Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The White Blue Jay is back!

I was thrilled to see the leucistic Blue Jay out in the Secret Garden at my school this morning! This is the 3rd or 4th year that we have enjoyed this beautiful bird. Unfortunately, I just had my little pocket camera, digital zoom isn't quite the same quality as my 300mm Nikon telephoto lens. I'll have to take that camera to school soon.

This bird is not an albino, it does have some light black markings and a tiny bit of blue on the wing feathers. It is amazing that it has survived so many years, many times oddly-colored birds don't survive.

1 comment:

troutbirder said...

Amazing. Your are indeed fortunate to have such an interesting bird close to your classroom