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January 02, 2007


Jeffrey Hunter

On Saturday we had a large flock of Common Grackles on our Christmas Count here in SE Tennessee. One bird had a pure white tail, which stood out at about 300 yards. Reminded me of the albino Tree Swallow I saw at the Parker River NWR a few years back. It was being shunned by the thousands of other Tree Swalows as the birds migrated down the coast. Made me think that even birds are racist, which of course is a silly notion. They sure didn't like that little bird that looked different from the rest of the flock however!

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