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Which bird?

Posted by whitelacey (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 27, 14 at 15:20

I just had a bird land on my windowsill and study me carefully before she flew off. I'm sure she was a she as she had understated coloring-a gray body with black wings. She was about the size of a canary and very slim with a pointed beak. No other colorings. Any ideas as to ID?

I have never seen one like this in many years of bird-watching. I am in southern Ohio.

Linda


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RE: Which bird?

Kinglet? What color was its chest? Did it have an eye ring or an eye line?
Maybe it was a very young bird, that has different coloring than an adult?


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RE: Which bird?

The chest was the same as everything but the wings-a shade of light gray, almost a blue-gray. No other markings except the black wings. I thought about it being a young one so I tried to ID by shape, size and beak. I'm coming up with nothing.

Linda


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RE: Which bird?

Blue-gray gnatcatcher? Titmouse? juvenile indigo bunting?


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RE: Which bird?

I'd imagine if you've been birdwatching for years you're familiar with a Northern Mockingbird, but have you successfully ruled out that species?


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