Date: 12/26/20 8:21 am
From: Sandra Barbier <sandabar10...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] New Yard Bird
Good pictures! I think that bird was posing for you. Also, I had a
goldfinch at a feeder yesterday...

On Sat, Dec 26, 2020 at 7:25 AM Elizabeth Wiggins <
<000001a37a8a60cf-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Nancy, I was not clear. I checked this year only. I did not mean to
> suggest it was “rare”, only that it was unusual and maybe worth mentioning…
> or maybe not….
> Beth
> On Dec 26, 2020, at 05:47 AM, Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
> wrote:
> Beth checking eBird entries, I hosted a wintering Dtckcissel here at Casa
> Colibrí in January 2009.
> *Iron Nan*
> On Fri, Dec 25, 2020 at 9:49 PM Elizabeth Wiggins <
> <000001a37a8a60cf-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>> Merry Christmas! I haven’t been able to do much backyard watching this
>> month but on Dec 15, I looked out the back door at a hoard of House
>> Sparrows on my feeders and one looked “suspicious”. I grabbed the camera
>> and fired off a few shots before the group got spooked and they all
>> disappeared. I kind of forgot about it for a few days and then decided to
>> download the pics and take a better look. The “suspect” was my first ever
>> backyard Dickcissel - species #148 for the yard. I caught it again at the
>> feeders yesterday and today, and this afternoon it joined a handful of
>> sparrows in the front yard for some better shots. This evening I was
>> editing the photos and it occurred to me to find out more about the bird
>> and I noted that its summer range is in the US but apparently it winters
>> south of the border. I consulted LABIRD posts this Fall/Winter so far and
>> saw no mention of any, so I checked Dan Purrington’s “The Birds of
>> Southeast Louisiana” and, indeed, it is not a normal winterer. Long way of
>> saying that I guessed it was worth mentioning…. Pics at
>> Beth Wiggins
>> Metairie, LA
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> Nancy L Newfield
> Casa Colibrí
> Metairie, Louisiana USA
> <nancy...>
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Sandra Barbier
LaPlace, LA

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