Saturday, 23 April 2016

SATURDAY CRITTERS - Leucistic Chaffinch

Last year, you may remember I found a Leucistic Chaffinch at Mount Stewart, near Newtownards and today when I was attending a meeting there, one of the staff informed me she had seen the bird again so off I set to try and find it in the woods! It took sometime but finally I saw it although it was high up in the trees and not all that easy to photograph so below are the best images and short video I managed. Also I will show you newly born Mallard Ducklings.





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I also walked round the lake at Mount Stewart and found 12 newly born Mallard ducklings well hidden in the reeds along with their parents.  There is  a short video of them at the end of this post.  






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I hope you enjoyed both my finds at Mount Stewart yesterday.

I am linking this post with SATURDAY CRITTERS.

Many thanks for visiting and also to all who leave comments.

32 comments:

  1. What a lovely place! I enjoyed the ducklings, wow so early too. Lovely video and finches.

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  2. Beautiful and delightful shots of the birds.

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  3. when I hear your video the cat awake ;) wunderfull * what a lovely bird this Leucistic Chaffinch

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  4. Very well done Margaret! Beautiful bird & cute ducklings!

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  5. so fantastic. I don`t know what to say. The Pictures are so wonderful. I never saw a little duck so near by. It´s so very lovely!! Thanks for sharing this sweet pictures.
    Best
    susa

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  6. What an extraordinary sight this leucistic Chaffinch!
    you were well rewarded for your effort to spot it!
    Enjoy your weekend, Margaret :)

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  7. Such lovely photos and videos! The ducklings are very cute and the chaffinch photos are magical. I hope he/she survives despite the unusual colour!

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  8. They are all so cute, seems that spring is in the air !

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  9. Oh Margaret, I loved the Leucistic Chaffinch's call and all the bird sounds in that video. And the DUCKLINGS - beautiful. Thanks for sharing all this nature. Blessings. Jo

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  10. I love the fuzzy little ducks

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  11. Hello Margaret, the Leucistic Chaffinch is beautiful. I love the sounds in the video. The Ducklings are adorable, cute family shots. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  12. Adorable babies! Nature in all its glory.

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  13. Those little ducklings are adorable!

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  14. beautiful captures, with all that natural prettiness in the background. the little ducklings are adorable!!!

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  15. In our home, we love ducks! The attentive mom wasted no time to get the ducklings to their natural habitat. The shallow marsh seems perfectly safe for the young ones to explore. Great videos!

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  16. What a nice cute series, never seen and heard a Leucistic Chaffinch, thanks for sharing.
    Have a great sunday

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  17. The finch is beautiful.Of course baby ducks are always a treat.

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  18. so unique and beautiful! those ducklings are adorable. :)

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  19. What a difference being lecustic does to a Chaffinch

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  20. lovely pictures, thank you for sharing.

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  21. that chaffinch is really gorgeous. Makes me think it is a female :)

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  22. So cute Margaret, enjoyed those little ducklings and found the Leucistic Chaffinch fascinating.

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  23. All of these birds are so sweet! I can hear the little guys peeping from here!

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  24. Love the leucistic chaffinch - great sighting :) and those ducklings are so cute :) Hope you are having a good weekend :)

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  25. Oh these are just wonderful ...

    All the best Jan

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  26. It's so good you refound the leucistic Chaffinch again Margaret. Being so pale it needs to keep a good lookout for predators.

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  27. Re-finding that Chaffinch must have been like looking for a needle in a haystack. The bird appears quite docile in the video, so it probably did not attract attention by moving about actively. A really beautiful specimen!

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  28. The Leucistic Chaffinch is beautiful and those little baby ducklings are adorable. I also enjoyed the videos.

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  29. That first bird is really pretty. Love the ducklings!

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  30. Well spotted and they're lovely shots. I was down a couple of weeks ago and couldn't find it. Looks like I'll have to try harder!

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