Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Name that Silver Lake mystery bird

Photo by Sandy Driscoll

Photo by Sandy Driscoll

SILVER LAKE — Sandy Driscoll’s garden attracts a lot of birds, but a recent visitor was a newcomer that she did not recognize. “Even though it doesn’t look unusual it was smaller than a sparrow, and only a bit larger than a hummingbird. I would guess less than three inches, tip to tip. It moved very quickly among the flowers and herbs then disappeared in a flash!”

Can anyone identify that bird?

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  1. It might be a House Wren

  2. Hermit Thrush?

  3. no, no, no…that is clearly a Hipster Chick.

  4. Yep, I agree it’s a house wren foraging for insects, spiders and grubs.
    Check out this website http://merlin.allaboutbirds.org
    Great for bird id’s.

    • Thanks so much, everyone, and especially Nancy for tipping me off on that fabulous website/app. I just downloaded it and the bird is indeed a house wren! I do what I can to attract as many birds to my garden as possible, so it’s great fun to see and ID a new one!

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