Jump to content
Whatbird Community


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by Thunderbird

  1. 237: Red-breasted Sapsucker

    32470234915_070e76f403_b.jpgRed-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber) by A S, on Flickr

    238: Hairy Woodpecker

    28419601057_19d241c631_b.jpgHairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus) by A S, on Flickr

    239: Black Oystercatcher

    29095800047_7fa689dab2_b.jpgBlack Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) by A S, on Flickr

    240: Ruddy Turnstone (yes, there's a Black in the background, but IMO photos should feature their subject)

    43314568724_2470799b24_b.jpgRuddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) by A S, on Flickr

    241: Snow Bunting (it's actually a video, but the thumbnail is decent)

    30779062265_dd820c4dee_b.jpgSnow Bunting (for record) by A S, on Flickr

    • Like 1
  2. Mealworms are always a hit with warblers, etc. I always put out suet with mealworms in it. That attracts all the typical suet species plus Yellow-rumped Warbler in season. I live in the midst of the city, so I don't get too many neotropicals at my feeders, but I know folks who get a variety of warblers at suet with mealworms. 

    In addition, consider setting out orange halves. You'll want to place them well away from your house in order to avoid insect problems. Orange halves (and/or the insects that swarm to them) will attract tanagers, warblers, orioles, catbirds, etc. 

    Unless you're breeding mosquitoes in your house, you won't have much luck attracting flycatchers to your feeders. Of course, you can attract flycatchers, plus a variety of other songbirds, by using native plants in your yard. That's probably the best way to attract all the birds you mentioned originally, but it requires more effort than maintaining feeders.


    • Like 1
  3. 210: Solitary Sandpiper

    29405170946_822f067a01_b.jpgSolitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) by A S, on Flickr

    211: Western Grebe

    29867444794_cd79538b14_b.jpgWestern Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis) by A S, on Flickr

    212: Tropical Kingbird

    31060039022_8ef5ae9032_b.jpgTropical Kingbird - 2 by A S, on Flickr

    213: Red Phalarope

    30399130143_e064c4ef49_b.jpgRed Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) by A S, on Flickr

    214: Sanderling

    36552273420_4f4807d946_b.jpgSanderling (Calidris alba) by A S, on Flickr

    When I have time, I'll compile a list of everything we have so far to make the process easier. 

    • Like 1
  4. 1 hour ago, Buddym said:

    Okay thank you Thunderbird.  I guess I need a book that has early and late dates for my region in it to help with ID.  Thanks for pointing that out as a way for ID.


    I found eBird to be a very useful site for this. Go to eBird.org and click on Explore. Then, go to Bar Charts, and then pick your region and what species you want. Here's what the chart looks like for Eurasian Wigeon in Ontario: 



    • Like 1
  5. 201: Pinyon Jay

    41456367940_c77bb77fa7_b.jpgPinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) by A S, on Flickr

    202: White-headed Woodpecker

    29396616168_e32723d0c4_b.jpgWhite-headed Woodpecker (Picoides albolarvatus) by A S, on Flickr

    203: Pigeon Guillemot

    43976791992_b3b7c218b0_b.jpgPigeon Guillemot (Cepphus columba) by A S, on Flickr

    204: Tufted Puffin

    43306976134_4e75d79430_b.jpgTufted Puffins (Fratercula cirrhata) by A S, on Flickr

    205: Common Scoter

    30399129433_85479138a8_b.jpgCommon Scoter (Melanitta nigra) by A S, on Flickr

    I'll post a few more later, but don't want to put too many photos in the same post. 

    • Like 2
  6. By the way, if that bird is still alive, I STRONGLY recommend you take it to a bird rescue or shelter. It looks like a fairly specialized insect eater and it cannot afford to go without proper nutrition. Chances are either the vendor or someone in the supply chain was illegal/uncertified. No reputable vendor would sell a bird without knowing at least what genus it is in. 

    • Like 3
  • Create New...