wondering about this bird

by Sherri
(San Diego, Ca., USA)

I am visiting my dad outside San Diego area and they have some bird feeders right outside their patio. They have been seeing (as I saw it too)a bird that is medium size but it has a dark body color with a prominent red head (actually looks like a red cap).


Today we actually saw two of them together on the one feeder which my dad said he never saw before. We are just wondering what wild bird this might be. Can anyone help? Thanks

Comments for wondering about this bird

Click here to add your own comments

Mar 08, 2013
Could it be a woodpecker? NEW
by: GaryE

It sounds like some kind of woodpecker but other than that there is not much to go on. I was first thinking a red headed woodpecker but they do not live that far west. Take a look at http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/search and see if you can figure it out. Unfortunately, without a picture that is the best advice I have for you.

Good Luck!

Gary

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Hawks

    May 25, 17 03:35 PM

    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.

    Read More

  2. mystery bird

    May 24, 17 06:51 PM

    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

    Read More

  3. 2017 update on Rose Breasted Grosbeaks on our place

    May 22, 17 01:56 PM

    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

    Read More