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Old Sep 20, 2004, 10:29 PM   #1
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Took pictures of these 4 different birds last night.

None of them are very good pictures but good enough for id's I think.

Anybody want to take a shot?








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Old Sep 20, 2004, 11:35 PM   #2
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Still at it, I see, zoomn. Well, good!

I'll say that pictures #1 and #3 appear to be 1st winter White-Crowned Sparrows.

Picture #4 seems to be juvenile starlings molting into their adult plumage.

Picture #3 is of a finch. What type of finch is more difficult to say from this picture (seeing the tops of the wings helps in juvenile or female finch id). Let's put it this way, it's either a Red Crossbill or a White-winged Crossbill based on the size of the bill, but I suppose it could be a Purple Finch or Cassin's Finch too. Just too hard (for me) to tell from this shot.


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Old Sep 21, 2004, 3:24 AM   #3
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no idea of what it is :-)

but i like the pose in the #1
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Old Sep 21, 2004, 4:55 AM   #4
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i would guess that the first one is a male house sparrow, the second a female, the third some sort of finch and the last starlings.
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Old Sep 21, 2004, 6:23 PM   #5
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Uh oh, pavaros! I think you'd better stick to photography...

The last picture is of starlings, but your other guesses were a bit off...
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Old Sep 22, 2004, 6:05 AM   #6
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sorry master :sad:...
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Old Sep 22, 2004, 8:39 AM   #7
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Thanks for the id help folks.

Geoffs I was really puzzled on the starlings. I have been seeing them around in big flocks. They all seem to be the young ones.

Thanks for the id's. I think the finch had just been in the pond he looks fresh from the bath.

There was another bird in the tree a little smaller than the sparrows with a white front, I will try to get a better picture of it to post. It was really pretty.

Seems the smaller the bird the closer you have to get for a good photo result.


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Old Sep 22, 2004, 8:50 AM   #8
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zoomn wrote:
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Seems the smaller the bird the closer you have to get for a good photo result.
How true. You also have to usually increase your shutter speed too because the smaller birds tend to be more active and fidgety!
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