fbpixel

Albino Chaffinch


Posted by Peter Ireland on Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:29 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours

Reply to topic  
 First unread post  | 6 posts | 
Image
As I was walking up to a Red Squirrel viewing area, this Chaffinch caught my attention immediately for obvious reasons.

F7.1@ 500 mm 1/320sec ISO 5000

User avatar
Posted by:
Peter Ireland
Forum Contributor
Location: Blackburn,Lancs
Member #:01589
Posts: 2958
Joined: 14 Jul 2008
Connect with me:
Flickr

   

by Carol Clarke on Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:35 am
User avatar
Carol Clarke
Chief Forum Administrator
Posts: 69037
Joined: 22 Aug 2003
Location: Lincolnshire, UK. In tune with Nature.
Member #:00067
I think its leucistic, Peter - it still has dark eyes which an albino wouldn't have. It is a little beauty though!

Carol.
Carol Clarke
Chief Forum Administrator.


"When the power of love is greater than the love of power,
the world will know peace"....Jimi Hendrix.

NSN0067
 

by david fletcher on Thu Jul 28, 2022 9:09 am
User avatar
david fletcher
Moderator
Posts: 29682
Joined: 24 Sep 2004
Location: UK
Member #:00525
What a rarity Peter. Can't recall ever seeing one. Super shot in its own right.
Make your life spectacular!
 

by Peter Ireland on Thu Jul 28, 2022 9:11 am
User avatar
Peter Ireland
Forum Contributor
Posts: 2958
Joined: 14 Jul 2008
Location: Blackburn,Lancs
Member #:01589
Carol Clarke wrote:
I think its leucistic, Peter - it still has dark eyes which an albino wouldn't have.  It is a little beauty though!

Carol.



Thanks, Carol. Yes, because I have never heard of the word "leucistic", I had to put it down as albino:)Thanks for the word of the day, and your comment.
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Thu Jul 28, 2022 10:50 am
User avatar
Axel Hildebrandt
Forum Contributor
Posts: 18407
Joined: 28 Nov 2005
Location: Coopersburg, PA
Great find of this unusual plumage and great eye contact.
Axel Hildebrandt
 

by gregc on Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:41 pm
gregc
Forum Contributor
Posts: 741
Joined: 20 Feb 2021
Location: Far North Queensland
Member #:22123
Nice pose and perch for your unusual sighting.
 

Display posts from previous:  Sort by:  
6 posts | 

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group