Tuesday, June 16, 2009

What Bird Is This?

Anybody recognize this one?

It's smaller than a robin and bigger than a sparrow, and it's very shy. It has made a beautiful nest of fresh green moss way up in the eaves of the second floor of the house. She flies off the nest every time I look up at it.

The closest I've come in bird guides is a Kingbird, but those look more grey than brown. Guesses? Anyone?

*Update 6/21/09: Michelle successfully identified this as an eastern phoebe, mossy nest and all. Thanks, Michelle, and thanks everyone for your help!
:-)
Vicki



8 comments:

Kcalpesh said...

At first glance it does look like a sparrow to me... but if you say otherwise, I really can't make a second guess :-)

MyMaracas said...

Kcalpesh,Thanks for the input! It might be a sparrow of some kind, I just don't know. It's more of a thrush size, but doesn't have spots on its breast.

Sylvia K said...

What a sweet looking bird! It looks rather like a thrush to me, but I'm no expert on birds. Love your photo!

MyMaracas said...

Sylvia, that's a good guess too. My son is going to loan me his camera, which has a 12X zoom, so I'll try to get a better shot with that.

Rambling Woods said...

Check this out...

phoebe

Rambling Woods said...

Sorry..I think it is an eastern phoebe....
Michelle From Rambling Woods

MyMaracas said...

Michelle, I think you found it! Mine looks a little browner than the photo, but the color pattern looks the same and the photo even shows a moss nest. Thanks so much!

~ Lor said...

It's so cute!