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This guy is about the size of a crossbill (I think that is what he is) and has been at our feeder for about a week now - location Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

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While I am posting, here is a sparrow (I think :LOL:)

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mike mac said:
What detail in both but the second is awesome, sorry cant help with the ID, hopefully Janet will pop in she knows them all

He he - just like yours :smile: When things go right with the D2X they really go right.
 
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Nice shots Rory. I can't postitively ID the bird, but I'm pretty sure that it's not a crossbill. Not crossed enough. :wink:

Actually, it looks like a Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
 
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Flew said:
Nice shots Rory. I can't postitively ID the bird, but I'm pretty sure that it's not a crossbill. Not crossed enough. :wink:

Actually, it looks like a Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Good call Frank. I missed that one in my book. It looks like it is a black-headed grosbeak. That is a first for me. It is really easy to spook - this is the first time I have been able to get a shot of it.
 
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hillrg said:
Good call Frank. I missed that one in my book. It looks like it is a black-headed grosbeak. That is a first for me. It is really easy to spook - this is the first time I have been able to get a shot of it.

Yeah, could be either. Hard call with the very small pics in my Sibley's. Your shot is actually much better. :wink:
 
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Great job Rory, your right, when it goes right it goes right, dang those are sharp! First one is definitely a female Rose Breasted Grosbeak, fairly rare for your parts. Second one Im guessing is a sparrow, if I had to make a guess it would be a field sparrow? Beautifully done Rory!!
 

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