Date: 8/24/20 6:05 pm
From: Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Pine Grosbeak origin
I get young Purple Finches at my feeders that very much look like the bird in question. I don’t see a good argument for it being a Pine Grosbeak.

Jeff Gilligan







> On Aug 24, 2020, at 12:36 PM, Daniel Farrar <jdanielfarrar...> wrote:
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> I agree with David. Those are certainly pin feathers growing in and not wing bars. Bill's photos make that pretty apparent when I zoom in. I see it better on my phone which has higher resolution. The bird is in heavy molt, as are many this time of year. Overall the amount and color of red look good for Purple Finch to me. The lack of streaking on the flanks is also better for Purple than House. It is hard to judge but I do not see gray in the auriculars which House would show. Strange bird indeed.
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> Daniel Farrar
> Dunes City
> <jdanielfarrar...> <mailto:<jdanielfarrar...>


 
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