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This was in my tree. It's about the size of a robin. Anyone know what kind of bird it is? It's not real clear as I had to zoom and crop.

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lyndee

Aw.....so she's a naughty bird huh? Well, I found her quite interesting and a good puzzle to get everyone's brain a working. Thanks everyone, you're the greatest!

laurajane

If it is a female cowbird, she is up to no good. She's probably looking for someone else's nest to plop her eggs in.

warbler

That was my first guess, too Patti, and then the seven year old in me kicked in!

PLG1958

(Interesting. Yes, sometime we never find out for sure.)

lyndee

Patti, you may very well hit it on the head. Three days ago in almost the very same spot, I took a picture of three male brown cowbirds. It does look something like a female cowbird. I haven't seen this bird any today and may never see it again so it may remain a mystery. Thanks.
Yes Higgie, friends on jigidi are great.

Higgie

I have no idea what this bird is....But I do know that you Jigidi Fans aare the BEST!!!!

PLG1958

OK, nobody guessed that it might be a female cowbird. Could be. I thought the beak looked right. So hard to tell, Lyndee. Keep us posted if you find out for sure.

lyndee

Ok, I get it......Yes, I am naive! With that, I say "good night".

photogent

Chickster did you hear that!? Lyndee I think he is leading you astray. I believe it to be a white breasted bed thrasher. The double breasted is a little harder to find under the covers. I mean leaves.

lyndee

Warbler, are you serious?????? Is there such a thing???? I'm having a problem googling that!!!!!

chickiemama

LOL Dave!

texasstar7

Warbler, this is a bird--not a chick! Hee, hee!

warbler

I'm pretty sure its a double breasted bed thrasher. They are not common these days Lyndee. :-))

lyndee

Thank you everyone for trying to help me with this bird. Maybe it will be back and maybe I can get a better picture of it. Thanks again

texasstar7

Chickie, I know very well what color they are, I live with them! When they fly, they have dark and light tailfeathers that show, but do not show when they aren't in flight. Lyndee, it does look like that Brewer's Blackbird, too, but this one looks bigger than that to me. Also, Mockingbirds are very loud and aren't silent for very long at a time, so maybe he'll sound off for you next time he's around!

chickiemama

The mockingbird is white underneath tex.

lyndee

I thought about that too tex and gene. But... I'm wondering about a Female Brewer's Blackbird
http://www.pbase.com/garrettlau/brewersblackbird

texasstar7

When a Mockingbird flies, the sides of the tailfeathers have a black & white vertical stripe down them. I'd almost bet that's what this is. Thanks.

texasstar7

That's exactly what I think, GNT. It's a Mockingbird!

gnt1041

I would say a MockingBird !!!!! Great photo lyndee :-))))))))))))0

lyndee

It's a little bit bigger than a robin Chickie but not by much. If it come back, I will get out the binoclars. Once I get a good look, I might be able to find it on the internet. Thanks

chickiemama

It could be a catbird lyndee. They have a small black cap on their head and a small rusty patch just above the underneath part of the tail. Which, neither of them can be seen from this angle. Watch for it to come back and maybe use a binoculars to check it out.

chickiemama

How big is it compared to a robin, lyndee?

lyndee

LOL Pumpkin......only you could come up with something so funny!

Maryrob

It looks a little like a mockingbird.They are mostly gray.Really I'm just not sure.

pumpkinhead

My expertise on this ends with the fact that your tree has buds on it! :)

akurei

Ok...thought for a sec it was maybe a Bohemian Waxwing, they hang out on mountain ash. They have what looks like eyeliner, and they also have a couple of yellow feathers on their wings. You only see them when they fly though.

lyndee

I saw no other colors on it akurei. At first I thought it was a northern flicker but after cropping it and getting it closer, it doesn't have the markings of one. The tree it is in is a maple tree.

akurei

Are there any colors on it? It looks to be mostly grey...and what type of tree is it in?

lyndee

You are so right topcat. I live in the United States in the state of Illinois.

In what part of the world are you - helps to eliminate possibilities.