[CT Birds] [NOSbird] Re: "Sparrow"

elphick at sbcglobal.net elphick at sbcglobal.net
Mon Nov 16 13:02:09 EST 2015


Looks like a pretty normal purple finch. Definitely not a sparrow. 

Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT
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> On Nov 16, 2015, at 12:55, Mntncougar at aol.com [nosbird] <nosbird at yahoogroups.com> wrote:
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> Everyone has been replying Purple finch, and that's one of the first things I thought of. Problem is, it doesn't seem to be anywhere near the size of a PUFI. Also, it has that little bit of rufus for a wing bar, and I don't know if that's typical for a finch.
> I agree that's probably as close as anything, and I do get them every year, pretty much. I think I first saw it around the end of September.
> Don Morgan, Coventry, Ct.
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