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.
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 >