BBC: Leucistic puffinThursday 1st July 2021
A rare white puffin has been spotted on a small island off the Sutherland coast in the Highlands.
The Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) said the bird was first seen on Handa Island in mid-June by seabird fieldworker Dora Hamilton.
The young puffin has only a few black feathers and its bill is largely orange.
SWT said the bird’s lack of pigmentation was caused by a genetic condition called leucism.
The trust manages the island as a wildlife reserve