I think 481 is a Merlin :)
--- On Mon, 2/18/13, larosaco <larosaco@...> wrote:
From: larosaco <larosaco@...>
Subject: [Mendobirds] Re: Help identify birds
Date: Monday, February 18, 2013, 9:40 PM
Ok, Thanks for the quiz. My 11 year old Sophia and I are going to give it a try. Here goes..
520, 522 Hairy Woodpecker, female. Maybe a Downy woodpecker, tough call but judging by the solid white outer tail feathers we are going with Hairy.
558, Nuttal's Woodpecker, male
590,592 Red-shouldered Hawk
633 American Goldfinch, female
481, Sharp-shinned Hawk, possibly a Coopers Hawk
pic 662 is a toughie, The male finch looks like a possible House finch, but the female in the foreground looks like a Purple Finch due to the striking white eyebrow, our final guess is they are a male and female Purple Finch. The goldfinch are also a little odd. I would say its a male and female Lesser Goldfinch, Sophia says Lesser GF on the left and a female American Goldfinch on the right. Split decision.
I hope that helps a bit. I am sure a more experienced mendobirder can help answer more definitively. Thanks again for the challenge. -Seth and Sophia LaRosa
--- In Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com, "Rhonda" wrote:
> Hi I have a couple birds I need help identifying if anyone can help please. I posted them in an album called "Backyard birds and more"
> Thank You Rhonda Looney
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