Help identifying a wild bird? -not sure where this goes-

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by vfem, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Ok, I didn't see this fitting in other pets or the other domestic birds listed. I just wanted to figure out what kind of bird this was.

    My cat got it a little bit ago and I had to run out and rescue it. She/He was ripping out feathers and cornered it on the porch. She/He seems fine now after being so shaken up, but after loosing all those feathers I didn't want to release it until I was sure. So its hanging out in a spare cage my neighbor had, and if all looks good tomorrow she/he will go free.

    I 'think' from what I've just found it was a warbler. Maybe even a yellow-rumped warbler.

    Opinions?

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    Hard to see from the photos, but there is a tiny bit of yellow under the wings where the tail begins, and a little yellow on the throat and under where the wing connects to the shoulders.
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

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  3. maple

    maple Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    [​IMG] I love how you so conveniently have an empty bird cage.


    Hi birdie! [​IMG]
     
  4. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Actually I didn't.... my neighbor occasionally raises doves. So I had to borrow it!
     
  5. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    I love that you were able to save her.
     
  6. maple

    maple Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    My eyes are drawn to the pelican...what is that?
     
  7. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    YEah, she burrowed in my hands as soon as I got her away. She's peek out and see the cat and she was right back in a second later. She was so freaked the poor thing... but man did that cat get mad at me. She wanted me to give the bird back and was batting my leg crying for it! (Like I don't feed her enough or something?! LOL)
     
  8. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Quote:Hahaha... its a metal sculpture I got at the beach one year. [​IMG]
     
  9. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2008
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    Great save. Cats are detrimental to wild bird flocks, but I also hate MICE, so go figure. Lucky little bird you were there. [​IMG]
     
  10. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry, but it looks too large for a warbler. Also, they migrate to S America. Size wise it looks like a Northern Mockingbird.

    Jen
     
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