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    Quote Originally Posted by williegunn View Post
    Of course, it was before 8.30 in the morning so please cut me some slack, I'm not a morning person.
    Who is?
    Was just no one else seemed to notice!

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    Apparently, a rare "White" Red Kite spotted in Powys, Wales.

    'White red kite' is spotted over Powys farmland - BBC News
    2019 & it will be time for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy1 View Post
    Apparently, a rare "White" Red Kite spotted in Powys, Wales.

    'White red kite' is spotted over Powys farmland - BBC News
    Guessing it's a leucistic bird. If it was an albino, it would surely be pure white - which it clearly isn't???

    Nice look - suits it well. We have a lot of 'partially leucistic' crows here in Edinburgh...


    Also see occasional leucistic blue tits and robins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Fishy View Post
    Guessing it's a leucistic bird. If it was an albino, it would surely be pure white - which it clearly isn't???

    Nice look - suits it well. We have a lot of 'partially leucistic' crows here in Edinburgh...


    Also see occasional leucistic blue tits and robins.

    Col
    Probably is leucistic Col, underside plumage would possibly verify that. You sure though your crows haven't been knocking around with a few magpies???
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    This is apparently the whitest kite in Wales, there are two others that show up at Gigrin Farm near Rhayader but have a bit more black on them.
    “There is no more lovely country than Monmouthshire in early spring. Nowhere do the larks sing quite so passionately, as if somehow inspired by the Welsh themselves. There is a blackbird on every thorn and a cock chaffinch, a twink as they call him there, on every bush...... It moved me profoundly. I had been spared to see another spring, and I thank God for it.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy1 View Post
    You sure though your crows haven't been knocking around with a few magpies???
    Doubt it, Jeff - they don't like each other... not one little bit!
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    No red kites in North Argyll but, yesterday, I did happen across a golden eagle ripping apart a greylag goose in the field at the bottom of my garden. A couple of ravens were standing by waiting to grab any scraps. Most likely the poor visibility and pickings up the hill have them hunting down in the glen?
    Tuig thus' an t-eathar agus tuigidh an t- eathar thu

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    I came across white Kites in California, but is known as the Black shouldered Kite on the Iberian Peninsula, easker1

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    Quote Originally Posted by codyarrow View Post
    A bit like buses they are; on the way back from Raigmore saw a pair near the Mound.
    I expect they will be picked off by the big cats, that everyone but people with cameras sees at the Mound.

    I was told they hadn't got any further than Rogart but yesterday one turned up in Bettyhill.
    Interestingly, given that they don't worry elsewhere, the local buzzards got really upset and drove it back the way it came. I expect it will be back though as there is a big cat near Bettyhill that eats a whole sheep once a week

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    Quote Originally Posted by williegunn View Post
    I thought the Hi-Lux was a pickup rather than an estate.
    Only just looked at this. The clue is in the capital "E" for those who find such rural thing difficult to understand.

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