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Possible Pine Siskin or Song Sparrow?

Posted: Mar 07 10:58 pm
by mcrosbie
ImageBird_0332 by mcrosbie, on Flickr

ImageBird_0333 by mcrosbie, on Flickr

Imagebird_0334 by mcrosbie, on Flickr

My first thought was Song Sparrow, but the beak and eye didn't look quite right. Also, it is a slender bird compared to the Song Sparrows I've seen at my feeders. I have had a Song Sparrow yet this year, which is unusual. Photos taken in the City of Courtenay on Vancouver Island on March 6, 2019. Thanks for your help.

Re: Possible Pine Siskin or Song Sparrow?

Posted: Mar 08 8:25 am
by merlinator
Google Purple finch

Re: Possible Pine Siskin or Song Sparrow?

Posted: Mar 08 3:36 pm
by mcrosbie
Amazing! I would never have thought that. This would be a female, I expect. Last winter, I had a male purple finch land in the tree near my veranda. Thanks, I believe you are correct.