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    • Aveschapines

      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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One to ID and four to confirm please

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I know, it's been awhile since the last time I was here, but life has been busy. Thanks in advance for your help.

Today at the Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas Texas

ID Sparrow:

38568673251_51db84142a_o.jpgSparrow_3881 by Roger Kiefer, on Flickr


Semipalmated Sandpiper

26792401829_38fef1ff6d_o.jpgSemipalmated Sandpiper_3952 by Roger Kiefer, on Flickr

Red-winged Blackbird

24696757618_9c4c176077_o.jpgRed-winged Blackbird_3908 by Roger Kiefer, on Flickr

House Finch

24696784148_fa7092e161_o.jpgHouse Finch_3911 by Roger Kiefer, on Flickr

And my newest Lifer ... Spotted Towhee

38537254912_c468cb2a1c_o.jpgSpotted Towhee_3904 by Roger Kiefer, on Flickr

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This female towhee looks far too brown to be a pure Spotted.  With more pix showing the same, I'd go with an Eastern x Spotted hybrid, but I wouldn't want to say so on the strength of this one picture.

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