Albino blackbird by Keith Fox (Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30)
Taken in my garden in Ashton-in-Makerfield.
Comment by Mick on 16th April 2014 at 00:06
Thats very interesting Keioth
Comment by David Barker on 16th April 2014 at 00:27
These are rare Keith,they dont usually survive because their weaker than the normal blackbirds and prone to being attacked by other predators ,all the twitchers will be round your house ha.I've never seen one thanks for sending it in.
Comment by Fred Mason on 16th April 2014 at 02:20
Took some pics of an albino tree sparrow a couple of years ago in my garden. It seemed to mix with the other small birds alright.
Good photo, Keith.
Comment by Lizzie down under on 16th April 2014 at 06:06
Well that is a first....never seen that before...well done Keith....cheers!!
Comment by kath on 16th April 2014 at 06:55
Amazing but I don't suppose it will survive very long
Comment by A.W. on 16th April 2014 at 09:38
Saw one many years ago in Skelmersdale, they are far from common.
Comment by Roy on 16th April 2014 at 14:52
Good photo Keith, you were very lucky to see that, i see you're encouraging it to stay with a bit of bread. Unfortunately bread has no nutritional value to birds it just helps them to feel full. The worst time to feed birds bread is when they are feeding their young as the young birds can choke on it. The last Albino blackbird i heard of one was in and around Chorley Grammar School grounds that must be 50 years ago at least.
Comment by peterp on 17th May 2014 at 11:01
Sadly this bird is no more
Comment by keith fox on 27th July 2014 at 19:21
July and our little bird is still going strong she has had two chicks but they were black.
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