The female in breeding plumage has a gray back with chestnut and black on the wings.
It was a bird with beautiful plumage on the top of it's shiny head, and a long beak protruded.
Bright plumage make this bird unmistakable, though often hard to see in the shade of a river bank.
The male's body plumage is glossy black, and the wings and tail feathers are white.
Colourful crests make birds in breeding plumage easy to identify.
The bird was unmistakably a male American Kestrel in full blue and orange plumage .
The crane has light to dark blue-gray plumage and a crimson cap at the back of its crown.
However, a single excellent sighting of a male in full plumage singing in the sun is enough for us.
The Steller's Jay is a striking bird with deep blue and black plumage and a long, shaggy crest.
Adults in breeding plumage are light brown, and have black spots on their wings.