Perhaps they are female Pine Grosbeaks. I didn't see any yellow, but you
are correct that the low lighting affected what I was seeing.
On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 11:24 AM David Guertin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Female Pine Grosbeak was my thought too.
> Dave G.
> On 11/19/20 11:23 AM, Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes wrote:
> > Could these be female-type Pine Grosbeaks?
> > https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Pine_Grosbeak/id
> > The poor lighting may make them appear dull and gray. They usually sit
> rather motionless as they feed. Large, plump birds, munching and mashing
> ornamental or other crabapple-type fruits.
> > Hope this helps!
> > Sincerely,
> > Chris T-H
> > On Nov 19, 2020, at 11:06 AM, Kim Sargeant <[log in to unmask]
> <mailto:[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. I
> > haven’t found them in my Nat Geo Birds of North America book.
> > Kim
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