Perthshire · Photography · Scotland

Friday photo: white peacock

This is Alexander, the white peacock resident at Scone Palace in Perthshire. There have been peacocks at Scone Palace for more than 200 years, but white ones are a relatively new addition. The white colour results from a genetic condition called leucism, which causes a loss of pigmentation in the feathers. Unlike albinos that have red or pink eyes, animals with leucism retain colour in their eyes.

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Alexander the peacock at Scone Palace, showing off his beautiful white feathers.
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Perthshire · Photography · Scotland

Friday photo: cows in the road

I suppose it’s a bit tiresome for farmers having to hold up the traffic to move their beasts, but I like it when cars come to a standstill for cows in the road.

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Cows on the move, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire.
Perthshire · Photography · Scotland

Friday photo: snow

Like many other parts of the UK, eastern Perthshire has had quite a bit of snow this week, being driven in on strong easterly winds from Siberia. In between frequent blizzards, we’ve been fortunate to have some blue skies and sunshine. Scotland’s gritter lorries have been kept busy clearing the major routes, leaving quieter roads, like Keay Street in Blairgowrie, white and powdery.

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Snowy Keay Street, Blairgowrie, Perthshire.