Mystery of Plum Island
This is a mystery for me…
While being at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, I saw this bird and I still fail to identify it.
Too big for a female cardinal…
Some sub specie of Grossbills?
It does look like a Pyrrhuloxia but they reside much more to the south the U.S. border.
Could it be some escape artist from one of the homes around? Is anyone looking foe a missing parrot Lola or so?
What kind of bird is it?
This is definitely an immature Cardinal. I am leaning toward a Male.
Arthur, you always seem to find the first year birds which are hardest to ID. The field guides do not do them justice. They are Morphing from fledglings to adults in a matter of weeks!