fluffy fat bird with sharp straight beak

by C.Jay
(Massachusetts)

I missed a picture, but got two glances. I tried to show my wife and it flew away.


This bird was about 4" tall, and looked "furry". Fluffy, fat, and thick wild-ish feathers. Otherwise, he was a grey-brownish color.

He had a very straight, long beak that led me to start my search with woodpeckers... but he didn't have the streamlined, elegant look that most woodpeckers have. He was more round, like a fluffed parakeet.

I can't find any leads. I live in southern New England, but we've been having crazy weather recently, so I'm not exactly sure this is a normal local bird.

Any ideas?

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Jan 29, 2014
Hope this helps NEW
by: Barbara

Without a picture, I am at a loss. But I typed in google search engine the words: identify a bird in new england by color and it brought up this link. I hope you can pull it up. It shows many birds once you get past the ducks

www.pbase.com/noreaster/new_england_birds

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