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Thanx, Jenn. I'd LOVE it if we had Weavers in NH but, alas, it's not to be. We did see them in Africa, though and I do have lots of pix of them .... sat and watched them for HOURS!!! Does that count?

<I guess I didn't mention that this guy was in my frontyard ... in NH .... this morning>
 

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Thanx, Jenn. I'd LOVE it if we had Weavers in NH but, alas, it's not to be. We did see them in Africa, though and I do have lots of pix of them .... sat and watched them for HOURS!!! Does that count?

<I guess I didn't mention that this guy was in my frontyard ... in NH .... this morning>


LOL...well I gave it a shot!..:p.LOL....LOL... hmmm.. can't wait to see what it is now!:cool:
 

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Sure LOOKS just like the sparrows who visit my feeder on my balcony!! Then, again, I'm in AZ and you are waaay up in the cold country...

Of course, I don't WHAT KIND of sparrows visit me. Yours sure is a cutie tho!

Hope you find an answer...mmmm, maybe I will e-mail my friend Paul who is a mega bird watcher!!

Love and Hugs

Shi :)
 

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I may be wrong... But i am pretty sure it is a young Male Dickcissel, just coming into Adult Color. Dave (only thing even close!)
Dave, I thought so, too .... maybe :confused: .... from the Peterson photo anyway, although I'd never heard of one (and I've been birding for lots of years). But then, I've never seen this bird before, either. They aren't supposed to be anywhere near us, though.
 

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Thank you Paul, for your input!

Y'know, I bet that bird, IF he knew about this thread and the posts, would be laughing his beak off!!

Na na na, I KNOW what I am and YOU don't! (hint: I'm just a little bird and my name is Henry! Or is that Henrietta?!) :D

I trust Paul's judgement.

I KNOW, Wolfwood, contact Cornell Lab of Ornithology! Bet they could end the controversy!! :D

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Ohhhhhhhhhh...NO DOUBT he was laughing at me!! Just look at his face!! Even checking over his shoulder to see if I figured it out yet!!

The Savannah Sparrow is close - VERY close - and I understand that a single photo is just THAT particular specimen....but I haven't seen a photo of a Savannah Sparrow with that much or that bright a yellow eye stripe. That is sooooo pronounced that I was sure it would be the key feature. And it is ... but it's serving as the key that disqualifies everything I find that it MIGHT be.

Shi, I'll likely send the photos to Cornell and/or Audubon tomorrow if I can't figure it out tonight.

btw - Paul - I LOVE LOVE LOVE you SmugMug birding site!!!
 

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Shi wouldn't do that!!!! Hit a bird on the head? NEVER! :eek:;)


ooooh! Missed that! Thanks Wolfwood!

DAVE, for shame...of course I wouldn't! :p EEEK! Just read your latest post, Dave...PAUL WOULDN'T EITHER!! LOL..you jist gettin' in deeper there! ROFL

Can't wait to see what Cornell will say. I HOPE they will have an answer! If anyone can - positively - they should be able to!

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Re: Peterson Field Guide fails me..

A very good book to have for identifying the LBJ's (little brown jobs) is the Sparrows of the United States & Canada by David Beadle & James Rising. There are 19 photos showing various color patterns of the Savannah Sparrow. Photos 30.4, 30.15, - 30.18 convinced me that it is a Savannah. If it ends up being something else it wouldn't be the first time I was fooled by a LBJ!

I'm glad you enjoyed my photos. :)
 

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Thanks so much! Sounds like a great resource!

I have absolutely NO DOUBT that those LBJs sit on the trees, at the feeders, in the grass, by their nests and LAUGH!! The single photo I see on the Cornell site looks more like my friend than any other photo I've seen! I'm pretty much ready to call it a Savannah Sparrow ... and then let someone else prove otherwise!!! :D
 
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