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#1 cwj2323

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 12:16 PM

The autofocus got the web instead of the bird.  You guys are amazing at figuring out birds in the worst of pictures, so I want to see if this one is challenging enough for you.  Big Smile


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Posted 01 June 2011 - 03:14 PM

House Sparrow?

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 04:39 PM

Is it here?

Could it be a mourning dove or a hawk?

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 04:48 PM

Nope, it's not a house sparrow, Elliot.  It's a bit bigger. 

Liam, there's no bird there that I am aware of.  :) It's lower in the picture.

Edited to say: No, it's not a mourning dove or hawk.

 

 



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Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:53 AM

Liam, it's right around the lower rings of the spider web.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:20 PM

Rose-breasted Grosbeak??????  This is a tough quiz!! Tongue Tied

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 06:27 AM

Whetty:
Rose-breasted Grosbeak??????  This is a tough quiz!! Tongue Tied

Bigger than this.  

I have been pondering what clues to give that wouldn't totally give it away;  It's not normally found at feeders.  It's singing ability is amazing.



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Posted 03 June 2011 - 06:29 PM

It's not the bird in your Avatar picture is it? Big Smile


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Posted 04 June 2011 - 06:33 AM

KRIZDA88:
It's not the bird in your Avatar picture is it? Big Smile

Nope, that's a chipping sparrow and much too small.  Smile



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Posted 04 June 2011 - 07:31 AM

brown thrasher?

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 10:15 AM

spyonabird:
brown thrasher?

Yay!  You got it!  This bird is actually what brought me to the Whatbird forum.  I remembered that after I posted this.  We see the thrasher every morning in this same spot.  It doesn't eat off the feeders, but will eat what's on the ground below them.  We discovered yesterday, they are nesting right in front of our porch.  The nest is very well hid, otherwise I'd really like to see the babies when they hatch.

 



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Posted 04 June 2011 - 01:16 PM

I have to admit - your clue helped.

We also have a resident Thrasher.  It likes to pick at the bug/ants on the hill behind our house.  Cool bird!

 






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