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Old Tuesday 4th June 2013, 10:41   #1
RichC
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Young Bird Isle of Skye

Sorry, feathered sort!
Seen yesterday and photo sent to me.
have no reference point for the size of the wee chap but any help will be much appreciated.
I uploaded the wee image so I hope it works!
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Old Tuesday 4th June 2013, 10:49   #2
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hi, it's a young House Sparrow with a plumage abnormality (leucism), so it has more white than usual.
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Old Tuesday 4th June 2013, 10:56   #3
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It's the white that was throwing me, looking all over for something with that kind of white:-)! Quite a few leucistic birds seem to hang around Skye. Perhaps that would account for the beak being pale all the way to tip? Would have expected a little "darkness" towards the tip of the beak.
Shape of the head/beak looks odd as well, probably the angle it was taken from, gives it quite a downwards tendancy and a menacing look.

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