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Monty had a bird having a bath in the pond. It was grey, black, and white with yellow flashes on the wings.  T'other half thought it a juvenile goldfinch but the colours are wrong. Did the cameraman have  a wrong colour filter on, or is it something else entirely?
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,376
    I don't watch it @fidgetbones, but could it have been one of the wagtails?
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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,828
    No, the marking and beak looked like goldfinch, except wrong colour. I've come to the conclusion the cameraman had a filter on that took out all red, so the brown went grey and the red went black.  Either that or he has an atypical colour one.  We had a white vole running round one year. We called him flash. Surprisingly he lasted about six months.
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  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 9,260
    We noticed it too - thought it was a grey wagtail, but having googled I’m now not so sure .....🤔
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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 5,538
    Goldfinch but filmed with a yellow range filter by the looks of it.


  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 2,055
    Putting filters on is cheating!

    I remember during the Irish Troubles a very irate onlooker was remonstrating with a BBC cameraman. “You lying BBC,” he shouted, “you’re filming things that aren’t happening.”
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,828
    I use a red filter underwater, otherwise  the colours look very wrong, but topside it shouldn't be necessary.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 65,532
    edited October 2020
    Juvenile goldfinches have greyish plumage with the gold bands until their first moult  when it becomes the more brownish colour ... my Welsh Uncle Bill was a licenced breeder and National Judge of cage birds and finches and I remember him telling me this ... he could also differentiate the sexes by tiny differences in the beak and shape of the gold bands on their wings.  
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  • B3B3 Posts: 15,527
    @BenCotto. The Celtic race has always had the better grasp of the abstract😊
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