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. YellowGreen Bird ID help

    Sep 08, 17 04:37 PM

    This bird is about the size of a small cardinal. I have never seen it at a feeder but it comes to the bird bath. The photo is not the best but hopefully

    Read More

  2. Paul

    Sep 03, 17 09:24 PM

    A relative went to HB class. They found it is safe and more effective to use 2 water to 1 sugar. I use 4 cups of boiling water into 2 cups sugar.

    Read More

  3. Not sure

    Sep 03, 17 09:23 PM

    Not sure if this a female Ruby-Throat or Rufous? Please help. Thanks

    Read More