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Fred Jarrell — May 13, 10:51AM

What is this bird?

This is the first time I have seen this bird at my feeder. I am located on the central part of the Eastern Shore of MD, probably described as an urban area. I would like to post a photo as that would be the easiest, however I see no way to do it from here. It is photographed with a cardinal at the feeder to get an idea of size. Larger than a finch/sparrow, a little smaller than the cardinal. It was by itself eating safflower. Bright white line above the eye, white bib, buffy breast with a single white wind bar. Otherwise it has markings like a sparrow or finch, but size and markings just don't seem to fit. Thanks!

Krista — May 13, 10:20AM

Fred, for bird ID you should try the ABA Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/whatsthisbird/
You can upload your photo there. You will need to provide the location & date of the observation.
Good luck!

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TJ P — May 13, 07:27PM

maybe a female rose-breasted grosbeak?

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Fred Jarrell — May 14, 06:34AM

Thanks to Krista for her suggestion. I joined the group and posted the picture and found that it was indeed a female Rose-Breasted Grosbeak. I see it was around again yesterday, no males spotted. Thanks to both for your responses.

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