Return to the Roses Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Sing a song of sixpence...

Posted by annececilia z4b/North.Mich. (My Page) on
Wed, May 30, 07 at 7:07

So, when is a blackbird not a black bird? How about this grackle that has taken up residence in our yard. Not quite a true albino, he's definitely different. We're hoping that the cats don't get him as he is such an easy mark. In the second photo, you can see that he has a buff colored "hood" and in the last photo you'll have to look closely on the left side of the fountain/birdbath as he is blending in with the recently planted Paloma Blanca right behind him!
Anne

Hosting provided by FotoTime

Hosting provided by FotoTime

Hosting provided by FotoTime


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Sing a song of sixpence...

I have been visited by other birds that are similar. Not albino, just tan. Very odd.

I wonder if his peers accepted him?


 o
RE: Sing a song of sixpence...

I don't know about its peers accepting it, Harry. That thought had occurred to me as well...but my son saw it with some hay in its beak, presumably to build a nest? OTOH I have not actually seen it in the company of *any* other bird - and I see it many times a day now. It is always solitary.

AC


 o
RE: Sing a song of sixpence...

That is so cool! Thanks for the pics! I am fascinated by albinism. I wonder if birds have weakness linked to it like deaf/blind dogs and cats do with full albinism? Does he seem to have full senses?

Have y'all heard of albino alligators? My friend who grew up on the bayou swears he knows where a very big one lives, even though scientists say that they are too targeted to grow into maturity.

My parents lived at Senecca Army Depot where they have the white deer. I've always heard stories of how beautiful those are.


 o
RE: Sing a song of sixpence...

I want to see a white deer!!!!!!!!!!!


 o
RE: Sing a song of sixpence...

There are great pics online. When my parents lived there, there were only a dozen to twenty white deer, they said. They had the regular deer, too, but you could only hunt those and not the white ones.

[No, the nukes didn't cause the color, lol. Seneca was a secret depot for a great number of the country's warheads back in the 60's. The link below shows all the igloos for warhead storage as well as today's deer. Mom didn't know where she was living for the longest time! Such a beautiful area though... the fingerlakes were spectacular for wildlife]

Here is a link that might be useful: Seneca White Deer


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Roses Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here