Bird identification please……..

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    Stelios
    Stelios
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    While I was looking out of my picture window I noticed a jittery bird going up and down the pine tree.  It kept walking downwards most of the time.  I’m afraid that my camera battery is low from all the pictures I took the last two weeks.  These photos are not that clear.  What I found strange is the mottled feathers in the front.  Could it just be a plain sparrow that is young or some more interesting bird?  Sure wish I knew….Can anyone help?  Thanks!



    Stella
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    narnian
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    Stella…it seems to be a red-breasted nuthatch.


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    CatsBirds
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    Narnian is right… red-breasted nuthatch… good catch..


    Sharon, Catsbirds, Community Team Member
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    Jill Staake
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    Yup, a nuthatch! Learn more here: http://www.birdsandblooms.com/birding/bird-species/songbirds/nuthatches-bird-acrobats/

    Good spotting, Stella! It’s interesting to see how many more birds we start spotting when we really start trying and practicing, isn’t it?


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

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    Stelios
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    Thanks for the ID.  I thought it might be a red breasted nuthatch, but the mottled neck kind of stumped me.  Could be it’s a young one.


    Stella
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    narnian
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    Stella…I don’t think it is mottled…just very wet!


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    Stelios
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    Ha, ha, ha…….yes…it was raining hard.  Thanks for the correction.  I think I better learn birdwatching from the start….like bird 101……..lol


    Stella
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