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Lenor Filler

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  1. I recognize the different goldfinches .. but was baffled by the cowbirds I had never seen the black winged tan bird before
  2. thanks I have known this about goldfinches ,, for instance,,,but the Cowbird is so different from the adult I never would have associated it
  3. thanks.. I am in my 80s ,, so am still learning as I said .. I did not know this I lived on Cape Cod most of my life ,, saw plenty of gulls
  4. at the same time I had Number 3 and 4 . pictures I knew what a adult looked like I did not know the stages were so different
  5. In the picture from 10,000 birds , I see the first one I asked about .. is that a MALE Jeuvenile?
  6. I cant believe all the different stages of this bird.. is the brown one with very black wings a male ?
  7. now there also was a all gray fluffy looking bird about the same size as the cowbird with a yellow spot under its throat .. is that a baby cowbird .. it was with the molting one
  8. that's it !!! thanks so much for the good pictures only one here in Virginia
  9. My bird is back.. feeding at feeder and on the ground .. hanging around with cardinals ,, same size .. very long black tail and very black wings ,, tan body l.. orange-brown between wings on its back and same color on collar .. small beak Im not convinced its a cowbird ..
  10. I never knew this!! I can identify most around my home that are distinctive . that's why I was puzzled by this one thanks .. I am in my 80s .. still a lot to learn
  11. I hope we see it again it has not been back.. I did not realize they change so much, I thought if you see a bird that's its identity was pretty clear .. like male and female cardinals or gold finches when they moult .. someone else agreed with you.. thanks
  12. OK I am used to shiny black cowbird with brown head . Audubon . Field guide has 2 pictures .. one like I know and one all dull .. on 2 different pages 516 and 571 . .. so you must know more than I do ….. love your photos ..
  13. I don't see brown between black wings on the back and a brown collar .. it had very black wings with brown tips .. my son was with me and took the picture thru screen and blinds with his phone .. so they are not good . yours looks fatter also .. maybe its ruffled up
  14. it did not have the usual brown head and black body of male cowbirds I knw what they look like.. but maybe molting or young
  15. I have seen adult cowbird at the feeder at other times so maybe you are right I have lived in 7 states am an avid birdwatcher .. I dont know what this is,, it is August in Virginia it looked like a tan oriole .. thanks
  16. new seed with dried fruit in feeder,, new bird ,, in Virginia ,, mostly black wings with brown on the tip and a brown collar . size of a robin under color is tan
  17. new seed with fruit attracting new birds, a , gray medium size bird with yellow spot on throat at the feeder today.. Virginia
  18. maybe like immature Towhee. most like the coloring. it was at a seed feeder but I had just put some new seed with dried fruit it was not not on the ground .. I have Audubon field guide .. no help I have lived in several states.. never saw a bird like this looked like an oriole but tan not orange at all .
  19. In Virginia ,, new bird at my feeder,, tan color with very black wings , size of an oriole .. yellow spot under throat on the lighter color mate .. ?
  20. One bird I saw up close had white patches on back among brown feathers .. which made it look scruffy .. {leucistic]
  21. I guess they are long skinny robins.. and almost hop.. thanks... emaciated robins …. I am in my 80s and can identify many birds but this bunch are odd looking I know the female red wings come first.. and can identify them
  22. .. maybe 10 at a time.. pecking in the ground . where . grass has just been cut I only noticed the white line on 1 .. but yesterday saw the big white patch under the tail.. which made me think of towhees.. I am a long time bird watcher I would say they are upright .. they come in late afternoon in a bunch.. they really look like long skinny robins.. what I assume are females have some white among lighter brown back feathers any thrasher with orange breast?
  23. not as big and fat as flickers .. looking at rufous -sided towhee picture .. do they migrate in flocks??? they are pecking in the ground
  24. No picture I don't have a smart phone.. just noticed have a big white patch under their tail..
  25. flocks of migrating birds this week in Halifax Va. on the lawn,, have orange breast are brown, longer neck and beak than robins , longer thinner bird ,, white line over the eye ,, the females ? look sruffy,, what are they?
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