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  1. Hi all; what are these?? The first picture I took yesterday and the second one today. Thanks for your assistance.
  2. Central Texas 78070 on 2-12-2018
  3. Nighthawk01

    Purple, House, or other

    I was out taking pics this morning and got two of this finch. I think it's a House, but Purple is a possibility and would be a lifer. Help please!!!!!!! There are also some Yellow-rumped Warblers in there. Lifers!!!!!!! If they aren't Yellow-rumped, please let me know. https://imgur.com/a/HM94y
  4. I saw this bird on a wire in the centre of Santa Cruz, Bolivia at around 15:00 on 16th October 2017.
  5. Catskill 55


    Found this bird outside, think it's a finch. Anyone know what type?
  6. I can't identify which species this is; Cassin's or Purple Finch. I'm pretty sure it's a Purple but I can't find any good enough Cassin's Finch audio recordings online. <iframe width="854" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/AjFDb8olSD4?ecver=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  7. Scarlet Teenager

    A Finch of the Purple Variety?

    Is this a Female Purple Finch? It would be a lifer if it is! Thanks!
  8. Two mystery birds - The sparrow size bird has a strangely large yellow finch-like beak - any guesses? The other is a larger bird, about the size of a grackle or common flicker, who perched in a tree - is mostly grey, but with rust markings and a dark eye. I cannot find anything close on this one - welcome all suggestions. Big thanks!
  9. dwalsh27

    Purple Finch?

    Purple Finch or Pine Grosbeak? I'm on the fence. lol Thanks David
  10. db12

    Finch help

    These pictures were taken this morning, just north of Chicago. I know Purple Finch is not usually too likely. While these pictures might not show it as clearly as I saw, the white above and below this bird's eye is somewhat dramatic and I noticed it right away through the window from several feet away. I have a number of Siskin right now and, of course, House and Goldfinch. The Pine Siskin I've seen are very dark and the beak is so different, pointed. Thank you for your help.
  11. Kuri87


    As the title states, I need help identifying a little brown bird in southeast Texas (just northwest of Houston) on April 1st. It's in a feeder with black oil sunflower seeds, in an open lawn under the shade of several large trees (neighboring areas are moderately wooded, with houses). Apologies for the quality of these photos. Also, please confirm ID: chipping, Savannah, or tan-striped white-throated sparrow? Same location; February 5th. I know there were other chipping sparrows there that day, but that doesn't necessarily mean this one is, too.
  12. dwalsh27

    American Goldfinch?

    Hi, Just wondering if I have this right. Colours aren't very bright compared to my reference. Thanks DW
  13. chipbee

    Hawks and finches?

    Hello! I have a few birds that I'm not sure about. The following were taken about a week ago in western Mass: 1. size comparison with crow 2. Immature bald eagle? What year? Male/female? The following were taken in Maine today. 3. Female house finch? 4. Male and female goldfinches? Which is which? 5. Male purple finch? 6. Female purple finch? It was hanging out with the male.
  14. Sorry about the blur, but that is what happens on an iPhone at 25 feet. This bird has all of the same physical characteristics and size of an American Goldfinch except the color. Pale yellow head, crown, throat, and nape, vibrant white back, breast, and belly, and a white tail with dark wing bars. Pale colored beak. I can find no photos on Google that even come close to the color scheme of this beautiful little bird. It likes the finch feeder with Nyjer. Thanks!
  15. Kmwest63@gmail.com

    Yellow variant purple finch?

    This bird was at my feeder on March 6. I live in the Klamath Mountains of very Northern California. The setting is mixed-conifer/hardwood, isolated. I think it is a yellow variant of a purple finch and would like others to have a look and comment. I may be able to dig up another photo if needed.
  16. PhillymanPete

    Pine Siskin ?

    I am 99.9% sure that this is a Pine Siskin, and a lifer for me. What say you? Image taken in Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania
  17. Dear Whatbird Forum, First let me say how much I appreciate this forum and everyone on it! It's my first official year as a birder and this resource has proved invaluable! With that said, I must now confess I'm also quite the novice at photography. My girlfriend and I visited Sussex, New Jersey over the weekend and also the nearby High Point State Park. A good friend of mine loaned me his digital camera and gave me a crash course. I captured some great pics. These are not them! I'm hoping this community can help me figure out which birds I saw based in these crude photos. I was also trying too hard to capture photos and not spending enough time looking through my binoculars to notice identifying marks. Here's hoping! Photo 1 - This hawk seemed to live within the campgrounds we were staying at. It never quite stuck around long enough for us to get a good look at it. Does this photo show anything? My guess is a Red-Tail Photo 2 - A hummingbird! I know that Ruby-Throateds have been spotted in this area. This little one was high atop a tree after having chased a larger bird to the tree. So far up! So unfocused! Is there hope of species identification? Photo 3 - Taken from far away with too much light exposure. Female house finch? Song Sparrow? Photo 4 - I'm quickly learning that there are no shortage of small, yellow, birds in this world. Is this a female American Redstart? Perhaps its a female Magnolia Warbler? Photos 5 and 6- Taken in the park. Anybody's guess. I realize there's not much to go on here, but thought maybe the photo in flight may carry some clue. Thank you all! -Peter Photo1_CrudeHawkPhoto by degibox, on Flickr Photo2_CrudeHummingBirdPhoto by degibox, on Flickr Photo3_CrudeSparrowOrFinchPoto. by degibox, on Flickr Photo4_CrudeYellowBirdPhoto by degibox, on Flickr Photo5_NoIdea by degibox, on Flickr Photo6_NoIdeaB by degibox, on Flickr
  18. This bird was at 6000 feet at Mt Rainier Nat Park in Washington State. When first seen it was bobbing it's tail that looked quite long. I think might be a purple finch?
  19. I am trying to identify this bird for a music piece based upon the call. I have had one person tell me it is an American Goldfinch, however I have not been able find a similar call. To me, and my inexperienced ear, it sounds a bit like Cassin's Finch or possibly even a Vireo. Thanks in advance vireo2.wav
  20. I would like to know the name of this finch? That is, type. Thanks.
  21. These photos were taken recently in North-West TN. Lots of stuff coming through on migration and a lot of stuff shows as possible on ebird, but I cannot fins anything in vireos or warblers or finches that I am happy with for an ID. As I look at the pictures, here are some of my thoughts... Breast appears yellow. Appears to have a faint and/or broken eyeing. Bill appears tan or brown and seems too thick for a vireo or warbler. A female Yellowthroat is kind of close but this bird looks to also have yellow on top of the head, so I don't think that is the right ID. The only option I can find that seems close enough is a female Lesser Goldfinch, but it would be way out of it’s normal habitat so I doubt that is correct. Thanks for anything helpful! Bird1 by Iron Bird, on Flickr Bird 2 by Iron Bird, on Flickr Bird 3 by Iron Bird, on Flickr Bird 4 by Iron Bird, on Flickr Bird 5 by Iron Bird, on Flickr Bird 6 by Iron Bird, on Flickr Bird 7 by Iron Bird, on Flickr Bird 8 by Iron Bird, on Flickr
  22. Please help with a few more! House Finch or Purple Finch? finch by sudsymugsy, on Flickr Is this a Barn Swallow? Didn't see any of that rusty color swallow2 by sudsymugsy, on Flickr DSC_3697 by sudsymugsy, on Flickr Not a great picture, but any ideas on this duck/goose? DSC_3529 by sudsymugsy, on Flickr Both Yellow-rumped Warblers? DSC_3322 by sudsymugsy, on Flickr DSC_3321 by sudsymugsy, on Flickr Red-tailed hawk? DSC_3673 by sudsymugsy, on Flickr ..and I think that's it for our BirdAThon birding list! Thanks again for your help this year!
  23. My guess is they're purple, from what I've read about them.
  24. If you don't mind helping with any of these birds, Im not extremely familiar with them. Finches, sparrows, warbler?, bunting? .. not sure. Please comment on any you know. We are a family of bird lovers but still learning!! Thank you! https://www.flickr.com/photos/sudsymugsy/sets/72157652024049685/with/16558386143/
  25. lastrick

    I'm Stumped!

    Fort Stockton, Texas....April 2015. I have two birds that are giving me difficulty. The first one is some sort of sparrow? The Second one should be a House Finch but I've never seen one so red before. thanks, Steve