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It was a Catbird.
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From: "Ken and Mary Spencer" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004 9:27 AM
Subject: [VTBIRD] bird in net


> Yesterday I had a bird caught in the net over my blueberries (it was
> freed successfully) which was unfamiliar to me.  It was mostly a fairly
> dark gray, but had a black cap down the middle of its head and the
> tailfeathers and beak were black also.  The most distinctive feature
> was a cluster of coppery brown feathers under the tail.   It was about
> the size of a robin, perhaps a bit smaller.  Can you experts out there
> help me?  Thanks.  mary S.  Duxbury
>