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Anyone know what kind of bird this is?

Sneaky2006
May 31st, 2005, 03:21 PM
Sorry if this is in the wrong spot.
I have no clue what kind of birds these are, I am just curious... mom made a nest in the roof of our carport, here's a pic of the 2 babies.

Sneaky2006
May 31st, 2005, 03:26 PM
Ha! I just saw that... she must like Ritz crackers! :)

Trinitie
May 31st, 2005, 03:34 PM
Can you get a picture of one of the parent birds? Chicks that age could be any type.

Cactus Flower
May 31st, 2005, 03:55 PM
I believe that is the Pennsylvania Ritz Vulture :D .

Princesss04
May 31st, 2005, 03:58 PM
They look like pigeons to me but I am not sure it is so hard to tell what they are by just seeing the baby bird! :D

BMDLuver
May 31st, 2005, 03:59 PM
I would say that they are morning doves. It's very common for them to nest on ledges, flowerpots, window boxes. High enough up so cats can't get at them.

Princesss04
May 31st, 2005, 04:00 PM
You are prolly right they do look alot like that! :D

raingirl
May 31st, 2005, 04:00 PM
They do look like young pigeons. OUr friends had some on the balcony last spring. Made their home in one of their window boxes. THe looked basically the same.

Sneaky2006
May 31st, 2005, 04:05 PM
I believe that is the Pennsylvania Ritz Vulture :D .Cute! There is more up there than what's in the pic... she must have cleaned my yard after the party! Thank you momma bird!!

Bmd... they kinda look the same. Here she is... it was hard getting a pic of her cause she would fly away when we'd get close.

Princesss04
May 31st, 2005, 04:08 PM
Here is a picture kind of like your friend it is a pigeon! :D

BMDLuver
May 31st, 2005, 04:13 PM
hmmmm, the red n yellow by the beak is not morning dove from what I've been able to research. Perhaps it's a pigeon... Now I'm on a mission to figure it out lol.

Princesss04
May 31st, 2005, 04:16 PM
Here is a picture of a Morning dove and its baby!

Sneaky2006
May 31st, 2005, 04:21 PM
Don't pigeons make that annoying sound??? This one doesn't make that sound and we are outside a lot lately... I hope you can figure it out, now it's driving me crazy. The babies look the same as the ones BMD posted, but the moms are different. Hmmm.

Princesss04
May 31st, 2005, 04:22 PM
Here is a 14 day old pigeon!

Princesss04
May 31st, 2005, 04:24 PM
I am not sure if they are pigeons anymore or not they do not look alot like them.

Sneaky2006
May 31st, 2005, 04:45 PM
I've been looking through pics and some doves look like her, but without the red in the beak... I don't know what the heck she is! Maybe she was with a certain male not of her species...??

BMDLuver
May 31st, 2005, 04:46 PM
The beaks are longer than the pigeons though. Perhaps the one we are seeing is the male Morning Dove. I know in the bird world that Males have more color.. so maybe the red n yellow by the beak lets the gals know he's a hotty? Watch to see if another one comes that doesn't have the coloring then might have our answer. :thumbs up

Sneaky2006
May 31st, 2005, 04:49 PM
So you think the pic I have is the male, not the momma? That would make sense.

BMDLuver
May 31st, 2005, 04:50 PM
Well, that would explain the slight difference in coloration and pairs do take turns caring for the young. So maybe.. lol

Sneaky2006
May 31st, 2005, 04:56 PM
I'll go out later tonight and check... maybe she takes the late shift?? lol

chico2
May 31st, 2005, 05:16 PM
I have a Mourning-Doves nest in my Blue Spruce,yours is definetly a pigeon,I have lots of those too coming to my feeders and they come in all colours,just leave them be and they will soon be strong enough to fly off..
The male and fmale doves look the same,except the male is a bit bigger.The picture you showed is that of a pigeon.
Personally I think the cooing sound the pigeons make,during mating-time is very soothing.
I tried to post my picture of my mourning-doves,but for some reason it's not working.

chico2
May 31st, 2005, 05:19 PM
I'll try again...here they are,last year in my Blue spruce..

Sneaky2006
May 31st, 2005, 05:24 PM
Thanks Anita!!

Princesss04
June 1st, 2005, 10:12 AM
Well you do have pigeon friends than! LOL You will have to post more pictures! The babies are kind of ugly but they will be cute soon! :D They will be out pets.ca pigeons. :D

lilith_rizel
June 1st, 2005, 10:44 AM
Speaking of not knowing what kind of birds are what, there are 2 ducks at the lake that I have never seen before. One is black (with shinny green head) and a white chest, the other looks like it is half seagull half duck. I will take a picture of the two today, and see what you guys think.

Rita
June 1st, 2005, 12:47 PM
The picture of Momma Bird certainly looks like a pigeon .... keep in mind that a pigeon is actually part of the dove family (rock dove) and comes in many different colours ... that may be why people are confusing if with a mourning dove. Momma Bird is definitely not a mourning dove. May be a rock dove (pigeon) or another type of dove that is common in your area.
Great pictures ... would love to see more as the babies grow :thumbs up

lilith_rizel
June 1st, 2005, 01:46 PM
Ok here is one of the ducks, tried to get a side view picture, but he flew away..... any ideas what it could be?

lilith_rizel
June 1st, 2005, 03:28 PM
James said the only thing he could think it would be would be a pelican, but not too sure about it.

Princesss04
June 1st, 2005, 04:17 PM
It is not a pelican they have long beaks, I am not sure what it is I will do some looking and see what I can find. :D

chico2
June 1st, 2005, 05:01 PM
No,it's definetly not a Pelican :D
I checked my North American bird-book,I see no duck that looks anything like this one,it actually looks like a mix of a Duck and an Albatross :eek:
The bill is definetly that of some sort of Duck and there are many different kinds.

lilith_rizel
June 1st, 2005, 06:23 PM
I thought it wouldn't be one. James wasn't sure. The only ducks we are familar with are loons and wood ducks, so he just took a guess......

Sneaky2006
June 2nd, 2005, 07:59 AM
When I took my son to school this morning I looked in the nest... it's a different bird in there now... it may be the same kind but the beak is all black, not with the red like the other one. :confused:

chico2
June 2nd, 2005, 08:36 AM
Sneaky,it could be one of a Cow-Bird,they lay there eggs in another birds nest and let another bird feed their babies,lazy buggers!
But then again,your babies might just change colour as they mature..

ulagy
June 12th, 2005, 05:35 AM
My hubby told me crows or was it ravens? are white when they are babies and they start tiny and get alot bigger and blacker with age. maybe its a crow or raven? I saw a new born crow once, it looked nothing like what they look like when they get bigger.

chico2
June 12th, 2005, 09:47 AM
Ulagy,I have a couple of Crows,sort of very semi-tame and I know they have babies somewhere right now and they are VERY protective of their babies,would never put them in another birds nest.
The crows,nearly extinct in my area,because of West Nile,are very intelligent birds,most people do not like them,but I love"my"crows and if I do not see them for a couple of days,I worry,but get very excited when I hear their cawing again:D

Prin
June 17th, 2005, 02:02 AM
Hey, anybody know what bird makes this sound: (I'll try)
reee hoooo........ hoooo...... hoooo..... It's driving me nuts. There's one outside and we can't see him but I'm sure he's in our tree. Only in the daytime and he does it ALL day. If I knew what he was, he wouldn't frustrate me so much...

Rita
June 17th, 2005, 08:49 AM
Could it be a mourning dove? They make a coooo cooooo coooo sound (always 3 coooos!). The first time I hear them I thought it was an owl :crazy:
I believe there is a picture of one earlier in this thread (brown dove).

chico2
June 17th, 2005, 09:44 AM
Probably a mourning-dove,"my"male dove sits on the wires almost all day hooing,while keeping an eye on his female in the nest....protective husband :D

Melinda
June 17th, 2005, 10:17 AM
what you have is a ring neck dove, we have quite a number of pairs in our yard, there is always one sitting on the nest, mom and dad take turns and they will always return to the same spot the following year.

Prin
June 19th, 2005, 12:33 AM
So whatever it is, it's some sort of dove then? I should be able to see it then... I don't mind the noise as long as I know where it's coming from... :)

Prin
June 19th, 2005, 12:38 AM
HEY!! That's it!! Thanks so much!! I just searched and found a site with the sound on it, and it's definitely a mourning dove. Mine's a little "song-challenged" though.. The first bit he really screams... Not as eloquent as the one on the site.
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/programs/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Mourning_Dove.html#sound

I have another one... The red one in this pic from the old apartment... I was told this one was a purple finch, but he doesn't look at all like the pics I'm finding on the internet of purple finches.. Anybody have a clue?

chico2
June 19th, 2005, 08:33 AM
Prin,it's a House-Finch,Purple Finches are smaller..the female HF looks like a song-sparrow.
Unfortunately in North America,according to Cornell Univ,HF are on a steady decline because of an eye-disease...
I have not seen many around my feeders :sad: they sing sooo pretty!

pags
June 20th, 2005, 03:22 PM
I just searched and found a site with the sound on it, and it's definitely a mourning dove. Mine's a little "song-challenged" though.. The first bit he really screams... Not as eloquent as the one on the site.


You're hilarious, Prin. You and your song-challenged mourning doves. :) I was wondering -- I don't know much about Canadian birds and migrations but...

We have 4 pair of mourning doves who make nests on our porches every year - so I'm really familiar with these guys... But we also have a mockingbird pair that has claimed our yard... And the male mockingbird will sometimes sit in our backyard and 'mock' the mourning doves.. and it really does sound like a "song-challenged" mourning dove. LOL No really.. the first 'hooo' sounds like he had been smoking a cigar before he started and then somebody smacked him in the back mid-note.... he smooths out the rest of it though. I keep telling him he has more work to do.

If you have these guys up there -- it's a possibility if you're hearing and not seeing the dove.

chico2
June 20th, 2005, 04:27 PM
No,we have no Mockingbirds,at least not where I am,but I saw plenty in South Carolina,had to read up on them when I got back home...
I have a pic,not a very good one,but that is as close as I could get..

Prin
June 21st, 2005, 03:35 AM
And the male mockingbird will sometimes sit in our backyard and 'mock' the mourning doves.. and it really does sound like a "song-challenged" mourning dove. LOL No really.. the first 'hooo' sounds like he had been smoking a cigar before he started and then somebody smacked him in the back mid-note.... he smooths out the rest of it though. I keep telling him he has more work to do.

LOL!! That's exactly what I mean. I saw a mourning dove this morning though (now that I know what I'm looking for), so I'm pretty sure that's it. Maybe he sleeps on a branch above a chimney or something. At first it sounded like he was throwing up, but the the three oooo's are so smooth afterward. Really funny (now that I know who he is...) :)

Wudjah
June 24th, 2005, 10:54 AM
I know this is late, but I just found these postings and I wanted to say that the birds are mourning doves, not pigeons (aka rock doves). I work at a shelter and we get many of these babies in every year as well as injured adult birds.

And the duck is in all likelyhood a domestic bird that has either flown the coop, been abandoned, or was just out visiting for the day. It looks like a muscovy.

Jenny (now back to lurking)

Prin
June 24th, 2005, 01:42 PM
I know this is late, but I just found these postings and I wanted to say that the birds are mourning doves, not pigeons (aka rock doves). I work at a shelter and we get many of these babies in every year as well as injured adult birds.

Jenny (now back to lurking)

You should be great for this forum then. :D I'm gonna have a lot of birds to ask about once I decide whether I'm putting up my feeder or not. :)