Date: 7/31/17 9:14 am From: Tom Crabtree <tc...> Subject: [obol] Re: Unknown sparrow with yellow face, Cannon Beach
That’ll teach me to look at only the first picture. What I meant to say was that this is a juvenile Red-winged Blackbird. The side angle shows a long, pointed bill. The face color is more orange and the heavy streaks indicate juvenile.
Tom Crabtree, Bend
From: Owen Schmidt [mailto:<oschmidt...>]
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 9:03 AM
To: Thomas J Crabtree
Subject: Re: Unknown sparrow with yellow face, Cannon Beach
…… that was pretty quick, Tom. Take a close look at that pointed bill, check out Red-winged Blackbird juvenile.
Monday, July 31, 2017
On Jul 31, 2017, at 8:53 AM, Tom Crabtree <tc...> wrote:
Any thoughts on what this might be? It was hanging out yesterday morning at Cannon Beach's settling ponds. With the yellow color on face and with no reference guide I considered "Savannah" but it doesn't have a light chin patch, chest seems too striped. Looks like a newbie. Ideas?