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Feb 01, 2017 20:30 |  #6121

Enjoying the sunset. American Kestrel


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Feb 02, 2017 00:43 |  #6122

PCousins wrote in post #18261985 (external link)
Lovely shot Weja, it reminded me of the blackbird I got last week....Only this one was different

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Nice capture of this white blackbird.
I've seen them mixed black and white, but I've never seen one totally white.


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Feb 02, 2017 03:07 as a reply to  @ Weja's post |  #6123

Thanks Weja, I've seen it twice now on my patch,....I've seen a few patchy white blackbirds but this is 100% pure white. I informed the RSPB and was told that it is leucistic, and not an albino It has a genetic mutation that prevents pigments from being deposited normally in its feathers. They said it is very rare as the mother blackbird would usually throw it out of the nest and they are very unlikely to survive as they are very vulnerable to predators, because of their bright white plumage.

I've been photographing birds for nearly 20 years and it's the 1st I've ever seen....It's funny because in the same week I saw a pure white lapwing amongst 100+ other lapwings in a field very far out only visible through binoculars.

Another NOT SO GOOD photo as it was very far away and the photo is heavily cropped.

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Feb 02, 2017 05:58 |  #6124

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18259067 (external link)
the other pose-

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Feb 02, 2017 07:33 |  #6125

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Feb 02, 2017 07:45 |  #6126

Just a Grosbeak....


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Feb 02, 2017 09:28 |  #6127

PCousins wrote in post #18262324 (external link)
Thanks Weja, I've seen it twice now on my patch,....I've seen a few patchy white blackbirds but this is 100% pure white. I informed the RSPB and was told that it is leucistic, and not an albino It has a genetic mutation that prevents pigments from being deposited normally in its feathers. They said it is very rare as the mother blackbird would usually throw it out of the nest and they are very unlikely to survive as they are very vulnerable to predators, because of their bright white plumage.

I've been photographing birds for nearly 20 years and it's the 1st I've ever seen....It's funny because in the same week I saw a pure white lapwing amongst 100+ other lapwings in a field very far out only visible through binoculars.

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A white Blackbird, what an irony of life!


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Feb 02, 2017 09:30 |  #6128

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Just a Grosbeak....
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Me envious, haven't seen one here since last year. Post more! and
see if you can find the Rose breasted one.


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Feb 02, 2017 09:42 |  #6129

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Hey how was your trip?

Here is one from my CR trip a few months ago that got lost on my hard drive.

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Feb 02, 2017 10:48 as a reply to  @ post 18262090 |  #6130

What a little cutie! What type of bird id it?


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Feb 02, 2017 12:37 |  #6131

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Feb 02, 2017 13:14 |  #6132

Blackbird Female

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Feb 02, 2017 13:32 |  #6133

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Feb 02, 2017 13:49 |  #6134

a boat tail grackle for'ya!


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Feb 02, 2017 13:54 |  #6135

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Very nice! I always find the darkest birds so tough to keep dark but show detail.


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