Monday, January 14, 2008

Finches!

3 House and 2 Purple finches at my feeder today. First I've seen since before Christmas.

No, this isn't a house finch and no the other bird is not a purple finch.
Anybody have any ideas as to what they are? (yes, this is one of my photo quizzes)








I'll even give you an idea of where I found them (extra points if you can guess where):












Well, Earthbird was the only one to answer. and she got the ID right.

The two birds are Black Rosy-finch in the first and third pics and Am Pipit in the middle one.
Location is at the top of Beartooth pass in the Beartooth mountains of southern Montana.

I wish the pics could show just how beautiful it is up there. But no number of pics can.


Happy Birding!

2 comments:

Earthbird said...

The first and third bird pictures look sort of like Rosy-Finches, although they're out of focus, so I'm sure. Could it be a Black Rosy-Finch, or a Gray-Crowned?

As for WHERE these pictures were taken, I'm at a loss. :-) Somewhere out west, is all I can tell!

Happy Birding!

Andrea

Earthbird said...

yay! I got the Rosy-Finches right! :-) Hmmm... Is the middle picture an American Pipit?

-Andrea