Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Mystery Bird

Felt cold enough for a winter coat as we walked
on the beach in the late afternoon.
When we reached the end of the beach, I spotted
this solitary bird busily pecking in the sand.
We have no idea what bird this is...
can anyone help identify this beautiful little
bird that wasn't phased by the presence of people
or dogs that were romping along the shore.


Purple Flowers said...

I cannot identify it, however, it sure is cute! I hope you are well and family are adjusting.

quiltcat said...

Hi Nan. What an interesting challenge! I'm guessing it's a sparrow of some kind...puffed up against the cold! I'll have to get out my bird books, because i'm not having much luck on the internet.

Nan and =^..^= said...

Purple Flowers,
It was such an adorable fluffy! Thanks so much for asking about us, it's a very big adjustment.

I saw this bird again late today in the same area...I am baffled and can't seem to figure it out from the bird books...there is a bit of yellow around the throat and near the eyes but also a dark band under the neck and some striping...hope you can figure it out!

quiltcat said...

I'm still stumped, Nan! I'm thinking maybe it's a first-winter female Snow Bunitng, but i'm very uncertain of that! If you can get more pictures of her...

Nan and =^..^= said...

I do have many more photos of her ...she is such a mystery!

quiltcat said...

Could you email me some more pictures, Nan, or post them on your site?