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Random Musings => Miscellany => Where The Wild Things Are => Topic started by: pcolbeck on June 12, 2020, 10:39:37 am

Title: Whats this little bird?
Post by: pcolbeck on June 12, 2020, 10:39:37 am
Immature chaffinch?

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Title: Re: Whats this little bird?
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on June 12, 2020, 10:41:20 am
Female chaffinch I think.
Title: Re: Whats this little bird?
Post by: pcolbeck on June 18, 2020, 02:02:28 pm
Ta
Title: Re: Whats this little bird?
Post by: ElyDave on June 18, 2020, 04:32:12 pm
or female sparrow? How pronounced were the white bars on the wings?
Title: Re: Whats this little bird?
Post by: Peter on June 18, 2020, 04:48:00 pm
As pronounced as they are in the picture, I imagine!  So female chaffinch.
Title: Re: Whats this little bird?
Post by: ElyDave on June 18, 2020, 07:34:48 pm
As pronounced as they are in the picture, I imagine!  So female chaffinch.

Doesn't look that pronounced to me, hence the question
Title: Re: Whats this little bird?
Post by: Aunt Maud on June 18, 2020, 09:36:18 pm
Another one for the female chaffinch.
Title: Re: Whats this little bird?
Post by: Peter on June 19, 2020, 09:46:56 am
As pronounced as they are in the picture, I imagine!  So female chaffinch.

Doesn't look that pronounced to me, hence the question

Dave, I was just suggesting that the picture is of the actual bird that Pat saw, rather than a stock one.  I don't really think of a female sparrow as having wing bars, certainly not at rest (which I frequently am).
Title: Re: Whats this little bird?
Post by: pcolbeck on June 19, 2020, 10:01:39 am
As pronounced as they are in the picture, I imagine!  So female chaffinch.

Doesn't look that pronounced to me, hence the question

Dave, I was just suggesting that the picture is of the actual bird that Pat saw, rather than a stock one.  I don't really think of a female sparrow as having wing bars, certainly not at rest (which I frequently am).

Peter you are correct its a photo I took of one of the visitors to our feeders.

We do get sparrows of both kinds and its definitely not one of those I can spot them by now :) Counted a mixed flock of 18 house and tree sparrows under the feeders last week.
Title: Re: Whats this little bird?
Post by: Wowbagger on June 20, 2020, 04:19:23 pm
Definitely a female chaffinch.