Date: 3/19/17 11:13 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Albino Duck, Nacote Creek in Port Republic
Gotta agree with Jack Connor's reply to Dave Blinder's post. Yong Kong's
photo doesn't appear to be a trick of lighting or over/under exposure...

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Connor, Jack <Jack.Connor...>
wrote:

> Just noticed the exchange below about the leucistic hooded merg in Port
> RepublIc. Yong Kong's photo is not a trick of lighting. I first heard
> about this bird last Thursday from a birder -- not Y.K. -- I met at the
> Nacote Creek spillway who told me he had photo'd it a day or two earlier.
> I've looked several times for it since w/o luck.
>
> Not sure if I missed other comments here, but YK's initial ID is correct.
> (I think we should use leucistic because some colors present.)
>
> Interestingly, there was a very similarly-patterned leucistic hooded merg
> that appeared two winters in a row -- 2004 and 2005 -- on Lake Fred on the
> Stockton campus (about four miles from the Nacote Creek spillway).
>
> Jack Connor
> ________________________________________
> From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of Dave
> Blinder <daveblinderphotography...>
> Sent: Friday, March 17, 2017 6:19 PM
> To: <JERSEYBI...>
> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Albino Duck, Nacote Creek in Port Republic
>
> Initial thought is nothing unusual with the bird, you have merely imaged
> one bird being struck by a shaft of sunlight while the other bird is shaded
> by cloud cover.
>
> Consequently one bird is severly overexposed (whitened) by the camera while
> one is underexposed.
>
> I could be wrong. However lighting and camera artifacts often skew human
> perception.
>
> Dave Blinder
> Denville, NJ
> On Mar 17, 2017 5:07 PM, "Yong Kong" <yklitespeed...> wrote:
>
> For those who are heading to Brig tomorrow and may be interested in taking
> a side trip to Nacote Creek in Port Republic, I posted some photos of what
> I believe is a full-blooded Albino Duck. Forget the ID of this duck to
> species as I was mostly interested in the sex. It probably is.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/56086564@N04/
>
> Yong Kong
> Camden County
>
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