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
New Year's Resolutions:
Get my lifelist to 300 (currently 293)
Finally get Mountain Quail and Vesper Sparrow
Top my previous single year best (2011-253) I'm at 193 as of 5/12.
Latest Lifer(s):Harris's Sparrow, Oka Ponds, Campbell, CA, 1/1/13
Favorite Recent Bird(s):Yellow-breasted Chat, Knights Ferry Rec Area, Knights Ferry, CA, 5/20/13; Blue-winged Teal (Pair), Peregrine Falcon, Sanderling (3),Franklin's Gull (9), Modesto Wastewater Treatment Facility, Modesto, CA, 5/12/13, MacGillivray's Warber, Adair Rd., Modesto, CA, 5/5/13, Long-eared Owl, Mercy Hot Springs, Fresno County, CA, 4/29/13, Lawrwnce's Goldfinch, Panoche Shool, San Benito County, CA, 4/29/13,Lawrwnce's Goldfinch, McHenry Rec Area, Escalon, CA, 4/21/13, Snowy Plover, Modesto Water Treatment Plant, Modesto, CA, 4/14/13, Blue-winged Teal, Redhead, San Luis NWR, Merced County, CA, 3/11/13, Eurasian Wigeon, American Bittern, Santa Fe Grade Rd., Merced County,, CA, 3/9/13
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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