Date: 6/3/20 11:26 am
From: Robert O'Brien <baro...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Question about a finch-like bird in Edmonds
OK, I'll buy that also. I guess the white outer tail feathers were an
illusion.
This bird has a darkish, brown bill, Young juncoes have a light-colored,
pinkish bill.
Bob OBrien Portland

On Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 10:44 AM Robert O'Brien <baro...> wrote:

> A great quiz bird. I agree with the ID, not an easy one, especially if
> the white outer tail feathers are not visible.
> Actually, I wondered whether juvenile Oregon Juncos even have white outer
> tail feathers.
> But, as Hal says, indeed they do.
>
>
> https://search.macaulaylibrary.org/catalog?taxonCode=orejun&q=Dark-eyed%20Junco%20(Oregon)%20-%20Junco%20hyemalis%20%5Boreganus%20Group%5D&age=j
>
> Ironically, it appears to be perched next to a nest box, and of course,
> Juncos nest on the ground, not in boxes!
>
> Bob OBrien Portland
>
>
> On Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 10:08 AM HAL MICHAEL <ucd880...> wrote:
>
>> It appears that the outer tail feathers are white. if so, this is a
>> young-of-the-year and recently fledged Dark-eyed Junco.
>>
>> Hal Michael
>>
>> Olympia WA
>> 360-459-4005
>> 360-791-7702 (C)
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>>
>> On June 3, 2020 at 8:50 AM <byers345...> wrote:
>>
>> Hello Tweeters,
>>
>> I was down at Edmonds Marsh this morning and spotted a
>> finch-like bird with what I thought looked like a bit of blue on its lower
>> flanks. I don’t think it’s a House Finch. So is it a female Purple
>> Finch? I can’t see the white bands on the bird’s face. I posted 2 photos
>> of this bird in my Flickr album from the Edmonds waterfront area. They are
>> the first to photos.
>>
>>
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/29258421@N07/albums/72157691309202295
>>
>>
>>
>> I’d appreciate any thoughts on the bird’s ID.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks, Charlotte Byers, Edmonds
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