Not a Bali Mynah

I didn’t really expect Rothschild’s bird, obviously, but here in New Jersey, I am always on the lookout for rosy starlings this time of year. It hasn’t happened yet, and it didn’t happen this morning in Brookdale Park, either. But a first scan of the flock of 190-some starlings there did turn up an oddity.

European starling

I rarely see leucism in European starlings at all, and this blond beauty was certainly the most nearly white I’ve ever encountered.