Date: 5/4/18 10:28 am
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] Help w/ Bird ID please...LIKE NOTHING I'VE EVER SEEN...PICS...more PICS
On Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11:20:26 AM UTC-4, James Speicher wrote:
> Will leave it be for a while...likes suet as a mocker/catbird
> would...doubt I can get better pics, but may try if it hangs
> around...Jim S
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
> Date: Fri, 4 May 2018 10:48:50 -0400
> Subject: [FR] Help w/ Bird ID please...LIKE NOTHING I'VE EVER SEEN...PICS
> To: Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
> My notes were made before I downloaded the pics so some observations
> are belied by the pics, tho in some cases the pics aren't as true as
> the notes. I've made mods to those notes that needed it on review of
> pics.
> Mocker sized
> Tail - two-tone top [b/w], dark under and rounded - doesn't show in
> pics where feathers were ruffled, but was clear while viewing
> Eye dark in field of white
> Wings appeared yellow/orange on edge when folded
> Throat white
> Breast darkish/gray
> Feet light
> Bill light/mottled
> Back above tail - grayish forming a dark window in a sea of white -
> but I observe that this dark patch is a part of the folded wing in the
> pics
> White upper around neck area is mottled w/gray
> Will try for better pics, but maybe someone knows what it is. My
> first thought was a weird mocker, but not with a dark eye...a weird
> Catbird...size might be too big...???
> Jim Speicher
> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
> [FR] Frederick County MD
> M.O.S. member, Washington [WA] Co Chapter

It looks like a partially leucistic N. Mockingbird to me.

Rick Sussman

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