Date: 5/4/18 4:54 pm From: Walter Ellison <rossgull61...> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Fwd: [FR] Help w/ Bird ID please...LIKE NOTHING I'VE EVER SEEN...PICS...more PICS
Hi James, et al.,
Given the wing appears to have normal coloration for the most part if this was a Northern Mockingbird it should have the white greater primary coverts and primary bases of a mocker. The jizz is wrong for a mocker too. The tail is proportionally too short and the bill too short and heavy for a mocker. I think catbird is a good fit for what's visible in the photos. If you see it again check the undertail coverts (which appear to be normally colored).
On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 2:09 PM, JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:
> 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 :( > > Jim S > > > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- > From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> > Date: Fri, 4 May 2018 11:20:19 -0400 > Subject: Fwd: [FR] Help w/ Bird ID please...LIKE NOTHING I'VE EVER > SEEN...PICS...more PICS > To: <mdbirding...> > > 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 > > -- > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google > Group 'Maryland & DC Birding'. > To view group guidelines or change email preferences, visit this group on > the web at http://www.mdbirding.com > Unfamiliar with a hotspot mentioned on this list? Quickly locate it here - > http://www.mdbirding.com/hotspot.html >
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