songbird Archive

Spring is time for things to renew. Life shakes off the frost and begins anew. I think its time we shake off the winter and start anew here at NerdBirders as well. We have a new look. We are adding new things every day. Today, we wish to bring back the Bird of the Week. Starting today we will post a new bird each week. Feel free to make suggestions or just enjoy! I hope to see you all around more often. Without further ado, let me introduce you to this week’s Bird of the Week… The Yellow-rumped Warbler, Setophaga coronata, also nicknamed the butter butt bird. How cute is that? Perfect for this woodland beauty. It is a hardy species in the passerine family–which [&hellip

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Chickadees

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January 24, 2009BirdsNo comments

These little cuties come to the back porch to eat the black oil sunflower seeds in the new feeder. YAY for new birds! =) (Don’t worry, we are still feed the crows!) There are two types here: the Black-Capped Chickadees and Chestnut-Backed Chickadees. Aren’t they adorable? “Mixed flocks stay together because the chickadees call out whenever they find a good source of food. This calling out forms cohesion for the group, allowing the other birds to find food more efficiently. When flocking, Black-capped Chickadees soon establish a rigid social hierarchy.”1 They do sing but I haven’t had the pleasure of them hearing them. =( I will soon, I hope. Primarily they are insectivores but they do like seeds and berries as well. We know they [&hellip

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American Robin (male) Originally uploaded by Wayne Weber The bird of the day today is the American Robin, (Turdus migratorius), what a strange scientific name. =/ It is found all over the U.S. and happens to be the state bird of three states (Michigan, Connecticut and Wisconsin)! I think it has earned that popularity. It is an attractive, social bird that sings loud and clear. =) You can hear it here. American Robins likes= to eat worms, earthworms in particular which ironically is reflected in the collective noun for American Robins: a worm of Robins. They also enjoy insects, fruits and berries. The American Robin lives everywhere in the U.S. — lawns, woodlands, shrubs, trees, even sheltered windowsills. It winters in moist woodlands, suburbs and [&hellip

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Poecile sclateri. Originally uploaded by Pablo Lèautaud. I found the Mexican Chickadee (Poecile sclateri) in my National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Birds of North America. I was looking for a hummingbird we wanted to identify. We feed some crows everyday and when we put out the peanuts for them the other day we noticed a hummingbird in the tree near our railing. This was very exciting for us! We may be getting a hummingbird feeder soon! YAY! =) Ok, back to the Mexican Chickadee. While flipping through the book I passed by it and wrote it down. I just had to include it as today’s bird of the day because it is a puff ball. It is a songbird. YAY for songbirds! They are [&hellip

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I picked the Lyre Bird for the bird of the day today because I saw this video…what an interesting bird! He can imitate the calls/songs of at least 20 different birds and even the sounds around him (like in the video he imitates a chainsaw, a camera and a car alarm)! He is fascinating. This bird lives in Australia. They have huge tail feathers like a peacock but just fewer. “Lyrebirds are ancient Australian animals: The Australian Museum has fossils of lyrebirds dating back to about 15 million years ago.” (Wikipedia) These birds are very popular and this popularity shows in all the logos and money that brandishes its image. =)

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