Date: 7/28/17 11:12 am
From: Kent Fiala (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Mississippi Kite/Bald Male Cardinal
Bald Cardinals are very common, especially this time of year. Check out this google link <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.google.com_search-3Fsite-3D-26source-3Dhp-26q-3Dbald-2Bcardinal-26oq-3Dbald-2Bcardinal-26gs-5Fl-3Dpsy-2Dab.3..0l2.1395.5227.0.5488.13.13.0.0.0.0.148.1162.12j1.13.0....0...1.1.64.psy-2Dab..0.13.1157...0i131k1j0i10k1.Jvr9p3MI0mA&d=DwIC-g&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=anP11u8Con4CO8lGAXazOHe_0Y-ULpkql-GBPzxMNcs&s=XMzVt8ZwjhzU9TXH-yBxnrU9OxFJzBaimDVUdV4reZU&e= >

Kent Fiala

On 7/28/2017 1:58 PM, Frank Hamilton wrote:
> I was driving on the Charleston Air Force Base this morning and had the pleasure of seeing a kite soaring overhead. Base security guarantees that the extensive wooded areas are bird and animal sanctuaries. Seeing hawks is common.
>
> Cardinals are ubiquitous in the Carolinas. This season I'm seeing an unusual male cardinal. Its red body and orange beak are unmistakably cardinal, but its head is dark gray to black with no crest. Is this a significant anomaly or some rare but uncommon deviation?
>
> Frank Hamilton
> Charleston, SC


 
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