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Bird Identification: little flock of birds

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risingcreek
sun city, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 16, 2011
11:03 AM

Post #8811066

early this morning i saw a flock of tiny birds, finch size but all gray, all over my squash plants, on top of the leaves, hanging upside on the leaves, eating something but i couldnt see what when i looked at the leaves. thought maybe they might be drinking water since i had accidently splashed water over the plants a few minutes ago. could not move to get a picture. is this maybe why i have no insects on my squash? so fascinating, wish i knew more. am going out to get a bird id book now. could they be eating little tiny pieces of the leaves? i do have several bird waterers and bird seed scattered outside the garden. not even sure what i am asking, just curious as to what they might have been eating. the more i plant the more birds come around and i could watch them for hours. wish i had a camera with a good telephoto lens.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 16, 2011
2:41 PM

Post #8811309

Hi risingcreek, Could they possibly have been Bushtits?

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Bushtit/id
risingcreek
sun city, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 16, 2011
4:21 PM

Post #8811427

that is it. even the sound is the same. thank you so much

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

September 16, 2011
5:51 PM

Post #8811547

Eating insects.

Resin
risingcreek
sun city, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 17, 2011
7:53 AM

Post #8812091

eating insects is great ! i only use the soapy water routine for insect control, if i see any, so i hope the little birds thrive and multiply.

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CLOSED: can anybody ID this bird (#2) lilyfantn 15 Dec 12, 2009 2:52 AM
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