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#1 Hopsing129

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:06 PM

A couple of shots of stout billed birds from today in Wichita Falls. Horrible shots but y'all can handle it..

First two shot shows big bill with rounded tail.

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This one seems to have a red head. Could be a male house finch but the red seems too distinct on head ... maybe just the image.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:09 PM

I'm thinking female Blue Grosbeak on the first bird. Second is indeed a male House Finch.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:10 PM

Seconding blue grosbeak, could also be a non-breeding male.

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#4 Hopsing129

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 11:26 PM

With that huge bill I was thinking a Blue GB was a possibility. Thanks

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:42 AM

agree with blue grosebeak and house finch

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