White little bird what could it be?White small black
Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:41 PM
i saw this bird this afternoon while looking at my feeder, anyone know what it could be? DSC03900.jpg 1.78MB 111 downloads
Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:43 AM
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:46 AM
Agree with everything!
thats a leucistic chickadee!!! cool!!!
Black-capped based on range.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:20 AM
question about identification, are these rare? and what do you mean owl enthusiast when you say black capped based on range?
thank you for responses all
Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:42 AM
The white on him/her is a genetic fluke dealing with pigment. It is definitely not common, I'm still waiting to see my first leucistic bird.
If you wanted to link your picasa album, I'd be happy to take a look. Embedding works, too, it's just whatever floats your boat.
-Army wife, homeschooling mom to 4, photographer, insomniac ninja
Life list: 152
Yard list (old house): 73
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So far this year: 142
Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:43 AM
Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:47 AM
Life List: 302 (reached my goal!!!!! (300) now just seing how much I can get by the end of the year)
recent lifers: Sanderling, Sandhill Crane, Winter Wren, Cliff Swallow, Snow Bunting, Harlequin Duck, Northern Shrike
coolest lifers: Yellow-bellied Elaenia, Sandhill Crane, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Black Skimmer, American Flamingo, Spruce Grouse, Harlequin Duck, Northern Shrike, Hepatic Tanager
Ontario List: 174
Mexico List: 90
Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:17 AM
My "best" lifers; Golden Eagle and Crested Mynah.
New birds 2013; Red Flanked Bluetail (Queen's Park, New Westminster Jan 15, 2013), Gyrfalcon (Hastings Park/Viterra building near Second Narrows, Jan 26, 2013), Brambling (Laurel/17th Feb 5th/2013), Red-naped Sapsucker (west side of Fraserview golf course, in lane by 7878 Vivian, Apr 5/2013). Sora (pond at Colony Farm April 8/13). Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Col Farm May 26/13). Lazuli Bunting and WETA May 2013 Col Farm).
New birds 2012; Black throated gray warbler, Cassin's vireo, (Hammond's Flycatcher,Chipping Sparrow were id'd at bird banding station), Vaux Swift, Cliff Swallow, Dowitcher, Merlin, Peregrine, Eastern Kingbird, Spotted Sandpiper, YHBB, Caspian Tern, Purple Martin, Warbling Vireo, Western Tanager.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:57 PM
I love leucistic birds because you know you have the same bird each visit. With normally colored birds you don't know if it is the same bird or not. The leucistic bird stands out.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:04 PM
I had a house sparrow with a white head that returned each winter for about 4 years. I called him paint, like someone got him with a paint brush. It was fun to know it was him each year returing from wherever he spent his summers.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:29 PM
Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:25 AM
it was back today, i am only afraid for its safety since it is so visible, heres hoping we have some snow soon
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