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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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Jul 17, 2016

indian bird dont know its name

Small, black feathers, hair of head are spike type, mimic your whistle

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Jul 15, 2016

Question

Can a yard have too many feeders? I have 6-8 feeders in my yard.

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Jul 14, 2016

Bird identification

A little larger than a sparrow but smaller than a robin. Brownish gray body with olive colored chest and a white stripe over eye.

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Jul 14, 2016

Black head and tail red body

Followed me home from Lake Michigan. A mile and 1:2 walk. It hangs out in my backyard.sits on the fence of my garden or in the lower branches of the backyard

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Jul 10, 2016

Beautiful Rosebreasted grosbeaks coming to our feeders.

We have enjoyed Rosebreasted Grosbeaks at our feeders for a few years. We have seen as many as 3 males here at the same time. They seem to eat Black

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Jul 04, 2016

a Flash of Pink

Bird seen outside window, feeding off the ground, long beak, darkish, brownish body, BRIGHT PINK splash on back of neck... and a long narrow school bus

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Jul 04, 2016

seeking name to uploaded bird and length of time from egg to flight.

Has long tail with white streak, puffy belly, small nest made in small bush, male and female together raising and protecting young. two babies hatched.

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Jul 04, 2016

LLB on the Rivana river

Small wren or sparrow sized bird. Canoeing on the Rivana on 7/2 observed two birds i wasn't familiar with. They were in the middle of the river around

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Jul 01, 2016

Grey bird

Walks not hops around my daughter's parking lot at work he also flies I think a picture would work best

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Jul 01, 2016

this bird visited at the same time last year-Dallas, TX

I live in North Dallas, TX. Last year on July 3rd, this bird landed in our backyard and came up onto the porch. I only saw it that once. Then on June 26th

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Jul 01, 2016

yelow-bellied bird pair in Durango CO

I thought they were Cedar Waxwings at first, but too many missing features. Pale yellow belly, gray top and wings, male and female appear identical as

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Jun 30, 2016

Loud, long squawk

I live in western border of Tidewater region of Virginia. In late afternoon, I can hear what I assume is a bird of prey making intermittent, loud, long

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Jun 29, 2016

San Diego

Stripes on its head, white color around the neck. Seems to enjoy sun flower seeds.

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Jun 26, 2016

Beautiful iridescent bird

We have 2 birds I have never seen before. They are larger than a sparrow but smaller than a robin. They look plump with a iridescent black blue body with

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Jun 25, 2016

Glen Eich

This picture was taken today (6/24/2016) in Phillipsburg, Kansas. Can someone help me identify this bird?

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Jun 24, 2016

Toni

I'm in middle Georgia. First time to see this bird. Larger than our painted bunting. He had solid peach breast ,wings and head seemed brownish, there was

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Jun 23, 2016

Ottawa, Ontario

Almost all white bird with pinkish feet, short beak

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Jun 22, 2016

Water bird

This bird was on the other side of the Charles River, in Dedham MA. The sunlight was especially bright as it was setting, reflecting off the water on to

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Jun 22, 2016

First Sighting 6/22/2016 7:30am Connecticut

Was uncovering our 5 feeders this morning (racoons lol) and when I turned around there he was at one of the feeders. No fear from him. We feed a mixture

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Jun 21, 2016

big yellow bird

I have a yellow bird,bigger than a robin, it has a dark head and two white patches on its wings trimmed in black and a dark tail,and a light coloured stubby

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Jun 21, 2016

Small Bird

This bird is small and grey. It has a black stripe on its head and a red beak.

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Jun 19, 2016

Red bellied woodpeckers at my feeder

I have a pair of resident red bellied woodpeckers that visit my squirrel-proof feeder filled with black oil sunflower seed. They usually announce their

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

    Sep 28, 16 08:59 PM

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

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  2. need help with ID

    Sep 28, 16 06:59 AM

    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

    Read More

  3. Flickers Galore

    Sep 27, 16 07:58 AM

    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

    Read More