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Is this just a big sparrow, or a different bird? (vanity)
my backyard in central california | march 30, 2010 | Perky (that's me)

Posted on 03/30/2010 2:00:16 PM PDT by PERKY2004

One of our backyard bird feeders (central California) has been very popular today with what looks to me like a giant sparrow, but I was wondering if anyone could tell me for certain? He's about 4-5 times the size of the goldfinches and housefinches that usually hang out on the feeder; in fact, he's about the size of the mourning doves we also get. Anyway, I snapped a few photos before he fluttered off.

Thanks for your assistance in identifying this bird. CHIRP!


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Tigger was birdwatching, too! Photobucket

1 posted on 03/30/2010 2:00:16 PM PDT by PERKY2004
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

Later.


2 posted on 03/30/2010 2:01:43 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: PERKY2004

Looks like a mocking bird to me. Could be wrong, tho.


3 posted on 03/30/2010 2:01:51 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: PERKY2004
Mocking bird.
4 posted on 03/30/2010 2:02:08 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Drill baby, drill!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Hmmm.... I wonder if he could be a chubby mockingbird?


5 posted on 03/30/2010 2:02:36 PM PDT by PERKY2004 (Proud military wife of a pilot ~ Praying for him and for all our troops!)
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To: PERKY2004

Tigger needs to be thrown to the fishes!

It looks like a fat mockingbird.


6 posted on 03/30/2010 2:03:20 PM PDT by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: PERKY2004

Yep.....pretty ‘portly’ bird, there. LOL!


7 posted on 03/30/2010 2:03:29 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: PERKY2004

It’s a Cooper Jay - here in Washington we call them camp robbers ... very friendly. Mostly live high in the mountains. They spot people with backpacks and follow them. When they sit for lunch they’ll flock into nearby trees. If you hold your sandwich or part of it they’ll fly down, sit on your hand and help themselves ....


8 posted on 03/30/2010 2:04:13 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If someone calls me a racist I'll just tell them you're just saying that because I'm white ....)
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To: PERKY2004

Was it carrying a coconut?


9 posted on 03/30/2010 2:05:17 PM PDT by Vroomfondel
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To: PERKY2004

Mockingbird....check the glasses....


10 posted on 03/30/2010 2:05:18 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: PERKY2004

The swallow may fly south with the sun or the house martin or the plover may seek warmer climes in winter, yet these are not strangers to our land?


11 posted on 03/30/2010 2:05:20 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (NOVEMBER-2-2010!)
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To: PERKY2004

Sparrowzilla - a product of radioactive mutations and unearthed by a California earthquake.


12 posted on 03/30/2010 2:05:56 PM PDT by eCSMaster
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To: PERKY2004

13 posted on 03/30/2010 2:06:29 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: PERKY2004
Maybe one of those newfangled Chinese Birds who is the ONLIEST offspring from a whole clutch of eggs.

They're just bigger!

14 posted on 03/30/2010 2:07:45 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: eCSMaster

LOL
Funny.


15 posted on 03/30/2010 2:07:48 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: PERKY2004
Not sure what he is - but thanks for the pictures.

He's a cute little chubber!!! :)

16 posted on 03/30/2010 2:08:03 PM PDT by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: JoeProBono

heh heh heh ... nice picture! :)


17 posted on 03/30/2010 2:08:21 PM PDT by PERKY2004 (Proud military wife of a pilot ~ Praying for him and for all our troops!)
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To: PERKY2004

Definitely a Mockingbird. He’ll walk along the ground spreading his wings to scare up bugs. He’ll also divebomb your cat. State bird of Texas, because they’re fearless!


18 posted on 03/30/2010 2:08:29 PM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

Tigger: Burp!


19 posted on 03/30/2010 2:08:40 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: PERKY2004

I checked, you’ve got them out there, it’s a standard Northern Mockingbird.


20 posted on 03/30/2010 2:09:13 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT,NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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