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Jul 16, 2017

How many mealworms?

I was wanting to know if anyone has an idea about how many mealworms is adequate for a pair of bluebirds with 4 nestlings and also how many times a day

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Jul 16, 2017

Linda

male has redish throat both have long tails otherwise brown or grey feathers. cannot tell undersides. nest is on top of pillar on porch

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Jul 11, 2017

Something that makes you go huh?

I've been observing a pair of nesting bluebirds and I was curious as to why they do this. I've noticed and observed their behavior while feeding their

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Jul 10, 2017

3 abandoned baby birds!?

Found these guys in a shoe box under my porch a few hours ago, obvious someone had placed them there unfortunately for these little guys. We have too many

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Jul 10, 2017

identity this bird for m

This bird chirp like bird..but shape of pigeon with slight green and grey color.found near house where this bird was lying on ground and many crows were

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Jul 10, 2017

Isn't this unusual behavior for a mama bluebird?

I have pair of nesting bluebirds in my yard. This is second pair, first pair didn't make it. I want to try to make this as short as possible. Mama bluebird

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Jul 10, 2017

Help identifying this bird

She is a red-brown on the back, light mottled with the brown on her throat and chest and belly. Up close the wings have a chevron pattern of light and

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Jul 03, 2017

Name this fledgling\?

Someone dumped these babies in a shoe box under my moms deck, we will be taking them to the local Audubon Community Nature Center tomorrow afternoon. Being

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Jul 03, 2017

Baby bird found in Brooklyn

my friend found this tiny bird outside my apartment building. He said he was by himself and limping. He has a rather longish beak, gray fluff around his

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Jun 27, 2017

Rust colored, domestic bird-Memphis, TN

The bird I am trying to identify has rust colored feathers with some darker markings on its head, back and tail. But its underside is differenct shades

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Jun 26, 2017

Mystery Black Bird

I live in the Dallas Texas area and I have recently noticed a new bird visiting the bird bath in my back yard every day. I am pretty familiar with the

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Jun 26, 2017

Sticky birdmeal

2 Scoops of raisins,1 spoon of raw granola or Cheerios or a mixture of oatmeal,nuts and raisins,last but not least liquidish sunflower seed butter or crunchy

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Jun 26, 2017

What type of bird is this?

I saw this bird sitting in the middle of my neighbors lawn while I was cutting my grass. I had just saw a couple of cats roaming around prior so I thought

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Jun 24, 2017

kristy the vet tech

june 2017 . a yellow flicker hit the window of the house. was stunned for half hour then started to come to. looks like it broke leg couldn't fly . taken

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Jun 22, 2017

Bird found in Field-needing to make sure rescue is not needed

Our dog actually stumbled upon this little cutie. It didn't fly away when we walked up to see what the all the fuss was about. That lead me to believe

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Jun 21, 2017

small bird the size of a finch or sparrow in Pacific Northwest

this small mostly grey,w.black mask on face and dark blue on top half of wings

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Jun 21, 2017

Orange bird black head

This was an orangey body bird. With a blackhead. It's about the size of a robin. It was singing in the tree and it song was a two tone sound. Low chirp

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Jun 21, 2017

help this bird was huge found in md

Brown white tan and greenish brown tail with long feathers and upset the black birds flying towards h in attack mode this was the first time I ever seen

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Jun 21, 2017

Little bird nesting in bird house on our patio

This very small (larger than humming birds) is long beaked with brown upper and lighter breast more to white side with a hint of yellow. Longer thinner

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Jun 21, 2017

6" brown bird with forked tail

North Georgia mountains, new bird nesting under eve of our house. Lighter underside, yellow beak, makes distinct chiurp, CH IP has a mate of same discription.

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Jun 19, 2017

I'm pretty sure this is what I saw this morning.

I was just sitting on my couch enjoying the sound of the rain and looking out my patio door. There is was. A bird I don't recall seeing before. It looked

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Jun 19, 2017

Unusual Pigeon

An unusual pigeon has made its home in our yard, and is now a regular at our bird feeder. The head is iridescent, body dark brown or black, and the wings

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Jun 19, 2017

Black fledgling, blue tipped feathers, yellow beak

My neighbor and her daughter found a young bird and are insistent on caring for it themselves. (Yes, yes...I understand all the things wrong with this

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Jun 19, 2017

Mourning dove parents abandoned babies?

We have a pair of doves who made a nest above our door. The babies were hatched 7 days ago. They were doing fine and growing like crazy all week. Today

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Jun 16, 2017

Rose breasted grosbeak

In the previous 2years from end may until august have have several male and females at feeder . black oil sunflower seeds. How ever this year with no changes

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Jun 14, 2017

Border debora

Small brown with white spots above the wing, prominent beak.

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Jun 14, 2017

Oklahoma bird ....no picture

Saw for the first time last evening just before dusk feeding on the ground beneath feeders. Small bird with black head and white at back of neck and rest

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Jun 11, 2017

Woodpecker

Looking for more information about Red Belled Woodpeckers. My project is to build birdhouses and watch the birds using an IR camera (from inside the birdhouse).

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Jun 09, 2017

Name of unusal bird at feeder

Jet black (a bit shiny) 3 or 4 inches (Hummingbird size) sleek and sturdy. Beautiful! It was enjoying the suet I buy for the Downey woodpeckers and Nuthatches.

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Jun 06, 2017

Pennsylvania Pileated

We live in Sellersville, Bucks County, PA. Our property butts up to a portion of the Pennsylvania State Game Lands in East Rockhill Township. We have been

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Jun 05, 2017

Brainlyn01

Hello... It's a very small bird, maybe finch size, maybe slightly larger, dark indigo/ deep dark all blue bird ...with a pointy head on top kind of like

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Jun 04, 2017

Mr Jackman

Charcol grey grey but slightly lighter around the head. Dark stripe from beak to back of head. About the size of a starling but slimmer. Very agile as

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Jun 04, 2017

what kind of backyard bird in east tn

Slim, solid medium gray bird with a crest, and about 6 in length. Very shy, took flight immediately. Similar in stance,length to a cat bird of the east

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Jun 04, 2017

death bird

this bird is associated with death because it was seen attempting to enter into my friend's car and into his house. my friend later died and his funeral

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Jun 04, 2017

Warbling black bird with black webbed feet

We saw this bird in San Antonio, TX, today.

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Jun 03, 2017

Need help identifying a bird at my Aunts in irvington KY

What kind of bird builds its nest under the porch its a dark color bird with light underneath? Catches bugs in mid-air all the time had a long slender

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May 28, 2017

Bird in central Maine

Had a beautiful song with it

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May 28, 2017

Ms.Dee.

Just set a bird house and two of these birds live in it now.They sure do sing do beautiful.Would like to know what kind of bird so that I can have the

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May 28, 2017

NC TOP notch bird

This bird is gray with a light Tan breast. It had a TOP notch and is smaller than a red bird. I saw it in the yard but I don't know the name of the type

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May 28, 2017

Rose Breasted Grosbeaks

I live in the Berkshire mountains and I just put up a bird feeder for the first time. I saw this beautiful bird at the feeder and had no idea what it

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May 25, 2017

Hawks

Flies into my backyard and terrifies all the black birds and song birds. Its large, haw-like, silver gray with light tan breast and hawk or Kite like bill.

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May 24, 2017

mystery bird

she or he was small like a pheobe black feathers on the back and a white belly but the head had spiky feathers im unsure what kind it was it flies fast

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May 22, 2017

2017 update on Rose Breasted Grosbeaks on our place

It has been a couple of years since 'we' reported on the Rose Breasted Grosbeaks at our feeders. Mostly due to having to pull in our bird feeders in April

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May 19, 2017

My hummingbird story

One year, looking out our kitcben window we saw a anna,s hummingbird had built a nest in our tangelo tree, about 2-3 feet away. We looked at them every

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May 17, 2017

2nd sighting in Jacksonville Florida

April 26 2017 male and female visited feeder for three days. I had sighting on feeder about the same time 3 years ago . It seems like the males move on

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May 16, 2017

Sweettea

Yellow, small. Made nest on my porch. Think there is a male too. I live in South Louisiana.

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May 15, 2017

How do I deal with chipmunks who eat all the food?

We have a good-quality squirrel buster bird feeder that works well for squirrels, but last spring and this spring we have been bothered by a chipmunk.

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May 15, 2017

First sighting

May 11, 2017 I had a male and a female Rose Breasted Grosbeak show up at my feeder. The female I thought was a female house finch. The male I thought

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May 12, 2017

huge baby bird! help ID

found in Dublin,TX. large baby bird..brown/ tan with white forming on wings. large black angular beak ..doesn't have primary feathers yet. growing in may

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  1. How many mealworms?

    Jul 16, 17 10:48 AM

    I was wanting to know if anyone has an idea about how many mealworms is adequate for a pair of bluebirds with 4 nestlings and also how many times a day

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  2. Linda

    Jul 16, 17 10:37 AM

    male has redish throat both have long tails otherwise brown or grey feathers. cannot tell undersides. nest is on top of pillar on porch

    Read More

  3. Something that makes you go huh?

    Jul 11, 17 04:06 PM

    I've been observing a pair of nesting bluebirds and I was curious as to why they do this. I've noticed and observed their behavior while feeding their

    Read More