Leucistic Rock Pigeon on the Arroyo Trabuco Trail – March 7, 2015

Today, just as I reached the trail head at the end of Alicia Parkway, I had noticed a small flock of about 7 Rock Pigeons on the EMF towers at the entrance of the Arroyo Trabuco Trail in Rancho Santa Margarita.  Though one of the pigeons seemed odd from afar.  A closer inspection shows (2nd week in row) yet another leucistic (albino attributes) bird.  Below are a few of the images taken today of the leucistic Rock Pigeon along with a Cactus Wren and a Red-tailed Hawk (western) that’s just about to get plagued by a flock of White-throated Swifts which eventually chase the Buteo away from its perched location.  Lastly, there are a few images of the Arroyo Trabuco Trail at this location.

Here’s the eBird check list for March 7, 2015

A leucistic Rock Pigeon (feral) sits just on an EMF tower above the Arroyo Trabuco Trail
A leucistic Rock Pigeon (feral) sits just on an EMF tower above the Arroyo Trabuco Trail
Rock Pigeon (feral) Leucistic - (22329)
A Rock Pigeon (feral) leucistic takes flight
A leucistic Rock Pigeon (feral) sits just on an EMF tower above the Arroyo Trabuco Trail
A leucistic Rock Pigeon (feral) sits just on an EMF tower above the Arroyo Trabuco Trail
A Cactus Wren is perched high on coastal live oak leaves.
A Cactus Wren is perched high on coastal live oak leaves.
An adult Red-tailed Hawk (Western) perched on the Arroyo Trabuco Trail March 2015
An adult Red-tailed Hawk (Western) perched on the Arroyo Trabuco Trail March 2015
Arroyo Trabuco Trail (March 2015)
Arroyo Trabuco Trail (March 2015)
A portion of the Arroyo Trabuco Trail
A portion of the Arroyo Trabuco Trail

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