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Help with bird ID

This bird has been hanging around with our sparrows and in and out of their nesting post. ( A T-shaped clothes-line pole) He has the wings and tail the colour of a sparrow, his body is mainly white, his beak seems more like a finch. He is the same size as the house sparrows he is hanging around with. We have never seen anything like him before. Here is a pic that Bob took of him. He was a fair distance away as he seems more skittish than most of the sparrows we have around here. Any help would be appreciated.

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Seems a little small for a Snow Bunting.....don't know.

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here is a pic that Bob got the other day. It's so hard to get a good pic of him!

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"pammy" wrote:
The Partial Albino Sparrow was mating today with one of the house sparrows in the back yard. Hopefully there will be eggs and then he will probably stick around. Smiling The males take food to the females when they are on the eggs and once the eggs are hatched they help get food for the babies. Will keep you updated.

Thanks Pammy!!! Really interesting Laughing out loud

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The Partial Albino Sparrow was mating today with one of the house sparrows in the back yard. Hopefully there will be eggs and then he will probably stick around. Smiling The males take food to the females when they are on the eggs and once the eggs are hatched they help get food for the babies. Will keep you updated.

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"Pammy" wrote:
thought about the preditors too. We have had a small hawk around here often lately and I'm worried about him. The other sparrows seem to have accepted him so far.

This is good for him ...and for you too... Laughing out loud

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"Fani" wrote:
Pammy , put on google' pictures ... snow bunting...and you can see many different phases of the bird... put also... albino sparrow...there are some photos too...I think it isnt too rare

Great minds think alike Fani. That's where I was. I see what you mean about the back. This one looks like he is mostly white except for the wings and tail, which are just like our sparrows. The more I search, the more I think it is a partial house sparrow. If it is, I want to get better pics of it because it's not too common. I hope it stays around all summer. He seems to want to mate with the female making the nest in the pipe.

LOL!!!! Yes we are great minds Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud I think it must be difficult to be albino...May females don't like him...and maybe it is easier for predators to catch him..
I thought about the preditors too. We have had a small hawk around here often lately and I'm worried about him. The other sparrows seem to have accepted him so far. Smiling

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...and Pammy ...I hope you will share with us your rare observations LOL Laughing out loud

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"Fani" wrote:
Pammy , put on google' pictures ... snow bunting...and you can see many different phases of the bird... put also... albino sparrow...there are some photos too...I think it isnt too rare

Great minds think alike Fani. That's where I was. I see what you mean about the back. This one looks like he is mostly white except for the wings and tail, which are just like our sparrows. The more I search, the more I think it is a partial house sparrow. If it is, I want to get better pics of it because it's not too common. I hope it stays around all summer. He seems to want to mate with the female making the nest in the pipe.

LOL!!!! Yes we are great minds Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud I think it must be difficult to be albino...May females don't like him...and maybe it is easier for predators to catch him..

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"Fani" wrote:
Pammy , put on google' pictures ... snow bunting...and you can see many different phases of the bird... put also... albino sparrow...there are some photos too...I think it isnt too rare

Great minds think alike Fani. That's where I was. I see what you mean about the back. This one looks like he is mostly white except for the wings and tail, which are just like our sparrows. The more I search, the more I think it is a partial house sparrow. If it is, I want to get better pics of it because it's not too common. I hope it stays around all summer. He seems to want to mate with the female making the nest in the pipe.

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Pammy , put on google' pictures ... snow bunting...and you can see many different phases of the bird...
put also... albino sparrow...there are some photos too...I think it isnt too rare

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