Meditating Sparrow

This topic contains 4 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Anne Hornsby 3 months, 2 weeks ago.

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  • #408106

    Anne Hornsby
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    I think this is a house sparrow, but really am not sure.  An odd mixture of markings and beak color.  It stayed quite a long time looking out from the feeder, so I think it was meditating….  🙂

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  • #408112

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    Good shot Anne, your close in the  identification, this is actually a Female House Finch (Versus The House Sparrow, different species), we used to have several pairs of these nesting around the ranch and were regulars at my Wife’s feeders. If she is around so will be a male his markings are similar but he will be a Brilliant rose color.

    Male House Finch

  • #408622

    Anne Hornsby
    Participant

    Thanks, Robert.  Very interesting.  Now I’ll keep an eye out for a male house finch.

  • #408674

    John Thompson
    Moderator

    Very nice Anne.  She is so sharp.

  • #408787

    Anne Hornsby
    Participant

    Thanks, John!

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