What kind of bird is this?
Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:42 PM
of it. It was sort of a grey and it spread its tail and chortled before it flew away. The end of the tail, about two inches up from the edge had, I think, two black parallel bands running across it. I'm
especially concerned about keeping any predatory birds away from my feeders so am especially concerned about what type of bird this is. I know, for some stupid reason, some people introduced pergrine falcons into our city. I don't think this was a pegrine falcon but am not sure. Sparrow hawk?
Another question is that I find that sometimes the birds
around my feeders and surrounding area are very talkative and active. Sometimes they will suddenly
go absolutely quiet for anywhere up to an hour or more, then become active again. I wonder if a bird of prey may be in the area and do birds go suddenly quiet if there is? When the grey bird flew into my trees the birds were not silent but continued to fly around and chirp. I live in southern Saskatchewan, Canada. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:35 AM
2013 New Year's Resolutions:
Get my lifelist to 300, GOT IT #300 was Blue-footed Booby!
Finally get Vesper Sparrow and Mountain Quail. Got Mountain Quail 8/5. YAY!!!
Top my previous single year best (2011-253) Did it! Painted Redstart made 253 and Clapper Rail made 254. Currently at 258 as of 12/1.
Now the only thing left to do is find a Vesper Sparrow.
Clapper Rail; Arrowhead Marsh, Oakland, CA, 11/16/13
Painted Redstart; Lewiston Ave., Berkeley, CA, 11/16/13
Blue-footed Booby; Gull Rock, Marin County, CA, 11/3/13
Northern Waterthrush; Modesto Wastewater Treatment Facility, Modesto, CA, 10/27/13
Favorite Recent Birds (non-lifers):
Blue-winged Teal, Sandhill Crane, Great Horned Owl; Vic Fazio Wildlife Area, Yolo County, CA, 12/1/13
TWO Greater Roadrunners; Dinosaur Point Rd., Merced and Santa Clara Counties, 11/25/13
Lewis's Woodpecker; Dinosaur Point Rd., Merced County, CA, 11/25/13
Sage Thrasher; Romero Visitor Center, San Luis Reservoir, Merced County, CA, 11/25/13
White-winged Scoter; O'Niel Forebay, Merced County, CA, 11/25/13
Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:11 AM
Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:06 AM
My take is that my bird feeders feed all the birds regardless of what their diet is.
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