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

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
> <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=DwMF-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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