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adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

July 21, 2007
6:05 AM

Post #3761476

this bird is about the size of a Lesser Goldfinch. It's very timid and all alone. Every time I think I know what it is, something just doesn't fit.

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adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

July 21, 2007
6:06 AM

Post #3761477

#2

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

July 21, 2007
8:34 AM

Post #3761547

Tough one! I'd like to see some better-focussed pics if you can get them. Leaning towards Chipping Sparrow, though it appears to have streaked flanks (which Chipping shouldn't!)

Resin
fchisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8a)

July 21, 2007
11:25 AM

Post #3761643

chipping sparrow

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Magpye
NW Qtr, AR
(Zone 6a)

August 5, 2007
6:29 PM

Post #3820868

adelbertcat ..

See .. if this feller, isn't your lil buddy in your photos ..

Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii >
http://www.enature.com/fieldguides/enlarged.asp?imageID=17346 .. & > http://www.enature.com/fieldguides/detail.asp?allSpecies=y&searchText=Lincoln

Altho' I've yet to find any info/resources that specifically mention [their] having a 'crest-like something' atop of their heads of which they can 'raise & lower' at will - - the Lincolns' do have it and use it frequently!

This same lil leary bird sure had me baffled, for the longest time also!

- Magpye
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

August 5, 2007
7:18 PM

Post #3821020

Nice pic of the Chipping Sparrow, Frank!

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