Aberglasney's albino jackdaw 'mistaken for a dove'

The bird's bill and legs are white as well as its feathers Credit: Aberglasney Gardens

"I was quite taken aback by the pure white bird which at first I thought was a dove" says Aberglasney Gardens' head gardener Joseph Atkin.

"When I realised that it was in fact an albino jackdaw I quickly took a picture with my mobile phone."

"I’ve certainly never seen one before.”

Albino characteristics can make a bird stand out and make it more vulnerable to predators, but staff at Aberglasney say the jackdaw has remained undisturbed so far.

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Albino jackdaw spotted

A rarely seen albino jackdaw is seen at Aberglasney Gardens in Carmarthenshire.