Rare Bird Alert

October 2014 AOC Newsletter

We're already charging head-long through October, but don't forget to catch up with the Audubon Outdoor Club Newsletter for October, 2014, courtesy of Kathy Griffith. Read about our upcoming field trips, the amazing Rockport Black Skimmer colony and more.

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Leucistic Ruddy Turnstone

Wednesday, October 1, about 8:30 a.m.  I noticed an unusual white shorebird along the Corpus Christi Bay side of Ocean Drive, close to the north gate of the Naval Air Station.  As I was running at the time, and did not have binoculars or phone, I guessed it might be a leucistic Ruddy Turnstone.  After the run, I drove back to the NAS gate, and slowly drove up the road, carefully checking for the bird.  I did find, confirm identity, photograph and video the bird with my iphone.  A short time later I showed the photos to Mary King and encouraged her to look for the bird and get a really good photograph. 

As you can see, Mary was successful.  The photograph is perfect.

Judith Reader

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