Leucistic moorhen.

River Witham, Wyndham park, Grantham.     Regular readers will be aware of my fascination of oddly plumaged birds, so I was pleased with this one on my doorstep. I’ve been lucky enough to come across a few leucistic birds, but was well and truly ‘gripped off’ with this one! Sharon, my partner spotted it this morning, whilst walking the dog. I bumped into a photographer, he told me he had been photographing it for two months!



The bird is a juvenile, I will be keeping an eye on it, I wonder if it will develop white feathering all over.

Also here was the long staying white mandarin. (Sharon was the finder of this one, too).


A grey wagtail was at the white bridge.



Sketch of the day.

Moorhen, pen and pencils.






2 thoughts on “Leucistic moorhen.

  1. Iv’e just remembered it was Trev Lee that first discovered the white mandarin last winter, not Sharon. However, she did find a normal plumaged one with it, later.

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