[Tweeters] Bird ID

Patricia Quyle Grainger paq at olypen.com
Fri Nov 1 20:45:57 PDT 2019


I could not come up with the bird by following your Flickr. Am I the only one? I'd like to help, but...

Pat Grainger
Port Townsend



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> On Nov 1, 2019, at 6:53 PM, <byers345 at comcast.net> <byers345 at comcast.net> wrote:

>

> Hello Tweeters,

> I am reluctant to ask for help on this bird’s ID because it is so obviously seriously ill. It turned up on a friend’s feeder. The friend says it is bigger than a House Finch. That ID wouldn’t work anyway because the beak is grosbeak-like and the culmen is straight. But it can’t be a grosbeak….

> Could it be a juvenile crossbill without a very crossed bill?

>

> https://www.flickr.com/photos/29258421@N07/

>

> I feel like I should be able to ID this bird right away, but am flummoxed. Charlotte Byers, Edmonds.

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