[CT Birds] Dark Unknown Bird West Hartford yard

Carolyn Johns carolyn.f.johns-emp at snet.net
Fri Jul 24 09:22:08 EDT 2015

Really interesting Kat.  Please let us know what the experts say.
Carolyn Johns

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From: Katherine Kuckens via CTBirds
Sent: Friday, July 24, 2015 8:59 AM
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Subject: [CT Birds] Dark Unknown Bird West Hartford yard

A bird I can't identify has been in our yard and at the sunflower seed
feeder this week.  It is about the size of a sparrow, and hangs around with
them.  The bird is uniformly very dark gray, almost black, with no other
color. Even its feet and beak are very dark gray or black. Its beak is
conical and looks most like a sparrow beak.  I've looked at pix of finches,
buntings, and sparrows without finding it.  It is much smaller than a crow,
blackbird, etc., and is not shiny.  Photos from my bird feeder are here:
  Any ideas about what it is would be most appreciated.

Kat Kuckens
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