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By pamelajean
Inspired by Mollycatís albino squirrel, I thought you might like to see an albino coot chick that I named Whitey (very original).
Every day when I passed by the lake, I would look out for him and hope he was ok.
Mum fed him the same as her other two normal chicks and she would let him cuddle up to her for warmth.
I felt that he was vulnerable, and sadly it wasnít long before he disappeared, never to be seen again.
A sad tale, but I have these pictures to remind me of my little friend.

2 versions. One of mum with her three chicks, one of Whitey on his own.


Tags: Mum Coot Chick Water bird Aves Wildlife and nature Chordata

Voters: PhilT2, bobpaige1, BillRookery and 40 more

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PhilT2 Plus
10 524 30 England
1 Jun 2016 2:03PM
Such a sad little tale to accompany these lovely pictures Sad

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10 10 10 England
1 Jun 2016 2:25PM
Oh what a shame - nice to have a record of him though in these two pleasing shots.
accipiter 10 61 England
1 Jun 2016 2:37PM
Unusual and delightful captures of this interesting bird.
fificat100 9 5 2 Scotland
1 Jun 2016 3:56PM
What a sad, sad story, but you have superb record of two magical moments.
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2016 4:03PM
A sad story although the pictures are a lovely record.

CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
1 Jun 2016 4:12PM
A sad story, Pamela Sad
Niknut Plus
10 2.5k 82 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2016 5:34PM
Wonderful pictures of this unique little-un !!......shame it didn't survive !!.
vivdy 8 2 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2016 6:26PM
Nature is very cruel . Lovely images
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 14 England
1 Jun 2016 6:53PM
Definitely has the 'aaah' factor Grin But what a sad end to your story, Pamela Sad At least you have these wonderful images Smile
Trev Smile
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
1 Jun 2016 7:34PM
I am sad-- would have loved to see him grow up!
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
1 Jun 2016 8:33PM
Very cute ,but a sad story.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2016 9:12PM
A sad tale Pamela, obviously squirrels are a hardy breed. Back again today.
Peter GrinGrin
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2016 10:12PM
so sad Pamela,
and looks like he has already been pecked in version
but how privileged to see him in the first instance
two lovely images
1 Jun 2016 10:44PM
Sad story but two excellent images.
capto Plus
7 6.1k 15 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2016 10:07PM
Lovely shots, but I guess life is harder for albinos.Smile

Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2016 11:20PM

Quote:Definitely has the 'aaah' factor Grin But what a sad end to your story, Pamela Sad At least you have these wonderful images Trev

I so agree with Trev! Wonderful images and an exquisite subject... Sad indeed...
xwang 10 56 8
4 Jun 2016 9:32PM
Oh.. really sad.. but you've got some lovely images of Whitey.
5 Jun 2016 10:18PM
Two stunning images, Pamela.
Your narrative is very endearing & adds great context.

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