Albino Goldfinch

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  1. Tooty2shoes

    Tooty2shoes Hardy Maple

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    When I looked out our front window to see who was having a birdseed snack a week ago. This is what I saw and ran for my camera. It's a little out of focus as I took it with my phone and was shooting through a somewhat dirty window. But none the less I was amazed to see this albino finch happily munching on sunflower seeds. 0829200918a.jpg
     
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    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Wow! What a sight!
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    That's amazing Tooty!
     
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    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Tooty, I forwarded your post and photo to an ornithologist friend of ours who will be very interested in it. Thanks for posting, and for being so observant!
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I'm so glad you managed to get a photograph of it Tooty. I've never seen an albino finch before.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    I have also never seen one of these. What a lucky moment, 2T.
    If you get more, I would love to see them.
     
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    Thanks all. I had never seen a albino bird of any sort until this one showed up. It was only at my feeders for a few days and then gone.
    Marlingardner I would be super interested in what your friend thinks about this albino finch.
     
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    Tooty, I'd be interested in his thoughts, too. No reply to my e-mail and photo. I even sent a follow-up to ask if he was well. He just may slip to the bottom of my friends list.
     

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