Date: 11/21/20 5:44 pm From: David Guertin <dave...> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Can’t ID
I'm looking at the Nat Geo guide and Sibley side-by-side now. The painting in the Nat Geo guide does emphasize the yellow-olive head and back more than Sibley does. I'll see if I can get a decent photo to send you.
I own several field guides, but those are the two I use most frequently. Sibley seems to be the de facto standard (with good reason), but I find that sometimes the Nat Geo guide emphasizes different characteristics that are helpful, so I often use it as a companion to Sibley.
On 11/21/20 8:33 PM, Richard Littauer wrote: > I am curious about something. Kim, or anyone else who owns *Nat Geo Birds > of North America*, would you mind sending me a photo of the Pine Grosbeak > page? > > I suspect that they may have used examples that have more olive coloration > than our subspecies, here, which is predominately grey. That would make for > a confusing ID. > > Best, > R > > On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 4:13 PM Kim Sargeant <grammiekims...> wrote: > >> I trust that they are Pine grosbeaks. Everyone’s descriptions and reasons >> make sense >> >> Thanks all >> >> On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 2:46 PM Charlie Teske <cteske140...> >> wrote: >> >>> Have you looked at Pine Grosbeaks? >>> >>> >>> >>> On Thu, 19 Nov 2020 11:06:58 -0500, Kim Sargeant <grammiekims...> >>> wrote: >>> >>> For at least two days I have been seeing a small flock of birds feasting >> on >>> the fruit of an ornamental apple. Tiny fruits. >>> >>> The birds are grosbeak size with the same type of tail. They seem to be >>> mostly gray, darker on top, with some whitish wing bars. Though not >> bright >>> white. The sky has been gray, gray birds, no binos while walking my pup. >> I >>> haven’t found them in my Nat Geo Birds of North America book. >>> >>> Kim >>> e Grosbeaks >>> >