[Tweeters] Very odd Blackbird

Constance Sidles constancesidles at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 07:51:35 PST 2019


Hey tweets, there was another example of this mutation at Montlake Fill yesterday. It was hanging out in a small tree along the Franklin Lane just past the yellow metal gate. It would perch in the tree there for awhile and then fly down to forage in the wet field just south of the Youth Farm. I had never seen anything like this before and wondered what the heck it was. I watched it very carefully for some time, seeing it open its bill and pour forth a typical Red-winged Blackbird song, which clarified its species but not its plumage. Thanks for the information about this plumage as a mutation. - Connie, Seattle

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> On Jan 27, 2019, at 7:38 PM, Dave Hayden <dtvhm at nwrain.com> wrote:

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> 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;

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

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> Thanks

> Dave Hayden

> Centralia, WA

>

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