Date: 1/13/20 3:35 pm From: Wade Snyder <dry_fly_fisherman1...> Subject: Unusual Jefferson Co. European Starling
A flash of white in the midst of a large flock of European Starlings this morning was enough for me to dig out the camera and try to capture an image - which turned out to be a leucistic bird. I have included photos in my checklist if interested. Quite a beautiful bird! It definitely stood out amongst the kin.
N. Wade Snyder
2217 Wiltshire Road, Kearneysville, West Virginia, US (39.352, -77.883), Jefferson, West Virginia, US
Jan 13, 2020 10:20 AM
Checklist Comments: Overcast and temps in the mid 40s.
Killdeer 1 Heard only
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 5
European Starling 500 Three large distinct flocks were circling and landing in fields. A flash of white in the midst of one flock landing drew my attention. Closer looks revealed the leucistic bird shown in the photos.
American Robin 50