Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Plume Zoom, the inaugural post

Alright faithful readers - I apologize for being so rough on you for not participating in my last "guess where I took it" photo quiz. For one thing, I didn't give you all enough time. And maybe I made it too easy. We'll try again.

I had an idea the other day for a new thing I could add to my posts, a little thing I call Plume Zoom. For the time being it will focus on zoomed in parts of birds, and you get to try your hand at ID'ing the bird. I will apologize in advance that the quality of the zoom won't be spectacular, but I think it will do the job.

Here are our first guests on Plume Zoom:

I will mention that there's a bit of seed in the top bird's beak, just so you don't think it's a deformity or part of its beak. And these are 2 different birds.

With Thanksgiving coming up, I'm sure we'll all be busy, so I'll give you all plenty of time to make your guesses on this. Check back next week for the answer. If you get it right? Well, then you're a darn cool birder.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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NW Nature Nut said...

Oooh-ooh, I love quizzes. I think it is a Song Sparrow or Fox Sparrow. I guess Song Sparrow. Do I win a prize? ;)

RuthieJ said...

ok Heather, I'll take a guess (without checking the field guide first)
1. Song Sparrow
2. Chipping Sparrow

Mike said...

How about Song Sparrow, then American Tree Sparrow? The bottom bird's beak looks bicolored to me.

Nice quiz!

North West Birds said...

I am going to guess,

1. Song Sparrow.
2. American tree sparrow?

We don't get tree sparrows so I might be wrong about #2.