Bird Observer: The Birding Journal for New England

Bird Observer

The Birding Journal for New England

June 2016

Vol. 44, No. 3

At a Glance: February 2016 Revealed

Wayne R. Petersen


Photo by David Larson.

This month readers are faced with identifying a seed-eating species, specifically one that is not opposed to visiting bird feeders. “At a Glance,” the unidentified seed-eater looks pretty much like some of the birds possibly visiting your own backyard feeder. But as most birders know, birds are not always what they may at first appear to be – but sometimes they are! To reference the familiar medical school (and birding) maxim: “When you hear hoof beats, think horses not zebras” may apply here, but perhaps not!

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