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    ID this bird.

    As winter is turning to spring we put a couple of birdfeeders around the house. Initially a few finches stopped by. They were followed by morning doves, blackbirds and a few stragglers. Today these beautiful guys showed up. Anyone know what kind of bird this is
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    Looks kinda like an oriole...but too much orange.

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    Yellow headed blackbird though what it's doing there in the snow is beyond me. They show up at my feeders only for short time - that sweet spot between not to cold and not too hot. They are the Goldilocks of birds.
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    Thanks. That’s it. Good looking bird
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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    Thanks. That’s it. Good looking bird
    They make a really funny sound kinda like a squeeky hinge.

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    They can defy gravity in many ways beyond simply flying.


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    Like the nuthatch.
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    This is why we need that expert.
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    ^After Big Steve left, Baby Bear volunteered her husband. But I'm not so sure about where that chap is when these questions crop up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    They make a really funny sound kinda like a squeeky hinge.
    I always think their song sounds like a chainsaw or something mechanical. They're a wetland species but likely got turned around with this storm which happens frequently during spring migration. But you can find them in the summer on the swaner nature preserve or where the provo enters deer creek reservoir in midway.

    The more common Blackbird in the area is the Red-Winged blackbird.

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    Thanks! That is good info. I am surprised that I have never noticed them in the Uintas, or Jordanelle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    ^After Big Steve left, Baby Bear volunteered her husband. But I'm not so sure about where that chap is when these questions crop up.
    Mr. Baby Bear us probably off somewhere tripping balls.

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    That's an orange-capped hairy nutsucker.

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    Shit birds
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    i love klink klonks! highest density i've ever seen them was at the bear river refuge. they breed in dense reeds/tules/cattails in standing water.

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    They can get pretty noisy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Shit birds
    Shit birds, Randy. Shit birds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    Shit birds, Randy. Shit birds.
    of a shit feather.
    you don't want no smoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    ^After Big Steve left, Baby Bear volunteered her husband. But I'm not so sure about where that chap is when these questions crop up.
    Pretty sure he was here first. But the bird interest may have developed since then.

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    We had another volunteer, but he only wanted to id raptors. We need someone who can do the full spectrum, songbirds, raptors, shorebirds, penguins, etc. That was what set Big Steve apart from the others.
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    An ornithologist's ornithologist if you will.
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