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The Bird Nuts

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  1. Maybe it was a leucistic bird (House Sparrow?). Are you sure it was the rump area that was darker and not the undertail coverts? They are often confused. The rump is at the base of the tail on TOP of the bird while the undertail coverts are below the base of the tail.
  2. Check out female/immature Indigo Bunting. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Indigo_Bunting/id
  3. I think starling is a good guess (short tail, bobbing head while walking). I admit I only commented because of your profile pic - big Boston Terrier fan here.
  4. Agreed. Eastern Wood-Pewees have gray (not brown) upperparts, orange mandibles, and more prominent wingbars.
  5. What color were the streaks on the sides and were they coarse or fine?
  6. I'd call all three Eastern Wood-Pewees. But wait for more input.
  7. It's one of the chickadees. Not sure which species or hybrid you have there.
  8. It's a vireo of some sort. Leaning Red-eyed, but the quality of the recording makes it difficult to hear the quality of the song...if you know what I mean... 🙂
  9. Agree with Eastern Phoebe. Typical flycatcher behavior. Swallows fly constantly and swoop over ponds when hunting.
  10. Note the brown upperparts, all-black bill, faint wingbars, and lack of an eyering.
  11. I've never heard a House Wren sound like that. Isn't it a Rock Wren?
  12. Least Flycatchers have green/gray upperparts, orange mandibles, and prominent white eyerings and wingbars.
  13. We did too! It was awesome. Seeing warblers in the snow was so weird.
  14. I have very little experience with most of the flycatchers of the west, so I don't know. But I have seen Willows and I can't see this as one.
  15. This looks nothing like a Willow to me. It's too compact and large-headed and the eyering is much too prominent.
  16. Yes! For squirrels - baffles, baffles, baffles! No feeder is squirrel proof. And make sure to keep the feeder pole as far away as possible from trees and other things the squirrels can jump from. In the 16 years we've been feeding the birds, I can recall seeing only ONE flicker on our feeders and it was on the suet.
  17. Yep. I think it's a Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid).
  18. Looks good for a juvenile Song Sparrow with that relatively large gray bill.
  19. Yes, I'd say Cooper's due to the thin streaking.
  20. Sorry, I don't think we can confirm with this photo. Do you have any more of this bird?
  21. Yes, Tufted Titmouse with new tail feathers growing in. It happens in chickadees, too. My photo from last month:
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