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By dfb24

Rose Breasted Grosbeak

The photo on the left was what I saw when I first looked out the window. I recognized the grosbeak right away, but had no idea what the bird on the left side of the feeder was. I grabbed my camera and took a photo, and then it turned & I realized that it was ALSO a grosbeak, but it looks like it has leucism. (an abnormal plumage condition caused by a genetic mutation that prevents pigment from being properly deposited on a birds' feathers.) Maybe someone more knowledgeable about birds than I am can verify that or can correct me. A really fabulous weather day: 81 degrees (27C), sunny, a light breeze and no humidity.....I've been out working on the yard---I just do a little at a time so that my back doesn't start to bother me. Tom continues to do well, and asked if I'd thank you all for the good wishes and prayers you've been sending to him. :)

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