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Bird Identification: ID help please

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chris1948
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 8, 2012
2:20 PM

Post #8959516

This little guy and a few friends show up a lot at my feeders. Earlier today I was re-tying up the woodpecker feeder block and he landed on one of my feeders about 6ft away and proceeded to eat, didn't seem scared of me at all. He/she has a crest similar to a Cardinal however it seems to raise and lower the crest. I hope this photo is good enough for an identification if not I have a couple more.

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Chillybean

Chillybean
Near Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 8, 2012
4:06 PM

Post #8959656

This looks like a female Cardinal to me. I've seen them both lower and raise their crests.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

January 8, 2012
4:17 PM

Post #8959668

Ditto to female Cardinal.

Resin
chris1948
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 8, 2012
5:06 PM

Post #8959733

Hmm, maybe the photo I posted wasn't so good. I'll post another one. This bird is a lot smaller than a female cardinal which I have quite a few of here in the yard.


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chris1948
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 8, 2012
5:17 PM

Post #8959749

Another picture of the crested bird. This photo may be better than the previous one I posted. This bird doesn't appear to have the reddish-orange beak of the female cardinal.

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thebestmissy
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 8, 2012
5:58 PM

Post #8959805

Tufted titmouse.
chris1948
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 8, 2012
6:48 PM

Post #8959885

Thank you, appreciate the identification.

Chris
thebestmissy
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 8, 2012
7:09 PM

Post #8959925

After looking at both photos again, the first one is female cardinal and the second is tufted titmouse.

Chillybean

Chillybean
Near Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 9, 2012
7:22 AM

Post #8960333

I agree with thebestmissy. :) They are different birds. I like the tufted titmice, but they are hard (at least for me) to photograph. They are active little things.

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