Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wearing white after Labor Day good fashion sense or is it…for the birds?




Do you wear white after Labor Day?  I must say I don’t quite get the reason, but I’ve always gone by the rule.  Except today I decided to throw caution to the wind and get one last day out of my white jeans.  I felt very rebel-iscious until I looked out of my window and noticed the bird at my feeder.

Yes, he was wearing white-- on his head.  Freaky?  Yes.  Fashionable?  Most certainly, He looked very dapper indeed and goodness gracious—it was a couple of days after Labor Day!  It’s a tad a bit early for Halloween and I don’t think he is going to fool anyone into thinking he is a tiny eagle.

Scratching my head at this Bald Eagle imposter I went and did a bit of research on this odd phenomenon.  I find that it is more common (even though after years of watching birds this is the first I’ve ever seen) that one thinks.  The condition, called leucism is in fact, a partial mutation of the pigment cells. He is a leucistic Grackle! 

So, I must say that while we humans are stowing our white garments, the natural world is sporting them in style.

14 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

I wear white all year long, I am a nurse....:) What an interesting bird. Enjoy your day!

Heather said...

hee hee hee! LOVE this - you know I actually thought about this this morning - as i am still carrying a white purse ( hence, the need for the leopard bag! - lol) BUT, no I do not wear white jeans or pants after Labor Day - I am with you!
I love that the animals do though! enjoy your day!

Carol said...

Beautiful shot of the bird! I wear white whenever I feel like it ! Never was much of one to follow fashion rules :)

craftattack said...

Good to know what it is! I didn't know about wearing white after Labor Day, so that was something new for me! Valerie

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I always learn something when I visit your blog--very interesting bird! Kooky as it sounds, I don't usually wear white after Labor Day either!

Lee Pierce said...

I seldom wear white (do t-shirts count?) but do have a white wristlet that has been put away til next year :D
Love the bird facts!

Carolina said...

Hi Crystal,
this is a special bird. Very nice!
=)
Hugs.

laurie said...

I think we should take our cue from the birds,, they always look good!

Diana Evans said...

That bird is so cute~~~~ and I think the only time I wore white from head to toe was our Wedding Day....I love my darks...and the little black dress...you can never have enough!!!!

Leovi said...

Beautiful photo, I love the colors and plumage that nice bird.

Gerri Herbst said...

Great bird and yes...I wear white after Labor Day!

Magic Love Crow said...

Thanks so much for this post Crystal! I have never seen a bird like this before! Yeh, to wearing white all year long ;o)

maddyrose said...

I don't think I've ever seen a bird like this one. Thanks for sharing. As far as wearing white after Labor Day, I wear white year round. Hardly a day goes by that I don't wear it. When you get to be my age you don't let other people dictate what your do or wear. This is my life and I do what feels good and right to me.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

I literally laughed out loud at the tiny eagle comment. :D
We don´t have that rule here and white boots were the top of fashion items this winter here.

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