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broots
Cochrane, ON
(Zone 2b)

February 16, 2008
9:50 PM

Post #4547509

Here is another bird that I cannot identify. I apologize for the bad quality of the photo. It was taken through a shaded window. This bird showed up the middle of Oct & was still around the end of Nov. He was always with a male red-winged blackbird. I suppose a robin figures in here somehow. I imagine there is no definite answer.

This was taken on Nov 1/06.

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broots
Cochrane, ON
(Zone 2b)

February 16, 2008
9:51 PM

Post #4547511

#2 this was taken one week later on Nov 8/06.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2008
9:54 PM

Post #4547519

Not sure what, but it's something that's jumped out of a cage.

Resin
broots
Cochrane, ON
(Zone 2b)

February 17, 2008
1:43 AM

Post #4548397

Thanks for checking it out Resin. It is a mystery isn't it?
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 17, 2008
2:56 AM

Post #4548723

looks like a female or Yellow-headed Blackbird page 439 of Field Guide to Birds Eastern Region by Donald and Lillian Stokes

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 17, 2008
2:59 AM

Post #4548735

broots, the bird is charming. But what type of tree branches are there? I'm trying to get a positive I.D. of what maybe a hawthorn. Is that it? Thanks much.
broots
Cochrane, ON
(Zone 2b)

February 17, 2008
3:42 AM

Post #4548895

Hi Donna. I just checked my National Geographic Birds of N.A. and it sure looks like it could be the female Yellow-headed Blackbird. I think she was a little off course. Although I did have a male YHBB in the fall a few years ago. Thanks a lot.
broots
Cochrane, ON
(Zone 2b)

February 17, 2008
3:49 AM

Post #4548911

Hi Lily_love. The branches are from an apple tree.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 17, 2008
9:15 AM

Post #4549409

Plumage pattern is definitely not right for Yellow-headed Blackbird, but it is clearly related. There are several similar species in South America, some of which feature in the cagebird trade; I suspect it is one of those.

Resin
broots
Cochrane, ON
(Zone 2b)

February 17, 2008
5:51 PM

Post #4550647

Thanks Resin, I appreciate your knowledge. I'll just label him as an unknown.

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