Leucistic Robin

I saw my first leucistic American Robin on Sunday afternoon on the way to Middlefork Savanna in Lake Forest. I had just parked the car at Elawa Farm and saw the bird before I even got out of the car. I laughed because I had already seen a photo of this same bird, the day before, posted on a friend’s Facebook page. I’ve posted these on Flickr so you can click through to see them bigger.

Leucistic Robin 1/3

Leucistic Robin 3/3

Leucistic Robin 2/3

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4 Responses to Leucistic Robin

  1. Mick says:

    That is such an interesting bird and great that you were able to get such good photos.

  2. Wren says:

    Too funny that you saw the same bird online and IRL. Nice photo, you can see the distinctive pattern of red and white.

  3. Neil says:

    To be able to see it just when you pulled up is great beautiful photos.

  4. Larry Jordan says:

    Great shots Amy! I have never encountered a leucistic American Robin. Without the distinctive head, you could mistake this bird for a different species couldn’t you?

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