Unidentified Baby


I'm not sure what type of bird this is, but he looks pretty young. I think he was waiting for his mom to digest some seeds from the feeder and regurgitate them to him. Can anyone help me identify? I'm thinking he's some type of house finch. I've got a lot of those around here.

11 comments:

B SQUARED said...

The young ones look so different from the adults. I would guess more along the lines of a sparrow.

Halcyon said...

Darn it! I don't want any more sparrows. They keep the native birds away. :(

Jacob said...

It's a little bird, all right!

Cute, too!

Per Stromsjo said...

Can't help it - Jacob is right. A cute one it is. Those legs don't seem very stable and confident yet.

cieldequimper said...

Sparrow c'est moineau, non ? Je trouve qu'il ressemble à un moineau mais bon sorti du rouge-gorge, de la mésange, du merle, de la mouette et du cardinal, je n'y connais rien. Il est mimi, on dirait qu'il va faire le grand écart !

Lois said...

It looks like a house finch to me, but I'm no expert. He's a cutie!

cookingbride said...

Hi! I just stumbled across your blog. I am a native Mississippian, but have only lived in Jackson for a year and a half. I enjoyed looking at your pictures, some places I am familiar with and some not, so I will have to check them out. If you don't mind, I would like to add your link to my blog.

Vogon Poet said...

I have not idea what it is, but I like the pose!

Ineke said...

i think he's a sparrow too.
quite a cutie btw. Reminds me of Tweetie :)

eonyc said...

What a great shot! I think he's cute, too. I didn't know sparrows kept away other birds! :(

Halcyon said...

eonyc: I didn't know that sparrows were so mean either until I started reading about them lately. House sparrows were brought from England and they have a bad habit of overriding bluebirds, a native species.

This first link is pretty graphic.

http://www.sialis.org/picturehospkill.htm

http://www.sialis.org/hosp.htm