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Jun 16, 2018

Birdwatchers victoria

Fan tailed medium sized Orange breast black fan tail Size feathers have white speckles. Babies are brown variegated and same size. Ground feeders

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Jun 06, 2018

Carol

A baby bird, appeared on my windows ledge beneath a large cherry blossom tree. I thought he was dead, but after tapping him a few times with a branch,

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Jun 03, 2018

Les

I live in NW I Indiana. A pair of these birds has lived near my pond for a few years. They are dark colored with orange feet. They make loud squawks

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Jun 02, 2018

Solid blue tree clinging bird

Bigger than an eastern blue bird

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Jun 01, 2018

Grey bird Like catbird but with a white breast

Parry Sound, ON Grey bird, like a catbird with black cap but with a white breast. Sound a soft coo, coo, coo, coo

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May 30, 2018

I’m startled at sunrise in RI 5/30/2018

Bird is slightly larger than adult robin. Color shades of brown and buff varied. ONE Bright red colored dot on back of head. Landed on ground next to

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May 30, 2018

Help!

I am in northeast Ohio. I have now seen this bird 4 times in 2 days but unable to photograph as of yet. He is 8-10 inches tall. Black head slender longer

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May 27, 2018

Bird

black bird with red and yellow strip on wings

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May 25, 2018

A newcomer to Montgomery, AL?

It has a black head with a yellow beak. The underside of the bird is black. The top is grayish. What is it? We've been seeing similar birds with burnt

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May 24, 2018

Mrs.

It's small with a brown head, brown & white striped wings & a grey belly & chest. I first saw this little bird perched on a planter, it the hopped down

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May 23, 2018

Strange dancing birds NE Ohio

These birds were about the size of a Robin, either perching songbirds or something like a wood pecker, with longer pointed beaks. They had reddish heads

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May 23, 2018

Yellow back black mask and tail

Feeding at a niger feeder in peterborough Ontario. Brilliant yellow back and shoulders. Black wings with white mottle Seen from a distance of thirty

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May 21, 2018

FLORIDA BIRDS - ID PLEASE

Hi there.... I visited Florida on holiday from England and took so many photos of birds some of which I am unable to identify if anyone can help me it

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May 21, 2018

FLORIDA BIRDS - ID PLEASE

Hi there, Some more herons from Florida. Again I was informed that these were Great Blue Herons but they all look different to me ??

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May 21, 2018

FLORIDA BIRDS - ID PLEASE

Hi there - These are some herons I took photos of in Florida I was informed that one was a yellow crowned heron and the other two with the chicks in the

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May 21, 2018

Using coconut sugar to make nectar

Is coconut sugar ok for humming birds? The last thing I want to do is deprive them!

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May 19, 2018

uniformly light medium brown bird

Little bird about 3-5 inches, it is uniformly light medium brown with no other distinguishing marks. Heard it singing tweety-bird tweety-bird tweet over

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May 17, 2018

Michigan's Thumb Region

We've had rose breasted grosbeaks eating black sunflower seeds at our backyard feeders here in Michigan every winter for years, then in the spring they

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May 17, 2018

unknown, coming to hummingbird feeder in evening

about the size of a cardinal brown back and tail, head darker brown, throat , breast and under side of ytail bright yellow, wings extend length of body

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May 16, 2018

yellow bird

This bird was very small and all yellow flying with a black and gray bird of the same size. Small than a gold finch.

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May 16, 2018

What type of bird is this -? From glencoe , IL

Small bird , in north suburb of chicago called Glencoe, IL Bright yellow underbelly and face - but black mask over face and black covering outside of

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May 13, 2018

Newbird atmyfeeder

I’m in ct and never saw this bird before. Grey back, white belly with a striped head and stripes around the head. N

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May 13, 2018

Resident bird

Sings a pretty song. Comes every year and uses our bird house.

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May 13, 2018

red beaked, long legged duck in Forida

A pair of ducks landed on my backyard tree. After sitting in the tree for 10 minutes they dropped down an began to eat the cracked corn cautiously. Then

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May 09, 2018

2018 Report on our Rose Breasted Grosbeaks

I've wanted to update our experience with Rose Breasted Grosbeaks here in North Central Minnesota. For several years we have had to pull in our bird feeders

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May 08, 2018

East US Maryland plain brown backed bird

plain rust brown back, buff/white breast 7-10 long, ground feeder East US Maryland. What is it?

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May 07, 2018

WoodPecker Suet Cakes

Most places that have bird feeders have suet cake holders. They are little green cages just big enough to hold one suet cake. My father and I live in

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May 07, 2018

milk chocolate brown, orange/rust band, tan belly

The title provides some description. Bird was seen in southeaster PA on May 2 Other information: the bird was somewhat smaller than a robin. Entire top

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May 07, 2018

bird came to hummingbird feeder?

In the last couple days, I have seen two other types of birds trying to use the hummingbird feeder. One was a Baltimore oriole but the other was black

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May 07, 2018

The Rose-breasted Grosbeak treat

We have about 4 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks visit our feeder in St. Louis, MO. This is our first Spring in our home which backs to woods and has a huge tree

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May 05, 2018

what bird is this.

a relative and her friend have seen birds sitting in this formation in two different places. this photo is takenin Goa, thanks Joy

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May 02, 2018

[Six] males at once

In past years we have seen a male Grosbeak for a short time at our seed feeder. They would eat for a few minutes and then leave. This year starting around

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May 01, 2018

Rose breasted Grosbeak

We live at the foot of the Blue Ridge mnts in Northern Ga. Our feeder in the pic was purchased at tractor supply. We used a feed that is for Cardinals

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Apr 27, 2018

Had a beautiful song. Got a pic but it was from afar. I live in Indiana

Appears to be grey or black with yellow underbody. Black frock below bill.

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Apr 26, 2018

Pair of rose breasted grosbeaks in Valley,Alabama

Saw for the first time a beautiful pair of male rose breasted grosbeaks feeding on black oil sunflower seeds at two adjacent feeders in my backyard. They

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Apr 25, 2018

First Rose-breasted Grosbeak..

Hi... We live in Southeastern Kentucky, and our property is a rural area with about 3 acres of mowed yard, setting in about 40 acres of woods, surrounded

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Apr 25, 2018

Sits on our balcony daily

They come sit on my balcony daily

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Apr 25, 2018

Newnan GA

I have about 10 at my feeder in Newnan GA. I live in a heavily wooded area. They are eating from a peanut suet cake and black oil sunflower seeds on

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Apr 24, 2018

The prettiest bird i have seen at my feeder so far.

I started avid bird feeding here in North Florida about 1 year ago i have been using safflower seeds nyjer seed sunflower chips and even some basic wild

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Apr 22, 2018

NH bird size of pigeon

Found pecking at the ground. What stood out the most was its white beak with a horizontAL stripe of yellow. Its body was black and white flecks.

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Apr 22, 2018

My first ever sighhting

We moved last year from Nashville to 20 miles west of the city. Was delighted to have 3 rose breasted grosbeaks at our feeder the other day (Apr 20, 2018)

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Apr 18, 2018

Small perching bird with red/rust breast

The bird I saw perched on a bush branch, facing the walking path is small to very small. Whitish gray belly with pronounced u-shaped reddish breast. I

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Apr 18, 2018

a regular bird at my hummingbird feeder

I live in deep South Louisiana, approximately 65 miles Southwest of New Orleans, literally with Bayous in our back yard. I was so surprised to look out

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Apr 17, 2018

Back yard birder

I have identified the yellow shafted flicker in my backyard . We have several of them feeding on the lawn. It looks like they are pulling out grubs.

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Apr 17, 2018

chest like robin but black and white head, back, wings

never seen this bird before. it was in my wild rosebush mid-april in VA. my guides dont show it. ty!

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Apr 17, 2018

Tiny round bird with red head

Driving home from work and this little pudgy bird was hoping around on the lawn next to a cemetery. Kinda looked like a chickadee but it had a red cap

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Apr 16, 2018

At the Suet cake

Saw this bird at the suet cake this morning. It spent some time there, sometimes hanging off the bottom of the holder, sometimes on the side.

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Apr 16, 2018

Hopping bird with an owl-like face

Saw a large black bird with an owl-like face picking at roadkill...hooped off the road, then hopped back on when no traffic. Spotted in Clarksville, T

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Apr 16, 2018

Bird with Blue Chest

For about two or three days I have seen a bird at my ground feeder--(suet/meal worms). He has a blue chest and the black/wings are either a deep blue

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  1. Birdwatchers victoria

    Jun 16, 18 08:17 PM

    Fan tailed medium sized Orange breast black fan tail Size feathers have white speckles. Babies are brown variegated and same size. Ground feeders

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  2. Carol

    Jun 06, 18 05:34 PM

    A baby bird, appeared on my windows ledge beneath a large cherry blossom tree. I thought he was dead, but after tapping him a few times with a branch,

    Read More

  3. Les

    Jun 03, 18 03:59 PM

    I live in NW I Indiana. A pair of these birds has lived near my pond for a few years. They are dark colored with orange feet. They make loud squawks

    Read More