Anyone Know This Fellow?

corunum z6 CT(6)August 3, 2009

I posted this little guy in the Bird-Watching Forum, but inasmuch as there are many CT folks who drop by here, thought I'd post him too. Percher, not a clinger, comes alone, thought he might be a White-throated Sparrow, but he has dark grey legs and other markings that do not match the WT Sparrow. He/she is new to me and now comes every day. Searching through my Audubon guide and many ornithology guides on line has got me nowhere. Anyone know who this little chap is?

Thanks,

Jane

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corunum z6 CT(6)

Mystery solved by 'oldned' on the bird forum. It's a male juvenile rose breasted grosbeak.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2009 at 3:42PM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

Pretty! I've never seen a juvenile (or didn't know it if I did, lol) and have only seen a few adults around here. Great photo, too!

:)
Dee

    Bookmark   August 3, 2009 at 7:23PM
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cloud_9(z5 CT)

I had a female RBG that visited my feeder without a more readily identifiable mate. I was obsessed until I finally figured out who she was. Bird books are not always very good with the females and juveniles. I don't know why - they are the hard ones!
: D

    Bookmark   August 3, 2009 at 10:17PM
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defrost49

Great photo! What kind of camera did you use and how far away were you?

    Bookmark   August 4, 2009 at 8:40AM
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corunum z6 CT(6)

Defrost - the photo of this little Rose Breasted Grosbeak gal (think itÂs a female not male, but not sure) was taken very quickly through my kitchen window at about 6p.m. from about 25Â-30Â away from the feeder. The camera is a Canon SX10 IS. ItÂs because of admiring the photos taken by Claire in Cape Cod, also shot with a Canon, that I bought this camera last month. Setting was on AUTO, which so far, is the safest mode for me. This camera, with its 20x optical zoom, is soooo much more capable than IÂll ever be with it.

The hummer below was taken from inside a house from about 8Â away from the window feeder- still set on AUTO. Through glass and into the morning the sun, the camera (not me) got this detail. Have to say that as a forever-to-be amateur, this camera makes me want to take pictures.
Cute little hummer, eh?

Jane

    Bookmark   August 4, 2009 at 11:20AM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

Nice photo! Nice bird! Nice camera! I hope he hangs around long enough to get his fancy big boy feathers.

I like the Sibley Guide to Birds; it shows immature and female birds as well as the adult males. Of course, you have to know enough to look at the grosbeak pages, not the sparrows.....

Claire

    Bookmark   August 4, 2009 at 12:13PM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

I was wrangling with the upload of the Sibley page when you posted the hummer photos - marvelous!

A good camera will control you, but there are worse things to succumb to....

Claire

    Bookmark   August 4, 2009 at 12:23PM
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