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25474Re: Albino Red-necked Grebe

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  • dan sawatzky
    Jul 1, 2013
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      Hi Stan

      I will be working at Moose Mt over the next week and would be interested in trying to get a photo of the grebe.

      Dan
      Regina

      --- In Saskbirds@yahoogroups.com, "Shadick, Stan" <stan.shadick@...> wrote:
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      > Hello,
      >
      > Andre Konter, an ornithologist from Luxembourg, and author of "Grebes of Our World", is very interested in the apparent albino Red-necked Grebe at Kenosee Lake. The photo supplied by Sarah Quigley shows this bird is pure white.
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      > Andre says that albino grebes have very poor eyesight. He says that there is no known record of an albino Red-necked Grebe surviving beyond its first winter because they normally can't see well enough to find food or migrate. The nesting Kenosee bird would be the first example of an albino grebe surviving in the wild to adulthood.
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      > To prove this is a genuine albino bird, it would be helpful if any photographer could obtain an excellent photo that would more clearly show its eye colour. If there are any takers to this challenge, I could supply contact information for Sarah Quigley who lives at Kenosee Lake.
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      > Stan Shadick
      > Saskatoon
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      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Saskbirds@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Saskbirds@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Shadick, Stan
      > Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 10:48 AM
      > To: Saskbirds@yahoogroups.com
      > Cc: Frank Roy; Smith, Alan (alanrandi@...); Houston, Stuart
      > Subject: [Saskbirds] Albino Red-necked Grebe
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      > Hello,
      >
      > Sally Quigley just sent me a photo of an apparent pure albino Red-necked Grebe nesting at Kenosee Lake.
      >
      > Stan Shadick
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