Thin, tiny, skinny bird...

by Tango
(Phoenix, AZ)

Hello!

I've lived here 17 years in Phoenix, AZ, and I suddenly have this tiny, very thin, gray little bird coming to my bird bath. It's not a cactus wren or a finch of any kind. The most striking thing about it is that it is so very tiny...and long...about 3.5". It has no bulging breast, just a very straight body from head to tail. It's all one color and that's a medium to dark gray. Today, I saw them in a pair for the first time. One was trying to get some seeds out of a pomagranate while the other was drinking. When they drink, they touch the water so lightly it BARELY makes a ripple on the water ~ and they take several drinks in a row. I have NEVER seen these birds here in Arizona before. I've tried to run and get my camera, but when I return, they're gone. Help!

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Jun 04, 2016
tiny skinny birds NEW
by: LouLou

I have a flock of these at my bird bath/fountain and can't identify them either. They appeared suddenly about a week ago and are very busy at the fountain.

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