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Aug 18, 2018

long billed bird

This is a very long-billed bird that loves mealworms. He resembles a brown thrasher without the long tail feathers.

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Aug 18, 2018

Thistle whizzle

We have been trying to attract thes little beauties fir years with a variety of fancy thistle seed. Gave up and let them have at the sunflowers in our

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Aug 14, 2018

Dull-colored bug-eater with a yellow beak?!

Spotted in Southeastern PA on 8/13/2018. Sparrow-sized. Blackish-greyish legs. Bright yellow beak. White breast without markings. Brownish wings with white

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Aug 03, 2018

Fabulous Flicker

Early summer I had 3 flickers sitting on my deck railing in No. Ky. I think they were a family. Ever since, the one (juvenile?) has come several times

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Jul 30, 2018

I Need help!!

I have never seen this before. I have a flock of sparrows about 15 that are monopolizing my feeders. They keep all other birds at bay and eat all the

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Jul 27, 2018

Canoeguy

Small grey-brown slender bird with a hint of a crest hangs out on our Indiana country fence. Not a sparrow or titmouse. Not at all shy. I’m thinking maybe

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Jul 24, 2018

Never seen one before

Was so taken aback at seeing this bird I burnt the toast !!!! Size of young pidgeon, slim, longish beak and legs, flash of red on head and flash of yellow

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Jul 23, 2018

Mr. Bill McLellan

I live in a small city of northern Ontario,Canada called North Bay.Early the other morning,July 18th 2018 I was sitting on my patio around 7.00 AM enjoying

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Jul 21, 2018

Bird with fanned tail in Florida

This bird has been seen in my friend's yard. Can you identify it?

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Jul 19, 2018

rusty tufted head

size of a robin, rusty brown, tufted head, darker conical bill, no brighter colors noted & just a pair on the ground under my feeders. I thought it was

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Jul 17, 2018

Loud chirp, long tail, hops along ground or fence

I see him usually as it's getting dark or getting light. Because of the lighting it's hard to tell his markings but he seems to be mostly gray. It's a

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Jul 16, 2018

Unknown bird

Size in between robin and small crow. Large white patch on back and yellow under the tail feathers. Possible pale pale red on head .We just saw it today

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Jul 14, 2018

Las Vegas Bird

Does anyone know what bird this is? From Las Vegas, NV

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Jul 14, 2018

sandy

large bird similiar to brown thrasher but male has red round circle on head what is it?

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Jul 11, 2018

Flicker Eats all our Suet

We have a male and female Flicker that show up every day to eat out of our suet feeder. The male hangs from the feeder and makes a mess of the suet, and

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Jul 11, 2018

Bullock’s Oriole Nesting Pair

We have a nesting pair of Bullock’s Orioles in our palm tree. They guard the nest fiercely from crows, other birds, the squirrels who come to be fed, my

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Jul 09, 2018

Small brownish-grey bird with tuft

July 7, 2018. I live about 22 miles outside of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, in Lower Burrell. I have been putting out black oil sunflower seeds

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Jul 09, 2018

Linda225

Small brown bird with black beak and zig zag strips on chest. It has no white around its head. Has some white in wings. He ran into my kitchen window so

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Jul 09, 2018

Nature lover

I live in Florida in a small condo complex. We have a lot of trees and open area. I have a Tiki statue on my front landing outside of my screended in

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Jul 07, 2018

Broken wing help identify

Broken wing help identify this bird has fallen out of the tree right next to my home I know this because the adult bird which seems to be the parent is

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Jul 05, 2018

Bird on my feeder in No CA

In the picture

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Jul 01, 2018

Birds wrestling

Living in eastern Pennsylvania. Observed two small brown birds wrestling on the ground and flopping around together. I wondered if it was some kind

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Jun 28, 2018

I found a baby bird in the middle of the road

Yesterday while I was outside I found a baby bird in the middle of the road! It was by its self and didn’t want to move. I waited to see if the mother

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Jun 25, 2018

Sitting on my balcony rail

This pair showed up about a week ago. Many are convinced these are pigeons but I have never seen pigeons with a body of this shape nor with a hooked beak.

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Jun 22, 2018

Dove teefen beak!

About two or three months ago a male and female dove maid a nest on my deck. I love them so much but one day two black birds tryed taking the dove couples

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Jun 22, 2018

slinkys work

Depending on the size of your feeder posts, use either full size or Slinky juniors, and you will eliminate chipmunks, red squirrels, and fox squirrels

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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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  1. long billed bird

    Aug 18, 18 02:14 PM

    This is a very long-billed bird that loves mealworms. He resembles a brown thrasher without the long tail feathers.

    Read More

  2. Thistle whizzle

    Aug 18, 18 02:13 PM

    We have been trying to attract thes little beauties fir years with a variety of fancy thistle seed. Gave up and let them have at the sunflowers in our

    Read More

  3. Dull-colored bug-eater with a yellow beak?!

    Aug 14, 18 05:25 PM

    Spotted in Southeastern PA on 8/13/2018. Sparrow-sized. Blackish-greyish legs. Bright yellow beak. White breast without markings. Brownish wings with white

    Read More