Date: 2/13/18 12:15 pm From: Jim Moodie <jmoodie...> Subject: Re: [COBOL] Leucistic crow and bald eagles
I think this is a leucistic raven. My wife and I saw it as we passed the landfill on Sunday. Based on crow-raven interactions I've observed in Bend, they don't seem to tolerate each other much. When there is a murder of crows and only a few ravens, the crows drive off the ravens, but out at the landfill where there are lots of ravens, the ravens dominate, and I rarely see a crow.
From: COBOL [mailto:<cobol-bounces...>] On Behalf Of Kathleen
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:00 AM
Subject: [COBOL] Leucistic crow and bald eagles
This morning, at 0845, while traveling north on Knott Road, I saw the leucistic crow fly over the road heading west. He was followed by three bald eagles, all in adult plumage. The crow banked so that I could see his back, and his light sooty gray feathers shimmered in the morning sun. These birds lack melatonin but appear to keep the iridescence of their feathers.