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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

      Here is a short article with advice for what to do if you find a baby bird or one that appears to be sick or injured. Bird rescue article Please feel free to post here if you have questions or need more help.

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I was thinking Kingbird at first but wings look too long and tail is not right for a kingbird. I''m thinking female Tree Swallow

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I agree. Although the tail threw me off thinking it might be a tree swallow but the bill is too big and the wings look too small.

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I usually don't like suggesting rarities, but the dark black head, pale grey back, and fork to the tail point this to being a Fork-tailed Flycatcher, something much better than an Eastern Kingbird…

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43 minutes ago, Fancy said:

I usually don't like suggesting rarities, but the dark black head, pale grey back, and fork to the tail point this to being a Fork-tailed Flycatcher, something much better than an Eastern Kingbird…

I wondered about that as well.  Any more shots?

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1 hour ago, Fancy said:

I usually don't like suggesting rarities, but the dark black head, pale grey back, and fork to the tail point this to being a Fork-tailed Flycatcher, something much better than an Eastern Kingbird…

So I don't like to influence potential ID shots so usually leave things like this vague. A fork-tailed flycatcher has been seen in this exact area for a few months now and has been reported to recently lost its long tail feathers. I wasn't sure if it was the elusive fork-tailed I've been chasing for a while or just a Kingbird.

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15 minutes ago, JayRayBallard said:

So I don't like to influence potential ID shots so usually leave things like this vague. A fork-tailed flycatcher has been seen in this exact area for a few months now and has been reported to recently lost its long tail feathers. I wasn't sure if it was the elusive fork-tailed I've been chasing for a while or just a Kingbird.

Okay, I'd definitely feel comfortable calling it a Fork-tailed then - congrats!

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I'm not so comfortable with it -- the tail shape really isn't helping, since the only fork should come from the long tail feathers and these aren't long enough, and the back may be the result of sunlight rather than real. I certainly can't say it isn't, but I can't say that it is.

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This is indeed the same Fork-tailed Flycatcher that's been there since may. I can't believe it's still there. Congrats!

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