Any idea what this bird is?
October 9, 2018 at 2:24 pm #1370
October 10, 2018 at 5:01 pm #1378
Looks like you have an Oriole in your yard! Put out some oranges to really get them to stick around!
October 11, 2018 at 8:11 pm #2010
Not so fast. The only oriole species with a totally black head is the Baltimore. It looks like Baltimore Orioles go through parts of eastern Colorado during migration, but July is in between spring and fall migrations. It’s more likely a Black-headed Grosbeak.This post has received 2 votes up.
October 12, 2018 at 8:27 pm #2012
ah-ha! Thank you! What a pretty boy 🙂
December 7, 2018 at 5:50 pm #2478
I would identify the bird as either a Scott’s Oriole: http://www.pbase.com/missed_opportunities/image/165619226
or a Black-headed Grosbeak:
having photographed both species in the high elevations of Arizona in the month of May. The problem is with the photo not being detailed enough to show the songbirds full markings.This post has received 2 votes up.
December 12, 2018 at 8:08 am #2523
Adam WagnerKeymaster29 pts
I’d love to see more of your pictures of the Scott’s Orioles—they’re one of my favorites!This post has received 1 vote up.
December 12, 2018 at 8:57 am #2524
Hi Adam – – Looked back at the photos I took while in the high elevations of Arizona; found that I have 8 additional images. I’ll pull them in from my archive drive, edit the raw files to .jpg files and put them out on my website. Stay tuned.This post has received 1 vote up.
December 12, 2018 at 10:29 am #2530
Hi Adam – – If you go to my website gallery:
http://www.pbase.com/missed_opportunities/arizona_rt and view the last two images in row 8; then all of row 9, you can see what I photographed for Scott’s Orioles.
DonCThis post has received 2 votes up.
April 16, 2019 at 7:29 am #3438
I live in Tallahassee, Fl and a few weeks ago we saw one of these in our back yard. What a thrill!
May 11, 2019 at 2:13 pm #3672
This bird appeared in my yard for the first time (that I’ve seen, anyway). I can’t ID it in my bird books. It’s slightly smaller than a robin, larger than a sparrow. There were 3 of them, all gray, and one had white along its collar with more white on one side and a few “freckles” of white on the other. The one with white had two companions that did not have the white. I saw them for 2-3 days and not since. The photos are a bit out of focus but still show the white collar, black beak and legs, and some details.
1st photo is the bird with white, 2nd photo shows a sparrow for comparison, 3rd includes one of its companions, 4th the bird with white.
What bird is this?
May 11, 2019 at 3:47 pm #3673
FYI, I’m in southeast Michigan
May 14, 2019 at 3:14 pm #3686
My guess is young cowbirds. Northwest Pennsylvania for me. Any other answers?
May 18, 2019 at 5:50 pm #3720
You may be right, Winky Bird. Thanks.
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