Friday, June 25, 2010

Crow with White Feather


Once I started watching birds, I look at all birds. About one month ago I was driving down Elizabeth Avenue when I spotted a crow with some white on it. I wanted to stop but traffic was backed up on both sides of the road. By the time I found a place to turn around and return the different crow was gone.

Having forgotten about it, I was driving down Elizabeth Ave. on Wednesday when I spotted a crow with a white feather picking at garbage. This time there was no one behind me and I pulled into a driveway and grabbed my camera.

I got a couple of shots but this unusual specimen did not want to pose. I think he was more interested in the trash. I got two shots on the ground and then it flew up on a house where I was able to get a couple of shots of the different markings.

I ran a Google search and came up a discussion on similar birds found in the U.S. http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=65078

If you have any insight on this aberration, please leave a comment.

4 comments:

  1. I saw a bird like this in my yard in Arkansas

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  2. i saw one today, so searching online i found your blog.. vancouver island btw and there have been albino crows found only about 30 miles from here... was a blessing to see this fellow today :D

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  3. I also recently saw one in my backyard in East Tennessee

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  4. I saw two on Mew's Place Saturday morning. First I have seen in NL.

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