Date: 5/4/18 11:09 am From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: [FR] Help w/ Bird ID please...LIKE NOTHING I'VE EVER SEEN...PICS...more PICS
On 5/4/18, Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> wrote: > It looks like a partially leucistic N. Mockingbird to me.
I'm inclined to agree with Rick. Just been observing a regular Mocker and noted the way the wings are held when perched - shown in pics 3667 to 3669...compare with Sibley eastern guide p. 320...
Catbird on p.319 has a similar pose, but I think this bird is bigger.
Will try to hear a call, but mowing awaits :(
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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
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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
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