by Gracie McMahon, Rashmiya Hasan, Tony Belejack, and William Younger: aba.org/birding-magazine-november-2019/#66 (ABA member password required for full entry).
Within the meantime, let’s see what we will do working collectively on this one. It’s late September and we’re up within the steep foothills of the Colorado Rockies west of Boulder. We’ve acquired somewhat brown hen, decidedly long-tailed, creeping up the trunk of a ponderosa pine. So it’s gotta be a . . .
Wait. a. sec.
Okay, so it’s not that hen. However why not? And why is it what it’s?