[Tweeters] Very odd Blackbird

ck park travelgirl.fics at gmail.com
Sun Jan 27 22:06:13 PST 2019


as michael hobbs said, this looks a lot like the leucistic red-winged
blackbird we had at juanita bay park for about 4 years... he used to live
in the cattail reeds about halfway to the middle boardwalk platform, and
was always around singing loudly on territory from early spring to late
autumn... he had just returned from wherever he wintered, then disappeared
within weeks early one spring about 2008-2009, and has never been seen
again...

i nicknamed him "whitewall", and photographed him for many years... photos
on request :)

00 caren
ParkGallery.org
george davis creek, north fork


On Sun, Jan 27, 2019 at 8:09 PM Gary Bletsch <garybletsch at yahoo.com> wrote:


> Dear Dave and Tweeters,

>

> This type of aberrant Red-winged Blackbird is what I like to call the

> "Giant American Restart" plumage. I have come across these birds four

> times, all in Skagit County.

>

> --4-18-04 at my house near Cockreham Island;

>

> --2-26-05 when I was asked to come look at what the homeowner thought was

> an exotic bird on Guemes Island;

>

> --10-30-05 on Farm-to-Market Road on the Samish Flats;

>

> --10-09-2010 on Gardner Road north of Burlington.

>

> They certainly are beautiful when they have this type of mutation!

>

> Yours truly,

>

> Gary Bletsch

>

> ------------------------------

> *From:* Dave Hayden <dtvhm at nwrain.com>

> *To:* Tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>

> *Sent:* Sunday, January 27, 2019 7:39 PM

> *Subject:* [Tweeters] Very odd Blackbird

>

>

> Dalton Spencer found very unusual Blackbird today at a marsh near Lincoln

> Creek Rd. and Cooks Hill Rd. in Galvin. It's a blackbird with a very

> unusual plumage, so odd, you think it's a different species. We believe it

> to be a Red-winged, but if you have any comments please let us know your

> thoughts on this bird.

> To contact Dalton directly, use offthehookflyshop at yahoo.com

> A link to the picture of this bird is;

>

> http://s79.photobucket.com/albums/j148/dtvhm

>

> Thanks

> Dave Hayden

> Centralia, WA

>

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