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May 05, 2018 20:04 |  #2

I wonder if there are more critters with this condition these days or is it we all have cameras ??? As a younger person I dont remember seeing any


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May 05, 2018 20:30 |  #3

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I wonder if there are more critters with this condition these days or is it we all have cameras ??? As a younger person I dont remember seeing any

Good question Jeff. I've never ever seen one until we sidetracked into the Brevard NC area on the way home from a trip. Evidently they have hundreds there. I was wondering if we would see one and did within 5 min's of being in town.
I had to think of our Red-tails and the way these white ones just stick out. Seems it would be easy pickings :)


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Good question Jeff. I've never ever seen one until we sidetracked into the Brevard NC area on the way home from a trip. Evidently they have hundreds there. I was wondering if we would see one and did within 5 min's of being in town.
I had to think of our Red-tails and the way these white ones just stick out. Seems it would be easy pickings :)

I know I've seen a few birds, blue jay, Chickadee, nuthatch's. never seen a squirrel.


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May 07, 2018 17:42 |  #5

Remarkable. I've seen this in birds, but never in a squirrel.


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May 07, 2018 20:47 |  #6

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May 08, 2018 07:29 |  #7

Nice catch. I saw one in our neighborhood a few weeks ago. I have been looking for him but he seems to have disappeared. We do have several cats on the street.


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May 08, 2018 09:30 |  #8

Pondrader wrote in post #18620252 (external link)
I know I've seen a few birds, blue jay, Chickadee, nuthatch's. never seen a squirrel.


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Remarkable. I've seen this in birds, but never in a squirrel.

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This is interesting. . I've seen it many times in squirrels, but never in a bird.

I did see a much-paler-than-usual Great-horned Owl once, but it wasn't leucistic; it was the Taiga phase.

And of course I've seen leucistic Whitetail Deer and Mule Deer.

But I don't remember seeing any wild birds that were leucistic.


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This is interesting. . I've seen it many times in squirrels, but never in a bird.

I did see a much-paler-than-usual Great-horned Owl once, but it wasn't leucistic; it was the Taiga phase.

And of course I've seen leucistic Whitetail Deer and Mule Deer.

But I don't remember seeing any wild birds that were leucistic.

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I had the one Tom.. but I've seen a few.

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May 08, 2018 11:59 as a reply to  @ Pondrader's post |  #10

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That is absolutely tremendous, Jeff!


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May 08, 2018 12:01 as a reply to  @ Tom Reichner's post |  #11

He was a very special little dude.. Spent his winters here at my house and always left for the summer months.


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May 08, 2018 13:37 |  #12

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He was a very special little dude.. Spent his winters here at my house and always left for the summer months.

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A white bird in winter snow ....... does it get any better than that?!


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May 12, 2018 12:02 |  #13

Amazing...... Robert can you tell me what species please,obviously and of incredible sadness,to us brits,a grey sqiggle from the states has pretty much usurped our native red. Brought here by some stupid moron lord as per normal with devasting effect,our Red is much loved and sadly missed now from many parts of our country

I'm very curious if this is the same species? I know little of leucism here in the greys Rob,but i'm pretty sure we do have melanistic varients here in the grey population thanks for sharing not something I have seen many times in images .

We see this in birds too,Jeff man that little sweetie is so cute,banging image to boot TFS on that one aswell.

We see pale fallow deer here mind they seem very prone to colour varients dark phases too, not so much in the other deer here.

lovely thread to read guys thanks so much

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I see a ton of these every summer running around downtown. Never saw them anywhere else.




  
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I see a ton of these every summer running around downtown. Never saw them anywhere else.

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Downtown ...... of which town / city?


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