I am curious about something. Kim, or anyone else who owns *Nat Geo Birds
of North America*, would you mind sending me a photo of the Pine Grosbeak
I suspect that they may have used examples that have more olive coloration
than our subspecies, here, which is predominately grey. That would make for
a confusing ID.
On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 4:13 PM Kim Sargeant <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I trust that they are Pine grosbeaks. Everyone’s descriptions and reasons
> make sense
> Thanks all
> On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 2:46 PM Charlie Teske <[log in to unmask]>
> > Have you looked at Pine Grosbeaks?
> > On Thu, 19 Nov 2020 11:06:58 -0500, Kim Sargeant <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> > For at least two days I have been seeing a small flock of birds feasting
> > the fruit of an ornamental apple. Tiny fruits.
> > The birds are grosbeak size with the same type of tail. They seem to be
> > mostly gray, darker on top, with some whitish wing bars. Though not
> > white. The sky has been gray, gray birds, no binos while walking my pup.
> > haven’t found them in my Nat Geo Birds of North America book.
> > Kim
> > e Grosbeaks
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