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VERMONT BREEDING BIRD ATLAS POSTING

Tina,
That's pretty common with recent BLJA fledglings.

Steve
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Steve Faccio
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Conservation Biology Department
Vermont Institute of Natural Science
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Quechee, VT  05059
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At 03:37 PM 8/28/2007, Tina Scharf wrote:
>VERMONT BREEDING BIRD ATLAS POSTING
>Hello knowledgeable people,
>     A friend of mine has blue jays around her house that have no, 
> or damaged, feathers on their heads. They look like small blue 
> vultures. Is there some kind of mite or fungus that just affects 
> the heads of birds?  Their other feathers look fine.
>
>    Also, today I saw a mellanistic mourning dove. It was either 
> black or charcoal gray. Unfortunately I was driving and there was a 
> car right behind me, so I couldn't stop to look more closely. But 
> it was definitely a MODO. Has anyone else ever seen on like this?
>
>Thanks,  Tina Scharf
>
>
>Tina Scharf, MS
>Consulting Wildlife Biologist and
>Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
>Osprey Project Coordinator
>
>99 Hall Road
>Lincoln, VT 05443
>802 453-4658
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