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Bird Identification: CLOSED: Identify This Bird Please - Vol. 5

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 15, 2008
2:57 PM

Post #4541518

Starting vol. 5 as vol. 4 had hit over 150 posts

I know the answer to this one, but anyone else, have a go!

Resin

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 15, 2008
3:00 PM

Post #4541530

Thanks for starting the new thread Resin.

OldNed

OldNed
Merritt Island, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 15, 2008
3:05 PM

Post #4541555

Linnet?

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 15, 2008
6:16 PM

Post #4542461

???

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 15, 2008
7:14 PM

Post #4542763

[quote]Linnet?[/quote]
Nope!

[quote]???[/quote]

Female House Finch

Resin

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 15, 2008
8:44 PM

Post #4543105

I wished the pic. is a little bit clearer. Hope you can help I.D. my 'lil friend.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 15, 2008
8:45 PM

Post #4543112

Same one.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 15, 2008
9:05 PM

Post #4543219

[quote]I wished the pic. is a little bit clearer[/quote]
So do I !! ;-)

Best guess is House Finch again, but I fear this one may have to remain a UFO (Unidentified Feathered Object)

Resin

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 15, 2008
9:07 PM

Post #4543233

UFO it is! LOL, I'll try better next time. :)

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 15, 2008
9:53 PM

Post #4543378

I thought so :(
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2008
1:17 AM

Post #4544131

Brown-headed Cowbird? Just want to make sure before I turn in my list for the Back Yard Birdcount.

Thanks,
Rose

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 16, 2008
1:29 AM

Post #4544165

Yes, that's a Cowbird Rose. Here's one from me. It has the same colors as my Great-Crested Flycatcher, but no crest.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 16, 2008
1:30 AM

Post #4544175

Back-side.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2008
1:30 AM

Post #4544179

Eastern Phoebe

Resin
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 16, 2008
1:33 AM

Post #4544187

I knew I had seen this before...I had it for an ID a few months ago...but forgot...thanks.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 16, 2008
1:37 AM

Post #4544208

Yes Rose yours is a Brown-headed Cowbird (male).
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2008
1:39 AM

Post #4544216

Thanks Pelle...Just wanted to be positive!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 16, 2008
1:44 AM

Post #4544237

Resin- Reed Warbler?
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2008
1:52 AM

Post #4544275

Here is another I'm trying to positively ID. I did not realize there was a Carolina Chickadee...I always thought this was a Black Capped Chickadee. Here is a link showing the two and I will post 2 pics. Need this for the count. Thanks for your help...http://www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw/AboutBirdsandFeeding/chickadeeIDtable.htm

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2008
1:53 AM

Post #4544278

Well my link didn't work...will try again http://www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw/AboutBirdsandFeeding/chickadeeIDtable.htm
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2008
1:55 AM

Post #4544286

Here's another pic.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 16, 2008
2:49 AM

Post #4544480

Here is the Carolina Chickadees range map.
http://content.ornith.cornell.edu/UEWebApp/images/poec_caro_AllAm_map.gif

This message was edited Feb 15, 2008 10:50 PM
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2008
3:11 AM

Post #4544567

Hi Pelle, The reason I questioned it was because when I submitted Black Capped on the bird count it was questioned. I am in South West Mo and according to the range map the Carolina is here year round. The Black Capped is north of where I am located. On the link I have above if you scroll down a bit it has a larger map showing the range. I am located about 100 miles north of Ark. Gee...I'm getting too confused...they look alike to me!!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 16, 2008
3:38 AM

Post #4544692

Oh gosh I was in the wrong state sorry,lol.

You really can't tell them apart so don't feel bad plus I've read they breed w/ one another where their ranges overlap so... The Carolina are slightly smaller with duller colors.

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This message was edited Feb 15, 2008 11:55 PM
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2008
3:45 AM

Post #4544716

Thanks Pelle, I listed them as Carolina Chicadees mainly based on their tiny size and their call . I think I will try and send a pic to them and see if they can tell the dif. I appreciate all your help,

Clueless in Conway!
angele

February 16, 2008
6:39 AM

Post #4545128

Yellow Finch? Do you think the culmen is too straight for this to be the yellow house finch?

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angele

February 16, 2008
6:45 AM

Post #4545137

PS.. Sibley's says the yellow variant is extremely rare in Purple & Cassin's

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2008
10:50 AM

Post #4545254

[quote]Resin- Reed Warbler?[/quote]
Sorry, no!
[quote]Here is another I'm trying to positively ID. I did not realize there was a Carolina Chickadee[/quote]
I'd agree with Carolina Chickadee too.
[quote]Do you think the culmen is too straight for this to be the yellow house finch?[/quote]
Looks OK for House Finch to me, the pattern of yellow is also the same as the pattern of red in a normal one.

Resin
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2008
1:09 PM

Post #4545394

Thanks Pelle and Resin. Carolina Chickadee was reported. It is really funny there are usually 3 of them in the front yard but have never seen one in the back yard!! Quick little bird and just so cute!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 16, 2008
2:20 PM

Post #4545568

Resin,female House Sparrow.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2008
2:31 PM

Post #4545608

Nope, no-one has even hit the right family yet! ;-)

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2008
3:04 PM

Post #4545726

Sooo, this little on is probably a Carolina Instead of a Black-capped too?! I will need to correct my list I guess!

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2008
3:37 PM

Post #4545952

oh you tease, Resin.

With that hump, I'd say some sort of grouse. Female Spruce?

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2008
4:31 PM

Post #4546198

[quote]Sooo, this little one is probably a Carolina Instead of a Black-capped too?![/quote]
Yep, Carolina. You are just immediately south of the border between the two; go two counties to the north, and you'll get Black-capped.
[quote]With that hump, I'd say some sort of grouse[/quote]
Nope!

Resin

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2008
4:32 PM

Post #4546208

rats!!!!!

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2008
4:35 PM

Post #4546220

Nope, not a rat either ;-))
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2008
4:37 PM

Post #4546223

Resin...is it a Female Red-wing Blackbird?

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2008
4:51 PM

Post #4546284

Nope!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 16, 2008
4:51 PM

Post #4546287

European species?

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2008
4:51 PM

Post #4546291

Yep
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2008
4:54 PM

Post #4546309

Grrrrrr! LOL!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 16, 2008
5:00 PM

Post #4546323

Remember we have this site in the Sticky to look up birds from most of Europe.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdidentifier/index.asp
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2008
5:01 PM

Post #4546327

Is it a Lark?

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

February 16, 2008
5:08 PM

Post #4546351

Just to report a bird on feeder this morning. No picture, Carolina Wren. Didn't realize they were up here.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 16, 2008
5:22 PM

Post #4546395

Have you checked into House or Winter Wren iris?

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/House_Wren.html

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Winter_Wren.html

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2008
6:44 PM

Post #4546721

[quote]Is it a Lark?[/quote]
Yep! Short-toed Lark
[quote]Just to report a bird on feeder this morning. No picture, Carolina Wren. Didn't realize they were up here[/quote]
Sibley maps Carolina Wren breeding up to approx Boston and scattered records up to Maine and even one or two records in Nova Scotia; I've also read they're slowly expanding north with milder winters. So a good record, but perhaps not too surprising.

Resin
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2008
7:15 PM

Post #4546829

Hooray...I win!! What is my prize? LOL!
angele

February 16, 2008
7:57 PM

Post #4546979

Congratulations dellrose! Your prize is you get to help me with this one :-) I'm hoping it is a new one for me and that I am not being forgetful or blind in one eye and can't see out of the other, lol
This was taken on maximum zoom and is the only shot I got

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2008
8:29 PM

Post #4547112

Gosh Angele...I am not very good at I D-ing! That is sure a cute little bird though...reminds me of an immature Warbler but better let the experts decide!
angele

February 16, 2008
8:36 PM

Post #4547141

lol, dellrose, me too!
I was thinking Audubon's Warbler which would not be a new bird for me but I was hoping it might be something else. Always want to add a new bird to my list. :-)

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2008
8:54 PM

Post #4547217

Not sure what to make of that one! Not Audubon's, as it has a grey rump, no yellow visible (if there, I think it would be showing given the wing position)

Resin
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

February 17, 2008
12:41 AM

Post #4548137

Ah Resin, Your stuck, shock shock!!!
Congrats Dellrose.

Well this should be easy for you but hard for me, Got this from my sister. Is it,Purple Finch or house finch?

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

February 17, 2008
12:44 AM

Post #4548152

I want to know about these one too.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 17, 2008
1:24 AM

Post #4548328

burn, Purple Finch,female has the white eyebrow.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

February 17, 2008
2:37 AM

Post #4548648

So these 2 are a pair of purple finch? The white eyebrow is female, how do you tell from the males house finch and purple finch? Don't they both have red? I need to be taught, what to look for. Thanks Pelle
rntx22
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 17, 2008
4:53 AM

Post #4549134

Angele, that looks a lot like a female yellow rumped warbler - myrtle form. Check out the cornell link:

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Yellow-rumped_Warbler_dtl.html
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 17, 2008
9:24 AM

Post #4549413

Sorry I was just talking of the first pic burn.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

February 17, 2008
4:55 PM

Post #4550426

No problem Pelle , thanks for the ID of the first one. The birds are coming pretty regular today, probably because of more snow, I even had the Downy Woodpecker come, quite a few time. He has been on vacation for the pass few weeks. :)
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 18, 2008
1:33 AM

Post #4552491

Here's one from today.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 18, 2008
1:34 AM

Post #4552502

Cormorant?

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angele

February 18, 2008
1:44 AM

Post #4552582

From earlier: Thanks rntx22, I thought so too :-)

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 18, 2008
9:16 AM

Post #4554176

[quote]Here's one from today[/quote]
Palm Warbler
[quote]Cormorant?[/quote]
Yep; Double-crested

Resin
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 18, 2008
11:10 AM

Post #4554247

When I spotted the bird I thought it was just my normal yellow-rumped Warbler and almost deleted the pic...when I put it on my computer I realized it had a lot more yellow. Thanks Resin.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2008
1:55 PM

Post #4554618

Is this a titmouse?

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2008
1:56 PM

Post #4554626

Ahh! It has gotta be another "UFO"! I need a better camera!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2008
1:58 PM

Post #4554633

The same bird diving for seeds in the feeder below...

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 18, 2008
9:07 PM

Post #4556567

Yep, another UFO ;-)

Resin

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2008
4:16 PM

Post #4559904

I was afraid of that. lol.

Ok, Resin, I tried to do better. Are these downy wp, and red bellied wp? I found them all at once! How about that?

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 19, 2008
4:23 PM

Post #4559940

Yep, Red-bellied above, Downy below.

Resin

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2008
4:27 PM

Post #4559956

Thanks Resin;
Bluebird finds the birdhouse?

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 19, 2008
4:41 PM

Post #4559993

Yes! Congrats!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2008
4:44 PM

Post #4560007

pelle; thanks so much. I had the feeder for the longest, never seen them there. Then you advised that I move the feeder to low ground area. And there it was! This is my first time seeing bluebird out there since we moved the bird house. Wooohooooo! Gotta run and get some wormmeals.
☺☼♪♫☺
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 19, 2008
4:53 PM

Post #4560035

Congrats Lily!!! I'm setting mine up today!!
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 19, 2008
5:55 PM

Post #4560291

Bald Eagle?

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 19, 2008
5:57 PM

Post #4560301

Yep, Bald Eagle

Resin

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2008
6:40 PM

Post #4560455

Thanks Rose, I'm so pleased to have found the delight. Thanks to Pelle and Resin and others that share the joy of birding. :-)

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 19, 2008
7:05 PM

Post #4560532

Lily, congrats on the bluebird!!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 19, 2008
7:40 PM

Post #4560649

Congratulations dellrose!!!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2008
7:45 PM

Post #4560663

Thanks Nanny, I've discovered so many more birds. I've been trying to catch a picture of a titmouse, but the 'lil one is too fast for me. And many more that I don't yet know the names of.
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 19, 2008
8:59 PM

Post #4560974

Thanks Pelle, I've been telling everyone that the baldies fly over all the time...now maybe they will believe me!!

And thank you Resin for the ID!!

Edited to thank Resin!!

This message was edited Feb 19, 2008 3:39 PM

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 19, 2008
9:22 PM

Post #4561044

I'm pretty certain that this is an immature eagle, given the area where I was today, but wanted to check with the experts.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 19, 2008
10:01 PM

Post #4561185

Yep, young Bald Eagle, probably first winter

Resin
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 19, 2008
10:12 PM

Post #4561226

Congrats Mrs Ed...this must be the day for Bald Eagles!!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 19, 2008
10:20 PM

Post #4561256

Congrats Mrs Ed!!!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 19, 2008
10:22 PM

Post #4561271

Well thanks. We have 3 in the area where we live, but I ventured about 30 miles west to the Mississippi where there were 22 reported during the bird count.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 19, 2008
10:27 PM

Post #4561289

Very good!!! Way to pay attention to the tallies and locations of the GBBC!!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 19, 2008
10:55 PM

Post #4561412

Pelle, I think that checking out the local tally is the most fun of the whole thing! 4 people from out town participated. I was surprised to see a Red Breasted Nuthatch in the count for us. They should come to MY yard!!!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 19, 2008
11:02 PM

Post #4561446

I just noticed there were 2 Bald Eagles reported twice in Marlton; I'm sure it was at the large lake we were at that day because thats where we've been hearing about them being.

swampfire

swampfire
Palatine, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 19, 2008
11:33 PM

Post #4561550

I have a question..anybody... I'm sure I saw a Snowy Owl in my Pin oak 2 nights ago. This is where all my birdfeeder are. Mice and shrews make paths under the snow and I have 2 opossums that visit nightly, so lots of activity. I live in Palatine , IL..has anyone seen them in this area? Or am I crazy?
pford1854
Marion, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2008
11:33 PM

Post #4561551

My son was in the back yard, and came running around to the front of the house telling me there was a hawk on the fence. I grabbed my camera, and looked out the back door, but it quickly spotted me. It seemed real 'antzy' and seemed ready to go. I took this shot, (photo is blown up and touched up slightly) then I slid the door open, and it jumped into my Rose-of-Sharon bush, and grabbed a sparrow and took off.

What kind of hawk am I?

thanks in advance...

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 19, 2008
11:38 PM

Post #4561578

Looks like a Coopers Hawk to me.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2008
11:42 PM

Post #4561602

"...grabbed a sparrow" a meanny! I found one baby hawk perched on my pond's bridge over the early Fall. DH put up a net to deter 'em from the kois. I'd rather watch them from a distance. lol.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 20, 2008
12:09 AM

Post #4561716

Cooper's for me too

Resin
pford1854
Marion, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 20, 2008
2:46 AM

Post #4562498

Pelle -- thanks for the ID. I've spent some time Googling the Cooper's Hawk and I think you're right.
Although, my hawk is smaller than other pictures that I've seen, but I still agree.
We've had at least two different hawks through my back yard lately.
I think the other haw I've had is a much larger Red-Shouldered, or Red-tailed Hawk.

Kim -- Yes, it quickly grabbed a sparrow, and took off with it. I may get yelled at, but those hawks can have all the sparrows that they can grab. The sparrows are obviously abundant for a reason... uh-oh, I hope I'm not fixing to get bombarded by Hate Dmail. :^) I'm like you though, I wouldn't want them grabbing my little fishes either -- especially since they are not free like the sparrows. :^) As long as the hawks don't start grabbing my Cardinals then they're fine with me.

Resin -- thanks again for your second opinion
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 20, 2008
2:54 AM

Post #4562554

No don't worry about getting yelled at by anyone. Its just nature taking place them getting small birds. :-)

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 20, 2008
3:03 PM

Post #4564106

There isn't gonna be any yelling from me, if anything I'd cry. Help me I.D. this visitor please.

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

February 20, 2008
4:14 PM

Post #4564374

purple finch?

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 20, 2008
4:17 PM

Post #4564384

Thanks Iris. I'm so excited as I'm learning more about all the different visitors to the new bird feeders. :-)

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 20, 2008
5:47 PM

Post #4564744

Purple Finch for me too

Resin

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 20, 2008
5:53 PM

Post #4564760

Thanks Resin. :-)
creekwalker
Benton County, MO
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2008
7:56 PM

Post #4565174

Ok, I think this is an immature Cooper's Hawk? It has yellow eyes which only the young have. Am I right? All my birds suddenly vanished and this guy came along briefly. Sorry for the lousy pictures but I was excited and wanted to get the pictures as fast as I could.

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creekwalker
Benton County, MO
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2008
7:57 PM

Post #4565177

#2

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creekwalker
Benton County, MO
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2008
7:59 PM

Post #4565184

#3 This was is really lousy, but it shows how long the tail was. This is the first hawk I have had who actually landed on the deck. :o

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creekwalker
Benton County, MO
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2008
8:00 PM

Post #4565187

Last one- in the tree. Sorry for the bad pics!

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2008
8:14 PM

Post #4565240

Oh my, he/she is so cute. what a tiny one.
creekwalker
Benton County, MO
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2008
8:23 PM

Post #4565272

Another reason besides the yellow eyes that I think's it's immature. He wasn't all that big. He was flying through the tree branches where I could hardly see him and thought he was a crow at first. These are my first hawk pictures. :-) Wish they had been better.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2008
8:28 PM

Post #4565291

Looks like the coopers that Resin and pelle identified for me. Yes, Juv.
creekwalker
Benton County, MO
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2008
10:30 PM

Post #4565646

Well, I guess I will call it a Cooper's Hawk then, unless anyone has any objections?
NM_Jane
Las Cruces, NM

February 20, 2008
10:50 PM

Post #4565740

This is a new one for me that I can't ID. I was leaning toward a Junco since it was about the same size and body shape. On the other hand all of the Junco variations seem to have a pinkish bill. intstead of gray/black like this one.

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NM_Jane
Las Cruces, NM

February 20, 2008
10:51 PM

Post #4565744

Here's another shot of the same bird. It's not very good; but at least it shows the wing and tail feathers.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 20, 2008
11:23 PM

Post #4565892

Definitely not a Junco; let me look around.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

February 21, 2008
12:07 AM

Post #4566057

western bird so not familiar here.
angele

February 21, 2008
1:15 AM

Post #4566309

What do you think about a Canyon Towhee Jane? They have a reddish crown and eye-ring and a necklace of dark spots. (Pipilo fuscus)
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 21, 2008
1:23 AM

Post #4566335

LOL,I D mailed her but she has responded yet.

I was thinking juvenile Canyon Towhee.
angele

February 21, 2008
1:32 AM

Post #4566378

That makes me feel better! I'm not an expert but I like to play :-) honing my skills.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 21, 2008
1:39 AM

Post #4566407

I'm just concerned about the size and thats what I D mailed her about.
NM_Jane
Las Cruces, NM

February 21, 2008
2:06 AM

Post #4566552

Angele & Pelle,

Thanks for your help on IDing this bird. I think Angele nailed it with canyon towhee. It was about 7-8" (just a bit smaller than a robin).

Jane
angele

February 21, 2008
2:35 AM

Post #4566685

hopefully I will recognize one if I see one in person now.. Jane you can send it north if you want :-)

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 21, 2008
10:38 AM

Post #4567628

Canyon Towhee for me too.

Creekwalker's hawk looks most like Sharp-shinned to me, with its thin legs, rounded head, broad and untidy flank marks (not neat streaking), and dainty bill. Size judgement ("crow-sized") can always be very tricky, so I'd not give it too much reliance.

Resin
creekwalker
Benton County, MO
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2008
2:53 PM

Post #4568255

Thanks Resin. That's what I will call it then. :-)
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2008
9:47 PM

Post #4569738

This little duck was at Bass Pro Shop and at first I thought it was plastic. It was very cute but don't know what it is.

Thank You,
Rose

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2008
9:50 PM

Post #4569747

These two were there also. I don't know if their eyes are red or if that is from the flash I used!

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Grasmussen
Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4a)

February 21, 2008
10:29 PM

Post #4569851

Dellrose, the first one is a Ruddy Duck, the 2nd. shot is of two Wood Ducks.
Gary
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2008
11:40 PM

Post #4570118

Thank you Gary, I hope to see them someday in their natural habitat.

Rose
tigerlily
Tiller, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 22, 2008
12:49 AM

Post #4570348

Last week a Golden Eagle was reported at a local pond. I stopped by there today and saw this. I thought it to be an immature Bald.

Sorry the pix is so fried, bit it was a very grey day here, and w/o editing there was just a silhouette.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 22, 2008
12:53 AM

Post #4570370

You're right, that's an immature Bald Eagle.

Whether it is the same bird as was reported, or a different one, hard to know!

Resin
sadie_mae
Central, KY
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2008
1:04 AM

Post #4570431

I need confirmation on these 2 birds, please. I think I've got it figure out but need expert advise :-)

Song Sparrow ?

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sadie_mae
Central, KY
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2008
1:05 AM

Post #4570436

Fox Sparrow ?

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tigerlily
Tiller, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 22, 2008
1:06 AM

Post #4570439

Thanks, Resin.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

February 22, 2008
1:24 AM

Post #4570517

I think these are Snow Bunting, am I right?

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 22, 2008
10:27 AM

Post #4571954

Song Sparrow ?
Fox Sparrow ?
I think these are Snow Bunting, am I right?

Yes to all three

Resin
sadie_mae
Central, KY
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2008
11:14 AM

Post #4571993

Thanks Resin!
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

February 22, 2008
2:11 PM

Post #4572396

Thank you Resin, glad I was able to take a picture of them. They are so fast. I would have like to see them closer.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2008
6:24 PM

Post #4577909

Is this a gold finch? She/he looks much bigger than most finches I've seen in the garden.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2008
6:26 PM

Post #4577914

Zoomed in a little closer...

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 23, 2008
6:30 PM

Post #4577928

Yep, American Goldfinch

Resin

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2008
6:42 PM

Post #4577956

We've just acquired another birdhouse, could anyone help me determine how far from the bluebird's house should I hang this for others?

Thanks Resin for the confirmation on my cutie A. finch.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 23, 2008
6:55 PM

Post #4578013

Hi Lily, I'd say at least 50 ft. apart.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2008
7:02 PM

Post #4578043

Thank you, Pelle, will do.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2008
3:52 PM

Post #4581675

Please I.D. this pair of visitors to my garden.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 24, 2008
4:12 PM

Post #4581757

Hi Lily, The bottom one looks like a White -breasted Nuthatch; can't see the other.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2008
4:17 PM

Post #4581778

Thank you, Pelle, Please be patient with me. I'm in search of a better camera, hopefully I'll be able to post better pics. soon in the near future. :-)
The two birds were identical as I observed them. They were peacefully sharing the food, no fighting noticed. Cute 'lil ones. They're both about the same size. Slightly bigger than that of finches. :-)
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 24, 2008
4:34 PM

Post #4581854

I'm sorry ; I see the top one now. Yes their both White-breasted Nuthatch,looks like the females at the top.
Their a great little bird, very friendly.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 24, 2008
6:40 PM

Post #4582361

Yes, have fun watching the nuthatches run down the tree. I also love to see them get a peanut in their mouth and fly off with it.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2008
6:46 PM

Post #4582390

I'm in for a treat! To watch those nuthatches doing the acrobatic runs. lol. Thanks Mrs_Ed.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 24, 2008
6:49 PM

Post #4582400

Yes you are. they are one of my favorites.

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 25, 2008
5:49 PM

Post #4586601

Not sure who this little one is for sure.

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 25, 2008
5:50 PM

Post #4586602

second pic

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NM_Jane
Las Cruces, NM

February 25, 2008
6:17 PM

Post #4586697

Nanny ... looks like a white-crowned sparrow to me. Here's a closer shot of one.

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sadie_mae
Central, KY
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2008
6:21 PM

Post #4586709

Nanny ~ I think the one facing the camera in the 2nd pic is a White-throated sparrow.
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/White-throated_Sparrow.html
Enlarge your picture and see if you can detect the yellow markings in front of it's eyes.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 25, 2008
6:36 PM

Post #4586771

Agree with White-throated Sparrow

Resin

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 26, 2008
3:18 AM

Post #4588923

Yep it has the yellow markings in front of the eyes. When I first spotted it I thought it was a White Crowned Sparrow, until I got closer.We had those last year and I am familiar with what it looks like. So i get to add a new bird to the list!

Thank you all very much!
original_sybil
Brainerd, MN

February 26, 2008
10:25 PM

Post #4592310

I don't know if you even want to try to ID a bird without a photo, but here is the info:

At one of the basket feeders, quickly left. Slight build. Brown and white - sparrowish coloring - long, narrow, pointed beak. The beak is what caught my attention. I have looked in this list: http://www.holoweb.com/cannon/birds.htm but didn't find a match.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 26, 2008
11:07 PM

Post #4592459

Sybil, did you try www.whatbird.com?

I know they have that thing where you enter in the info you know and see what the results are.


Edited: I went through and came up with Black and White warbler! LOL. not quite brown… oh well, you try!!

This message was edited Feb 26, 2008 5:10 PM

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 26, 2008
11:13 PM

Post #4592485

Sybil, it wasn't a brown creeper was it? I've never seen them at a feeder, but who knows.
original_sybil
Brainerd, MN

February 26, 2008
11:14 PM

Post #4592497

I will check out the link. I have a Brown Creeper that comes to the peanut feeder. I thought about that but I remembered it having more of a curved beak. However, that is a strong possibility.
Grasmussen
Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4a)

February 27, 2008
4:23 AM

Post #4594428

This volume is getting too long, so I started volume 6.
This hyperlink will take you to volume 6.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/818040/
Gary

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