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A casual glance

The dining table catches the sun in the flat. Working there is infinitely preferable to the much darker study however this looked slightly different.

I was working away at the laptop and making phone calls when something flew passed the window. Gulls and Jackdaws are passing all the time. I only caught it out of the corner of my eye but I could tell it was worth getting up for and walking over to the window. I was surprised to see a jackdaw with a frosty twist to its plumage.


3 Responses to “A casual glance”


  1. Jan 17, 2020 at 7:11 am

    Part of me wonders if plumage changes due to deficiency during the winter months, on purpose of course too.

    • Jan 17, 2020 at 2:14 pm

      It’s not that uncommon in Corvids to have white feathers. It’s a lack of the colour pigment melamine in the feather structure. It does however make them weaker that ‘normal’ feathers. Often these ‘white’ feathers wear out quickly.

      • Jan 18, 2020 at 6:17 am

        I didn’t know that, thank you for sharing.
        I recall an almost white black bird in Mynachlog-ddu. It used to hang around near the village sign.


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