Mystery Bird by Al Merritt 6.27.10
Mystery Bird in West Brattleboro
Hollie stopped by last evening to tell of a bird that she and Paul found sitting in some bushes along Abbott Road at the Gateway Farm. It looked like a parakeet but was a little larger with a long tail, and all white except for some bluish smudges down the back and on the under tail coverts. We investigated this morning (6/27), found the bird still perched high on a branch of a sapling on the north side of the road. The blue coloration seems to possibly be food coloring that someone has applied as an identification marking. Is anyone missing a pet parakeet of that description?
West River Birds (6/25)
There was a Great Egret fishing the shallows of the West River behind the Marina Restaurant this morning. Six Spotted Sandpipers were also observed.
---Dave Johnston, W. Brattleboro, VT
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