Your Swilling Assignment for Christmas Eve?

Name the species of this frickety fracking bird!

He and two of his mousy brown backed, white breasted (with immaculate black scallop edged feather detail) buddies showed up at the feeder this afternoon, and I’ll be damned if I can find them on any of the birding sites.

We’re stumped. And Crusader’s already slung the “yella bellied sapsucker”, so don’t even GO there.

A figgy pudding for the right answer!

7 Responses to “Your Swilling Assignment for Christmas Eve?”

  1. AliceH says:

    Think those are two different species. Top one may be Wood Thrush?

    Bottom one maybe white-throated sparrow

    And even if I’m totally wrong, I cannot speak highly enough of the “What bird?” website. Search by all manner of features and compare songs and whatnot.

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    The top bird, left peg is the MYSTERY BIRD, Alice and oh, GRAND guess! But what stops me is his beak. It was very finch-like and, from the FINE photographs I could find ~ as opposed these shitty ones taken steathily through the sliding door’s glass ~ the wood thrush has a very delicate beak and a speckled chest. Every last feather on these fellows’ fine breast plumage is trimmed out in black. Plus, thrushes’re a robin relative and, as such, I don’t think they’d be seed eating themselves into a coma on a feeder.

    As for those sparrows ~ if they’ve got a mugshot of them somewhere, we can match it in the backyard… :P

  3. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Think you ought to write (and send link or pic) to one of those sites. I can’t find it – and I am GOOD at Internet hunts…

  4. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Oh… and Merry Christmas!

  5. Chancy girl says:

    It is a Scaly-breasted Munia. I want my figgy pudding! :-) I will let Bingly have a bite or two.

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    Oh Bingley wants his figgy pudding
    Yes Bingley wants his figgy pudding
    Oh Bingley wants his figgy pudding
    With his usual good cheer!

  7. tree hugging sister says:

    Oh, BANG!!

    EXACTLY what they are!

    And apparently INVASIVE, no less! Who let the little buggers in, I wonder.

    No matter. One rancid figgy pudding on the way for a fanTABulous job!!

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