Friday, 8 January 2010
Pied Blackbirds contd.
Another trip to Rising Sun brought another curiously coloured Blackbird. This individual was atop the trees opposite the horses stables on the farm. This being approx. 400 metres from my encounter yesterday. As is clear, this is not the same bird but i wonder if it is related. Thanks to Tim for his comment yesterday re. albinism but i have since read a piece on a condition called leucism which is very similar. It seems the most obvious way to determine the difference is the eye colour since in albinism the eye colour would be red otherwise it would be normal. So if this is the case am i right in calling this a Pied Blackbird?