Date: 1/9/18 5:56 pm
From: Austin Young <austinyoung234...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Rose-breasted Grosbeak?
Hey Kit! Where was this observation???

Austin Young
Twin Falls

On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 18:27 Kit Struthers <kit619...> [ible] <
<ible-noreply...> wrote:

> I was surprised late this morning when I looked out the kitchen window and
> saw what I think was an immature Rose-breasted Grosbeak. It was definitely
> a grosbeak! Deciding between Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Black-headed
> Grosbeak was my only problem--realizing that neither one should be here
> now.
> The first thing that caught my eye was that it was a larger bird than the
> House Finches nearby. Large, heavy bill, brown back and wings with
> wingbars, strong face pattern, and then what made me decide it's more
> likely a Rose-breasted than Black-headed was the pale buffy wash underlying
> the streaks on the upper breast.
> It first appeared in the mountain ash, moving around from branch to branch
> and then flying to the mud room roof. I hurried to get my camera, but, of
> course, it disappeared while I was out of the room and didn't come back.
> Kit Struthers
> <kit619...>
Austin Young
Twin Falls, ID

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