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#1 sailormom64

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:07 PM

Need your expert eyes to help me out! :D
I believe this first shot is a cowbird...am I right?


and no idea on these two, at first thought they were mockingbirds but they did not have white wing bars like the mockingbird when they flew and also smaller.


Thanking you in advance! :D
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#2 sdearth

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:12 PM

top one looks like a brown headed cowbird

the last 2 I can't make out

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#3 Desertthorn

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:23 PM

Brown-headed Cowbird for sure. I was also leaning toward Northern Mockingbird and they look to small for White-winged Doves. Were the pictures taken in South Carolina?

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:30 PM

They kinda look like female cowbirds to me.

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#5 TheBillyPilgrim

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:34 PM

Second pair look like female cowbirds to me, too.

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#6 sailormom64

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:12 PM

yes taken in my backyard in upstate SC. Thanks for your help, I had never seen a cowbird before and wanted to know what they look like
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:34 PM

How about these birds? The first one is the exact shape of the mockingbirds staking out my yard but the colors are all wrong. It has a yellow eye. The other is trying to move in my vacant bluebird house.



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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:45 PM

128 and 130 are Brown Thrashers. The last one is a Brown-headed Nuthatch.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 04:57 PM

Agree with Brown Thrasher and Brown-Headed Nuthatch.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:19 PM

Agreed (see my avatar).

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#11 sailormom64

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:31 PM

Thanks a million, one more I saw today. Is this a Carolina Wren?

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:35 PM

Yep, Carolina Wren. Your state bird. :)

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:32 AM

cool! At first I thought it was another chipping sparrow but it was a lot bigger than the one who had the nest in my vine. Once I looked at the picture I saw it's markings were different. and just started trying to narrow it down! Those Carolina Wrens are awfully loud for their compact size! haha Thanks for all your help!
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