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  1. FineFeatheredFriends

    Juvenile...goldfinch? Sparrow?

    i can't decide... Juvenile Goldfinch or just a sparrow by degibox, on Flickr
  2. ladukey

    Confirmations

    Saw these birds in Muskegon, Michigan. I think i know what they are, just looking for confirmations
  3. Birding at 10am today at Steigerwald Nature Reserve on the Washington State side of the Columbia River. This reserve has large expanse of meadow grass land, some ponds, cotton wood stands and sits adjacent to the Columbia River so it catches many species of birds. Today I had already seen many Savannah sparrow, a 1 white crowned sparrow, plus many song sparrows and juveniles. This particular bird caught my attention with the distinct facial markings but no yellow lores. See my flickr link for 5 photos of different angles I was able to capture before it ducked behind into the grass. This sparrow has a white streak center crown and alternating black stripes with white throat. The chest was very clear cream with distinct black markings to clean cream/white belly. It hid behind a leaf to watch me but when stretching neck up to see over the leaf the crown feathers crested up and I did not see any yellow. There are more photos but these were the most clear. Sparrow2 by T Norris, on Flickr
  4. Saw this on a visit to Piute Ponds (Edwards Air Force Base) in the desert north of Lancaster, California yesterday. Appreciate help on ID!! Chipping Sparrow?? @ Piute Ponds by Mike Coulson, on Flickr
  5. FineFeatheredFriends

    Is this a House Sparrow?

    Hello! I live in New York City and I see house sparrows by the dozens everywhere I go every day. Today, however, I spotted this bird in a tree along a trail in Central Park and only had my crummy phone camera. Snapped these crude, blurry photos. This bird appeared to me to be slightly larger than a house sparrow and, well, it wasn't hopping around like crazy with two dozen other house sparrows! It was solitary. Plus, it was so quiet! Did I just happen to observe a large house sparrow behaving in a way I hadn't seen before? Please know I'm new to birding. It's my first year! Thanks! -Peter WhatSparrowAmI by degibox, on Flickr
  6. Here are several sparrows (or sparrow-like birds) that I have taken pictures of over the past month or so, all in Maine. If you could help with identifying them, I would be very thankful! 1. The very dark beak is throwing me off. Not just lighting, 2. 3. Obviously very young. Tiny tiny. Was near number 2. 4. 5. This one is stumping me.. Young? Field sparrow? Very bright salmon-colored beak. 6. Vesper Sparrow? Not song sparrow I thought, because it doesn't have the mark on its breast. 7. Female house sparrow? Thanks for any help!
  7. FineFeatheredFriends

    Hmm? A type of sparrow perhaps?

    Hello, all! Check this little specimen out. Looks like it's got a tasty little morsel in it's mouth. I own a field guide, but darned if I can figure out which brown and white spotted little bird this! Thank you all for your help! -Peter
  8. ericmb

    4 birds ID help

    I need help to identify 4 separate birds. All 4 were seen in Northern Utah within the past week. The first is an Ibis. Almost all of our Ibis's here are White-faced, but we are supposed to get the occasional (rare) Glossy Ibis. This Ibis was a slightly different color than the others, and had less white around it's face, so I'm wondering if it could be a Glossy. The second bird is a Flycatcher that I saw in the foothills near the mountains (fairly dry habitat). The third bird is a Sparrow that I found in the same area as the Flycatcher, and the fourth is a group of shorebirds that were hanging out with the Ibises. (I included a Black-necked stilt in that picture to show scale, but the shorebirds I'm wondering about are the smaller (sandpipers?) in the foreground.)
  9. Brittebird

    sparrow

    Is this an american tree sparrow? I originally thought it was a female house sparrow, but then i noticed the upper beak seems black and the lower yellow. (southern ontario)
  10. Hello, I would like help confirming (or correcting) my identification for the two attached birds. I believe the first image is a savannah sparrow, and the second image possibly a chipping sparrow. Thank you, Brian
  11. I recently went to the Otis Farm Bird Sanctuary in Michigan and I saw a ton of birds there but I am unsure on the identification of two of them. This one I'm pretty sure is a song sparrow but they did say lincoln's sparrows were a possibility so I'm just making sure This one I'm having a lot of trouble with Thanks for the help!
  12. Hey guys, Is this sparrow identifiable from these photos? I took them before I was well-acquainted with North American sparrows, and looking back at the pictures now I'm a bit stuck. Taken in early September of 2012, inside the crater rim of Crater Lake (at high elevation) in Oregon. In case it helps, here are the eBird bar charts for Crater Lake National Park, showing which birds are known to be present there. Thanks in advance!
  13. I spotted this juvenile bird in my neighbor's backyard in Vancouver, BC and took a few pictures before it took off. The yellow color of his beak prompts me to think he is still a juvenile bird of which gave me a very hard time identifying for his lack of prominent features. That being said, I think he might be a juvenile vesper sparrow. Any thoughts?
  14. Is this a juvenile female house sparrow? That's my guess, but then why does it have yellow around its beak? That's what's throwing me off. Southern Ontario.
  15. Brittebird

    sparrow??

    I'm at a loss for this one. I'm assuming it's a juvenile and still has the baby grey feathers, but I can't seem to find that head pattern in my book. It's some sort of sparrow isnt it? Southern Ontario.
  16. Brittebird

    Song sparrow?

    I'm in southern ontario. Looks the most like a song sparrow to me, I guess they come in various colours and patterns
  17. FrenchGirlinTO

    Sparrow ? Toronto, May

    Hi, any idea what kind of sparrow that is?
  18. chipbee

    lousy pictures

    Hi everybody. I have a few bird I need IDing, I can't quite figure out what they are. Unfortunately the birds I wasn't sure of didn't get very good pictures. 1. Regular song sparrow or a different kind of sparrow? this one looks slightly different to me, but I can't quite pinpoint why. 2. Yellow bird(s?) high up in tree. This one looks different then the others posssibly thanks! Edit: forgot to say location. I'm in central maine
  19. CanadianCodhead

    Sparrow confirmation - Ontario

    Today, Burlington, Ontario. All photos same individual. Confirm Clay-Coloured? Thanks in advance.
  20. Hello all Yesterday I went for a walk around Clay Pit Pond in Belmont MA (USA) and saw some nifty birds. As usual, they didn't cooperate with my camera. This first one I think I have ID'd, is it a Savannah Sparrow? This one I have NO clue about:
  21. CanadianCodhead

    Ontario - sparrow & oriole

    From today in Toronto Thanks in advance. Confirm female & male Orchard Oriole. They are not super common here. The male in particular looks too deep red for a Baltimore: Sparrow - I never got a 100% clear shot of him (all shots I believe are of same individual, but there may have been 2), as he was way deep under cover. I think I know what it is,but would appreciate a confirm. Shares name with, but is not named after a President ?
  22. Bluesbird

    Sparrow Confusion

    May 2, 2015... Been trying to clarify what bird this is for a long time. In one bird book pictures identifies it as a Fox Sparrow. And for years I thought that is what it is. It occasionally is seen at bird feeders at various places i have lived.. The type of sparrow that has a distinct brown delta (or guitar pick) shaped brown cap. Sitting on the head almost like a baseball cap. Now on this website pictures identifies it as either a Tree Sparrow or a Swamp Sparrow. (Not a Fox Sparrow as I always believed) But for my area in the Catskills Region of upstate New York this time of year it should be a Swamp Sparrow. I do live almost a stones throw from the Hudson River. So that might explain it being a Swamp Sparrow. Could it be a Tree Sparrow on its migration stopping at the feeder?
  23. CanadianCodhead

    Sparrow confirmation - Ontario

    Today - Burlington Ontario - photos of same bird. I feel pretty confident that I know, but my Sparrow ID mojo seems to be in poor shape lately. I know it is one of 2 things, and that the lack of white in the supercilium should be my diagnostic here, along with the unstreaked or spotted grey chest and rufous cap with dark eyeline working back from the eye. But just want to confirm, as it would be my first time successfully ID'ing the species I think it is in the field, and would be a lifer. Thanks in advance.
  24. Spotted this little bird on Sunday April 26 eating pussy willows in a swampy area of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada on the shores of Lake Superior. There were 3 of them.
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