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Residents in Hastings who live near the intersection of Douglas Drive and Cory Lane have had a unique visitor this spring. The bird is likely a partially leucistic robin, according to Carpenter Nature Center’s Jen Vieth. Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson

A bird of a different color

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Residents in Hastings who live near the intersection of Douglas Drive and Cory Lane have had a unique visitor this spring. The bird is likely a partially leucistic robin, according to Carpenter Nature Center’s Jen Vieth. Albino birds have pink eyes, while leucistic birds have regular coloring in their eyes, she said.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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