You're not seeing things - this really is a white blackbird!

A WHITE blackbird has landed in a village and was snapped by our photographer. The unusual albino visitor is flying around gardens in Woolmer Green. Although not particularly rare, albino birds are scarcely seen as they are extremely vulnerable. Becaus

A WHITE blackbird has landed in a village and was snapped by our photographer.

The unusual albino visitor is flying around gardens in Woolmer Green.

Although not particularly rare, albino birds are scarcely seen as they are extremely vulnerable.

Because the striking creatures stand out they are easy prey for predators.


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Resident Len Cole, 68, called our newsdesk after spotting the chirpy chap.

He told today's Welwyn & Hatfield Times: "I thought it was quite remarkable.

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Our snapper, Krishan Bhungar, finally tracked the bird down in neighbour Mary Sherwood's garden.

For more on this story, buy today's Welwyn & Hatfield Times. And see more pictures of the white blackbird by clicking on the gallery below.

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