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#3172107 - 02/21/13 03:18 PM White phase robin (pic)
catman529
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Saw this today coming back from checking cameras and replacing batteries.



Not albino, just white. Had some gray streaks in some wing feathers and a yellow beak.
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#3172111 - 02/21/13 03:26 PM Re: White phase robin (pic) [Re: catman529]
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Very close to what I spotted over at Henry Horton earlier this month! Weird that in my whole life I've never seen one, and now this month, 2.
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#3172115 - 02/21/13 03:27 PM Re: White phase robin (pic) [Re: Nimrod777]
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Thats pretty neat! I've never saw one.
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#3172116 - 02/21/13 03:28 PM Re: White phase robin (pic) [Re: Nimrod777]
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Cool!
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#3172119 - 02/21/13 03:30 PM Re: White phase robin (pic) [Re: Nimrod777]
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 Originally Posted By: Nimrod777
Very close to what I spotted over at Henry Horton earlier this month! Weird that in my whole life I've never seen one, and now this month, 2.
there are silver phase turkeys in and around HH. You may have seen the pics or video I posted of them a year or so ago.
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#3172201 - 02/21/13 05:12 PM Re: White phase robin (pic) [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: Nimrod777
Very close to what I spotted over at Henry Horton earlier this month! Weird that in my whole life I've never seen one, and now this month, 2.
there are silver phase turkeys in and around HH. You may have seen the pics or video I posted of them a year or so ago.


Hrmm, this is making weird sense.

Back when I started going to the Henry Horton Rendezvous, my hair was quite a bit darker. The more 'Vous I've attended, the more silver seems to be appearing.

They need to test their water!
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#3172211 - 02/21/13 05:18 PM Re: White phase robin (pic) [Re: Nimrod777]
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 Originally Posted By: Nimrod777
 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: Nimrod777
Very close to what I spotted over at Henry Horton earlier this month! Weird that in my whole life I've never seen one, and now this month, 2.
there are silver phase turkeys in and around HH. You may have seen the pics or video I posted of them a year or so ago.


Hrmm, this is making weird sense.

Back when I started going to the Henry Horton Rendezvous, my hair was quite a bit darker. The more 'Vous I've attended, the more silver seems to be appearing.

They need to test their water!
You might be on to something. I guess because it's a state park, the turkeys have gotten very old????
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#3172221 - 02/21/13 05:30 PM Re: White phase robin (pic) [Re: catman529]
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Wow, that's cool
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#3172223 - 02/21/13 05:32 PM Re: White phase robin (pic) [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
You might be on to something. I guess because it's a state park, the turkeys have gotten very old????


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#3172225 - 02/21/13 05:34 PM Re: White phase robin (pic) [Re: Nimrod777]
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pretty cool looking
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#3172253 - 02/21/13 05:58 PM Re: White phase robin (pic) [Re: northeasthunter]
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Nice! I've never seen a robin of that color before.
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#3172259 - 02/21/13 06:05 PM Re: White phase robin (pic) [Re: northeasthunter]
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I had a white robin in my yard last month. I'm in Wilson county.
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#3172268 - 02/21/13 06:16 PM Re: White phase robin (pic) [Re: KennyDale]
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I have never seen a white robin but...I did go to school with a guy named Robin White...
also robins of this color are called a...Leucistic robin
thanks for the pic!
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#3172302 - 02/21/13 06:55 PM Re: White phase robin (pic) [Re: pressfit]
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Send the pic to the Audubon Society. I've never seen one.
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#3172304 - 02/21/13 06:57 PM Re: White phase robin (pic) [Re: DaveB]
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Very cool. \:D
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#3172305 - 02/21/13 06:58 PM Re: White phase robin (pic) [Re: DaveB]
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Must admit, I was skeptical when opening this thread, but that certianly looks like a robin to me. Never seen one like that before.

I've seen a couple of white/grey phase turkeys, but I've seen a lot more robins than turkeys. Thanks for sharing this. I had no idea they existed.
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#3172331 - 02/21/13 07:16 PM Re: White phase robin (pic) [Re: Camp David]
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 Originally Posted By: Camp David
Must admit, I was skeptical when opening this thread, but that certianly looks like a robin to me. Never seen one like that before.

I've seen a couple of white/grey phase turkeys, but I've seen a lot more robins than turkeys. Thanks for sharing this. I had no idea they existed.
yep it was definitely a robin, it was chirping along with all the other robins. I didn't know they existed either. Thought it was albino till I got up close.
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#3172338 - 02/21/13 07:21 PM Re: White phase robin (pic) [Re: northeasthunter]
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#3172704 - 02/22/13 05:09 AM Re: White phase robin (pic) [Re: Nimrod777]
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#3172729 - 02/22/13 06:07 AM Re: White phase robin (pic) [Re: RUGER]
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The one at HH a couple weeks ago was probably more of a gray phase. I was in the car while my buddy was taking some pictures of the sports fields, and the bird immediately caught my eye from 70 yards away. It was in the middle of a bunch of other robins, but sure stuck out. Too far to get a good pic with my phone, and my buddy couldn't hear what I was yelling to him over the wind.
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