Date: 6/9/19 4:20 pm
From: Faye McAdams Hands <zest4parus...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Leucistic Spotted Towhee at South Kitsap Regional Park, Port Orchard
Wow! Do you suppose it has magical powers?
Nice photos John!

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From: Tweeters <tweeters-bounces...> on behalf of John Riegsecker <jriegsecker...>
Sent: Sunday, June 9, 2019 3:46:26 PM
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Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Leucistic Spotted Towhee at South Kitsap Regional Park, Port Orchard

I relocated the leucistic Spotted Towhee reported earlier by Kurtis
Messingale. It is a striking bird, mostly white with a few black and
rufous spots. The information I found online says that leucistic birds
have a normal coloration of the eyes, bill, legs, and bare parts,
however this one has a very pale pink bill.

Some photos here:

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John Riegsecker
Gig Harbor, WA

jriegsecker at pobox dot com

> On a quick and very spontaneous stop by the park tonight I was
> surprised to find what I am almost positive is a leucistic spotted
> towhee. I didn�t have my DSLR but got some (pretty awful) phone
> photos through my binos. It was behind the bbq area next to the
> bathrooms by thetrain station area. If I have time in the morning I
> will try to relocate. The photos are posted to the eBird checklist.
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> Sent from my iPhone
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John Riegsecker
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