Can Anyone ID this bird at my feeder?
Outdoor Ontario

Can Anyone ID this bird at my feeder?

Axeman

  • Old Timer
  • *****
    • Posts: 1333
I found this guy at my feeders up in McKellar (Parry Sound area)....it was on it's own feeding with a flock of goldfinches...as you can see it looks pretty much like a goldfinch (to my failing eyes anyway) just 4 to 5 times larger.....I'd be grateful if someone could ID it for me.....


Shortsighted

  • Old Timer
  • *****
    • Posts: 2083
Pine Grosbeak, ... or is wheelie bick Russian Cossackfinch. Say vill invade bakyard and take kontrol of everysing.


Axeman

  • Old Timer
  • *****
    • Posts: 1333
Your Russian accent needs a lot of work  ;D


Thanks! I think that may have been the first PG I've ever seen! Cool!!



Axeman

  • Old Timer
  • *****
    • Posts: 1333
Yes...and the lucky ones get paid to be a critic...


OK the pix I see online show some pink on the head of PG's...and I didn't see any pink on this one....just.....wondering. I'd hate to criticize your ID after your help and adding to my list.


Shortsighted

  • Old Timer
  • *****
    • Posts: 2083
Male Pine Grosbeak has some red (pink) while the females are a dirty greenish-orange. I swear, is that even a colour? I don't need much of a reason to swear. Den dares dat mean-ol Cossack-finch dat hass no respekt foor any colure flack, I mean plumage.


Axeman

  • Old Timer
  • *****
    • Posts: 1333
lol umm....you're not just short sighted....them ears don't work too well either....that's a German accent not Russian.


I'm really racking up the Grosbeaks....I see Rose Breasted at home all the time....I saw Evening Grosbeaks I think it was last fall or maybe fall before that....and now the Pine....