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speckled blue head, blue eyes?

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#1 teddy

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 07:04 PM

Taken mid June 2012, early morning, northern Iowa. Probably 50% larger than a Robin, saw only once, was able to get these two photos of the same bird. There were 3 of them together on the ground.

I have attached a better/ larger version of the head shot. The blue eye really caught my attention in the photo, as did the blue head from a distance. Photo taken from about 100' away.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:34 AM

Looks like a partially leucistic Common Grackle.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 02:14 PM

Yes, that seems spot on. I had never seen one before. I'll keep watching for it and try to get better photos.




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