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Trying to identify this bird

  1. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    Does anyone know what this is:

    http://i34.tinypic.com/30mlv88.jpg

    1. Greek One profile image77
      Greek Oneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      a picture of it would be great

    2. 2uesday profile image84
      2uesdayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thought it was a type of finch but checking it on Google images it looks like it is a - Spotted Towhee from the photo.

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    DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years ago

    ? did the pic go missing or is this a joke? like..its a snowbird.

  3. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    I was trying to upload a video - but it wouldn't show up so here's a photo instead.  You guys are fast!!

  4. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    http://i34.tinypic.com/30mlv88.jpg

    1. Greek One profile image77
      Greek Oneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      American Eagle... no doubt about it!

      1. camlo profile image83
        camloposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Isn't it a little small for an eagle ... not that I know much about birds ...

        1. Greek One profile image77
          Greek Oneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          it's a baby eagle.. no doubt about it

          1. camlo profile image83
            camloposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I'm sure you're absolutely right, Greek One ...

            1. Greek One profile image77
              Greek Oneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              it looks rabid too

              1. camlo profile image83
                camloposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                It does indeed ...

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      DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I dont know, but hes awful cute!!

  5. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    The whippoorwill snafu.

  6. camlo profile image83
    camloposted 7 years ago

    Could it be a Yellow Hammer? Seems to fit the description:

    A small bunting (Emberiza citrinella) of Europe and western Asia having yellow plumage on the head, neck, and breast.

    1. mega1 profile image80
      mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm in California so no Europe or Asian birds will fit - unless he flapped his little wings for a long, long way!

      1. camlo profile image83
        camloposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well, if you've never seen it there before, who knows?

  7. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    rabid?  no, it was foggy and cold, that's what birds do they puff up their feathers to help stay warm.  and do birds actually get rabid?  I don't know.  You guys are going to be a big help, I can tell!  smile

    1. Greek One profile image77
      Greek Oneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      upon closer inspection, it could be a falcon

  8. LeanMan profile image82
    LeanManposted 7 years ago

    It's a finch of some description.... looks like you just spat it out mega... did you have to play with it before you took the picture? You don't know what you might catch..

  9. waynet profile image47
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    It's a fat bird that ate too many pies!

    1. Greek One profile image77
      Greek Oneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yup.. its a pie bird

  10. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    here - he's turned so you can see the other side! 

    http://i38.tinypic.com/n3vvo1.jpg

    1. Greek One profile image77
      Greek Oneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yup.. falcon... no doubt about that

    2. waynet profile image47
      waynetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      He's lost weight!!! when will he bring out his new fitness DVD?!!

  11. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    ohhh...that's a small beaked american ruff...you can tell because of the white in the wing feathers...and his crown is not smooth....

    1. Greek One profile image77
      Greek Oneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      THIS Crown IS smooth...

      http://www.rankopedia.com/CandidatePix/21949.gif

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        i'm serious Greek One....trying to help Mega....

        ...wait I'll put on my broken glasses and take another look....

        ...yes it is american....look at the flag in both pics....i was right....

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    DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years ago

    I dont know still, but I did learn there is a kind of bird caled a bushtit.  lol

    1. waynet profile image47
      waynetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I like the sound of that bird, you have the bush and the tit all in one!

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        DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        makes things less complicated.

        1. Greek One profile image77
          Greek Oneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          we had a bush and a tit all in one in the White House

          1. waynet profile image47
            waynetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            And now there's another tit without a bush in the White House!

          2. Jim Hunter profile image61
            Jim Hunterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            You have a White House in Canada too?

            1. Greek One profile image77
              Greek Oneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              there are four of them on my street...

              but most of the ones in my area are brick

    2. mega1 profile image80
      mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yep, there are and here we have a couple pairs of titmouse - titmice?  who are awfully cute and tiny with a pointy little tuft on the top of their heads.  They live in the big oak tree

  13. alternate poet profile image64
    alternate poetposted 7 years ago

    Yep  -  it is a fatfinch

  14. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    It's a Black-headed Grosbeak.......for real...still have my goggles on and have checked twice to be sure.

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      is this a test??????

    2. mega1 profile image80
      mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think it is!  You win!  We finally found our Northern California birdbook and there we found him.  Thanks everybody!  This was fun.  If you want I can post other bird pictures for you to identify . . .

  15. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    He comes with his wife to the birdfeeder - the pair of them and they seem to know when I'm taking pictures - he poses!  smile

  16. Greek One profile image77
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    wait a sec.. gonna take a picture of my bird and post it...

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ...okay...i'll put my glasses back on... might need them right?

      1. Greek One profile image77
        Greek Oneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        better get an IMAX screen for a full, realistic effect tongue

  17. waynet profile image47
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    Wot is this bird?

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_JLYDoNpk_jo/SilAER3v7FI/AAAAAAAAAwU/bmXiK2Mzff0/s400/Big-bird.jpg

    I mean really what the hell is it?

    1. Greek One profile image77
      Greek Oneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      that would be a very big bird

    2. mega1 profile image80
      mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      no one could ever figure out what it was - they call it Big Bird!  but I bet you already knew that!

      1. waynet profile image47
        waynetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I always thought it was a large yellow canary....but down at the pub my theory was shot to bits!!!!

  18. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    how about this one?  You probably will guess this one right away! smile

    http://i37.tinypic.com/j60q38.jpg

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      house finch....

      1. mega1 profile image80
        mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        yep!  and there are at least four pairs coming to the feeder regularly.  In fact, so many birds come we have to keep going to town for birdseed - I have to find somewhere that sells it in great big bags.  Fun to watch them and they are all getting kind of fat!  I thought wild birds knew when to stop eating, but there's a little nuthatch and I counted him taking 20 seeds this morning - he flew off with most of them, probably feeding his mate.

        1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
          SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          ...i bet they are getting fat....lots of free seeds, bugs, and probably a nice bird bath,  etc....

  19. Greek One profile image77
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    Here is a bird that can be found in my neck of the woods.. only about 30 or so of them survive the winter months each year...

    http://www.sportsbusinessnews.com/media_lib/Baseball/Toronto_Blue_Jays_vernon_wells_678.jpg

    1. mega1 profile image80
      mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      so, they're endangered?

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        yes...there always in danger....wasn't always that way....now that's a team I'll cheer for!

        I loved Joe Carter!....i have no idea which ones have survived the winters....it's been a while since i've paid attention obviously.

  20. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    There is a nice birdbath - and I change the water every day because the damn bluejays come along and poop in it!

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ...they are fun to watch...i can't attract them because i have a cat...but some come anyway because of the trees on my property

      1. mega1 profile image80
        mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        also I planted bachelor's buttons and some other flowers that make seeds the tiny finches love to eat!  I am trying to plant other things for them - oh and the hummingbirds come drink from the lilies and other flowers every morning and evening.  It's much better than tv!

        1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
          SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          that's nice...attracting the butterflies too I'm sure.  I love hummingbirds.  I had the opportunity to actually pick one up once.  It was caught behind one of those glass deck panels...it couldn't figure out how to get out...so I picked it up...it was so tiny...i had to be so gentle...i let it rest on the railing...it stayed for a second or two and then it was gone....it was a nice feeling to hold a hummingbird....probably won't get a chance to do that ever again....

 
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