Date: 4/12/17 4:20 pm
From: Tom McNamara <tmcmac67...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Bird ID Question Other Yard Birds
Hi Marcia,

With your mention that you "thought it was a female house finch"... I'm
guessing that you were probably seeing an immature male Purple Finch(es)
which hold their female-like plumage well into their second year of life.
good birding, Tom

On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 2:22 PM, Marcia <mimz607...> wrote:

> Greetings all,
> - Bird ID Question: I have seen and heard these brown stripey seed
> eaters singing VERY LOUDLY . At first I thought it was a female house finch
> warbling away, but I didn’t think that females sang? It also had a very
> light tan eyestripe. Can anyone shed some light for me? I’ve looked through
> my books, want online to listen to their songs and nothing “sang’ true.
> - Had our first Evening Grosbeaks on Friday, April 9.
> - Black-throated gray warbler this morning.
> - Wild turkeys gobbling this morning too.
> - Wood ducks nesting in two of our three boxes.
> - Also…on another note….I have witnessed bewick’s wrens, turkey
> vultures and red-shouldered hawks mating! They say that timing is
> everything….
> Marcia in North Eugene

Join us on Facebook!