Hi Martha - looks like a Painted Bunting, female or 1st year male, but that odd white striping on the bill and face is very odd. Never saw anything like that before, assuming it's on the bird and not an image quality issue. Very confusing, that's for sure!
--- On Thu, 8/2/12, Martha McClintock <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Martha McClintock <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Not a Vermont bird but I'd love ID help
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2012, 10:01 AM
I took a quick trip to Huntington Beach State Park in South Carolina while
visiting my daughter. I can not find this bird in my two bird books. Does
the fact that it has four bands mean anything?
Thanks in advance for the help and I apologize for using this forum for a
non Vermont bird!