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Old 18-06-15, 05:55 PM
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I've had several sightings of a white Carrion Crow from my garden over the last few days. Haven't managed a pic yet but hopfully I'll be able to get one. It seems to be in the company of a regular black crow whenever it appears.
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Old 18-06-15, 07:42 PM
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I'll look forward to seeing a picture of that one. Seen leucistic blackbirds and evev a reed warbler, but not a crow.

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Managed some pics today - poor light and heavy crops so not wonderful. Looks like a juvenile.
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Old 19-06-15, 10:28 PM
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Thanks Ian; how weird is that?? If I saw it I don't know whether I'd think leucistic crow or freaky gull...

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Looks like a carrion to me. Not seen a leucistic one.
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Thanks Ian; how weird is that?? If I saw it I don't know whether I'd think leucistic crow or freaky gull...

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It was the fact that it was with a normal crow that attracted my attention to it. Managed a couple more photos this morning through the drizzle. The first pic identifies it clearly as a crow.
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An amazing sight Ian! Super images of the Crow especially so the flight pics!
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Old 24-06-15, 05:31 PM
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Getting sightings every day. It was in the field behind the house with another Crow today.
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Great photos of an unusual variant.

Do you think they are nesting?

It would be interesting to see the offspring.
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Old 24-06-15, 07:37 PM
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Great photos of an unusual variant.

Do you think they are nesting?

It would be interesting to see the offspring.
I think it is a juvenile, it is a little smaller than the others and the normal crow in the photo seems to be looking after it.
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