[Tweeters] Help with bird ID

Peggy Mundy 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.

                                      - Jim

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