As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday, 1 April 2019

Rare 'white red kite' is spotted by Abercegir farmer

13 March 2019
A rare white-coloured kite has been spotted in Powys.
However, it is unclear whether it is a leucist (white red kite), of which there are only about six in Wales, or a kite with albinism.
Farmer Sioned Thomas, of Abercegir, near Machynlleth, spotted it while feeding sheep on Tuesday.
Wildlife presenter Iolo Williams said such kites were also "extremely rare", and it was "impossible" to tell from a video which it was.
"I saw this big white bird, just above me and it stood out straight away, because it was completely white," said Ms Thomas.
"I thought it was a seagull at first, but then I saw her forked tail. Upon closer inspection, I could see that she looked exactly like a red kite, only white.

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