Special visitor

by Brian Scott August. 25, 2020 175 views

Leucistic Blackbird

Back in December 2018, a special visitor appeared in our garden for a week or more and allowed me to photograph him.

He was quite beautiful but I was concerned about the other birds harassing him, or worse. he did get chased away quite often.


As you'll see in the following shots, he has some wonderful markings and I tried to get as many decent shots as possible.

The great news is, he's still around.

I've seen him a few times now, collecting grubs etc. I'd like to assume he's found a mate and was breeding.

I don't think Leucism is genetic but, who knows?

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Sherry Hill 2 months ago

great captures.. he certainly is unique.. :)

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Brian Scott Replied to Sherry Hill 2 months ago

Thank you, he is pretty special +1

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Heike 2 months ago

I never saw this kind of bird. What a beauty!! If I would be a bird lady, he would be my choice number one. smile

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Brian Scott Replied to Heike 2 months ago

Isn't he beautiful? smile

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Adrian Morris 2 months ago

Nice pictures.
I've seen leucitic blackbirds with white on their wings but never one with such interesting  patches on their faces.

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Brian Scott Replied to Adrian Morris 2 months ago

Same here Adrian, I think i saw an all white one on Anglesey once but only a glimpse.

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Tsao T-F 2 months ago

So special!
I haven't seen it before...

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Brian Scott Replied to Tsao T-F 2 months ago

He is more shy now and in another area

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