From photos by
Barry Cherriere on 26 February, Peter Pyle determined it is in first winter (formative) plumage, and
is most likely a male. In his assessment, he checked the wing
coverts, tail and primaries. The hood is overall
slate-grey, and the top of the head and nape are brown like the back,
whereas the bib in front is blackish. Cranberry Marsh on 22 February 2012.