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An unusual visitor on the 2008 bird count: a leucistic black-capped Chickadee. Photo: Larry Master
An unusual visitor on the 2008 bird count: a leucistic black-capped Chickadee. Photo: Larry Master

Early spring, unusual bird sightings

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The mild winter and early spring are reflected in some of the most unusual reports in the 15-year history of the Great Backyard Bird Count -- a citizen science project that was conducted around North America for four days last month. Jeff Bolsinger is a bird biologist at Fort Drum. Todd Moe caught up with him by phone on his day off as he hiked through the Indian Creek Nature Center, near Canton, looking for early birds.

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Todd Moe
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