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Discussion in 'Birds' started by hillrg, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. 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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  2. What detail in both but the second is awesome, sorry cant help with the ID, hopefully Janet will pop in she knows them all
  3. He he - just like yours :smile: When things go right with the D2X they really go right.
  4. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    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.
  5. 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.
  6. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Yeah, could be either. Hard call with the very small pics in my Sibley's. Your shot is actually much better. :wink:
  7. 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!!
  8. Nice crisp shot, Rory. I think you're correct; it is a female black-headed grosbeak. Now the sparrow, that gets tough ... :)  :) 
  9. awesome detail on the shots. cant help you with the id though...
  10. I see you have the ID you were looking for. Nice image Rory.
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