Help me identify this bird.

by Sandy
(Sussex, N.J. USA)

This bird is one of many I saw in a feeding frenzy in one of my very tall backyard trees. About a half dozen birds around five thirty pm. were swirling and twirling in the area around the top of the trees. I grabbed my camera to take pictures. I thought they were goldfinches due to the yellow bellies, but their heads are quite different and these are much bigger. As you can see, the tails appear to have yellow also. They were very bright yellow on the bellies, which is why they caught my eye.

Possibly a Barn Swallow.

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Aug 30, 2012
Cedar Waxwing?
by: Anonymous

The coloring, and what I can see of the head, looks to me like a cedar waxwing, although they are not a lot bigger than a goldfinch. They are a little bigger, but smaller than a robin. Was this a fruit tree that they were eating out of?

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