Date: 7/28/17 11:17 am
From: Shea Tiller (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Mississippi Kite/Bald Male Cardinal

On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 2:11 PM, Kent Fiala <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> Bald Cardinals are very common, especially this time of year. Check out this
> google link
> <>
> 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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