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

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Tala, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

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


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

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

    Dec 15, 2009
    Penn Valley, CA
    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?
  3. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    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.
  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Weaver Finch. Considered invasive like previously said. You can catch and destroy them without getting in trouble. Same with Starlings
  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Very invasive and kill off many native birds - the lovely blue bird being one.
  6. Gerbil

    Gerbil Oh, Crazy!

    Jun 24, 2010
    We had an Ovenbird smash into our window this morning. [​IMG]

    Maybe he was trying to get a drink and fell in?
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2010
  7. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    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.
  8. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    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.
  9. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote: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)
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    I think its a female or baby cardinal...?

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