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Nov 18, 2017

shmr341

we are in central florida and see a small bird with a off white or cream colored chest that makes clicking sounds...have looked for hours and cant find

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Nov 16, 2017

id,ed at last

i tried to post this yesterday, but i guess it didn,t get through. i found this page while trying to id a bird ths ago. i saw it a few days ago. it

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Nov 16, 2017

new birds, warblers?

two or three weeks ago, i heard some contact calls that sounded a lot like bushtits, which visit my yard in flocks in the winter. when i looked up, high

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Nov 15, 2017

Heather Cherichella

This bird is in the Aviary at Auldbrass, a Frank Lloyd Wright farm on the National Historic Register in Yemassee South Carolina -what is it?

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Nov 13, 2017

Flitting in Texas trees

They catch my eye with their flitting among the leaves. Brownish, gray...one and one half to two inches...always in pairs... sometimes four at a time.

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Nov 11, 2017

Grey Jays

Here in the Atlantic provinces of Canada must people refer to this bird as Moosebirds. Many stories refer to lumber persons cutting wood and have these

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Nov 08, 2017

White Bird-DENVER

I have a visitor in a small tree. About the size of a robin. White bird, brown wings, long beak. Not a dove. Not a gull. I found a Gray Jay in a bird

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Nov 08, 2017

Our little cuties!

We have loads of ckickadees at the thistle feeder by the backyard deck. They also clamor for the wild bird seed feeder. They flit all over the place.

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Nov 04, 2017

coconut sugar for nectar?

Can coconut sugar be used for nectar?

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Nov 04, 2017

what is this beautiful bird

i spotted this gorgeous bird yesterday and again this morning!!!! It looks like a cardinal except blue

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Nov 04, 2017

Grey bird orange face

Size of a pigeon, grey body, orange face. Grey tail with white trim on edge feather. Seen in bush which was approx 7ft tall in Gedling Nottingham Englan

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Nov 02, 2017

Speckled bellied (black and white dots ) feeding in evergreen tree with a little blueberries amongst Robbins.

feeding in evergreen conifer tree with a little blue berries amongst Robins. About the size of a Robin. Could only see its head and wing edges which

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Oct 29, 2017

Bird

The bird is a size of a starling,but black and white belly some spots on the back along with a darker tan on back, maybe young woodpecker or different

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Oct 28, 2017

Olympia Wa

I have a pair of pigeons returning to my yard. They are not like any I have seen. Regular pigeon size. All grey with a solid black ring around neck and

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Oct 22, 2017

Unkown

Can anyone identify this bird. It flew into one of our windows and was stunned so I massaged it till it was better. Then put it our platform feeder to

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Oct 19, 2017

Woodpecker?

Ran into window at work. Grey body, white head with a crown, white accents long narrow beak. In Texas

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Oct 17, 2017

Grey bird with pointy head?

In northeast Kansas, just spotted this one at the feeder. Seems unusual for here. Observed today, Oct 17. Any thoughts on what it is?

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Oct 15, 2017

what kind of bird is this

He looks like a cardinal but blue! i have never seen this bird before until this week

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Oct 15, 2017

what kind of bird is this and is it a baby

It can barly fly so is he injured or baby hes not that big ether his head has like fuzzy stuff

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Oct 15, 2017

Tom Metz

Small dusky or dark gray bird, 3 to 4 inches, with a fan shaped tail. The tail had 2 yellow triangle markings, which were about 3/4 to 1 inch each.

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Oct 09, 2017

Lisa in Hummelstown

Have six of them feeding in our back yard!

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Oct 09, 2017

Need help identifying this small bird

Hello, I need help identifying this small bird, which I thought is a Sparrow, but cannot find a bird like on any material on-line, so far. This bird was

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Oct 09, 2017

Hurricane Nate birds

These birds blew in on the tail of Hurricane Nate, very tired and hungry. I had 22 of them resting on my fencing and trees. They are rather shy and stay

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Oct 01, 2017

Tiny furry grey bird

He's been sleeping on my front porch since at least August 30, 2017. He's about 3-4 long and looks furry, not featured. Baton Rouge, LA. I hope someone

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Sep 30, 2017

Unknown bird

I had a bird that was feeding under my bird feeder. It only came one time.it's tan and black with a blue beak. It size is about a size of a sparrow. I

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Sep 25, 2017

Birders in Belize

Have you considered birding in Belize? Belize is a home of over 576 species of birds that can be seen all over the country of Belize. Here at Black Orchid

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Sep 21, 2017

Pink bellied black bird?

We had a bird about the size of a woodpecker which acted like a woodpecker on our tree two days ago. The most distinctive feature was a light pink belly.

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Sep 08, 2017

YellowGreen Bird ID help

This bird is about the size of a small cardinal. I have never seen it at a feeder but it comes to the bird bath. The photo is not the best but hopefully

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Sep 03, 2017

Paul

A relative went to HB class. They found it is safe and more effective to use 2 water to 1 sugar. I use 4 cups of boiling water into 2 cups sugar.

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Sep 03, 2017

Not sure

Not sure if this a female Ruby-Throat or Rufous? Please help. Thanks

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Aug 30, 2017

M Harroun

We have a bird about the size of a cardinal coming to our feeder. It feeds on the fallen seeds under the feeder. It is gray/brown in color. The beak is

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Aug 26, 2017

what is the name for this hummingbird

We have moved and not sure the name for this Hummingbird.

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Aug 25, 2017

Bread and porridge pudding

Bread soaked and squeeze out excess water. Sultanas or currants Porridge oats Melted lard or suet Mix all together and put in containers or spread on

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Aug 25, 2017

Dove?

I spotted this bird sitting on someone's roof in surrounding neighborhood. It caught my attention because it was all white. I tried to get as close as

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Aug 21, 2017

shore bird in Vermont

long legged and sleek, brown with a white spotted neck front and breast, larger than a robin... feeding at the edge of the pond. It flew to a tree branch

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Aug 21, 2017

Please, please, please

I keep hearing this bird that I don't remember ever hearing before. I can never get a look at it, but it sounds like it's saying please, please, please....

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Aug 15, 2017

Human

Long Island, New York, August, blue-bird sized, brown-grey body, white head, white beak.

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Aug 14, 2017

Strange salmon colored bird out my window

In 27 summers here in Southern Worcester County Massachusetts, I have never seen a bird like this. There were two of them in a crabapple outside my kitchen

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Aug 11, 2017

Rusty Chest, Blue Wing Tips, Brown Back, Sharp Beak

Same bird as posted few years ago under Birds at Feeder: Blue Tail and Wings, Sharp Head Yet to be identified. Certainly not a blue bird.

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Aug 11, 2017

Birds at Feeder: Blue Tail and Wings, Sharp Head, Mottled Chest

More photos of unknown bird.

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Aug 11, 2017

Baby or full grown?

This tiny little grey bird with long thin beak sleeps in my porch eave every night. I thought maybe he was injured but took flight when I got close. It

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Aug 11, 2017

Baby eagle?

Looks like a baby eagle not as much white on chest as the bald eagle more mixed of brown and white

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Aug 11, 2017

bob grawey

We heard a loud bang against the window, and I found a bird I've never seen before. It was at least as big as a blue jay, had a long black beak (estimate

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Aug 09, 2017

Can you name this bird?

Was sitting in my yard in Las Vegas NV. Wondering what kind of bird it is and the name if anyone knows it. Thank you in advance.

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Aug 09, 2017

In Missouri

This bird had a reddish brown back and head with a yellow beak. White breast and underneath his brown tail feathers were white polka dots about the size

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Jul 27, 2017

partial white bird

no picture. a large flock of red-winged blackbirds and grackles were feeding in our back yard. We noticed a white bird (some feathers with a little color)

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Jul 24, 2017

Looks like a robin but totally grey

Has landed twice last week in the lilac tree just outside my office. It was no more than three feet from me. Body size, beak and tail very similar to a

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Jul 23, 2017

Baby Found in the street

Baby bird with a very big beak and long toes. Barred pattern on wings and the joint of the mouth is yellow. My friend found it in the street and if we

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Jul 23, 2017

What kind of hawk might this be

It most definitely had the body and beak shape of a hawk. The feathers were brown and white and the beak and legs were a bright yellow. The yellow covered

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  1. shmr341

    Nov 18, 17 12:21 AM

    we are in central florida and see a small bird with a off white or cream colored chest that makes clicking sounds...have looked for hours and cant find

    Read More

  2. id,ed at last

    Nov 16, 17 11:53 AM

    i tried to post this yesterday, but i guess it didn,t get through. i found this page while trying to id a bird ths ago. i saw it a few days ago. it

    Read More

  3. new birds, warblers?

    Nov 16, 17 11:51 AM

    two or three weeks ago, i heard some contact calls that sounded a lot like bushtits, which visit my yard in flocks in the winter. when i looked up, high

    Read More