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Old 07-16-2008, 09:15 AM   #1
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Help with Bird ID I see in my backyard

So, the past few weeks I see a bird that I havnt seen in my yard.
I live in the North East ( New York).

The bird is:
Smaller than a sparrow
Bigger than a humming bird
solid brown ( kinda dark) although its underbelly is a little lighter)
Black beak which is thin and longer then you would think on a bird this size.
Chirps are annoying, not like a song, almost sound like an annoyed squirrel
seems to hang out in shrubs, heavily leaved.
Ive seen them in a group of about 4 -6

Any Ideas ??

The only other possible clue, is I may have seen one years ago, which built a nest in a birdhouse gourd I converted to a bird house, and the nest was made out of twigs ( not grass or hay) about 1 - 2 inches long.

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Old 07-16-2008, 09:25 AM   #2
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Starling?
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:32 AM   #3
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some type of cowbird?
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:20 AM   #4
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Some type of wren?
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:22 AM   #5
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Sometimes this site works
Birds of North America - Whatbird.com

Go down to Attributes and start entering what you've seen.
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:29 AM   #6
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It sounds to me like a Carolina Wren...we call them winter wrens, because they stick around all winter down here.
When they get annoyed, they chip very much like a squirrel, not like the pretty song you hear in the recording.

Carolina Wren - Whatbird.com
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:54 PM   #7
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thanks pacanis, I just now found out what this little bird is that's in my yard all the time, I always thought it was a dove of some sort but now I know for sure, thanks to you and your web link
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Cool. All you had to do was ask me though.....
I could probably walk outside now and take a pic of some mourning doves
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Cool. All you had to do was ask me though.....
I could probably walk outside now and take a pic of some mourning doves
honestly as naive as I am about birds, I always did think it was some type of a dove. they are beautiful and peaceful birds, but one has lost its' life due to our over zealous pooches, they're hunters by nature
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