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is this a purple finch? It visited my feeder in Courtenay, BC

Posted: Dec 06 1:42 am
by mcrosbie

Re: is this a purple finch? It visited my feeder in Courtenay, BC

Posted: Dec 06 11:07 am
by northvanrob
Hi Marilyn,

What you have is a White-crowned Sparrow juvenile!


Cheers,

Rob Alexander

Re: is this a purple finch? It visited my feeder in Courtenay, BC

Posted: Dec 11 9:59 pm
by mcrosbie
Wow, you are clever. it seemed very pink to me.

Re: is this a purple finch? It visited my feeder in Courtenay, BC

Posted: Dec 15 8:26 pm
by stevej
Actually, even from this photo, it is evident this is a House Sparrow. Take a look at the reliable photos, and convince yourself.