Who am I?

by Kathleen
(Becket, Massachusetts)

long leg showing

long leg showing

long leg showing
side view
top view

This bird is one of a kind on our property, which is in the hills of Becket Massachusetts. We have hundreds of finches of every type and many other birds, but I have never seen this one. He is larger than a finch, even, perhaps, larger than a purple finch. He has a finch shaped head and beak, several black and white stripes on his head, a white chin, a short forked tail, no other colors,except a drab brownish black on his wings. He is a loner with fairly long legs and will cling to any feeder and even eat upside down. I finally got some not so great pictures.

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Jul 06, 2014
Thank you for the ID on the bird NEW
by: Kathleen

Just today, a day after my comment, I noted a rose breasted (?) grosbeak. I figured this might be the mate. And it did indeed have a very thick beak. Thank you for helping me out. I used to see more of them- but only two so far this year.

Jul 06, 2014
who am i NEW
by: Brook

Hi, your bird is a Girl and she is a Black-Headed Grossbeak.

Jul 06, 2014
Who am I? NEW
by: Diane

It looks like a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

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