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Mystery Bird

17 Feb

Well, it’s a mystery to me! 🙂

Saw a LOT of these birds across the street. I got close enough to get shots but they are well hidden birds and it’s hard to get a good shot.

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At first, I thought I might have two different birds there but I don’t think that’s likely.  They were a flock of sparrow-like birds.  They retreated to nearby trees when startled but were feeding happily on the ground under the redwoods.  I thought perhaps Fox Sparrows but I’ve seen a lot of Fox Sparrows and these guys didn’t act like them.  The Fox Sparrows I’ve watched in the past do a lot of digging while the forage.  These guys were not doing that.   Then I thought they might be Song Sparrows but that doesn’t seem right either.  They have such a big beak that I’m very puzzled.

They look a little bit like Finches but they were 100% feeding on the ground.  It’s quite odd, really.  Any clues?

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