Albino jackdaw spotted

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

View all 4 updates ›

Rare albino jackdaw killed by other birds

The rare bird was first spotted earlier in the week Credit: Aberglasney Gardens

A rare albino jackdaw has been killed by other black-feathered jackdaws in the gardens of an historic house in Carmarthenshire.The bird, called Gwyn, was the first ever seen at Aberglasney Gardens.

But Gwyn - whose name means "white" in Welsh - may have been attacked by other birds because of his colour.He was found on a path in the grounds of Aberglasney Gardens by staff.

Head gardener Joseph Atkin said: "Apparently, it is quite common for other birds to turn on albinos like this - but it was just very unfortunate. I don't think Gwyn was very strong anyway because of being a fledgling albino."

More top news