WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

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Post by Willpar » Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:36 pm

A first for me as i have never seen one before. But just now in my garden a leucistic starling. Just about all yellow apart from dark patches.

Managed to get a video.


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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:42 pm

A first for me but I was interested to see it was moulting and getting spotty adult feathers so it is only partly leucistic. :clap:

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Post by Willpar » Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:50 pm

Made me wonder now JS how much light feathers will be left after moulting.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:12 pm

Willpar wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:36 pm
A first for me as i have never seen one before. But just now in my garden a leucistic starling. Just about all yellow apart from dark patches.

Managed to get a video.

:wow: I've never seen one, thanks Willpar :) . That must be a great disadvantage for them because it makes them more visible to predators :(

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Post by Willpar » Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:45 pm

Was thinking the same butterfly.

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:57 pm

I have a young blackbird with a damaged wing in the garden at present. :( It first appeared yesterday and it is scampering around looking for quiet area in the garden. It was with me the this morning but absent this afternoon so it may have gone under the fence to next door. :shrug:

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:57 pm

Jacksparrow wrote:
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:57 pm
I have a young blackbird with a damaged wing in the garden at present. :( It first appeared yesterday and it is scampering around looking for quiet area in the garden. It was with me the this morning but absent this afternoon so it may have gone under the fence to next door. :shrug:
Oh nooooo :( , if you see it again try and catch it maybe and take it to the vet/wildlife centre? :(

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Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:47 pm

Butterfly wrote:
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:57 pm
Jacksparrow wrote:
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:57 pm
I have a young blackbird with a damaged wing in the garden at present. :( It first appeared yesterday and it is scampering around looking for quiet area in the garden. It was with me the this morning but absent this afternoon so it may have gone under the fence to next door. :shrug:
Oh nooooo :( , if you see it again try and catch it maybe and take it to the vet/wildlife centre? :(
No sign again today. :(

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Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

Post by Butterfly » Fri Aug 06, 2021 10:43 am

I fear the worst, poor thing :(

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Post by Willpar » Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:33 pm

Small pile of feathers in the garden just now. Either a dunnock or robin fledgling. Cat or hawk no doubt.

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