What's this then?

Discussion in 'Animals and Wildlife' started by Dave Kendrick, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Dave Kendrick

    Dave Kendrick Member

    I apologise for the quality of the pic but the subject is, perhaps not surprisingly, a little 'twitchy' (sorry, couldn't resist it ;) ) and is very reluctant to pose - perhaps not helped by how how close the feeder is to the window.
    Please take a look and see if you can identify the bird - I know what it is and wonder if you think it's obvious.
  2. Thomas brookes

    Thomas brookes RPF Chief iPhone app Reviewer

    I would guess at a baby chaffinch??
  3. Glen Roberts

    Glen Roberts Well-Known Member

    It's a Dunnock with an unusual white feather on the wing.
  4. Dave Kendrick

    Dave Kendrick Member

    Mmm, wasn't too difficult then :) . If there was a prize it would go to Glen.
    I've been interested in birds (of both varieties :D ) for a long time and never seen anything like this. Any idea how unusual such variations are?
    He is a regular visitor and often accompanied by his lady friend who seems (as far as one can tell :eek: ) blithely unaware of his oddity.
  5. Glen Roberts

    Glen Roberts Well-Known Member

    I've seen quite a few different species of bird with odd white feathers, especially crows, but I think that's the first Dunnock I've seen with a white feather.

    Here's a Moorhen I saw a couple of years ago.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012

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