Daily Archives: May 20, 2009

Photograph of white tailed blackbird

White tailed blackbird – a photograph 

Have you seen a white feathered blackbird like this?

Rick from the USA has kindly sent me this photograph.
Have you seen a white feathered bird like this

Have you seen a white feathered bird like this

 A lot of people are telling me they have seen white feathered blackbirds and I wondered if they were like this bird.

The white feather could be  “leucism” or partial albinism,  This is a condition where single feathers or patches of feathers are lacking their normal pigment. 

It has been connected with lack of correct food.  I wondered if this was connected with climate change or with lack of habitat. 

 In the meantime –

CLICK HERE TO READ OF REASONS WHY SOME BIRDS HAVE WHITE FEATHERS.

It seems , whatever the reason, there is something wrong for a blackbird to have any white feathers.  I will see what else I can find out.

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video of garden birds

Here is a short eye to eye video of garden birds

The starling in the centre is easy to identify.  I’m finding it hard to name the other garden birds that pop in and out of view, especially the bird on the right of the video where you only see it’s beak. 

I left this recorder going for 20 minutes.  For 18 of these minutes I have rooks pinching all the food.  It was only for about two short minutes that the smaller birds got a look in.

 

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CLICK HERE TO SEE A  CAGED BIRD FEEDER THAT WILL KEEP THOSE ROOKS OUT  OUT