[Mnbird] Strange-looking white-crowned sparrow Cook County

Paul Wicklund p.wicklund at mchsi.com
Fri May 27 16:37:25 CDT 2016

We now have pictures of this strange bird if anyone would like me to email them; I believe I am not supposed to send pictures to the lists. Some of the feathers seem long enough to be like flight feathers and the dark color extends up under the wing.
Also, out on the lake now--14 long-tailed ducks.

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> On May 26, 2016, at 10:46 AM, Paul Wicklund <p.wicklund at mchsi.com> wrote:
> We are watching a white-crowned sparrow near Cascade Park on the shore of Lake Superior. The head, neck and back look normal, but the usually clean gray breast and flanks have long, scruffy black feathers that hang down (more on one side than the other). It is very skittish and frequently flies into nearby shrubbery and picks and preens at them.  Any thoughts on what may have caused this?
> Jan Wicklund
> Sent from my iPad

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