Owners bring albino crow on holiday to the Lizard: PICTURES

Owners bring albino crow on holiday to the Lizard: PICTURES

Owners bring albino crow on holiday to the Lizard: PICTURES

First published in Cornwall

The packet.co.uk has brought you some strange stories in the past, but perhaps none as strange as an albino crow on holiday on the Lizard.

The bird was turning heads at Mullion Cove on Monday after its owners brought it out for a show and tell.  

Called Polaris, the crow lives with John and Lisa of the International Centre for Birds of Prey, a worldwide conservation group based in Gloucestershire.

They rescued Polaris after he was thrown out of the family nest as a chick, presumably because of its rare colourings.

Visitors to the cove were fascinated by the bird, which had already visited Land’s End and had stopped off at Mullion before making his way to The Lizard.

Bob Felce, who lives in Mullion, was among those who happened to be at the cove when Polaris caused a stir.

He said: “People were asking if he was an albino chough. They look quite similar, but only in shape. He was an interesting visitor for other visitors in the cove and it was a real change to see something like that.”

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8:24am Sat 14 Sep 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Was it really necessary to subject the bird to a time of lengthy travelling from Gloucestershire and around Cornwall, whilst in a confined space of a vehicle? As a Crow, does it really enjoy being kept in a harness to prevent flight? It is in my view, a beautiful bird, however, should not be a travelling tourist attraction.
Was it really necessary to subject the bird to a time of lengthy travelling from Gloucestershire and around Cornwall, whilst in a confined space of a vehicle? As a Crow, does it really enjoy being kept in a harness to prevent flight? It is in my view, a beautiful bird, however, should not be a travelling tourist attraction. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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7:42pm Sat 14 Sep 13

meerkats says...

I agree with your comments Gill and i certainly dont think it should be subject to the ordeal of travelling around or kept in a harness. It is a rare beautiful bird though.
I agree with your comments Gill and i certainly dont think it should be subject to the ordeal of travelling around or kept in a harness. It is a rare beautiful bird though. meerkats
  • Score: 8

10:55pm Sun 15 Sep 13

molesworth says...

There is a half albino crow resident on Pendennis Point. Looks like someone's thrown some white paint over it. Been there for several years, I first saw it 8 years ago - though I haven't seen it in the last year...
There is a half albino crow resident on Pendennis Point. Looks like someone's thrown some white paint over it. Been there for several years, I first saw it 8 years ago - though I haven't seen it in the last year... molesworth
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7:10am Mon 16 Sep 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Thanks meerkats.

molesworth that is interesting, makes me then wonder, why the crow in the article was not subsequently released after being rescued, if the other birds would accept it? much in the same way the seal sanctuary manages to release some of their rescue seals again after rescue at a young age.
Thanks meerkats. molesworth that is interesting, makes me then wonder, why the crow in the article was not subsequently released after being rescued, if the other birds would accept it? much in the same way the seal sanctuary manages to release some of their rescue seals again after rescue at a young age. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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