Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Orangepoll or Redpoll??

I know sometimes a bird's diet can play a factor in their coloring. So what orange food was my Redpoll eating? LOL!

28 comments:

Lynne said...

How neat is THAT?!

Bren said...

OH MY WORD... he is so cute. Thank you for sharing this little fellow. It amazes me how close you can get to these creatures. I took some shots at geese today... from the inside of my home.
Happy Wordless Wednesday!

bennie and patsy said...

He must have gotten some orange berrys.
Patsy

Mildred said...

Carrot Top!!!

dAwN said...

Hummmm....Orange and Yellow..Have you been feeding it Candy corn?ngle

Lanny said...

I hear that the lady down the way has been putting her pumpkin pies out on her window sill to cool and was wondering why they had little holes dotting the custard.

Gardener's Garden said...

Beautiful shot and I've never had an orange one.

KathyB. said...

Good thing you got a picture of him. I often see birds that vary just a bit from the bird book pictures..and wonder, if there is no one taking pictures of all the birds , and often people viewing the birds have little knowledge of what they are seeing, than there are probably a LOT of birds that just don't fit the bird book description . He is a cutie, isn't he? Maybe he is the rebel in the family and this temporary aberration will disappear as he matures.

KOSTAS said...

Beautiful and beloved creature.

Jayne said...

Oh, Shelley, I love him! So cute!

Eve said...

Ha Ha Mildred was funny too..."carrot top" hahaha!

wendy said...

Wow! That is really orange isn't it?
I wonder what he would look like under a black light.

Daisy said...

I think he was eating sweet potatoes. :D

Bird Girl said...

So neat, Shelley! I have a male house finch that comes to the feeder and he is orange/peachy colored instead of the usual red. Fun!!! That is a beautiful picture of this bird!

fishing guy said...

Shelly: Did you throw out some orange rind to get this phase? You couldn't done this well on Photoshop.

The Retired One said...

I bet he was eating CHEETO's..you can't get that orange off you, can you?????

HANNIBAL said...

Love the "Orangepoll"!

Andrea said...

Perhaps it had the tips frosted, trying to impress. LOL

Deborah Godin said...

I actually researched this when I lived in the Alberta foothills, and saw a number of interesting pale birds. It's called leucism; similar to albinism only w/o the pink.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leucism

Jenny said...

Lovely photo! Ummmmmmmm.......
Carrot and Sweet Potato soup with Tangerine suprise for afters.

Tina said...

Orange you glad you caught him with your camera!! Send that one into a birdee magazine!!

Leedra said...

He is cute, maybe like children that eat carrots. Have you been feeding them carrots?

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Shellmo said...

Lynne - he really stood out in the "crowd" - lol!

Bren - These guys are pretty tame!

Benny & Patsy - I think you may be right!

Mildred - lol!!

Dawn - I love candy corn! She better not be hitting my stash!

Lanny - pumpkin is my favorite!

Gardener - thank you! I thought it was unusal...

Kathy B - it could be a rebellious stage -ha,ha!

Kostas - definitely loveable!

Jayne - thank you!

Eve - that is now her new name!lol!

Wendy - do you have one I can borrow? :O

Daisy - I'll ask her - lol!

Birdgirl - maybe they can hang out!! :)

Fishing guy - I'm just the one who gives them the thistle! :)

Retired Ones - I think Cheetos is like orange paint - ha,ha!

Hannibal - glad you like my "new bird species" - ha,ha!

Andrea - could be. My female redpolls are very concious of their looks!

Deborah - thanks for the info! Didn't even think of that!

Jenny - thats a lot of orange food!

Tina - LOL! That reminds me of a knock knock joke!

Leedra - I save my carrots for the bunnies. :0

Sandy said...

Well wow, beautiful orange color there..

troutbirder said...

What a sweetie!

Mary said...

Cute! I like "Orangepoll". Bet you can tell that one from the others.

BirdingMaine said...

Odd, yet still beautiful! Great find!

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Chad said...

Wild picture. I have yet to see any species of Redpoll... gorgeous birds!