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#1 David T

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:39 PM

Not a good photo, but help me guess. Taken yesterday at Harrison Mills, BC.
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#2 BarnSwallow

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:43 PM

I believe they're house finches.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:48 PM

agree with House Finch

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:59 PM

The bird on the left is definitely a female/immature House Finch. The center bird is probably a male House, but I can't see enough to rule out Purple. The bird on the right has too many blown highlights to ID, but it does appear to have a different GISS than the other two.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:43 PM

The bird on the left is definitely a female/immature House Finch. The center bird is probably a male House, but I can't see enough to rule out Purple. The bird on the right has too many blown highlights to ID, but it does appear to have a different GISS than the other two.

The center bird looks like it has enough streaks to rule out Purple, as for the right bird I could see it being a Purple Finch

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:31 PM

The center bird looks like it has enough streaks to rule out Purple, as for the right bird I could see it being a Purple Finch


Why Purple for the right hand bird? They generally appear bulkier and shorter tailed than Houses, when side-by-side. I'm not getting that impression at all.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:58 PM

Why Purple for the right hand bird? They generally appear bulkier and shorter tailed than Houses, when side-by-side. I'm not getting that impression at all.

From what i could see when I zoomed in all the way it looked like it had more pronounced facial pattern, I see what your saying about the shape though,

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

Why are we assuming that the bird on the right is a finch? The shape suggests some of the sparrows to me.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:13 PM

Why are we assuming that the bird on the right is a finch? The shape suggests some of the sparrows to me.

Song? maybe, was my first thought after you mentioned sparrow

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:36 PM

I agree that the far right bird isn't a finch

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