Another White Magpie at Violet Town

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Subject: Another White Magpie at Violet Town
From: Barry McLean <>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 05 21:13:23 +1000
Hi All,

Just an update for those interested in oddities.

I first reported a white Magpie here in Violet Town in Jan 03 and followed up 
with a couple of progress reports.  That bird continued to be easily found ( 
nearly every time we looked) at the same area in Long Gully Rd for some time, 
then less often and finally only occasionally, being last seen by me and others 
in May 04.  During that time it gradually changed from being all white through 
white with dark smudges to speckled fairly uniform black and white (looked grey 
without bins) and then 'grey' with black primaries at last sighting on May 16.

On Mar 6 05 I saw a white Magpie, which I assume was not the original because 
it was very white.  This one has only been seen once more, on 27 Mar, in spite 
of my fairly regular (almost daily when we are home) checking of the area.


         Barry & Roberta McLean
         03 57981213
         0418 584433
         PO Box 66
         Violet Town  Vic  3669
         36° 40' 3"   145° 43' 11"

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