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Bird ID help - sparrow? with orange on head

 
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Mar 18, 2012 13:42 |  #1

Hi bird amigos - we have been trying to identify this bird and you folks are the best resource I know of. :)

He obligingly showed up the moment I set my tripod down and aimed so I fired away - sorry that the pics aren't as sharp as they should be.

The colored patches are actually a striking metallic orange, not as red as they appear in the photos.

This is in southeast Texas BTW:

IMAGE: http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a24/minime_1961/birds/first.jpg

This shot comes closest to capturing the color:
IMAGE: http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a24/minime_1961/birds/bestforcolor.jpg

IMAGE: http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a24/minime_1961/birds/last.jpg

Again I'm not submitting these as quality bird pics, but if anyone has suggestions on how I might get a shot of them on something other than the bird feeder, I'll appreciate any tips I can get. I was using a 400mm f5.6 L from perhaps 35 feet away.

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Mar 18, 2012 14:01 |  #2

Well I now have a tentative ID, that they are House Finches. A quick google of "house finch" seems to confirm this...


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Mar 18, 2012 14:53 as a reply to tiger roach's post |  #3

They look like Redpolls or Lesser Redpolls.although not 100% on this .


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Mar 18, 2012 14:57 |  #4

tiger roach wrote in post #14107834external link
Well I now have a tentative ID, that they are House Finches. A quick google of "house finch" seems to confirm this...

They look a great deal like our House Finches.


Wow do I have a lot to learn! The Chosen Spot, NY
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Mar 18, 2012 15:29 |  #5

The bird on the left is a male House Finch while the bird on the right is a female House Sparrow.


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Mar 18, 2012 19:40 |  #6

txcanon wrote in post #14108179external link
The bird on the left is a male House Finch while the bird on the right is a female House Sparrow.

Brad, I think you nailed it!


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