Scotch Block-Cootes Paradise-Beamer, and Grassie
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Scotch Block-Cootes Paradise-Beamer, and Grassie

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Cody

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Hi everyone,

Here's some Birding I've done in the past week:

Saturday April 11 2009

Scotch Block (Near Railway Tracks)

Red Winged Black Birds
Robins
Song Sparrows
Chickadees
Turkey Vultures
Cardinals
1 Unknown Bird:
????

(Scotch Block Ponds)
Canadian Geese

Saturday April 11 2009:
Cootes Paradise-Hamilton,Ontario

Mallards
Tundra Swans
Great Blue Herons
Song Sparrows
Cardinals
Robins
Mourning Doves
Red Winged Blacked Birds

Sunday April 12 2009:
Beamer Conservation Area-Grimsby,Ontario

I heard a Woodpecker but it was too deep in the forest to see.
Robins
Blue Jays
American Goldfinches
Seagulls
Northern Flickers

April 16 2009:
Grassie,Ontario:

1 dead Heron
Red-Tailed Hawks
Turkey Vultures
*Roosters
*Chicken

*Roosters + Chickens were at a farm where they are used for eggs.

Backyard Report:
My backyard feeders have been busy with Cardinals, Blue Jays, Crows, Robins (Worms in Garden), Sparrows, Chickadees, and the occasional Goldfinch.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Cody »


JTF

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You pic looks like a female redwinged black bird.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by JTF »
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Misty01

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hmmm due to the face pattern i would count out the lark sparrow, and would go with either a clay colored sparrow, a female purple finch or could be a female rwb.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Misty01 »


backyard birdin

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Female Rose breasted Grosbeak????
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Faltorvo

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Female redbreasted grosbeak, is the closest i find in my book.
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thouc

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I am pretty sure the picture is of a Chipping Sparrow. The white eye-brow, brown cap and the white wing bars are good indications.
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Quote from: "JTF"
You pic looks like a female redwinged black bird.

I agree.  :)
« Last Edit: April 20, 2009, 01:40:03 pm by Bird Brain »
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Kin Lau

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I agree with Chipping Sparrow.

The barring is too light for a female Red-winged Blackbird, the bill looks too small/short as well.

The bill is too small for a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak or female Purple/House finch.

That's my thought process anyhow.
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Ron Luft

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I think I'd have to weigh in on the side of Fem. Redwing. The photo may be creating an illusion to a shorter bill by the twist of the birds head. Seems to me to be too dark for a sparrow and it does appear to have some rufous streaking to the back. Lighting and position though does leave lot's of room for debate. F.Grosbeak is doubtful as I usually find a Mr. nearby and her face to be more clearly defined and somewhat paler. Well that's my 2 c worth. It is rare for me to disagree with Kin.
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backyard birdin

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no way that is a chipping sparrow
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Jimbo

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My vote goes to Chipping Sparrow. See chipping sparrow pics in photo section.

Jim Dunn
St. Thomas
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