it was a Cassin's Finch, not a Purple Finch

Observers: Justin Hite
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Date: 09/18/2008
Time: 08:55 PM -0400


After going over the recording I had of the Finch with Bartshe Miller and Kristie Nelson, the consensus is that the Carpodacus I saw this morning is a Cassin's Finch, not a Purple. It has a different quality than the Purple, and also includes a little mimicking, which is something Cassin's do readily but Purples do not. Oops.