I was very excited to see this white (partially albino) robin in the crabapple orchard here at Flower Hill Farm about a month ago. I did see it a few more times over a couple of weeks but have not seen it since.
It was a lucky sighting, as only one robin in 30,000 is albino or partial albino. It seems robins are the one bird where the phenomenon of albinism is seem most. Pigments protect and strengthen, therefore a white or partially white bird is more vulnerable to predators and other mishaps.
A white robin in a flock of fifty surely stands out more and makes an easier target. I hope this unique bird has survived and that I get lucky again!
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