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Hello Birdie!

Last week my friend Catherine and her family gave me a stick-on bird feeder for my window, along with a bag of wild bird food. Janet installed it last Saturday, May 3rd. I was told that birds will discover the seed banquet in a few days to a week. I can't wait to say "Hello Birdie!"

Last week my friend Catherine and her family gave me a stick-on bird feeder for my window, along with a bag of wild bird food. Janet installed it last Saturday, May 3rd. I was told that birds will discover the seed banquet in a few days to a week. I can’t wait to say “Hello Birdie!”

So when will I see the first bird in my new bird feeder? The closest comment to the actual bird observation will be a rubber duck, signed by Mr. 'RD' Paul Morrison.

So when will I see the first bird in my new bird feeder? The prize for the comment closest to the actual bird observation will be a rubber duck, signed by Mr. ‘RD’ Paul Morrison.

Unidentified Bird Visitor

unidentified bird visitor

This little bird flew into the gallery and couldn’t find his way back out.  At first I thought it was a vireo, but now I’m not sure.  His underside was paler yellow than a gold finch, and above was olive green.  Does anyone know what he is?  I did eventually catch him, but then he ended up in Diana’s Gallery.

E.J. Lefavour

Comments about a Kingfisher

Just a GMG notification: If you do not read the comments at GMG you are really missing out. The photo of a bird needing identification received twelve comments below. Some of them more than just a little amusing. When you read a post here at GMG make sure to click the comments and say a few words. Or just click it to read the comments. You won’t be disappointed.

[edit] I just added some more new comments. Besides these comments Joey has received 15 emails. Those are people who are obviously oblivious of the ability to comment or are too shy. Don’t be shy, spread the info, make a joke. Is my post about comments dumb? Make a comment in the comments.

  1. That is a great looking bird, not sure what it is…

  2. John R Reilly says:

    It is a Belted Kingfisher !

  3. It’s either a ruby throated, split tail, double breasted mattress thrasher or one of the Belted Kingfishers.

  4. Patty Ball says:

    Yup, a Kingfisher it is!

  5. Nice shot Joe. It’s a Kingfisher, they like to look down on their prey from up high, like at the top of pilings and flagpoles.

  6. Hey Joe..it is a female Belted Kingfisher. Unlike most species of birds, the female is more brightly colored, with the rufous color on her flanks and belly. Males completely lack rufous feathers. Great capture!

  7. Jenna says:

    Yep, Kingfisher. There was a post on GMG just the other day about them! They hang out here on the Annisquam off Wheeler Point a lot, too.

  8. David Teele says:

    it is a belted kingfisher who is either: very cold or having a bad hair day or just lost an argument with a Van de Graaff generator

  9. whaletale says:

    It is indeed a Kingfisher. reat photo but be careful, the NOAA will want him removed from the area without a proper catch share permit…………………

  10. Kristen Callahan says:

    It’s a female belted kingfisher. She is one of the few females to have the extra stripe on the abdomen. A super photo. They are quick of wing and seldom shot at this quality of photo. Thanks for making a great morning!

  11. Feather’d Friend says:

    It’s a DON Kingfisher!

  12. Becky Bernie says:

    definitely a belted kingfisher

    1. People who don’t read the comments in GMG sure are missing out.

      • Joey C says:

        PAUL, there has been about 15 emails to the GMG email address about the bird. I wonder if those people realize that there is a comment link below the post or if there is some other reason they email me directly instead of leaving a comment.

    2. Kim H-P says:

      Belted Kingfisher for sure. Looks like an immature male according to the Cornell folks-see website-great shot!