Finch or Sparrow

by tcwood
(Seven Valleys, PA)


I live is Southern PA and I have flocks of these little guys come and go underneath my bird feeders in my back yard. They always seem to feed on the ground instead of landing on my bird feeder to feed. The always travel in groups of 6 to 15. Is it a house finch? They are greyish/black with a white belly. Cant find them in any bird reference lists.

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Feb 14, 2012
I think it is ..
by: Bettie

Your photo is so swmall it is hard to tell,but yoour description describes a dark eyed junco. They are clannish,and are fun to watch.

Feb 14, 2012
yep, think it is...
by: B, Billups, artist

It is so small, but according to your description, think it is a junco...have them here, in North Idaho...along with Stellar jays and chickadees...

Feb 14, 2012
Finch or sparrow
by: Rhoda

Those are junco's (also known as snowbirds).

Feb 14, 2012
I think it
by: Anonymous

Maybe a junco.

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