It is about January 2008 that I first saw the white feathered blackbird. It made a striking appearance at my birdtable.
Blackbirds are regular feeders in my garden. They make themselves at home feeding on the lawn sometimes and from the birdtables. They flit between hedge, bush, birdtable, ground feeder and lawn, all the time finding bird food.
It is their shiny feathers that make blackbirds easy to recognise so I remember being surprised when I saw a blackbird with one large white tail feather fly into the garden and land on the fence.
It seems one name to call this is ‘albino blackbird’.
I kept seeing this blackbird and it was nice to be able to recognise one bird among the many that visit.
Because he stood out from the blackbird crowd I recognised him and found myself looking for him among the other ordinary blackbirds.
I still keep seeing this blackbird and wonder how long he will manage to survive. This is why I’ve started a White Feathered Blackbird Section.
For the blackbirds I put out grated cheese and sometimes chopped apple and some ground food mix.