[texbirds] Re: ID helped requested

  • From: Sam Fason <scfason@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: texbirds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2012 21:24:50 -0500

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the mystery bird is a juvenile Golden-cheeked Warbler. you can see the
yellow on the face and black on the chest and flanks coming in, the bird is
just in ratty plumage. which probably makes the bill look heavier than it
is.
nice yard bird any day!
-Sam Fason, Austin

On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 5:00 PM, Isaac Sanchez <sanchez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

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> While photographing a very cooperative Rufous-crowned Sparrow in my
> backyard,
>
> https://picasaweb.google.com/100559297474933995697/RufousCrownedSparrow7812
>
> a bird flashed into view and landed about 30 feet from me. I quickly got on
> the bird with my camera, but it only stayed put for about 5 seconds before
> it flew back into the woods.  I never saw the bird through my binos, but
> from my quick look through the camera viewfinder, my initial impression was
> that it was an immature warbler of some kind, although the bird appeared to
> be larger than warbler size. But when I looked at the photos (not very
> good)
>
> https://picasaweb.google.com/100559297474933995697/UnidentifiedBird
>
> I knew it wasn't a warbler.  It is obviously an immature bird, but that big
> beak would seem to rule out warbler (beak more like a vireo than a
> warbler).
>
> Looking for some ID help.
>
> Isaac Sanchez
> Austin
>
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