Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Need ID

This bird, a new one for me, was in the garden this afternoon. I've looked through my books but can't seem to find out what it is. If anyone can help with identifying this bird I would appreciate it. He's a fair size, bigger than the normal sparrow but smaller than a blue jay, if that helps. Also the blush of pink on his breast should help.




11 comments:

Cicero Sings said...

A would say a grosbeak of some sort, how about a rose breasted grosbeak?

Cicero Sings said...

Further ... in my book it looks like an immature female but it doesn't look anything like the bird sites I've since checked out. It'll be interesting to see what it really is.

oldcrow61 said...

Cicero, I thought like you that it might be a rose breasted grosbeak but it doesn't look a lot like the pictures in my books. Thanks for trying.

Roses and Lilacs said...

OldCrow, I believe it is a rose breasted grosbeak female. Very drab compared to the males. If you google images you may be able to compare.
Marnie

Stewart said...

Hi OC, It is a RBG you can sex immatures by watching them as they take off or in flight. Males have rose pink armpits, the females have yellowy. As yours has pink on the chest I would think it to be a male?

A very rare bird indeed this side of the Atlantic...

oldcrow61 said...

Stewart, thanks. I always appreciate any information I can get.

Dixxe's Doodles said...

OH how cool to get a new bird show up right in the yard, thrilling!

ShySongbird said...

What a nice little bird and what a thrill to have something new in the garden!

Nan and =^..^= said...

How wonderful to discover a new bird in your garden, it is very beautiful!

Kelly said...

....oh! What a sweet little Rose-breasted Grosbeak in his winter plumage. I love these little birds. They have beautiful songs in the spring.

IndianWildlifeClub said...

I understand your joy in finding a new bird. I saw a red start in my garden-a visitor from the hills of India.