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Re: what is this bird?
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- Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 10:40:53 -0400
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Having just enjoyed, for the first time, RB Grosbeaks at my feeder I'm
inclined to agree. But this reminds my that I had been wondering
about their migration habits - maybe someone can enlighten me...
I saw a male first, around 4/28. Then over a few days they increased
to where I had 3 M and 2 F in view at one point. I last saw a M
around 5/3 and last saw a F a couple of days ago. So, two questions:
do they typically migrate in small flocks? and do they males
typically travel ahead of the females? Just wondering....
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From: "Gibeau, Stu" <Stu.Gibeau@afccc.af.mil>
To: "Jane Peppler" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 10:02 AM
Subject: RE: what is this bird?
> I'd look at female Rose Breasted Grosbeak's.
> Stu Gibeau
> Black MTN, NC
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> From: Jane Peppler [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 9:03 AM
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> Subject: what is this bird?
> New member here, I joined to find out what the odd bird is I've seen
> my black sunflower seed feeder in the last week or two. It looks
> sparrow to me but I am ignorant. It is about the size of the
> stocky bird with a kind of thick neck, a beak kind of like a
> and large eyes. It is a brownish-red color, its wings are solid with
> cream-colored stripes, its head is mostly the same brown with a
> stripe above and below the eye (not through it). There may also be a
> cream stripe along the top of the head. It has a little spot of
> little bit back from the eye (towards the back of the head). It has
> thinnish stripes of the same brown on its cream breast.
> I looked in my bird books and didn't see one like it. I thought
> fox sparrow, but the pictures of the fox sparrow I found on the web
> too "round" for this bird. Maybe a vesper sparrow?
> I'll try to get a picture if this does not suffice.
> Jane Peppler