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Old 23-11-17, 10:12 AM
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I was hoping that someone could help me identify this bird that appeared in my garden last week.
the nearest i can get is a Snow Bunting, but I am not convinced. It only visted once for a few minutes (hence the poor quality of photos) and has not returned. Since it in a large flock of Sparrows, I have considered that it may be a Sparrow with some Albino colouring. If that is the case I would have thought that it would have returned with the Sparrows. Note, I live in aberdeenshire just to the north of Aberdeen. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 23-11-17, 03:22 PM
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I am afraid not it looks like a part leucistic sparrow or greenfinch
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Old 23-11-17, 06:53 PM
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Many Thanks. You have confirmed my suspicions.
Although I do find it strange that it hasn't returned with the rest of the flock.
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Old 23-11-17, 07:48 PM
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Momma. There's a definite suggestion of green in pic 2, but the bird doesn't look quite big enough for greenfinch when compared with the spadgers in pic 3. But for me the greenish tinge in pic 2 leads me to deviant greenfinch.

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Old 24-11-17, 11:53 AM
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Momma. There's a definite suggestion of green in pic 2, but the bird doesn't look quite big enough for greenfinch when compared with the spadgers in pic 3. But for me the greenish tinge in pic 2 leads me to deviant greenfinch.

Tony
I would also lean toward greenfinch. And leucistic birds do tend to be a
bit smaller, than normal species.
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Old 24-11-17, 02:13 PM
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Welcome to the forum Eddie!

A leucistic Greenfinch for me too!
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Old 24-11-17, 08:57 PM
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I wouldn't rule out an escaped canary-type thing based on the images, but I agree its not a snow bunting.
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Old 11-12-17, 07:46 AM
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from what I can see in the photos I would be pretty confident that this is a House Sparrow with leucism (a female or juvenile),
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