What is this bird?? Looks like a towhee with black eyes.
Posted 10 June 2012 - 05:02 AM
Posted 10 June 2012 - 05:09 AM
New birds 2013; Red Flanked Bluetail (Queen's Park, New Westminster Jan 15, 2013), Gyrfalcon (Hastings Park/Viterra building near Second Narrows, Jan 26, 2013), Brambling (Laurel/17th Feb 5th/2013), Red-naped Sapsucker (west side of Fraserview golf course, in lane by 7878 Vivian, Apr 5/2013). Sora (pond at Colony Farm April 8/13).
New birds 2012; Black throated gray warbler, Cassin's vireo, (Hammond's Flycatcher,Chipping Sparrow were id'd at bird banding station), Vaux Swift, Cliff Swallow, Dowitcher, Merlin, Peregrine, Eastern Kingbird, Spotted Sandpiper, YHBB, Caspian Tern, Purple Martin, Warbling Vireo, Western Tanager.
Posted 10 June 2012 - 05:17 AM
Posted 10 June 2012 - 05:27 AM
1. Male Black-headed Grosbeak
2. Female Black-headed Grosbeak
3. Male (left) and female Evening Grosbeak
There are several different species of "grosbeak" but just to make in confusing there are birds called grosbeaks in a few different families. So the Black-headed Grosbeak (like their close relative the Rose-breasted Grosbeak) are in Cardinalidae, I believe, so related to cardinals, but the Evening Grosbeak is actually a finch.
Posted 10 June 2012 - 05:45 AM
Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:08 PM
Posted 10 June 2012 - 06:02 PM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 02:34 AM
It looks like a Black-headed Grosbeak. It's a great bird. I saw my first one a few days ago. Congratulations. I love that you can see them on feeders.
All my feeders are 20 - 30 feet from my backdoor and kitchen window. Makes it really easy to take pictures of them.
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