CLOSED: I give up........

Klamath River, CA

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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Klamath River, CA


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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

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!)


Richland, MS(Zone 8a)

chipping sparrow

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NW Qtr, AR(Zone 6a)

adelbertcat ..

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

Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii > .. & >

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

Marlton, NJ

Nice pic of the Chipping Sparrow, Frank!

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