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June 17, 2008 [LINK / comment]

Correction: albino Catbird

That albino bird I saw for the first time along Bell's Lane on Monday turned out not to have been a Mockingbird, as I had thought, but rather a Catbird! Upon closer inspection this evening, and from hearing its distinctive cat-like "mewing," there is no doubt whatsoever. I should have known from the black eyes, black bill, and charcoal-black tail, but for some reason its posture and cocked tail had me thinking it was its relative, the "mocker." I stand corrected and plead innocent in this case of cybernetic "identity fraud." smile YouTube video pending... [is ready!] I also saw most of the other Bell's Lane "regulars," including a Brown Thrasher, a Yellow Warbler, plus a probable Green Heron flying overhead.

Catbird albino

The albino Catbird on Bell's Lane.

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