[Tweeters] Need an ID please on a bird from New Mexico

retief retief at deweydrive.com
Sun Dec 6 10:03:10 PST 2015

My GOSH you folks are quick! As I am primarily a photographer, vs. a
birder, I am sure glad that folks like you know so much more than I do.

Josh beat Bruce and Lori by mere seconds, and the whole ID only took 8
minutes! Not sure if that is a record, but simply "Wow"!

This was a gorgeous little bird. Funny how many people go to Bosque and
completely bypass anything that is not a Crane, Snow Goose or Raptor.

Now that I look at Sibley's, sure does look right to me.

Thanks again, you folks are simply grand.

> Joshua Glant <mailto:josh.n.glant at gmail.com>

> Sunday, December 6, 2015 9:57 AM

> Hi Bill,


> You've got a Canyon Towhee! I can't think of any other New Mexico

> sparrow that is buffy grey all over with slightly rufous undertail

> coverts. Nice bird - I've never been in range to see one! :)


> Good birding, Joshua Glant


> Mercer Island, WA


> Josh(dot)n(dot)glant(at)gmail(dot)com



> retief <mailto:retief at deweydrive.com>

> Sunday, December 6, 2015 9:49 AM

> Just got back from Bosque del Apache and photographed this little bird:

> http://deweydrive.com/photos/var/albums/Misc/Misc/BD-20151202-13372087-NIKON%20D810.JPG?m=1449423702


> http://deweydrive.com/photos/var/albums/Misc/Misc/BD-20151202-13334679-NIKON%20D810.JPG?m=1449423861



> For the life of me I can't find this in Sibley's, which simply means I

> am looking in the wrong place. I'd sure think "finch".


> Thanks for any help.



Bill Dewey

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