What Kind of Bird?

Photography Animals posted on Sep 01, 2012
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Holly just captured this image of these baby birds in my hands. The parents have been nesting about three feet of of our deck, up in the lilac bush about 4 feet off the ground, for weeks now. We went out to feed our koi and the momma bird was having a fit! Sadly, the babies bailed out of the nest. One landed in our koi pond and I ran down to rescue it. The other landed on the ground and I picked that one up too. Contrary to what many people believe, birds DO NOT abandon their chicks if they smell human scent on their babies. Birds have VERY limited sense of smell and DO NOT abandon their babies if they smell humans on them. So, we HOPE these babies and their momma will be happily reunited and they will fledge and grow up to have babies of their own. Can you guess what kind of birds these are?

Comments (24)


Erestorfan 5:05PM | Sat, 01 September 2012

Oh hon, I love this picture of your gentle hands holding these precious little baby birds!!! Don't worry, I won't spill the beans on what kind they are, LOL..but they are very sweet!!! I'll look forward to seeing people's guesses as to what type of birds these are!


Faemike55 5:18PM | Sat, 01 September 2012

looks like the beginnings of the Angry Birds Robin is my guess


Richardphotos 5:27PM | Sat, 01 September 2012

maybe Sparrows? there was some doves with a nest in my gutter and when I was taking a picture of them they(2) jumped out and fell to the ground. I put them back and the next day they left the nest for good. for several weeks a dove kept hanging around my house.I like to think that they felt a connection


Diemamker 5:36PM | Sat, 01 September 2012

I don't have the foggiest idea, bird aren't my thing, cool photo though! excellently done!


drifterlee 6:09PM | Sat, 01 September 2012

My guess is sparrows. I'm sure glad you saved them. Keep us updated!


1010 6:25PM | Sat, 01 September 2012

They look like grackles or cow birds. Aw you are a good human......


eekdog 6:49PM | Sat, 01 September 2012

without seeing the image with that title, i was thinking t-bird, giving somone the bird, cool shot! did not know you had baby birds Mike. hope they make it my friend.


mgtcs 8:36PM | Sat, 01 September 2012

Ohhh.....Adorable and cute friend, lovely capture!


RodS Online Now! 9:18PM | Sat, 01 September 2012

Hehe - well, since I have an inside track, I won't spoil everyone's fun guessing. Just remember - ugly babies often grow up to be beautiful adults... Very cool shot, Mike! I hope they make it and live a long life! Glad you rescued them, buddy!


PREECHER 9:42PM | Sat, 01 September 2012

i love birds and i have no idea what kind they are... i've always heard what you where demything and perhaps that is all it is...a myth that parents tell to their children like 'tooth fairy' and 'santa claus'...i wish them health and long life... chills and thrills


mairekas 10:23PM | Sat, 01 September 2012

Lovely image!

MrsLubner 10:42PM | Sat, 01 September 2012

no clue - LOL


charpix 10:48PM | Sat, 01 September 2012

Grabbing at straws...sparrows. I am probably totally wrong. If I could see the adult MAYBE a better ID. Sweet and gentle hold you have on them. Good of you to take the time for rescues. I love to watch our birds around here, but have seen few babies to know one from another (seen one baby bird, you've seen them all - lol ). ;o)


blinkings 10:58PM | Sat, 01 September 2012

Mockingbirds! And if they don't sing, Mamas going to buy you a diamond ring!


mikeerson 9:23AM | Sun, 02 September 2012

I would guess that they're cardinals, but the Pats don't play them this week - lol I just looked up to see who your Pats face - Tenn. - good start.... I watched some NFL videos, the Pats haven't won the championship in 8 years??? since Spygate??? wow... This is the year of the Bronos - they are sharing it with the dragon - lol. ...I picked up Welker as my 3rd Fantasy Pick - I hope that drop in the Superbowl has him fired up this year - and I hope Brady's Wife stays clear of him - lol.... Are you ready for some football???!!


bazza 5:38AM | Mon, 03 September 2012

Well I would have to say they are LUCKY birds, lucky to have you around to rescue them especially the one in the Koi pond!! I have no idea what they are except very lucky you got them and not a cat!!


adrie 6:23AM | Mon, 03 September 2012

Lovely and wonderful photoshot my friend.


Mondwin 3:32AM | Sun, 09 September 2012

WOW!!!!!adorable view my friend!!!Bravissimo!:DDD.Hugsxx Whylma


anitalee 2:11PM | Sun, 09 September 2012



kittybabe 9:22PM | Mon, 10 September 2012

lol not a bird expert maybe a different kind and i will know the answer ;-) Milena


AidanaWillowRaven 2:04AM | Tue, 11 September 2012

Wow ... hard to say. I would be interested to find out if the parents do continue to care for them.


Umbetro38 1:07PM | Sun, 16 September 2012

what a lovely capture my friend - love it


tennesseecowgirl 5:29PM | Wed, 19 September 2012



Iraya 3:55AM | Tue, 09 October 2012

What an adorable photo, very beautiful capture. Excellent POV. Have a nice day.

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