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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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All taken earlier today in south-central Kansas, thank you in advance!

1. Loggerhead, right? It was in a pretty open area with lots of little shrubs and trees around. 

2. Immature Yellow-bellied Sapsucker?? I'd never seen an immature one before if so, so I just wanted to make sure! This one was in a heavily forested area.


3. Is this ID-able? If so, do you think it is a Hermit Thrush? I for sure pretty clearly saw a separate Hermit Thrush in the same area as well as a Tufted Titmouse. I took this photo just really quickly and I didn't think I'd actually captured anything in it! Hermit Thrush is actually a lifer so I want to make sure my mind isn't turning this into a Hermit Thrush out of excitement. The colors in the photo are really muted since it was in a dark area, though I tried to lighten it up a lot.

4. I understand if this one isn't ID-able, but in this photo I can see a streaked belly, some rufous on the wings and some rufous/grey patterns on the back... In another photo (which is worse than this one) the bird seemed to have a bright orange bill, in person it appeared cardinal-size and reddish and I almost thought it was just a cardinal but then saw the photos and now am thinking Fox Sparrow. It had Fox Sparrow behavior;staying still in a brush pile staring at me just out of clear view!



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Why not Northern?

The mask appears to include the entire eye, and there's no white above it. Also, the location strongly favors Loggerhead.

2. Yes, immature Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

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