White (Leucistic) Kite at Gigrin Farm

The second set from the day at Gigrin, this time the ‘White’ Kite. It’s a fairly regular visitor to the feeding station at Gigrin and the correct term for these ‘whites is actually leucistic.

As some pigment is evident in these birds they’re not classed as albino and the eyes of this bird have a definite blue tinge to them. It appears to be a little more timid than the ‘reds’ but was certainly getting its fair share of the meat. The last time I was at Gigrin No.51 spent some time feeding on the ground, something I’ve never seen one of the ‘reds’ do. It didn’t venture down this time but spun down to skim the ground and lift the food as in the fashion of the rest of the birds.

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