cany

Simple Confirmations, please

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I have had two hours today in horrible light to get used to my new SX50 (temp) camera, but these won't give you a headache. Promise. The pine siskins (just a very few of them) arrived two days ago and are eating up a storm.

These are being shot through a 60yo single-pained glass window... so not the best clarity even were I not brand new to this.

Confirmations for lifer list:

1a-1d: Pine siskin (top), Female lesser goldfinch (btm),:

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T: Pine siskin, B: Lesser goldfinch by canyon53ss, on Flickr

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T: Pine siskin, B: Lesser goldfinch by canyon53ss, on Flickr

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T: Pine siskin, B: Lesser goldfinch by canyon53ss, on Flickr

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IMGT: Pine siskin, B: Lesser goldfinch_0236 by canyon53ss, on Flickr

2. Juvenile white-crowned sparrow

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IMG_02Juvenile white-crowned sparrow by canyon53ss, on Flickr

3. L-R: California towhee, M house finch

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L: California towhee, R: Male house finch by canyon53ss, on Flickr

Thanks so much! (have one more post to follow)

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Agree on the Pine Siskin, California Towhee and House Finch. The goldfinch is worn, but I would still expect to see white at the base of the primaries and a dark gray bill. I think this is a female American.

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I agree with Lesser Goldfinch on the female goldfinch. Normally, Americans have a yellow-ish head, and a gray-ish body with not too much green.

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Ooops -- forgot the White-crowned Sparrow. Confirmed.

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Glad you're having fun with the camera, cany! Those are fine shots, considering. My biggest problem with shooting through the windows, which I frequently do, is never getting around to cleaning them... <_<

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Glad you're having fun with the camera, cany! Those are fine shots, considering. My biggest problem with shooting through the windows, which I frequently do, is never getting around to cleaning them... <_<

Because I do dog/cat rescue, I have to constantly wash windows, these included. You cannot possibly imagine what nine dogs and a dozen to twnety cats can do to glass in just one day (not to mention walls). It's a labor of love:)

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You cannot possibly imagine what nine dogs and a dozen to twnety cats can do to glass in just one day (not to mention walls). It's a labor of love:)

I can imagine. I only have two, granted they drool a lot more than most, but I have to wipe my slider down daily!

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Because I do dog/cat rescue, I have to constantly wash windows, these included. You cannot possibly imagine what nine dogs and a dozen to twnety cats can do to glass in just one day (not to mention walls). It's a labor of love:)

Yikes! I actually do have a layer of doggy noseprints up to a certain height on the bay window and slider; normally I'm shooting above it, but it's a real PITA when I need to shoot lower. (Where's that maid when you need her?)

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i originally thought these were lesser but i looked again, the undertail converts are white making it an american goldfinch.

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i originally thought these were lesser but i looked again, the undertail converts are white making it an american goldfinch.

Sibley notes that they are "usually yellowish" which I took to mean... but they don't have to be and aren't always and yellowish is subjective.

I think if that bird were with the others, in the same light, one couldn't pick it out. I couldn't in 300+ pics.

But you win:) American it is.

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I say its a Lesser based on this: I've had about 30 Lessers at my feeder all winter and had two that looked very similar to your photo. (when I've seen them it's...hey what is that) I just started seeing Americans that were not here so that's my basis.

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