For non birders - in birds, moulting is the periodic replacement of feathers by shedding old feathers while producing new ones. Two years ago I shaved off my mustache which I had for over 30 years. It has been a very slow molt as it just started to re-grow.
I found out this weekend that my wife preferred me with the stash, also a birding friend ,Julie , said I had lost a major field mark. There were other considerations which I won't go into right now.
I will keep you updated on the progress of the molt.