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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Partial Albino Robin

I was looking through my photos the other day and I realized I forgot on the morning of the Great Flood of 2010, we looked out on our lawn (before the tide of river water came up) and noticed a strange bird. It was initially on it's own and while just standing there was hard to figure out exactly what it was.  Once it started listening and pulling worms and generally behaving like a Robin,  then it joined a small group of other robins I realized it was a Robin.  It's a 'piebald' or partial albino.  A quick check on Google suggests they are not that rare, but it's the first one I've seen in the Bella Coola Valley.  I hope it survived the flood. Sorry the picture isn't great, there was too much rain coming down at the time...Grizzly

1 comment:

  1. Totally cool! I have two blonde raccoons visiting my house in Colorado, USA, but they're not albino. But I do wonder how critters that are so visible can survive long enough to pass on such recessive genes, although I've heard blonde raccoons aren't that rare. I've never seen an albino bird, that would be quite the treat!

    BTW, I did a video on the blonde raccoons: