It is time to announce for the second time the results of the Diabolical Bird ID Quiz, seeing as the first answers post disappeared into the ether of the internets. I am happy to report that both John of A DC Birding Blog and Jochen of Bell Tower Birding earned the respect and admiration of feeder watchers everywhere by correctly identifying all three species of bird, although they only managed the feat once I revealed that Patrick and Nate has managed to get the second bird right. Want to know what birds were winging their way to my aunt and uncle’s suction cup window feeders? Join the flock after the jump!

Bird number one is a Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Feeder Bird 1

Red-breasted Nuthatch

And though this next picture has nothing to do with the actual quiz I can’t resist sharing it.

Red-Breasted Nuthatch Tongue

Look at that tongue!

Bird number two, correctly identified by Nate and Patrick, is a Black-capped Chickadee.

Feeder Bird 2

Black-capped Chickadee

Finally, bird number three is a White-breasted Nuthatch. For this one you see first the quiz picture, than the crummy picture the quiz picture was salvaged from, and then another, better picture of a White-breasted Nuthatch.

Feeder Bird 3

White-breasted Nuthatch quiz answer

White-breasted Nuthatch

I hope you enjoyed the first ever Diabolical Bird ID Quiz and hope you are willing to guess again next time when we (hopefully) will have our issues with comments and posts disappearing worked out!

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.