songbird identification?

  • avatar johnksully 
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    #1282371

    We saw this bird while mushroom hunting yesterday. Anybody know what it is? Sorry picture is blurry.

    avatar TazTyke 
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    #1173621

    Scarlet Tanager

    Had one at my feeder yesterday as well.

    Avatar of sharon sharon 
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    #1173624

    Oooh yeah that looks like a Scarlet Tanager. Such pretty birds! Lucky you got to see one!

    Avatar of stuart stuart 
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    #1173625

    Red headed,double breasted nut cracker.

    Avatar of deerdragger deerdragger 
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    #1173633

    Scarlett Tanager. Only bird in MN that has a red body w/ black wings.

    Avatar of Brian Klawitter Brian Klawitter 
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    #1173640

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    Red headed,double breasted nut cracker.


    Stuart, you need to look at that bird BEFORE eating the mushrooms.

    Avatar of steve-krapfl steve-krapfl 
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    #1173653

    Yep, seen one mushroom hunting this spring. Told my dad about a red bird with black wings and he knew it, too. They are pretty birds.

    Avatar of Ralph Wiggum Ralph Wiggum 
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    #1173795

    Scarlet Tanager. I saw two on Sunday, and I don’t think I have ever seen one before. Same day, my mom texted me a photo of two at their house near Sartell. They must be passing through. Beautiful birds.

    Avatar of Mike W Mike W 
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    #1173800

    Seen one on pool 2 on Saturday. Wife said she seen one at our feeder here in ham lake to this weekend. They are new to us but cool looking birds. Red is the male. Light dirty green with black wings is the female. Had both at our feeder.

    Avatar of mplspug mplspug 
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    I’d love to see one before they pass through so I can mark them off the list.

    The coolest bird I ever saw in our backyard was a Indigo Bunting. Didn’t see him last year, but the previous 2 years we’d see him at the feeder for a couple days and that was it.

    You keep an eye out you can see a lot of new birds in the spring and fall. Many are similar to common birds that winter or summer here.

    We have a couple trees that attract the same birds spring and fall. I think it might be a dogwood, I am not sire. I should probably find out. In any event, every spring and fall you will find them there. judging by their behavior, they are chasing insects. And these insects must appear when it is still cool out in the spring.

    Yeah, I kind of think birding is cool.

    Avatar of Brian Klawitter Brian Klawitter 
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    #1173839

    The first hummingbird of the year stopped to look in the window of my camper yesterday. Didn’t like what he saw.

    Avatar of mplspug mplspug 
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    #1173878

    Hmm, I should put some feeders out. They only stop by when migrating.

    Avatar of suzuki suzuki 
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    #1173880

    If it were possible to get sick of Oriolles I would be after this weekend. They are thick at our cabin and continuously suck all the hummingbird food. Lots of hummers too. Actaully I know I am lucky. Of my top 4 favorite small birds the Oriolle and Hummingbirs are among them with the bunting and tanager the other two. Saw a tanager last year but have only sighted about 5 in my life. Bunting are somewhat common up north if I seek them.

    Avatar of mplspug mplspug 
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    #1173890

    We get red starts in the backyard sometimes too, I think during the migration. But those things I see all the time when I am on the river.

    I forgot another of my favorite birds are Red Breasted Grossbeaks. I’ve seen those once in my life.

    Orioles are very cool. Is there a bird with a stronger call? If there is, I haven’t heard it.

    I once got 5 feet from 2 males that were locked by the claws and fighting. Good thing I wasn’t a cat.

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