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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.

Black Head perching bird with two separate tufts on top

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Hello, I spotted this bird as I exited off S 235 and West Street sitting on the cement bridge railing above a creek on 1/12/2017. I have not seen this bird before, ever. I have not seen two tufts like little horns on a bird's head before. The tufts and part of it's head were dark navy blue, and gray, white, and a perhaps a wing line of navy blue  on the body. Round, like a chickadee. Approximately the size of a small baseball. I wish I could have stopped and taken a photo. Would it remain in this area? I feed birds in my back yard.

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Welcome to Whatbird!! 

First things first: What city/state are you in?  Could it be a Titmouse?  It depends on your location to narrow it down to less birds.

Also, I like you profile picture!

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I agree with creeker, not many birds would hang out on a cement railing with that description. And OP, it likely would remain in the area. We had a Kingfisher in our backyard (bridge with creek) and he would often sit in the same spot, and quickly dive down into the water... rinse (eat fish), repeat! 

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