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Leucistic Moorhen


Posted by Carol Clarke on Wed May 15, 2019 6:18 pm

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Just for interest, a leucistic Moorhen spotted beside a lake.  A grab shot as I hadn't seen one before, and not good quality - but you can see the quirky colours.  Quite different from the normal sleek black plumage.  :) 

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by Ron Day on Wed May 15, 2019 7:04 pm
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Great find, Carol. Leucistic birds are unique and provide views seldom seen. What a difference from the normal black plumage. Thanks for sharing.
 

by david fletcher on Thu May 16, 2019 1:41 am
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Ron Day wrote:
Great find, Carol. Leucistic birds are unique and provide views seldom seen. What a difference from the normal black plumage. Thanks for sharing.


Plus one to those thoughts. Very rare indeed Carol.  Thanks for sharing
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by peter makuch on Thu May 16, 2019 6:52 am
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the side feathers looks as if it was done with a painters brush stroke and getting it out in the open is a plus, good stuff CAROL.
 

by Dan Kearl on Thu May 16, 2019 9:41 am
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What a cool looking bird!!!
Nice low angle for a grab shot and an outstanding subject.
 

by Carol Clarke on Thu May 16, 2019 10:41 am
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Dan Kearl wrote:
What a cool looking bird!!!
Nice low angle for a grab shot and an outstanding subject.


Thanks Dan!  Not as good as your RWBB though...   :wink: 

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by Carol Clarke on Thu May 16, 2019 10:46 am
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peter makuch wrote:
the side feathers looks as if it was done with a painters brush stroke and getting it out in the open is a plus, good stuff CAROL.




Thanks Peter.  Yes, I thought the feathers were much softer and painterly in appearance compared to the normal black moorhen feathers.  That's your artistic eye picking up on the finer detail.   :)

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by Cynthia Crawford on Thu May 16, 2019 7:47 pm
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What a treat- so interesting to see-and not such a bad shot either! Amazing colors and patterns. I always wonder how well these odd birds survive compared to their "normal" relatives.
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by Carol Clarke on Fri May 17, 2019 9:12 am
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What a treat- so interesting to see-and not such a bad shot either!  Amazing colors and patterns. I always wonder how well these odd birds survive compared to their "normal" relatives.



Thanks Cindy.  This one seemed just fine mixing with normal coloured moorhens, and it was definitely a mature bird so had coped so far.  :) 

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