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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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Apr 16, 2018

Retired Electrician

While visiting my lady in Brighton, Michigan, got to see a Northern Flicker on the ground! I did not know what it was doing on the ground so long until

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Apr 11, 2018

tan bird with black bow tie shape on chest

Saw this bird, a little smaller than a collared dove, in the foothills in northern California. Any idea what it is? Never saw one with a bow tie before,

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Apr 07, 2018

Flock of white birds over a lake

Medium sized white birds, not normally here. About 20 of them. They skwak and dive for fish. I am in Birmingham, Alabama. Wondering what they are and

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Apr 05, 2018

Unknown duck

The little duck is brown tan white black beak. Was swimming with couple of other ducks at heroin pond in Montrose Iowa. Can't find it in any of my book

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Apr 05, 2018

Unknown duck

There at heroin pond in Montrose Iowa there was a little tricolor duck swimming with couple of other ducks. I tried to see if I could id it but could not

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Apr 03, 2018

whistling ducks

this couple has been introduced into our area near Paris, France; they look similar to the white faced whistling ducks, at least the one with a white fac

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Apr 02, 2018

what kind of bird is this

Bird has long fanned tail beige color, long beak, we live in Central Florida

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Apr 02, 2018

lilface

Smallish size charcoal or soft black back, soft white front with a pale yellow beak at my southern, VA home.

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Apr 02, 2018

Grey body bird With white

Its a grey body bird maybe as big as a robin with a big white patch in the middle of each wing, and on the spread out tail a thick white line in the middle

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Apr 02, 2018

Tiny brown finch-like with speckled sides

The bird looks like a very small sparrow or finch. It is almost a solid, fairly dark brown in its upper body, but on its sides beneath its wings, it has

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Apr 02, 2018

acts like a woodpecker, but not??

in the forest of Ohio yesterday, by a small river, on a stump pecking, on the picnic table pecking, sounds like a woodpecker, chirpy warble, looks like:

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Mar 28, 2018

Pair of Doves

A pair of Doves had just recently made a nest own my outside balcony window.But when i moved here they where building a nest but didn't lay eggs until

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Mar 25, 2018

Oriole Grape Nectar

ORIOLE GRAPE NECTAR Bring to a boil, then simmer on low heat for three minutes: 1 cup grape jelly 1 cup water one half cup white sugar juice from one

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Mar 25, 2018

Tiny blackish bird with large white spots and short gray tail.

We only see this pair of birds at night when they roost on top of a column on our front porch. West TN. We’ve never seen this type of bird before. They

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Mar 25, 2018

wren

Snow storm here in Indianapolis today & I looked out on my patio glider & saw what I think was a wren. Is that possible? All my other sightings of

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Mar 24, 2018

What are these birds?

Are the larger birds female Grackles or Cowbirds? And what are the smaller birds?

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Mar 24, 2018

What is it?

Is this bird a female Grackle or a Cowbird? And what are the little birds called?

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Mar 23, 2018

Susan, a bird lover

I've lived here in Middle Ga, for 30+ years, and know most all our birds, but today, I am stumped. I watched these birds, for approx. 12 minutes as

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Mar 22, 2018

Another unknown bird in my yard

The other day I had about 8 kinds of birds eating at my 2 feeder. There were about 4 that I did not know their names and only got pictures of 2. Can

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Mar 22, 2018

Name of this bire

Another unknown bird at my bird feeder?

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Mar 22, 2018

Bird with orange head and black and white wings

I had one on my deck it is such pretty bird I never seen one before I couldn't get a picture of it

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Mar 18, 2018

perch bird

little smaller than a robin. Very light spotted grey wings, white breast with Robin's red on the outside of the white and going to the wings.

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Mar 15, 2018

big grey bird

large solid grey bird with a big hooked black beak, large white/yellow patches around orange eyes, orange claws, small head, no neck, had some kind of

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Mar 15, 2018

it's cute, but what is it?

does not eat from the feeder but carries seed to the window sill and pecks at it.

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Mar 12, 2018

Sunnygirl

I’m in Louisiana and saw the strangest bird ... it’s aize and shape was like a blue jay but it was completely rust colored. No spots or streaks of anything

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Mar 10, 2018

Red-Bellied Woodpecker Visitor

I have a red-bellied woodpecker who has been visiting every morning around 7:00 and every afternoon around 3:00 pm. I have only a small feeder hanging

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Mar 10, 2018

Very Rare bird in Pennsylvania -- Like a Chickadee

Hello. Just saw a bird in backyard PA for first time in 40 years. A little smaller than a chickadee. Gray back, white belly. Very small. Fluttered when

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Mar 08, 2018

Bluebirds in Chas sc

We always have bluebirds but have seen none yet so far.Their boxes are cleaned out but still no activity

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Mar 06, 2018

eagle in east Texas

eagle type bird, too big to be a hawk, with a bright yellow spot on the top of it's beak

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Mar 03, 2018

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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Mar 03, 2018

Bigger than a Jay with a woodpecker beak

Hi, We have a new visitor to our winter feeders. Approximately 1.5 x larger than a Blue Jay in girth (smallest we've seen it on a warm day) and taller

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Mar 03, 2018

William A Baumgardner Sr

It looks like a Sparrow,but it has a red head, breast & a couple of red feathers on it's back. :) It is the first one I have ever seen in my 74 years.

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Mar 03, 2018

POINTED GREY HEADED SMALL AND ONE YELLOW AND GREEN TINY THINGS

WE LIVE in a small town just outside of Largo, Fl and we have trees. We feed them seeds they sqwark alot and look similar to woodpeckers but this was too

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Mar 03, 2018

what bird is this??

it has the the colours of a penguin but it tips of it wings is a deep shade of turqoise and it has a very long beak

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Mar 03, 2018

just a mother

I have these little tiny beige birds eating out of a suet cage , they are the size of humming birds if not smaller, they are not bothered if a black capped

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Mar 03, 2018

red mohawk

comes back in spring to wisconsin red mohawk white body

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Mar 03, 2018

Yellow Bird Southern Ontario

This bird was around for about three days mid-August. Larger than a sparrow.

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Mar 03, 2018

jim

hooked beak white belly with brown below neck black wings black head lives in yellowstone park

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Mar 03, 2018

Florida dark and light brown with white speckles

I am in Venice, FL in a house that overlooks a marsh. In a tree at the foot of the marsh is a medium size bird with brown (both light and dark) rectangular

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  1. NH bird size of pigeon

    Apr 22, 18 06:17 PM

    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.

    Read More

  2. My first ever sighhting

    Apr 22, 18 06:16 PM

    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)

    Read More

  3. Small perching bird with red/rust breast

    Apr 18, 18 11:42 PM

    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

    Read More