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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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#4 TheBillyPilgrim

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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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#5 jdeitsch

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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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So how has the entire global warming frenzy with all its predictions of dire consequences, become so widely believed, accepted and regarded as a real threat to planet Earth? That is the most amazing part of the story.

To start with global warming has the backing of the United Nations, a major world force. Second, it has the backing of a former Vice President and very popular political figure. Third it has the endorsement of Hollywood, and that’s enough for millions. And, fourth, the environmentalists love global warming. It is their tool to combat fossil fuels. So with the environmentalists, the UN, Gore and Hollywood touting Global Warming and predictions of doom and gloom, the media has scrambled with excitement to climb aboard. After all the media loves a crisis. From YK2 to killer bees the media just loves to tell us our lives are threatened. And the media is biased toward liberal, so it’s pre-programmed to support Al Gore and UN. CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, the Associated Press and here in San Diego The Union Tribune are all constantly promoting the global warming crisis.

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#6 TheBillyPilgrim

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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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