Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Leucistic Blackbird?

Before Christmas I saw this leucistic bird probing the grass on the University of Bradford campus. By its behaviour I took it to be a Blackbird. Today was the first time that I have seen it since then, perched in a tree with a thrush. This footage was shot handheld through a mucky window in poor lighting conditions. The two birds took flight shortly after I shot this. 


David Sutcliffe said...

Hard to get a lot on this Steve but the paleness of the bird is interesting ! The other bird looks like a Mistle Thrush.

TheBaldIbis said...

Yep, there are usually a few Mistle Thrushes about, and we often see normal blackbirds kicking around these trees.