Red bird

An unusual bird showed up at the bird feeder last evening. It seemed to have more red than a house finch, which is usually light underneath.

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It had a red rump. Maybe it was a purple finch.

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It had a thick, heavy beak. I’d say it was a pine grosbeak, but they are further north at this time of year.

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Perhaps it was a crossbill–I don’t have a good image of the tip of the beak. The grey bird above it could be a female of the same species.

Any opinions?

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