Today we saw a very unusual bird – a male blackbird (Turdus merula) with lots of white on his body, giving him a beautiful pied appearance.
The photos aren’t very good because I had my not-very-sophisticated camera on zoom and was photographing through a window.
This is what a male blackbird should look like:
I’m hoping our pied visitor will come back and that we can get some better photos of him.
January 2018 UPDATE: We have another pied male blackbird.