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About Pam_K

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  1. Grosbeak?

    Thank you very much!
  2. Grosbeak?

    Today during our partial eclipse in San Diego, I noticed this Towhee-sized bird at the feeder. I wonder if this is a grosbeak (female or young male)? bird1 bird2
  3. Yesterday evening (June 29, 2017) this hawk landed briefly in my Mt. Soledad (San Diego, Cs.) backyard. The bird's size may be roughly determined by the lattice (5.5 X 7” squares, 1” wood strips and 9” rise ). I guesstimate height at 12.5”. In past visits I thought this was a Coopers Hawk, but based on this smaller size I wonder if this is another hawk. Notice the old feather material on the birds feet. Thanks for helping. Pam
  4. Large groups of Scaly-breasted Munias feed at my station. I believe youngsters are included, because some have light buff colored feathers partially covering the “scaly” breast. These buff feathers appear to recede, revealing the unique breast spots. The females are a beautiful taupe color. The birds are calm and I enjoy their unique fluttering flight pattern.
  5. I googled the Saffron Finch and the bird is almost a duplicate of the images. You guys were terrific help! I hope the little fellow survives. Cheers!
  6. Another look and Im thinking saffron finch for sure. Is he an escapee then?
  7. To nevsar, yes the little spotted brown birds are scaly-breasted munia. To Sean, wow!, maybe a yellow canary… perhaps a refugee from a neighbor’s cage? To mfawver: Saffron finch? Thanks all. I’ll keep checking here for more info. I’m new at this, so appreciate all the help.
  8. Hi, first post here. I’m located on Mt. Soledad in the San Diego area, and this fine looking fellow showed up to our bird feeders today. He made himself right at home eating finch food and taking a bath. No interest in live worms, nectar or jelly. Any thoughts? I’m puzzled / amazed at his coloration. https://www.dropbox.com/s/yybzhcejx158p7u/DSC03144.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/o5x1sbnytq5sd4r/DSC03160.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/joon6jklms81swc/DSC03175.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/sv0qdnhzs2undii/DSC03233.jpg?dl=0 Thanks for helping me identify this beautiful bird. Pam