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#1 cestma

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:56 AM

Going thru some older pics tonight and came across this unidentified one, which may not be identifiable, but here goes. It had just come out of a little bay in the pond where many birds bathed. I remember thinking it was medium-sized--smaller than a robin, bigger than a sparrow, say. But that could be way off!

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:02 AM

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#3 cestma

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:05 AM

That's what I came up with at the time, but the breast spotting was throwing me off. I suppose that's just a result of the bird being wet? At first I was thinking juvenile, but then it seemed way too early for that...

Edit: Man, now that I look at it, I can't see anything else! Shoulda thought longer before posting. <red face>
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:07 PM

Gray Catbird seconded

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So all you bandits and thieves take warning

Or you'll be in a hospital bed by morning!

And the doc'll give you kind of a shake,

And he'll hear the rattle that the bullets make,

And he'll shake his head and he'll say "oh my"

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#5 TheBillyPilgrim

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:09 PM

That's what I came up with at the time, but the breast spotting was throwing me off. I suppose that's just a result of the bird being wet?


Yep, it's just the feathers being clumped together from the rain/bath it took.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:46 PM

agree with GC

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:59 AM

Oh, and BTW--thanks, all!
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