[CT Birds] MIlford Green mystery bird

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jun 22 15:27:37 EDT 2015


Steve,
As I recall, someone reported a  bird thought to be a YHBB near the Milford train station about a month ago.
Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Jun 22, 2015, at 3:19 PM, Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> 
> From Steve & Charla Spector: yesterday (6/21/15) while driving around noon in the crowded Father's Day traffic we noticed what appeared to be a Yellow-headed Blackbird with white where yellow should be on the Milford Green around Broad and High St.  Unfortunately we had no camera in the car.  Returned with camera to get another fleeting glimpse but no photo.  We've 2 main guesses: YHBL because it seemed to have the mini-mask (black from just in back of black eye [black eye good for YHBL] to the base of the bill, and because white part seemed good match for yellow of male YHBL.  On the other hand, tail perhaps longish and bill very large, leading to idea of leucistic Common Grackle with the white feathers in place of blue iridescent hood).  We invite birders to keep eyes open and camera at hand driving around downtown Milford. charsjs at sbcglobal.net
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