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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.

Big Bear, Ca, Dec 17'...set 2

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here are a few difficult ones....all would be lifers for me.


I got a good look at this guy. I heard a slow methodical pecking with a pause between each strike. Followed it to a tree and out flew this guy. He landed on a tree branch eye level and less than five feet from me. He started barking at me with a high pitched call, then flew away and started back to work. As he flew I could hear a rattle from the wings. It was as big if not bigger than a house finch but smaller than a stellar jay. Is it a Hairy Woodpecker??? 


This is a second woodpecker. Just got a quick look. Also curious if it is a Hairy/Downy?



This is a first for me, I'm thinking a Cassin's Finch? I know it's close to a purple so not sure which, but due to lack of streaking I'm thinking Cassins.




Would not be a lifer. Just a confirmation for ebird...Ruby Crowned Kniglet??


Final shot at a lifer for this post...this a red breasted nuthatch??? I'm almost 100% on this one, but you never know!







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Pic 1 = Hairy

Pic 2 = Hairy

Pic 3 = Pass

Pic 4 = Ruby Crowned Kinglet

Pic 5 = Red-breasted Nuthatch

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8 minutes ago, guy_incognito said:

1-2: Hairy Woodpecker

3: Cassin's Finch

4: Ruby-crowned Kinglet

5: Red-breasted Nuthatch

Nice! I nailed them all! What a blessing, four lifers (plus a fifth not mentioned -Ferruginous Hawk) is not bad for a few hours away from the fam!!!


Thanks for everyone’s help!

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