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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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47 minutes ago, Laurel Highlander said:

Looks like some kind of sparrow to me, but without seeing the bill or facial pattern I have no clue.

Me too. But there are some folks on this site who may actually be able to ID this for you from what can be seen.

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Looks to me like a Song Sparrow because of those rufous tones to the primaries and tail and the solid brown crown. I think I can also see enough of the facial pattern as well as some of the streaks on the flanks to further point to Song. Plus, this habitat looks perfect. I also see no prominent white wingbars which would rule out Tree Sparrow.

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Coloration and long tail make me think Song Sparrow as well.  Looks like a young one to me since the patterns, especially on its head, are not well defined and it has a yellowish tinge.

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