Backyard Birds in Texas

by Sherry
(Poetry, TX, Hunt Co)


I saw this bird at my fountain around 7:30 pm. I haven't seen it since then. I have tried to identify it, but have been unable to find anything that resembles it.


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This bird looks like it went to a tattoo parlor. Possibly a tanager? Visitors??

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Jan 27, 2011
bird
by: glenn

would like to know what kind. it`s not a cardinal. young cardinals have dark beaks the first few weeks. what ever it is, I believe it to be a young bird.

Nov 19, 2010
The Bird
by: Anonymous

It looks like a nonbreeding Summer Tanager.

Sep 07, 2010
Maybe a cardinal
by: Anonymous

I have lots of cardinals at my feeders and lots of immature ones this time of year---that's what this one reminds me of....they are kind of blotchy, uneven colored....I have one that I (affectionately) call ugly bird (good thing he doesn't understand)because he's VERY blotchy and his crown is always messed up, not smooth....I think it's a young cardinal....

Aug 16, 2010
Intersting...
by: Elaine in Birmingham

My immature cardinals look splotchy like that...I'm not as learned as most of y'all, but doesn't the head and beak shape suggest a cardinal?

Aug 05, 2010
Bird? at feeder in Texas
by: Mark in VA

Wow that is unusual. I am anxious to learn what it is

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