[Tweeters] Help with bird ID
peggy_busby at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 2 08:50:47 PDT 2022
Can you get a photo? Even a poor quality photo would help. The description sound like they could be anything from pine siskins to juvenile dark-eyed juncos to bushtits (except for the feeding on the ground part).
Peggy MundyBothell, W
On Thursday, June 2, 2022, 07:31:48 a.m. PDT, jimbetz at jimbetz.com <jimbetz at jimbetz.com> wrote:
I've been seeing some birds at my backyard feeder here in
Burlington that I'm not positive I'm identifying them correctly.
They are the size and shape of a Goldfinch - some are considerably
smaller (probably young). They are all over a light gray in color -
including underside, head, wings, etc. I do not hear them singing
or calling (they may be but it isn't obvious like with a
Goldfinch). There are no definable color markings on the wings
or tale ... just an overall light gray everywhere. If I was
seeing them without any strong light - a silhouette - I'd be
tempted to ID them as a Goldfinch or some kind of sparrow.
They sit and stand and fly like the other song birds at the
feeder - with no identifying behavior (that I've detected).
Most of the time they are on the feeder but maybe 30% of the
time they will be on the aggregate below the feeder or in the
flower beds ... especially if it is one of the small ones.
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