For the last 2 days a white starling has been visiting the garden feeders. Has anyone else seen one?
no ive not seen any and ive been mobbed by them all yr do you have a picture
In reply to moorey00:
From time to time we get sent photos of albino birds and I suspect this is what you have here. Because true albino birds tend to be quite conspicuous, they can draw quite a bit of attention to themselves by predators. Albinos are often less robust than other birds and for these reasons are rarely seen. If you do manage to get a photo, we'd love to see one!
In reply to MrsT:
I have never seen a white starling either.
In reply to wren:
Flock of starlings landed in my garden tonight including a white one
In reply to Nick J:
Yes, we had a group of about 100 starlings, and there was 1 white one.
In reply to John B:
Well, we didn’t find any Starling birds in our garden just because Starling population has been in decline over recent decades and this once familiar and abundant species now needs our help.
In reply to Lukasz S:
we have had hardly any because of the population,sad.
In reply to brookw-18178347:
I am fortunate to have at least 15 starlings visit my garden a few times a day, tho i have managed to count (from a photograph i took) of them all sitting on the pylon wires, and counted 45, so i think generally my garden is getting all of them but at different times of the day (its a very small garden all 45 wouldnt fit). I love the way they Squabble etc but i have never seen an albino one. I would love to see a photo of this albino one you have.
In reply to LucyL:
I have 3 baby white starlings that keep comming into our garden
In reply to kirsty g:
Can you get any photos Kirsty?
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