Thursday, June 12, 2008

White Robin at the Forestry Farm Park

I recently visited the Forestry Farm Park as it can often be a great place to find birds.
There are many trees and shrubs there and in the morning it is generally quiet.
I had heard reports of a Leucistic (Partial albino) American Robin being present there for some weeks and until now had not had a chance to see it.
Luckily for me, after an hour of searching the grounds I located it hopping along the ground and behaving just like any other Robin does, looking for worms and skulking about among the leaf litter.
Other birds seen at the park that morning consisted of American Goldfinch , Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Common Grackle.

Here are some photos...


American Robin :





Common Grackle :



American Crow :

11 comments:

kjpweb said...

Wow - that's a sight to behold. Never saw one like that before!
Hope you took plenty of shots - who knows if ever going to see such a rarity again!
Cheers, Klaus

Nick S said...

Thanks Klaus .You certainly don't see too many of those !

Shellmo said...

How great you were able to capture that rare albino Robin - I found him beautiful.

Bird Girl said...

Really nice and different, Nick! I think this guy/gal? is much more attractive than a pure albino - which would be all white with pink eyes. Do they call these luecistic or partial albino??? Grackle is very attractive on the evergreen!

John Theberge said...

Those are some unique shots, you've certainly captured something I've never seen before.

The Birdlady said...

Amazing! Thanks for sharing that.

Nick S said...

Many thanks guys.We had a Leucistic House Finch in our yard one Winter too.
The pure Albinos of course are completely White with red eyes.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow. Those are just wonderful!

Sandpiper said...

Terrific shots! Really good spotting! A leucistic squirrel ran out in front of my car last week. Fortunately it made it across the road okay, but what a startling sight to see such a pure white critter.

Nick S said...

Thanks guys, yes, they sure make you look twice :-)

Sandpiper said...

Fascinating pictures! Especially the robin. Last weekend we saw an all white squirrel cross the highway in front of our car. No pictures, but it's etched in my memory.