House Finch (Leucistic) ~ Male III by Kimberly Chadwick

House Finch (Leucistic) ~ Male III by 

Taken in Marana, Az, Feb 2010. Canon Powershot Sx10is.

261 views as of 3-11-2011

I was thrilled to see this rare lil guy again, I was afraid that I would never see him again!

Not to be confused with the Purple finch found in coniferous and woodland areas, This common western finch of the deserts and foothills was introduced in small numbers in New York in 1940; by the end of the 20th century it had become a common breeding bird of the suburbs, cities and agricultural areas throughout most of the eastern U.S., where it may compete with Purple Finch, at least in winter. It is abundant at feeders.

VOICE Song a sweet, cheerful warble containing wiry notes (lower and less distinct in western birds). Calls a rich chewp and sweep like House Sparrow. SONGS AND CALLS

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My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsabout 5 years ago

    Very cool looking House Finch. So far I have not seen a Leucistic bird.

  • I have been blessed by seeing quite a few. the other day I saw a Great-tailed Grackle with a single pure white tail feather! Thank you Michael!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Rstrick2
    Rstrick2about 5 years ago

    very nice photo. they are quite abit different from other here on the east coast

  • Thank you Robert~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 5 years ago

    What a cutie, Kimberly! I’m so pleased he turned up again so you could get this shot! His mottled colouring is very fetching! ;o)

  • I agree Krys, I was so excited about seeing him again, I was afraid I wasn’t going to get the shot. He is a lot more skittish than the others. I guess being his color he has to be a bit more aware of who’s watching him! Thank you my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 5 years ago

    Awesome up-close detail Kim, love the blue sky in the background as well, nicely documented

  • Thank you as always Larry~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Bonnie Robert
    Bonnie Robertabout 5 years ago

    I’m glad he is still around. He is so cute, super capture

  • I am too! I was thrilled to get a good capture of him this time…..Thank you my friend~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterabout 5 years ago

    Very nice, love the background, looks so natural! Beautiful bird portrait! Dee

  • I hope it looks natural, because it is….lol Thank you so very much Diane!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantabout 5 years ago

    Where sitting on your stool for this one ? LOL :) This is so awesome Kimberly ! Great clarity and just a beautiful capture !

  • Aww, thank you Judy. Funny enough I was trying to avoid my dogs jumping in my lap so I was standing in front of the tree when he just flew right to the branch. I was afraid to move but hated to miss him. Another luck of the shutter!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Sherry Pundt
    Sherry Pundtabout 5 years ago

    Very nice capture! I’m so glad he came to visit you again!

  • I was excited to see him again for sure, thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture Kimberly!!

  • Thank you so much Marvin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful bird and capture. Nice description & story…Hugs…Tom

  • Thank you Tom!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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