Michelle Gaggiotti, who lives in
, came across this little bird
that looked like it flew off an artist’s canvas right outside of a 7-Eleven on Virginia Beach Dam Neck Road.
Gaggiotti even ran home to get her camera to snap this and several other photos of the angel bird.
In the bird world, this little one would often be called leucistic (partial albino) since it is not a true albino-- pure white with pink eyes.
Notice the pale yellow spot on the side of its breast. It also had a yellow spot on its other side and on its rump, Gaggiotti said.
The subtle yellow coloring led Gaggiotti to the assumption that the lovely creature is a yellow-rumped warbler.
“Very friendly too,” she said, “and allowed close-ups!”
It’s a wonder that a pristine beauty like this has lived for as long as it has because you would think it would be an easy target for a predator.
But if it makes it through mating season, we may see more little white yellow-rumped warbler beauties in the area.