Mystery bird in eastern Massachusetts

by Muriel
(Massachusetts)

I just saw a bird from the back only. It was the size of a robin and was with a few robins in my backyard. It was a gray and tan color like a tabby cat. It had a red ring at the base of the neck between the neck and back. Sorry no photo.

Comments for Mystery bird in eastern Massachusetts

Click here to add your own comments

Sep 17, 2013
Mystery Bird NEW
by: Judy -Seattle

I'm fairly sure that your mystery bird is a Yellow Shafted Northern Flicker. In the Seattle area we have Red Shafted Flickers. I was watching one today eating ash berries with the robins.

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?.



Two Free Ebooks!

My gifts to you when you sign up for my free newsletter: The Backyard Birder, filled with the latest tips to attract birds to your yard.

Homemade Bird Food Recipes

and

Ten Biggest Mistakes

In Backyard Birding

Sign up now for your two free ebooks! Happy Birding!

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you The Backyard Birder.