23 August 2014

Nasal groovin'

Oy!  So young GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCHES here are suuuuper tame.  Check out this thing perched behind the Webster House:
Oh, and know how field guides always point to the "nasal grove" fieldmark for tattlers?  Well, I finally saw one close enough where I was sure where the nasal groove actually ended:
If you think the nasal groove is about two-thirds of the bill length, like I do, we'd come to the conclusion that this is a WANDERING TATTLER.  Of course, the calls it gave when it flew away were proof enough to confirm this ID... but still.