Need help identifying a backyard bird

by Lynn
(Weippe, Idaho, USA)


The first time I saw it, it almost flew into me because it flew under the roof of my porch and then tried to fly through the roof. It finally got away and then a few days later I found it under a piece of concrete stone and it flew out and scared me again. The other day I opened up my bathroom window on the same side of the house as the concrete block and it flew into the tree. Then I went out to get a picture of it and another one flew out from under my lilac bushes into the tree next to it. They both sat there for about two hours and finally one jumped down and was searching for food. I do have dead grass along my fence and I believe these birds are not great fliers because every time I see them they look like they are kind of injured. I would like to know what they are so I can put a box up somewhere, where they will not get bothered. I think they are beautiful birds.

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Aug 08, 2011
Thank you for the response
by: Lynn

It possibly could be a juvenile robin, we have a few of those and I am always seeing them in the yard. I couldn't get any other pictures because every time I go out to get one they fly off or jump down to the ground and hide. Thank you for responding.

Aug 01, 2011
Lynn's Unknown Bird
by: Judy-Seattle

Lynn, although your photo does not show the bird's breast very well, I am going to guess that they may be juvenile robins who haven't developed their flight skills yet. Young robins have black spots on their breast that gradually disappear as the orange feathers grow in.
I will submit my photo of a juvenile robin for Susan to post.

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