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.
And though this next picture has nothing to do with the actual quiz I can’t resist sharing it.
Look at that tongue!
Bird number two, correctly identified by Nate and Patrick, is a 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.
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!
Oh, I am positively surprised about getting three birds right – In. a. row.
Very impressive photos, Corey, how did you manage to get so close?
(Hidden behind window, remote camera etc.)
I stood next to window as still as I could. The birds there are pretty used to people…it’s the bears they need to worry about.
Corey went to the New York State Museum and photographed stuffed birds in their “Birds of New York State” Exhibit.
I sense a trip and blog post coming…. (and by trip I mean a five minute car ride over)
Whoops, guess I assumed all 3 pictures were of the same bird! My bad!
I enjoyed the close up feathers shot. What a fun way to practice bird ID.
Thanks for sharing the rest of the shots of the nuthatchs. How precious!
Please do more of these ID’s now and then. It’s great fun.