We have a male cardinal who keeps knocking at our window with his beak. He stands there and knocks for several minutes at a time. We have tried chasing him away but he comes back and is damaging the window/ What should we do about this little guy?
I saw it this morning at my feeder. It had a bright red breast, a green back, and a blue head. It’s beak was short, like a cardinals. It was pretty small.
I live in Florida.
I know it’s not that good lol
That’s papa cardinal I saw a long time ago that I also drew on paper which looked better
lol white dots above and below the beak? It’s not. i used it as an eraser. lol cuz i cant find it
I just saw a bird of a kind I’ve never seen before in a Chicago suburb. When I saw it it was near an adult American robin, so a number of its characteristics I’ll be describing with reference to that bird.
The mystery bird was about as tall as the robin, but slimmer. At first I thought it was a 50% gray color, but after a little while I realized that it was in fact a dim purple. (I have a color vision problem with reds, though, so it could be brighter to other eyes.) It had no distinctive markings. Its beak was slender, similar in shape to a robin’s, and a slightly darker gray than the rest of its body. Its tail was of a shape similar to a jay’s tail. I don’t remember what color its eyes were, but they were noticeably larger than the robin’s. It had no crest and I noticed no markings (though it may have had subtle markings – I was focusing on its behavior).
It was significantly more skittish than the robin, but not as skittish as a cardinal would be – when I walked over to the window it flew up into a tree while the robin remained on the ground, but after I didn’t move for a little while and the robin remained unharmed, it flew back down onto the grass. When it moved through the grass it would give a few short hops and then stop and raise its tail up at an angle like a roadrunner.
Suggestions I suspect people will give that I know this bird was not:
* A grackle (grackles stalk, this bird hopped; and juvenile grackles are white with black spots).
* A starling (starlings have yellow beaks, are darker and rounder, and are speckled).
* Some weird color morph of robin (I saw this bird next to a robin and they moved very differently).
* An indigo bunting (which I initially identified this bird as based on its name alone – but then I looked it up, and saw that it actually looks nothing like an indigo bunting!)
Thanks for your help!
It wasn’t a corvid. Don’t pretend to be an ornithologist when you apparently aren’t aware that even CROWS are significantly bigger than robins, and ravens even bigger than that, when I described this bird as the same size as a robin.
Further details that I realized I didn’t mention: first, the bird flew well, which combined with it being without any other members of its species I took to mean that it was an adult.
Second, the bird’s feathers didn’t seem particularly shiny – it was a dull gray-purple, not darkly iridescent like a corvid.
I birdwatch but could not identify these. I live in Maryland in a small suburb. In the backyard this morning was a small flock of gray birds feeding off the ground. They were about the height of a cardinal but plump and round. Basically all I can say is that they were gray with a hint of white in the wings. The beak was a kind of yellow underneath. They weren’t catbirds or dark-eyed junkos and were way too big to be sparrows of any kind.
Thanks for your help.
There are light brown streaks on the chest.
No, they are not flycatchers but thanks anyway.
They might be juvenile starlings….
Here’s a hard one for you…
I took a trip to Florida on a plane (from Wisconsin) and when I got there, I walked into a bank. I was asking the banker about a loan. Then, I looked out the window to see a beautiful red cardinal bird perched on something and peeking his head into a pipe of some sort. Then, two really HUGE cardinals started attacking the normal sized cardinal and got his beak locked into between theirs and they flew away with him still trapped. I got the sense that the two big cardinals were going to fly away and kill the normal sized cardinal.
What does this dream mean?
We have no idea what type of bird this is, it lives near our house & we wanna know what kind of bird it is. Its definitely not a savannah sparrow because it has red and has a black neck, and savannah sparrows don’t have that. The sound of it is similar to a cardinal. Here’s 2 different pictures of it, their not great, but their all we got:
Its not a bullfinch, bullfinches dont have the white stripe on their head like this one.
No, its not a chipping sparrow either, the bird in my pictures has a white stripe on the side of its head, a chipping sparrow has a black stripe, and the bird in my picture has a thinner beak that curves down slightly.
I found a bird beside my house this morning. It is solid black, and not very glossy, about as big as a robin or cardinal, and has all his feathers. His eyes are clear (but a little squinty) and he keeps turning his head around and around and upside down sometimes. He’ll drink water, but since i dont know if hes a crow or a starling, Im not sure what to feed him. I doubt hes a crow, being small, but hes still got some baby bird rubber behind his beak. He seems alright, but hes not afraid of me and cannot fly, but his wings are fine. His feces looks healthy, too. (Kind of crude, but i domt think its anything he ate.)
Im not sure how to care for him. For know I have him in the shade in a big old box with a rag and a small dish of water.
More about not knowing his specie, like I said, hes average sized, solid black, shiny but not glossy or iridescent like the green headed starlings around here, hes slim with big wings, and a longish tail. Hes got a long, black beak with a heck of a point on it. He makes a sharp, short grating noise, like a chirp but very guttural. I live in central ohio, if that helps with knowing the general species around here. If I know what he is, Im sure i can find more to help him. Or her, i honestly dont know.
We dont have any shelters or aspcas or wildlife programs around here, and with all the stray animals and this unbearable heat, if I leave him out long, he’s not gonna make it.
We dont have a vet and Im only a teenager. Its the fourth of july anyway, and every office around here is closed, not to mention expensive, and specializes in horses and livestock – no smal animal keepers around.
Been doing more research and Im wondering if he could be a fledgling (being small but with full feathers) booted from the nest who could fly but hasnt learned how? If so, Ive taught baby birds to fly before and I could do that. Still need to know otherwise my options and what to feed him.. Still dont know what his head antics are or why hes not the least bit bothered by my presence.
There arent any trees or nests around for him to have fallen from. I live in a mobile home with no gutters or roof holes so I dont know where his nest could have been.
He’s very chatty too.
Well, Ive called every shelter in a fifty mile radius. Nobody does wild birds and nobody is willing to get him. One man said since its probably a crow and they arent endangered, no agency is gonna want to take him anyway, or spend the money on him. He said it’d probably just be euthanized.
Now what.. D:
[Now what, still dont know what to do. Im like, 90% sure its a crow now, but since crows are illegal as pets, I cant find much on what to do for him.]
Thanks for the advice, Danes.
Ive decided since there is nothing I can definitively do, Im gonna put him back where I found him and wish him the best of luck.
This bird has been coming to my feeders for about a month now.It’s been hanging with a flock of sparrows.It’s about the size of a cardinal,does what the sparrows do,just hangs out mostly on the ground,eating seeds. It has a finch-like bill ( but it isn’t a grosbeak),it’s a gray color with some streaking on the head and breast.I am stymied,as I can not find it in any of my bird books. Can anyone tell me what it is?
Oh,sorry! I’m in NE Ohio,and I think it’s too big to be a warbler,and it’s beak is so finch-like.Also,it eats seeds,unlike warblers, which are insectivores.
mccalley – no,a sora is more of a shorebird,and all of the finches are ones that I’ve seen. It sort of reminds me if a cowbird,but it’s the wrong color.
Dot! – No wonder it reminded me of a cowbird!! That’s what it is! Probably hangs with the sparrows because it was raised by sparrows,since cowbirds lay their eggs in the nests of other birds. I’ve never seen a juvenile one that I know of,but now I know what they look like! Thank you!
Only to people who might have a clue about dream interpretations and symbolism please!
I was in the passenger seat of the car when a little red cardinal came flying in through the the slightly rolled down window. It perched on my finger and flew back and forth in the car. I wanted to keep the brilliantly red Cardinal. So My mom and I decided to go get a birdcage. We never found one and we never saw one though. the bird was very comical talking to me. I wish I remembered what it had said however I noticed the bird’s beak was half broken when my mom saw this she broke it all the way off but there was still a stub and the bird was crying to me because it was in pain or it missed its beak but I knew it was for the best because apparently It would grow back. then we got back in the car and i let the bird go realizing that birds shouldn’t be caged.
I appreciate anyone who can understand this or break it down. Thank you for taking your time to help me