Date: 8/25/20 4:00 am
From: Wayne Hoffman <whoffman...>
Subject: [obol] Fwd: Chuck Philo's photos of the mystery finch
Hi -

Thank you to the several of you who let me know privately that access was denied to the photos i tried to forward.

Here is Plan B: I have downloaded these onto my hard drive, discovering that the were 5-7 megabytes each, hence in aggregate probably too big to inflict on many OBOL users' email systems. So, I then individually cropped them down to just the bird images - 300K or so per image. Please let me know if these are also blocked.

Thanks -


From: "whoffman" <whoffman...>
To: "obol" <obol...>
Sent: Monday, August 24, 2020 8:44:22 PM
Subject: [obol] Chuck Philo's photos of the mystery finch

Hi -

Chuck had a friend send me 7 of his photos of the mystery finch from Thornton Creek.

In my opinion these are far more useful, but frankly, I am very puzzled. They are well-lit and show multiple views. I am comfortable saying they are not Pine Grosbeak, but I see a whole lot that is atypical for either House or Purple finch. In particular I have real problems reconciling the back, wing, and tail appearance with either of those species.

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