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Northern Shrike?
On Nov 20, 2009, at 7:18 AM, Justin Woods wrote:

> Hey all--
>
> I have a mystery bird, but very few details, maybe not enough to go  
> on...
>
> A couple of mornings ago, a large bird swooped over my car and into a
> neighbor's yard -- my first thought was raptor.  By large, I mean
> Pileated-sized.  It flew low over the yard, glided, pumped its wings a
> couple of times, and headed back into the trees, much higher.
>
> The thing was all gray on the back, and all I could see were  
> distinctly
> white tail (coverts?) feathers on the outside of the tail, which was
> otherwise the same color as its back.  The colors were clearly  
> delineated.
> It reminded me of junco coloring.
>
> Gos?  Any other guesses?  The mystery is bugging me...
>
> Thanks!
>
> --justin
>