[Tweeters] Olympia Mystery Blackbird

John W jirvingw at comcast.net
Sat Aug 7 08:52:23 PDT 2010


rccarl at pacbell.net wrote:

> That's a Grackle !

>

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> --- On *Sat, 8/7/10, John W /<jirvingw at comcast.net>/* wrote:

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> From: John W <jirvingw at comcast.net>

> Subject: [Tweeters] Olympia Mystery Blackbird

> To: tweeters at u.washington.edu

> Date: Saturday, August 7, 2010, 10:17 AM

>

> While leaving work Tuesday Aug 3, I saw sitting on the wall

> alongside the DNR parking lot (Washington St and 11th), a medium

> sized black bird that reminded me of a Thrasher. Shiny Black ,

> yellow eye, longish black thin sharply pointed downwardly curved

> bill.I did not see the tail as it was facing me. I got to within 8

> feet or so for about 30 sec., thus I got a good look. I need to

> get in the habit of carrying my camera to work. I brought it with

> me the next day but did not see the bird again.

> I did a brief internet search, did not find anything.

> Anyone have any ideas what this bird is?

> Thanks

> John Whitehead

>

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Grackle was one of my thoughts but illustrations in the guides don't
jive with my memory of what I saw. However that still is a possible
candidate.
John


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