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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

January 31, 2008
4:47 PM

Post #4478543

Thought the other thread was getting a little long! We came from here http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/805992/#top


Sorry it is so bad!!


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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

January 31, 2008
5:09 PM

Post #4478640

Female House Sparrow

Resin
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

January 31, 2008
6:39 PM

Post #4478996

Thanks for starting the new thread nanny.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

January 31, 2008
6:52 PM

Post #4479028

Darn it, I thought that was what you might say!! Thanks

No problem, pelle!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 31, 2008
8:18 PM

Post #4479297

What may this little guy be? He's pretty.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 31, 2008
8:20 PM

Post #4479306

I tried to zoom in on him, so hang on...perching on a branch right in front of my window.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 31, 2008
8:23 PM

Post #4479318

He's colorful indeed. If I were to feed him, what can I get for him? Anykind of birdseeds? I've recently purchase a feeder, I'd like to hang them right out of my window to attract more birds...

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 31, 2008
8:26 PM

Post #4479336

One closer look, please I.D. and give some suggestion as to what kind of food I can provide for my little friends.

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adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

January 31, 2008
8:52 PM

Post #4479437

Looks like an Eastern Blue Bird to me. Any song bird mix ought to work I was wrong about the bird seed..

This message was edited Jan 31, 2008 7:14 PM
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

January 31, 2008
9:01 PM

Post #4479472

Live Meal Worms are their favorite food.

There are also suets that you can make for them.

In the Sticky at the top of the page (Helpful Guides and Tips) theres info on both these things in the second post (Sialis hyperlink) and the third post.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

January 31, 2008
9:09 PM

Post #4479508

Yep, Eastern Bluebird

Resin

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 31, 2008
9:15 PM

Post #4479541

Thanks all for the I.D. Now my next quest is to study more about them. I'll begin with songbirds mixseed.
f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 1, 2008
11:50 AM

Post #4481582

Is this a Ruby-crowned Kinglet?

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f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 1, 2008
11:53 AM

Post #4481586

Which sparrow is this?

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f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 1, 2008
11:55 AM

Post #4481588

Hooded Merganser?

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f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 1, 2008
11:58 AM

Post #4481593

Here they are in the water.

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f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 1, 2008
12:06 PM

Post #4481605

What are the ones at the top? The bottom two on the left are Northern Shoveler and the one at bottom right is a Hooded Merganser.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 1, 2008
12:38 PM

Post #4481646

[quote]Is this a Ruby-crowned Kinglet?[/quote]
Yep!
[quote]Which sparrow is this?[/quote]
Song Sparrow
[quote]Hooded Merganser?[/quote]
Yep! Two drakes and a duck.
[quote]What are the ones at the top? The bottom two on the left are Northern Shoveler and the one at bottom right is a Hooded Merganser.[/quote]
Is there a pic missing here?

Resin

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 1, 2008
12:51 PM

Post #4481673

I think Goldfinch, dh is not so sure. So I told him I would ask...

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 1, 2008
12:51 PM

Post #4481676

#2 another bad one

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 1, 2008
2:42 PM

Post #4481953

Yep, American Goldfinch anyway!

Resin
f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 1, 2008
10:57 PM

Post #4483689

I wonder what happened to the pictire.

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f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 1, 2008
11:06 PM

Post #4483733

A duck? or a decoy? No, it could not be a decoy; it flew away.

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f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 1, 2008
11:10 PM

Post #4483746

another shot of the last one with two other kinds on the right.

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f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 1, 2008
11:32 PM

Post #4483814

Green-winged Teal?

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f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 1, 2008
11:33 PM

Post #4483818

?

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f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 1, 2008
11:35 PM

Post #4483824

??

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f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 1, 2008
11:36 PM

Post #4483829

???

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f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 1, 2008
11:37 PM

Post #4483832

????

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2008
12:56 AM

Post #4484139

[quote]I wonder what happened to the pictire[/quote]
Front, left to right: pair of Shoveler, male Hooded Merganser. Rear: 2 pairs of Green-winged Teal
[quote]A duck? or a decoy? No, it could not be a decoy; it flew away[/quote]
American Wigeon
[quote]another shot of the last one with two other kinds on the right[/quote]
Front: pair of American Wigeon. Rear right: Gadwall
[quote]Green-winged Teal?[/quote]
Yep.
[quote]?, ??, ???[/quote]
Gadwall
[quote]????[/quote]
Female Mallard

Resin
Shan71
Danvers, MA

February 2, 2008
4:29 AM

Post #4485038

Just wanted to thank you, Resin and Claypa for Identifyng my Vacation Birds.

I just counted and there were 20 new bird for us on this trip.

Thank You!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 2, 2008
5:21 AM

Post #4485187

Congratulations Shan!
f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 2, 2008
11:04 AM

Post #4485512

Thank you Resin. Now that I know what some of them are I will try to go back and get some better photos.

This message was edited Feb 2, 2008 5:43 AM
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 3, 2008
3:56 PM

Post #4490050

Bird here on the left I assume is just a female Blackbird. I don't really see that many females.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 4, 2008
1:09 AM

Post #4492042

Female Brown-headed Cowbird.

Resin
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 4, 2008
1:41 AM

Post #4492225

Seemed larger than a female Cowbird to me...I have seen some females of this species...thought maybe I had something new. Many thanks, Resin.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 4, 2008
1:37 PM

Post #4493654

I was worried it was a bit small! Shows how tricky size determination can be, even when there's something to compare with directly. The bill shape is spot on for cowbird though, too short and broad-based for any of the icterid blackbirds.

Resin

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 4, 2008
8:42 PM

Post #4495297

I have one visitor among many other little charming ones come to visit my new feeder. Please I.D.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 4, 2008
8:50 PM

Post #4495322

American Goldfinch (female)

Resin

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 4, 2008
9:02 PM

Post #4495368

Resin, thank you.
bsharf
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 5, 2008
7:52 PM

Post #4499091

I have some young birds to ID. There were both adult Yellow-Crowned and Black-Crowned Night Herons in the area.

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bsharf
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 5, 2008
7:54 PM

Post #4499099

Here's another photo. The juvie is keeping the Spoonbill company.

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bsharf
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 5, 2008
7:58 PM

Post #4499111

Im guessing this is an immature Black-Crowned Night Heron, perched with the White Ibis. These were taken today at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm in FL. The Rookery is starting to become active.

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OldNed

OldNed
Merritt Island, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 5, 2008
8:16 PM

Post #4499179

1 and 2 are Yellow-crowned, 3 is a Black-crowned Night Heron
tortoisekeeper
Mobile, AL
(Zone 8b)

February 5, 2008
9:26 PM

Post #4499391

Took this picture to today. This is only the second time I have seen this bird. What is it? It is the size of a sparrow.

Betty
tortoisekeeper
Mobile, AL
(Zone 8b)

February 5, 2008
9:27 PM

Post #4499399

Sorry forgot photo.

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f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 5, 2008
9:37 PM

Post #4499430

I think it is a male House Finch.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 5, 2008
9:37 PM

Post #4499431

Hi tortoise, Thats a House Finch. (male)
tortoisekeeper
Mobile, AL
(Zone 8b)

February 5, 2008
9:47 PM

Post #4499468

Thanks for the id everyone.

Betty
bsharf
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 5, 2008
10:03 PM

Post #4499513

Thanks Old Ned for the Night Heron IDs.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 6, 2008
12:23 AM

Post #4500003

Ditto to OldNed and Pelle on the idents!

Resin
Grandmaggie
Beachwood, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2008
12:22 AM

Post #4504655

? Thanks, GM (pic taken this morning)

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Grandmaggie
Beachwood, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2008
12:44 AM

Post #4504780

Red-Breasted Nuthatch? I know, not a very good pic :( GM

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 7, 2008
12:54 AM

Post #4504849

Male House Sparrow, and yes, Red-breasted Nuthatch

Resin
Grandmaggie
Beachwood, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2008
12:59 AM

Post #4504875

Thanks Resin. I thought it might be House Sparrow, just was not sure! GM

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 7, 2008
4:24 PM

Post #4507200

Goldfinch?

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 7, 2008
4:28 PM

Post #4507221

And this 'lil fellow?

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 7, 2008
7:21 PM

Post #4507972

Hi Lily,
American Goldfinch and Carolina Chickadee.
adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

February 7, 2008
8:05 PM

Post #4508159

Is that a peanut I see? (Steller's Jay)

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adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

February 7, 2008
8:07 PM

Post #4508164

It sure looks like a peanut.

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adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

February 7, 2008
8:08 PM

Post #4508166

It's a peanut alright.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 7, 2008
8:09 PM

Post #4508173

adel, are you in the wrong thread? :-)
adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

February 7, 2008
8:09 PM

Post #4508174

Gooood!

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adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

February 7, 2008
8:11 PM

Post #4508183

pelle you are right. Don't know when it switched on me. Shame Shame.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 7, 2008
8:41 PM

Post #4508319

Yep, needs to be in the 'Identify This Peanut' thread ;-)

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 7, 2008
8:45 PM

Post #4508333

LOL, adelbertcat, A beautiful accident (to be in a wrong place)! Thaks Pelle. You mean I've Carolina Chickadee. Wooohoooooo!!!
Kim
angele

February 7, 2008
10:51 PM

Post #4508853

lol, great photos adel! I think it is a goober peanut

Could I please have some help with this sparrow? I'm hopeless even with 2 ID books and the internet. The only birds I can identify are the really distinctive ones.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 7, 2008
11:10 PM

Post #4508951

Okay I'll give a complete guess and say American Tree Sparrow.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 7, 2008
11:43 PM

Post #4509124

Immature White-crowned Sparrow

Resin
angele

February 8, 2008
12:21 AM

Post #4509315

I believe you are right Resin. White-crowned sparrows are very common here. I think the differences between chipping sparrow, american tree sparrow & this immature white-crowned are very subtle indeed! Color of the lores and bill tips it for me though. Thank you both very much.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 8, 2008
5:33 PM

Post #4512150

Mallards and Pekin Ducks Bonding?

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 8, 2008
5:34 PM

Post #4512154

Close-up, clearer pics?

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 8, 2008
9:22 PM

Post #4512905

Yep, they're actually the same species. Domestic ducks (apart from Muscovies) were originally bred from Mallards.

Resin

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 8, 2008
11:49 PM

Post #4513346

Could you please elaborate a bit on that? Both of the above are one species of Domestic ducks, except the Muscovies? (another species)?

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 8, 2008
11:51 PM

Post #4513352

What kind of heron is this please? Am I mistakingly calling it "The great blue heron"? I looked it up, and there is no info. of such Heron in our part of the State. Please I.D.

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bsharf
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 9, 2008
1:13 AM

Post #4513644

I need 2 IDs from my trip to Merritt Isl NWR I saw this lone bird on a mud flat with some Northern Shovelers. I'm guessing Black Skimmer, because of the distintive bill.

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bsharf
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 9, 2008
1:18 AM

Post #4513672

This is the second bird ID. I'm guessing Avocet, with the long curved bill and white belly. The Avocet will be a new one on my life list.

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OldNed

OldNed
Merritt Island, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 9, 2008
11:57 AM

Post #4514952

Lily_love...Yep, Great Blue Heron-resident in in almost all of the USA

bsharf...Yep, Black Skimmer and American Avocet...several thousand of each on the Refuge right now
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

February 10, 2008
1:07 AM

Post #4517602

Is it crow or Raven American or Common?

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2008
1:26 AM

Post #4517673

Thanks Oldned.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 10, 2008
7:43 AM

Post #4518813

I'd go for American Crow

Resin

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 10, 2008
3:10 PM

Post #4519350

Oops I was on the old thread, DUH!!!

Okay, another House Sparrow??



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KdeeinNC
Fuquay Varina, NC

February 10, 2008
4:18 PM

Post #4519597

Double Duh for me. I don't understand the threads yet. I'll learn though. I have a bird at my feeder in 7b that I do not recognize. I haven't been able to get a picture. It's slightly larger than a finch. It has a green (olive) head and is green back to it's feathers. I believe it's chest is olive too. It has dark colored wings with two definite white wing bars on it. I tried for a picture yesterday but was unsuccessful. It likes the flat screen feeder I have - both times i have seen it it was there. Yesterday it picked up a bread crumb - I had thrown a few in among the seeds just to see what would happen. If anyone has any ideas from this very slight description, I would appreciate it. I called Wild Bird and they said it sounded like a Ruby Crowned Kinglet but it does not look like the picture in my bird book. Thanks.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 10, 2008
5:25 PM

Post #4519799

[quote]Okay, another House Sparrow??[/quote]
Yep!
[quote]I have a bird at my feeder in 7b that I do not recognize. I haven't been able to get a picture. It's slightly larger than a finch ...[/quote]
Check out Pine Siskin. But when you say "slightly larger than a finch", do you mean "slightly larger than a House Finch" or "slightly larger than an American Goldfinch" - there's a fair difference in size between those two finches, both common in your area.

Resin
KdeeinNC
Fuquay Varina, NC

February 10, 2008
6:31 PM

Post #4520044

I thought the Pine Siskin's had lines on their backs and chest - not sure how to describe the look. In any case, I will try for a picture and then you will be able to identify it. Today is a very windy day here in NC so I'm not sure if the birds will come out this afternoon. The bird was heavier than a house finch and slightly taller I believe. Let me see if I can capture it on film and then you will be able to identify it with ease! I'll be back when I have the pic! Thanks.
NM_Jane
Las Cruces, NM

February 11, 2008
2:32 AM

Post #4521925

Here I go again, needing help with identifying hawks/eagles.

This one was larger than any hawk I've ever seen; but it didn't seem quite big enought to be an eagle. Despite the red tail feathers, I don't think it's a red-tailed hawk. Notice the dark breast ... not white & speckled like a red-tailed hawk. I also considered a Golden Eagle; but the overall size and beak seem too small for an eagle. So experts, what the heck is is?????

Jane




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angele

February 11, 2008
2:46 AM

Post #4521993

Sticking my neck out but I think it is a red-tailed Hawk. Sibley's has a light, intermediate and dark. The dark mark on the leading edge of his wings is what makes me say Red-tailed.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 11, 2008
3:02 AM

Post #4522097

I got one yesterday that I'm not sure of either, that is colored like yours (not near as close though!) I was thinking it is a Red Tail and it sounded like a Red Tail.



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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 11, 2008
3:04 AM

Post #4522105

nanny, your looks like a Vulture;maybe Black Vulture.

or maybe I'm just wrong lol.

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NM_Jane
Las Cruces, NM

February 11, 2008
3:15 AM

Post #4522160

Thanks Angele. I guess it would be boring if they all looked alike; but the different variations and morphs sure can get confusing. LOL :-)
tabasco
Cincinnati (Anderson, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2008
4:45 AM

Post #4522605


Can anyone please help me ID a little sparrow like bird at our BOSS tray feeder today with a white spot about as big as a dime low on a brownish and white stripey breast (it's not a white throated sparrow).

Can't find a sparrow type bird in my ID books showing a white spot on the striped breast...thanks for any help...

And sorry no photo...I'm not quick enough for this one...
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 11, 2008
11:45 AM

Post #4523027

nanny, yours looks like a Turkey Vulture to me.

OldNed

OldNed
Merritt Island, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 11, 2008
12:13 PM

Post #4523079

Jane...Red-tailed Hawk. One of several color variations

nanny...Turkey Vulture-its vocalizations are very soft and un-hawklike. Somebody else was making the noise.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 11, 2008
12:15 PM

Post #4523082

How about a Song Sparrow tab?

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 11, 2008
1:32 PM

Post #4523273

Well there were 2 large birds soaring, but I could only get a shot of the one...
debnes_dfw_tx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 11, 2008
2:44 PM

Post #4523575

Judy, Did your sparrow look like this one?
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=4518432
tabasco
Cincinnati (Anderson, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2008
4:14 PM

Post #4523979

deb-- thanks, but, no, not a song sparrow.

Ours had a very stripey breast with a dime sized white spot...

Does anyone know of a good sparrow comparison web page I can look at?
angele

February 11, 2008
4:20 PM

Post #4524008

tabasco, try this site
http://identify.whatbird.com/mwg/_/0/attrs.aspx
put in as much information as you can, location. all the colors you can remember, size
mix & match your choices and maybe you'll get your bird :-)

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 11, 2008
7:00 PM

Post #4524565

Came across a couple of pics from last summer that I need an ID on.

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 11, 2008
7:00 PM

Post #4524568

Sorry they are not better quality!

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 11, 2008
7:06 PM

Post #4524585

Who is this 'lil one please.

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 11, 2008
7:08 PM

Post #4524593

Lily, that is a White-breasted Nuthatch.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 11, 2008
7:16 PM

Post #4524618

Thanks Nanny. :-)

OldNed

OldNed
Merritt Island, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 11, 2008
8:02 PM

Post #4524782

nanny...The black-headed bird is a ♂ Eastern Towhee. Yours have dark red eyes while our Southern version has nearly white eyes.

The two together might be a juvenile Chipping Sparrow(?) begging from an adult...they don't breed this far south so I've never seen a young one.
tabasco
Cincinnati (Anderson, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2008
8:47 PM

Post #4524968

thanks, angele, what an interesting site for ID info! (Whatbird.com)

I have been fiddling with it and trying different combos. So far no good match but I'll continue trying.

Thanks for the tip. t.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 11, 2008
10:54 PM

Post #4525350

Thanks Old Ned! I thought that was a Towhee, but wasn't sure!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2008
1:15 AM

Post #4525973

What kind of hawk, please.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 12, 2008
1:41 AM

Post #4526096

Hi Lily, It looks like a Vulture, can't tell if its a Black or Turkey Vulture.

This message was edited Feb 11, 2008 8:45 PM

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2008
1:48 AM

Post #4526143

Hi Pelle;
I wished I had a better camera to zoom in the image. Do these Vultures hovering together in group? I first noticed one, then two then 3 of them circling the area.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 12, 2008
1:50 AM

Post #4526155

Yes they do. I usually have 2 or 3 gliding around.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2008
1:52 AM

Post #4526160

Thank you so much. Now I know what to look for.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 12, 2008
2:23 AM

Post #4526349

Turkey Vulture. Usually in groups. Sometimes Hawks will hang around with these guys.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 12, 2008
2:49 AM

Post #4526513

I had a Turkey Vulture break up some rough housing in the sky between 2 Red-tailed Hawks.
debnes_dfw_tx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 12, 2008
3:24 AM

Post #4526713

How amusing Pelle!! LOL!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2008
12:14 PM

Post #4527467

Imagine the Heroe was telling the 2 others; it's time to stop rough housing, but we need to go hunting guys! :-)
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 12, 2008
1:25 PM

Post #4527633

I have at least 2 Wrens that are eating in the feeding cage. One is definitely a Carolina as the color is brown tones and the chest area has a golden tint. The other one is smaller and does not have the gold chest area but is grey instead. Is the smaller grey tinted one a female or juvie?

Here is the Carolina with the gold tint chest area ( sorry pics aren't clearer).

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 12, 2008
1:26 PM

Post #4527636

Here is the smaller one with the grey chest area! Is this a juvie or female Carolina Wren? Thanks so much,

Rose

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 12, 2008
5:40 PM

Post #4528627

This is a first for me...is it a Fox Sparrow?

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 12, 2008
7:07 PM

Post #4528966

[quote]Here is the smaller one with the grey chest area![/quote]
Bewick's Wren - as well as the small size and grey breast colour, also note the relatively longer tail with stronger dark barring. Quite scarce in MO, good find!

[quote]This is a first for me...is it a Fox Sparrow?[/quote]
Could be, but not definite - Fox Sparrow in MO should be redder, less dark brown, than this. Can you get more pics of the same bird from different angles?

Resin
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 12, 2008
7:24 PM

Post #4529037

Boy, with that solid colored head, it sure looks like a fox sparrow to me!
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 12, 2008
7:50 PM

Post #4529128

Thank you Resin...I was thinking Bewicks but couldn't believe it could be true! Wow...I'm pumped!

Here is another bad pic of the suspected Fox Sparrow along with a Dark Eyed Junco and American Goldfinch. You can see how much larger it is than the other two.

Thanks again, I really appreciate having you and this forum!!

Rose

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 12, 2008
8:46 PM

Post #4529336

[quote]Here is another bad pic of the suspected Fox Sparrow[/quote]
Thanks! Yep, definite Fox Sparrow.

Resin
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 12, 2008
8:54 PM

Post #4529376

Thanks Resin...This is the first time I've seen this bird. There are several among the groundfeeders today. I guess the ice has brought the birds in today. There are even Song Sparrows out there! Many thanks again!

Rose
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 13, 2008
4:31 AM

Post #4531802

I think this may be a Female Red-wing Blackbird? I haven't noticed any Males around.

Thanks,
Rose

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 13, 2008
9:53 AM

Post #4532239

Yep, female Red-winged Blackbird

Resin
f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 14, 2008
3:18 AM

Post #4535732

I can not find these in the duch section. Is it a Pied-billed Grebe?

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 14, 2008
3:23 AM

Post #4535745

Flew by this afternoon.

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f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 14, 2008
3:29 AM

Post #4535765

Here is a couple of more two miles from the other. one has caught a catfish and acts like it can not decide what to do with it.

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Grasmussen
Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4a)

February 14, 2008
3:45 AM

Post #4535823

f_chisolm, yes Pied-billed Grebe.

gardenpom, White Pelican.

Gary
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 14, 2008
11:36 AM

Post #4536365

Thanks Gary. I was thinking Pelican, but I'm usually wrong.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2008
12:43 PM

Post #4536477

[quote]one has caught a catfish and acts like it can not decide what to do with it[/quote]
Not surprised, that's a very big fish for a grebe!

Resin

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 14, 2008
2:06 PM

Post #4536724

Mourning Dove?

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 14, 2008
2:07 PM

Post #4536735

Hopefully this pic. will turn out better?

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sadie_mae
Central, KY
(Zone 6b)

February 14, 2008
2:09 PM

Post #4536741

Frank, where are you taking your water shots? I lived in Pearl for 10 years, sure wish I had been into bird watching, looks like I missed out on a lot of great birds down there...ah wasted youth, LOL!
angele

February 14, 2008
2:55 PM

Post #4536899

Lily_love, because of the second one I would say yes, Mourning Dove

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 14, 2008
2:59 PM

Post #4536910

Thanks angele; they visit my new bird-feeder for the first time. I'm so tickled pink with all the birds that come and visit.
Kim
angele

February 14, 2008
3:08 PM

Post #4536947

It is exciting, congratulations on the new bird :-)

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 14, 2008
5:08 PM

Post #4537511

Is this a house sparow? It's bigger than the Carolina chickadee, almost twice the size of the american finch.

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OldNed

OldNed
Merritt Island, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 14, 2008
7:34 PM

Post #4538163

Lily...Northern Mockingbird

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 14, 2008
7:46 PM

Post #4538212

Oh wow! They migrated South for the winter? Smart ones!!! Thanks OldNed.
oldpepper
Westminster, CO
(Zone 5a)

February 14, 2008
7:59 PM

Post #4538248

Grandmaggie,

Your sparrow is called an English Sparrow where I come from.
Maybe just another name for the same bird.
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 14, 2008
10:14 PM

Post #4538790

Saw two hawks today and haven't a clue what they are.

Here is #l

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 14, 2008
10:15 PM

Post #4538794

Here is Hawk #2

Thanks for your help!

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 14, 2008
10:23 PM

Post #4538820

Please tell me this is a Tree Sparrow!! It had a single dark spot on its breast.



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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 14, 2008
10:56 PM

Post #4538937

nanny, Do you mean an American Tree Sparrow?

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 14, 2008
11:08 PM

Post #4539005

Yes, sorry about that !! I am holding my breath!

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2008
11:38 PM

Post #4539158

[quote]Saw two hawks today[/quote]
Both Red-tailed Hawk (yep, this species is VERY variable!)
[quote]Please tell me this is a Tree Sparrow!![/quote]
American Tree Sparrow

Resin
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 14, 2008
11:42 PM

Post #4539179

Congrats nanny!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 14, 2008
11:51 PM

Post #4539209

YEAH!!!!!!!!
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 14, 2008
11:51 PM

Post #4539210

Thanks Resin and Congrats Nanny!!
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 15, 2008
3:54 AM

Post #4540335

oldpepper - Yes, English Sparrow and House Sparrow are synonymous. We call them English Sparrows too...

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 15, 2008
10:28 AM

Post #4540923

House Sparrow is the correct name though. "English sparrow" is an unauthorised name change

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 15, 2008
2:55 PM

Post #4541510

This one's getting rather long now . . . starting vol. 5 here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/813866/

Resin

edit: add link

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