[CT Birds] Sparrow ID help please

Scott Kruitbosch kbosch at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 12:44:27 EST 2015

Looks like a female Purple Finch to me.


On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 12:39 PM, Don Morgan via CTBirds <
ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> this bird has been showing up at my back porch feeder for weeks  now,
> intermittently, but has successfully eluded my camera every time until
> today.
> Pictures taken through glass window, so not too sharp, but close enough
> for
> some detail.
> https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rz24ycc73gqi8ey/AAB-83tw7AMOmGWCr1Ef9kmIa?dl=0
> If you get a white box asking you to sign in, just click the X  , top right
> corner.
> Bird is on the small side, smaller than Song or White-throated  Sparrows,
> perhaps a little larger than a Chipping Sparrow. Very heavily streaked
> breast, but no central spot. Indistinct white lines on the face but no
> markings
> at all on the cap. Not ringing a bell at all with me.
> Don  Morgan, Coventry, Ct
> mntncougar at aol.com
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Scott Kruitbosch
Stratford, CT

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