1ST SIGHTING OF THIS BIRD IN 40 YEARS IN WISCONSIN

by Jennifer
(Chetek, WI )


Please help me identify this bird. I have lived in Wisconsin for 40 years and have fed birds black sunflower seeds in our back yard for the past 10 years. Last month (November) 4 pairs of these birds showed up and are still here. I have never seen them before and have been unable to find out what they are.

They have a beautiful olive gray body with a light rust color on the top of their head and the back side below their wings. There wings have black and white strips and they are not scared off by all of our blue jays.

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Dec 10, 2012
1ST SIGHTING OF THIS BIRD IN 40 YEARS IN WISCONSIN
by: Diane

Your birds are immature & female Pine Grosbeaks. The heads of females are more yellowish & the heads of immature birds are more a rusty brown colour.

Because of the low production of cones in the Boreal Forest these birds are visiting Southern Canada and many states in the USA.

Watch for the male, he is red.

Dec 10, 2012
Cedar Waxwing?
by: Darlene

Oh my! We might have these, too, up in Minocqua. And here I thought they were finches.

Dec 09, 2012
Cedar Waxwings
by: Susan

Cesar Waxwings

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