Back yard bird

by Steve
(Barrington, IL)



I saw this robin-sized bird in our northern Illinois backyard feeder area on 5/24/15. It was walking on the ground, tried to hide in some low vegetation then flew into a bush. The interesting characteristics are the tan chest with black spots, the long beak and the short tail. I cannot find it in my Birds of Illinois Field Guide.

Can anybody identify it?

Comments for Back yard bird

Click here to add your own comments

Jun 04, 2015
Baby Robin
by: More I Don't Know Than Do

Yes. That is a baby robin. 😊

May 26, 2015
Baby Robin
by: Anonymous

Check out pictures of baby robins on line. They look like robins, but with spotted chests and they stay close to the ground until they are able to fly. The mom and dad still feed them - teaching them how to get food.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Woodpecker?

    Oct 19, 17 02:25 PM

    Ran into window at work. Grey body, white head with a crown, white accents long narrow beak. In Texas

    Read More

  2. Grey bird with pointy head?

    Oct 17, 17 07:27 PM

    In northeast Kansas, just spotted this one at the feeder. Seems unusual for here. Observed today, Oct 17. Any thoughts on what it is?

    Read More

  3. what kind of bird is this

    Oct 15, 17 06:44 PM

    He looks like a cardinal but blue! i have never seen this bird before until this week

    Read More