A pair of fat brown birds!
(London, Ontario, Canada)
A pair of very fat brown birds with dark, beady eyes, beige breast and a fluffy beige ruff under the neck came to our backyard in London, Ontario, Canada yesterday. The feeder was empty, but they sat under the feeder, not at it, and then sat together on a nearby fence. They had a longish, stripey tail like a pheasant, but they were not as big as I think a pheasant should be. We had just filled the feeder the day before and yesterday we found it empty. Could these two birds have eaten the entire contents of the feeder when we weren't watching and then grabbed the husks from the ground? What could they have been? Sadly I wasn't able to grab my camera in time and they flew away.