Monday, May 9, 2011

Can you help id these birds?

Any idea?


Juvenile Rosebreasted Grosbeak?


Juvenile Downy Woodpecker?


Bluebird or Indigo Bunting?


This is one of the Mother's Day plants I picked out.  I love Fuschia.  My Grandfather's sister, Alna, always had this growing on her front porch.  It reminded me of her.

11 comments:

Marcia said...

The first one looks like a chickadee and the blue one is the indigo bunting not a bluebird. Not sure on the others.

Jean said...

Marcia is correct about the 1st bird. Given your area it is likely a Black-capped Chickadee.
The 2nd is an adult male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the process of replacing his winter coat with his breeding coat.
I strongly believe that the 3rd is a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak. You could have them nesting soon!
Again Marcia is correct...A male Indigo Bunting.
Sweet photos! I love Fuschias also. The flowers are so...different and love the fact that Hummers like them also.
Congrats on the nesting Bluebirds!

floweringmama said...

Oh my gosh!! I have new birds to add to my lifelist. Can you believe it? My sister thinks I'm such a dork. :-) I LOVE it!

Thanks ladies! I always know I can count on fellow bloggers for help.

Nancy said...

Seems I have been beaten to the punch -- but I concur with the conclusions. What a variety of birds! How neat!

Out on the prairie said...

We need to get you a good iD book, one for your state specific. You have a great collection in your area.Go to Amazon or half price books online and look at what they have. I would do it for you but end up finding lots I can use,HA!

floweringmama said...

Oh Steve, I know I need one. I had a great one, but gave it to an adult with special needs. He was phenomenal. He could identify birds by sound only.

Maybe for my birthday!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Cathy, I love fuschia also. I hope I get another one this year... I tried to keep it alive during the winter --but it didn't make it.

I think everyone has identified your birds..1st-chickadee; 2nd-ADULT Rose-breasted Grosbeak; 3rd--??? NOT a female Grosbeak or a juvenile; also not a downy; 4th and 5th- bunting... Great group!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Me again, Cathy... I was at another blog and saw a bird which 'may'???? be the 3rd one above... It is a Black-headed Grosbeak (which I have never seen)... Not sure because the one in her picture has more yellow rather than white.... BUT--it's a possibility.
Hugs,
Betsy

floweringmama said...

Hey Betsy, thanks for trying! I'm still looking!

Jean said...

Cathy, Post the picture in question on B&B's What's This Bird forum. You should get a firm ID.

Michelle said...

Great captures. The first one is a chickadee and you were right about the blue one being an Indigo Bunting. I like your blog, I'll be your latest follower. :)