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Dec 03, 2016

Alk2040

Brown to tan bird with some upright feathers on crown a little red stripe on back and bright yellow tipped tail

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Dec 03, 2016

Never seen one before , spotted on the golf course

Medium size bird hopping in the grass then flew off. It had the most irridecent flame red/ orange feathers on the breast the rest was dark . I jave never

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Nov 28, 2016

Spotted bird in planter box

He's a small spotted bird in Southern California. He's burrowing into a planter box in our front courtyard to keep warm. Wondering what kind of bird

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Nov 26, 2016

Linda

MS? Very tiny, 2-3 inch, very shy, black/ deep charcoal ,round shape. VERY fast, daily to my deck in central MS. Much too quick to photograph.

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Nov 26, 2016

Bird of prey

All grey looked like it was wearing a helmet. In tree at the edge of forest /swamp Puslinch edge of 401 township. Medium size not as bifg as a hawk. Looked

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Nov 20, 2016

Red bellied woodpecker in Nova Scotia

Twice in the last 2 weeks (Nov.2016) I have seen what I believe is a female red bellied woodpecker. Never saw one before, my bird book says they only come

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Nov 17, 2016

dana

I have a pair of very blue birds with distinct white stripes on their backs

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Nov 16, 2016

Very interested in a small bird outside my window!

The bird was small and very round, colored brown with a black tail as long as its body, and a white or grey chest. It kept bobbing up and down, moving

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Nov 15, 2016

What kind of bird?

This was taken on the north side of Atlanta Georgia. As you can see, in a wooded area. Just wondering what kind of bird this is.

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Nov 08, 2016

Bird continually flying into my window from branch 2 feet away

I have a gray bird flying into windows of my home, a small bathroom window most of the time from a branch about 2 feet away. It also sits on the ledge

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Nov 06, 2016

east tennessee looks like a kiwi

Bird is largish, has coloring of a female duck, spiky beak, and seems to prefer to run than to fly.

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Oct 27, 2016

Bird with a loud call/screech at dawn

Hi - it's been a few years, so memory is hazy. I'm trying to identify a bird I met during one of my stays in Australia. I was somewhere between Sydney

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Oct 26, 2016

What bird is this

There was a group of birds in PA. The birds were small, fat and round, and looked like a mini chicken. Their backs were spotted dark brown with a longer

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Oct 24, 2016

What sort of pigeon is this?

It looks like a pigeon is completely white with a beige brown back and center of the tail. Has short feather on its feet (stockings). And a little extra

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Oct 20, 2016

Pigeon Like Bird

The bird has a grey head, orange beak, one shade of green on its back till it reaches a yellow line of feathers then changes to another shade of green.

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Oct 18, 2016

Red Breasted Grosbeaks at feeders this Fall in Georgia

For the past month I have had 4 Rose Breasted Grosbeaks continually feeding at my feeders. I live north of Atlanta and this is early Fall. I keep thinking

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Oct 16, 2016

Help Identify

This bird came into the house through an open door. I have never seen one like this. He was black with beautiful bright orange accents on his wings and

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Oct 07, 2016

redbreasted grosbeak upstate south carolina (westminster)

been here 12 years first time we have seen them. At our feeders, where we are using safflower seeds for our homesteaders, they are getting real happy.

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Oct 06, 2016

A visit from a beautiful bird

I have a wooden feeder with a slightly peeked wooden top and glass in front and back where I fill with black oiled sunflower seeds. It hangs on my den

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Oct 06, 2016

Cumming, ga October 6, 2016

It was the first siting of this beautiful bird in our dogwood tree off of our porch. Was so thrilled called my husband to see him. Stood there in amazement

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Oct 06, 2016

Immature flicker?

This bird appeared at our suet feeder this fall and stayed for about 15 minutes. Can you identify it for me?

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Sep 30, 2016

Bird with knocking vocals

I live in the North West part of Vermont. I cannot see the bird, but has a very distinct clear knocking click vocalization. What could it be?

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Sep 28, 2016

White chunky bird with black trim and feathery "pantaloons".

Bird looks like a white pigeon , black on wings with feathery tops of kegs

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Sep 28, 2016

need help with ID

I saw a flock of around 20 medium sized birds (smaller than a gull, but possibly a little larger than a robin),they were 1 1/2 miles from the confluence

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Sep 27, 2016

Flickers Galore

We live in the Midwest and have been seeing as many as ten flickers eating in my neighbors yard. I think they are eating grubs. I have never seen that

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Sep 27, 2016

jamesmoore

It is grey with a long beak and a white ring around it's neck. The bird is about the size of a dove and I live in Florida near the Georgia line.

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Sep 25, 2016

D.Fudge

Larger brown bird with polka dot feathers on their chest and belly/ Long dark beak.

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Sep 13, 2016

Seen at Khao Yai, Thailand

Short toed snake eagle or a mountain hawk eagle Seen 5=6 days ago at Khao Yai, national park in Thailand.

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Sep 06, 2016

Larger black bibbed white bellied bord

We heard a beautiful song in tall trees in back of yard. Waited until it flew to catch a glimpse. My granddaughter and I saw a bird larger than a blue

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Sep 06, 2016

What kind of a bird is this?

What kind of a bird is this? I saw it but I don't really have a name.

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Sep 05, 2016

Small brown bird with a very distinct sound, sparrow?

Small bird with a really nice sound, bird house only has a small whole. Birds location is around Chicago Illinois. Picture taken middle of August

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Aug 24, 2016

Brown bird with crest

I am in a chicago suburb. Today i saw a brownish tan bird in my backyard. it had a very distinctive crest. at first i thought maybe a female cardinal but

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Aug 24, 2016

Homemade nectar

Can you use coconut sugar instead of refined white sugar?

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Aug 23, 2016

Dark bird with black spiky head that looks like a pointed cap

I see small flocks of these birds in the Pasadena area. They have white throats and rosey coloring under the tail.

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Aug 22, 2016

large group of birds in South Louisiana (New Orleans area)

There were hundreds of the same specie of birds on our very large lawn earlier today looked to be feeding. They have varied brownish wings and back but

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Aug 22, 2016

Orange billed bird

This is at our feeder. No crest and it looks like an Exuadorian bird but can that be? Please help. We are in southeast Massachusetts.

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Aug 17, 2016

Calgary Garden bird

About 8-10 inches tall. Brown feathers 3/4 inch bill Most distinctive feature was the tail feathers that were like yellow fingers splayed.

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Aug 16, 2016

Help identify this bird

I saw a small, light brown bird (no bright colors or sheen) with a plume on its head. It was a little larger than a sparrow but smaller than a cardinal.

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Aug 13, 2016

What kind if bird is this?

This bird was seen at stroman middle school.

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Aug 13, 2016

Early morning Lake Bird East Tennessee

I am hearing 7-10 calls in the distance, equally spaced apart. Sounds like Oh Oh Oh Oh.....then a 5 second pause, and repeats. When I first heard thought

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Aug 13, 2016

Bird I saw at Yaddo Gardens in Saratoga, NY

I saw this beautiful bird flying around today and caught a photo of him as he landed one time. He was perched over a large pond, and spots he moved to

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Aug 13, 2016

Mr. Mom

Brighton, NY August 2016 Piliated We have had a large male visit our suet feeders over the past 16 months or so. Often he visits

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Aug 04, 2016

Karen hudgin

Hi I have an injured redbellied woodpecker, the upper part of her body is good I am able to give water, but it seems like the tail area is not right it

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Jul 25, 2016

What kind of bird is this. I found it hurt in Fort Worth Texas

I found this bird hurt on my patio. Dose anyone know what kind of bird this is? Got 2 pics of the bird in a cat carrer to keep it safe from my dogs.

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Jul 25, 2016

large red bird - alabama

8-10 tall. Fat. RED belly, short yellow beak - head sort of like a cardinal. Gray/blackish wings. Seen in branches behind our house in pine trees, then

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Jul 25, 2016

Jackie

These birds are nesting in a friends yard and we have never seen birds like this before. We cannot find any pictures of them on line either. Are you able

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Jul 25, 2016

Red-bellied Woodpecker vs Blue Jay!

I got these photos the other day... the little red-bellied girl really stood her ground against the invading blue jay. I took several photos & then even

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Jul 25, 2016

Fledgling-gray on top white breast and quite fluffy in Mississippi

For 2 days I've been hearing what sounded to me like a turkey hen in the distance. This morning while I was out with my dogs, I heard it in my front yard

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Jul 21, 2016

can you tell me what type of bird this is please

i found it in my yard at the foot of my porch. it is a fresh hatchling about as big as a man's hand.it has a really odd shaped beak and no feathers hardly

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  1. Alk2040

    Dec 03, 16 10:11 AM

    Brown to tan bird with some upright feathers on crown a little red stripe on back and bright yellow tipped tail

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  2. Never seen one before , spotted on the golf course

    Dec 03, 16 10:10 AM

    Medium size bird hopping in the grass then flew off. It had the most irridecent flame red/ orange feathers on the breast the rest was dark . I jave never

    Read More

  3. Spotted bird in planter box

    Nov 28, 16 10:02 AM

    He's a small spotted bird in Southern California. He's burrowing into a planter box in our front courtyard to keep warm. Wondering what kind of bird

    Read More