Thursday, 16 May 2013

Bully Bunting

The 'white' Reed Bunting that I first saw 7th April at Woodhorn Flashes (though it appears to have been seen by others earlier) is still hanging around the north end of the church pool. It is a male as it was singing this morning and spent a fair amount of time chasing a normal male Reed Bunting around it's territory. This individual was described as a 'partial-albino -type' in the bird club bulletin but I think it is leucistic rather than albinistic if I understand the definitions of each correctly due to the eye colour.

Reed Bunting, partially leucistic

1 comment:

Linda said...

A beautiful photo!