Albino Catbird Photographed at CF
This Friday: Stiles Thomas & Me @ Fyke

All-white Catbird @ Celery Farm Photos

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At the urging of Stiles Thomas, Jerry Barrack and I went to the Celery Farm at 7:30 a.m. today to see if we could photograph the albino Gray Catbird, a.k.a. Moby Catbird. 

Jerry was not on top of his game, because it took him a full half-hour to find and photograph the bird, but he still qualified for the 50-cent reward. (I, on the other hand, didn't even see the bird.)

Jerry stayed around and got even better photos of the catbird (above, and following).  Stiles Thomas and Rob Fanning also saw the bird.

This is all as a result of Fred Weber's initial find, detailed in the logbook at the entrance to the CF on Franklin Turnpike.

As Fred points out below in the logbook entry below, and as you can see in Jerry's photos, it has dark eyes -- does that make it a leucistic catbird instead?  Your thoughts/comments would be most welcome.


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