Tawas Point SP, IO
"...we noticed a Cedar Waxwing size bird sitting in the top of a 30+ foot Cottonwood, but it positively was not a waxwing. One of the first things noticed was the thin pointed black bill (reminiscent of a Rusty Blackbird's bill) and it had a dark eye with a black lore line that continued through the eye. The head, without crest, and the breast were a grayish-buff like color that blended into a lighter tawny colored belly, sides and flank, without any streaking. We could not see the vent or undertail coverts as they were obscured by leaves. Also we could not see much of the darker wings because we were looking up at the bird. As we were calling out these markings and about to to get our cameras up, the bird took off, flared its under wings and tail towards us and flew to the east. The wings appeared dark and the fanned, fairly long tail stood out and was definitely black. We could not relocate the bird."
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