sh4rpy's birding blog
What a brilliant looking bird! I bet that's caused quite a few moments of excitement :) I'm interested to see this individual has white claws and very pale toes, as I ringed a Blackbird a few weeks ago in north Herts showing the same features, but no other obvious signs of albinism/leucism
A brilliant looking bird indeed! I've added the location to my posting. A shame I can't get out to see it myself, maybe at the weekend. Lots of Blackbirds around this winter?
There do seem to be quite a few more about this year. This is only my second winter as a trainee ringer so I can only draw on last year but it does seem to me that we're ringing a lot more blackbirds already this winter. we also seem to be getting at least one "stockamsel" candidate most ringing sessions lately.