The weatherman called for rain and sleet this morning, but the Sun was still shining at 8:00, so I went to Jonas Green Park.
The ice was still thick on the ground, so I stayed mostly on the bridge, which was clear of ice. In truth, there wasn’t much to see but Ruddys and a few Canvasbacks and a Warbler who posed briefly. The leucistic Ruddy was a nice break in the monotony.
Leucism /ˈljuːsɪzəm/ is a condition in which there is partial loss of pigmentation in an animal resulting in white, pale, or patchy coloration of the skin, hair, feathers, scales or cuticle, but not the eyes.Unlike albinism, it is caused by a reduction in multiple types of pigment, not just melanin.