Date: 9/2/17 3:40 am
From: Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] leucistic Grackle photos (migrants continue, Fairfax 01 Sept)

Here's a couple of Lynn's photos of the white-tailed Common Grackle. We found on-line descriptions of this exact same variation (i.e. two all-white tail feathers on a Grackle) - apparently leucistic plumage occurs more often among Icterids than some other families.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38950564

- Steve Johnson & Lynn Rafferty


On Sep 1, 2017, at 9:18 PM, Stephen Johnson wrote:

>
> Nothing surprising, but 5 warblers at the house is always nice. This afternoon we had here:
>
> Blackburnian
> Black-and-white
> Chestnut-sided
> Magnolia
> Redstart
>
> Earlier today there was a flock of 30 Grackles. We rarely see any here, and 30 is solidly a migrating flock. One leucistic bird had an all-white tail; we'll post photos eventually.
>
> -Steve Johnson & Lynn Rafferty
> Fairfax, Virginia
>

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