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Birdsong

One of These Things is Not Like the Other

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Remember that old Sesame Street game?

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I am assuming this is a partial albino house finch. Unless he also has leucism. He has a normal eye coloring. I am beginning to think I bleached the feeders too liberally! smile Is anyone else seeing more oddities in their flocks this winter? And lest you think all my birds are a little strange, maybe it would be best not to mention the house sparrow without a tail.

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That second shot in spite of any abnormalities is really a beauty!

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Sure there wasn't a nuclear plant meltdown near where you live? grin Seriously, nice photo of the unusual colored house finch. No real abnormalities that I've noticed yet other than the huge mutant blue jays. Numbers are as high as we've ever seen however, over 30 goldfinches at a time with 5 - 10 siskins mixed in. No chickadees this year so far. frown

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I have a male house finch at my feeders that has a white patch one side of his head. Still trying to get a good shot of him!

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Numbers are as high as we've ever seen however, over 30 goldfinches at a time with 5 - 10 siskins mixed in. No chickadees this year so far. frown

Numbers are really high here also. I feel like I'm living in my own little refuge. They are eating me out of house and home. I seem to be down to one goldfinch at a time--lucky you, but they have always been a little fickle here. I am getting up to 18 pine siskins at one time though, and 49 house finches at last Cornell feeder count. I'm sure there are more. I would be happy to have a few of them move on. Can I send them your way? Only two chickadees this year, so I'm not willing to share. So far no red-breasted nuthatches this winter. frown I love those little guys. Not surprisingly, I get to see a number of sharp-shinned and one great horned.

Waiting to see the picture of the white spotted finch!

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I'm beginning to think I should stay clear of your yard. I'd hate to come home looking stranger than I already do. shocked

I agree with Dan. That second shot is very well done.

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Birdsong, that second image is very nice. I've never seen anything like that. Great find.

I'm getting invaded by Mourning Doves. It started out with five in the ground feeder Wednesday and this mourning I had fourteen. Word must be getting out.

Mic

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