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Golden-backed snipe fly

This golden-backed snipe fly (Chrysopilus thoracicus) landed in one of my bird baths and drifted around for a few minutes on the surface tension. I’m not positive, but I think I’ve seen them do this in past years, too. I … Continue reading

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Masked robin

Mutant robin (Turdus migratorius) with mask of white plumage. I suspect the leucism¬† was congenital because the patches were located on several parts of the body (injury and parasites can sometimes cause regrowth to be white).¬† Regardless of cause, it’s … Continue reading

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