Do you know what kind of bird? (dead songbird pic)

Tala

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I found this little guy flating in the dog's water bucket this afternoon.

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Seems to have a small wing injury on this side, but I doubt it was his demise.
 

SilverPhoenix

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Male house sparrow, very common and actually a non-native species (harmful to native species). Poor guy, though, I wonder what happened. Is there a window above the bowl?
 

woodmort

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We use to call them English sparrows--but they're a finch. One of the few unprotected species of songbird since they, along with starlings, are invasive.
 

Gerbil

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We had an Ovenbird smash into our window this morning.
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Maybe he was trying to get a drink and fell in?
 
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Tala

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Nope, the water bucket is on the north side of the house to keep it in the shade most of the day during the summertime - no windows on that side of the house.

I've heard about the bad finches, but I really can't recognize them.
 

SallyF

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When I lived in SC, I came home one day to find a dead Cedar Waxwing in my driveway. No sign of injury and he was still warm and movable. I cried over it, but it was a beautiful bird; their feathers are so smooth and lovely.
 

CoyoteMagic

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only the shadow knows.....
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Very true. They are known to build multiple nests at one time with the female choicing the one she likes best. I spend a good part of the spring and summer emptying blue bird boxes along a blue bird trail of these nest (plus the 3 boxes here at the house)
 

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