"BCNH bills begin to darken after the 1st spring, so this could be last years chick. This one will probably be a year old in a couple of months at which time the upper bill will blacken. Plumage is fully mature at 3 years of age at which…"
"Thanks, Pat. We were lucky he landed in our backyard! I uploaded the photo to a community news website, and the editor published it in the print edition with the headline, "Daniel hears a hoo." It was so cute. ... But this guy did not like…"