Name that bird!

There’s a bird that visits the birdbath from time to time, and I can’t figure out what it is.  So I figured maybe someone who reads this can tell me.

photo of bird in birdbath

What kind of bird is this???

Here’s another view so you can see more of the markings.

photo of bird

You can see the top of the head here!

This last picture isn’t the best in the world, but it gives you an idea of the size of the bird. There’s one in the water, and another on the side.

picture of birds

Two mystery birds & one English Sparrow

The bird on the left is a little English Sparrow.  Don’t go by colors in this picture, because the other two birds were in shadow and I had to lighten the picture quite a bit to be able to see them.  But it gives you an idea of the sizes anyway!

So!  anyone know what kind of bird that is?

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  1. Hmm looks suspicously like a starling.

  2. Unfortunately, you have both birds in your birdbath that are not native to our country. English House Sparrows and European Starlings. 🙁

  3. i agree with indy and CeeCee.

  4. Rural Writer says:

    Well, that’s just thrilling… NOT!

    Instead of nice native species, I’ve got two interlopers taking up space in the birdbath! The cardinals and bluejays and others rarely get in there because those English sparrows are almost always there and often the European starlings with them.

  5. Rural Writer says:

    I’m not thrilled to know what type of bird that is, but thanks to all of you who were kind enough to identify it!

  6. The European Starlings are in their winter plumage. Like the English Sparrow (actually a weaver bird) they were introduced to North America and have made themselves quite at home across the continent. I guess we are stuck with them but have you ever seen a starling devour a grape? The grape is gone in no time flat!

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