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Old 01-13-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Lake Wylie, SC
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Ok... I hope I don't get laughed at for this one. I had a bird in my back yard that I've never seen before. It may be common here, I don't know, but I grew up in Wisconsin and have never seen this one before.

I photographed her and can't identify her positively. My best guess is a Blue Winged Warbler female. The problem is they do not winter here. I believe they migrate through our area, however. Is it possible that is what I have?

My Dad (who still lives in Wisconsin, BTW) thinks it's just a fat goldfinch but it is slightly larger than a finch and has a narrower beak. Also, he is brighter green than a winter finch.

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h246/SilverSagess/Backyard%20Birds/BlueWingedWarbler.jpg (broken link)
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Rock Hill
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Looks like a goldfinch to me. Probably a female, as I believe the males have a patch of black feathers on their forehead. I'm always impressed when there is a group of these around the feeder. Very colorful!
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Lake Wylie, SC
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I apologize Lou, but I respectfully disagree. It is slightly larger than a finch. And with a narrower, more pointed beak. Someone else suggested a Pine Warbler. That seems more likely than a Blue Winged. Anyone agree/disagree?
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Rock Hill
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Warblers are usually in the trees. Looks like an immature or female goldfinch. Immatures don't get their bright yellow color until around late spring-summer.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Rock Hill
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Where's Jane Clute when you need her?
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Rock Hill
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Bill Hilton would be better.
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Lake Wylie, SC
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It's definitely not a goldfinch. I know enough about birds that I know that's not what it is. And yes, you would suspect to see it in the trees, not the ground... but this one was on the ground cleaning up the fallen seed from my suet feeder.
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