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Birds of Kentucky: Rare yellow cardinal at Gravel Switch, KY

Has anyone photographed one in Adair or surrounding counties?

An extremely rare Yellow Cardinal was photographed in the Boyle Co. area near Gravel Switch, Marion Co., KY and was reported in the Lexington Herald, according to a CM contributing operative in Taylor Co., KY. If you failed to see the photo in the February 10, 2011, edition of the Lexington Herald, you may want to click to The Xenohistorian Weblog for more on the bird.

When this news arrived, we learned that others have photographs of rare albino squirrels, white raccoons, and other exotic wildlife right here in Adair County, KY. The entire staff and most of the readership, we'd assume, would appreciate sharing of photos.

And, if anyone can get an original photo of a yellow cardinal, especially before the GBBC, February 18, 19, 20, and 21, 2011, that would be great. It would be fantastic if it is received before tonight's Birding 101, at the Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairground ST, Columbia, KY, this evening, Friday, February 11, 2011, at 6:30pmCT, with Wendy Butler Burt and Barbara Armitage.

By the way, Gravel Switch, Marion Co., KY, (MAP) is 50 miles NE of the center of the Birding Capital of Kentucky, Columbia, Adair County.

This story was posted on 2011-02-11 06:54:08
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