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ijwilki 06-12-17 06:27 PM

Leucistic Bullfinch
 
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This chappie has been visiting my garden this week accompanied by a male Bullfinch. I'm pretty sure this is a Bullfinch with some leucistic tendencies. Not the best of pics - taken through double glazing, the first with a smaller lens.

The photos seem to have lost a bit of pink coloration in the uploading process.

astafjevs 06-12-17 07:18 PM

There must be something in the water round there Ian, turning all the birds white :D

Tony F 06-12-17 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by astafjevs (Post 122904)
There must be something in the water round there Ian, turning all the birds white :D

I was thinking the same thing... Lovely bird though.

Tony

hawkeye 07-12-17 07:19 AM

Lovely looking bird, could be from the leaked radiation from the power station up there ?
isn't there a beach near you that is contaminated ? just a thought.

ijwilki 07-12-17 01:54 PM

Heysham is the nearest, about 20 miles to the south, Seascale is 40 miles plus to the north west.

There was a leucistic Bullfinch seen a few miles from us last year:

Rare bullfinch causes a flap | The Westmorland Gazette


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