Hi, just joined to show you guys this

Black and white crow

  • Welcome Roy, and well done on working out how to post pictures!! Unless you have some painters and decorators in the area I think it has a condition called leucysm, which affects the pigmentation. I'm sure others will be along to either correct me or expand on leucysm :o) And nice pics too!!
  • Just here to correct your spelling PB! 
    Heres a link to more information on leucism
    www.bto.org/.../leucism

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    Welcome to the community

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • In reply to Linda257:

    Arr, but wen yoo kums frum dahn ear, we spellz stuf difrant loike :o)

  • In reply to PimperneBloke:

    Ah ken man

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • In reply to PimperneBloke:

    Thanks for the welcome everyone
    I live in Jersey Channel Islands so get a great range of birds here, I will post more for you guys soon, I’m more into my sea birds as I do a lot of fishing on the coasts, gannets, guilimots, heron, egrets, oyster catchers etc
    Keep you posted
    Thanks
    Roy
  • Look forward to reading your future posts Roy and we all love a pic or 2 (or 50 in PBs posts )

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • Welcome to the Forum, Roy--thanks for the photos of your bird. One of our visiting Crows has a few white wing feathers, but nothing as notable as yours. It is curious that the white feathers have black tips. I hope someone will post a few possible explanations for that. As you can see, we're a friendly bunch on this Forum and not always deadly serious!
    PB, Oh, ha, ha! and I'd be fascinated to hear about your (possibly fictional) heritage and where you have lived--perhaps there's a bit of the East End of London creeping in there at the last, or possibly even New Joisey, USA--lol!

    Kind regards, 

    Ann

  • Welcome to this relaxed forum Roy and glad to have you aboard. Sounds like you live in a fantastic country/area for birds so look forward to your future posts on here. Lovely photo of the leucistic crow, amazing how many birds are seen with varying degrees of pigment abnormalies.

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • In reply to Linda257:

    Linda257 said:
    or 50 in PBs posts

    Wellll, when I get in the mood….. I get in the mood 

  • In reply to Gardenbirder:

    Gardenbirder said:
    your (possibly fictional) heritage

    I was born, the seventh son, of the seventh son, of an ancient mariner, who rode the waves of life with gay abandon, on the back of a Sea Horse called Mac, with his faithful Dogfish by his side (called Tosh) He was fine when it rained as he had Mac n Tosh. They went where time and tides did wait for man, and a watched pot did boil, (if you left it on the stove long enough). Many a true word wasn't spoken in jest, they were all lies, damned lies and statistics. And yet, still, the only truths in life were death and taxes!