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Can you help identify this weird, yet apparently friendly bird?

A few friends of mine live in Somerville, MA, which is right outside of Boston. For the past few weeks, a bird has been repeatedly showing up on their porch and, apparently, making friends with them. [more inside]
posted by Riptor on Jul 21, 2014 - 11 answers

Birdfeeder for 34th floor apartment?

We live on the 34th floor of an apartment with no balcony (there's an air-con ledge I suppose, but ours is generally inaccessible) near a patch of green with lots of birds. Eagles and ospreys and the like fly by outside our windows often. Our windows have permanent grilles because of the curious toddler. We'd love to have a birdfeeder attached very firmly (no suction cups) to our window grilles on the outside. Is this possible and would it work in attracting birds? What are the problems in apartment birdfeeders?
posted by viggorlijah on Jul 6, 2014 - 11 answers

Bird ID

Need help i.d.ing the most likely name for a bird I saw in Singapore, on Sentosa Island. Unfortunately, I have no pics. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jun 29, 2014 - 3 answers

Please tell me what kind of bird I saw

Please name this bird I photographed in the English Lake District in July 2013. I'm no ornithologist, and online bird identification tools don't come up with anything close. Mostly light coloured, black wings, black patch over the eye, reddish patch on breast. Maybe 20cm tall. Photo here: http://imgur.com/HjpPSPr. Thanks in advance!
posted by samj on Sep 4, 2013 - 4 answers

Texas bird identification

Can you help me identify this baby bird? [more inside]
posted by mokin on Jun 26, 2013 - 4 answers

So, I met this chap in the Bahamas...

Can you help me identify this pigeon? Seen on Paradise Island, the Bahamas. [more inside]
posted by shoesfullofdust on Mar 8, 2013 - 3 answers

Anywhere to see tropical birds in New York City Area?

My 10-year-old nephew lives in Cranford, NJ and really likes tropical birds. My wife and I said for Christmas we'd take him to the zoo hopefully to see some birds and really the only research I had done was to confirm the Prospect Park Zoo (which is the same thing as the Brooklyn Zoo??) was open in the winter, but when I look at the site there's not much mention of tropical birds. Is there anything better in the area?
posted by theNeutral on Jan 3, 2013 - 13 answers

Where Have All Bird Corpses Gone?

Why don't I see more dead birds? [more inside]
posted by notyou on Dec 14, 2012 - 17 answers

Who owned this feather?

What bird used to own this feather? [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan on Aug 4, 2012 - 19 answers

Doc Buzzard is hangin' around...

What the heck are all these birds of prey doing? [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Jan 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Fowl play

Any advice on catching a guinea fowl? This is a small-turkey-sized, semi-flighted bird that really, really doesn't want to be caught. [more inside]
posted by indognito on Dec 25, 2011 - 16 answers

Why do birds migrate?

Why do birds migrate to the Arctic and Antarctic? [more inside]
posted by selenized on Nov 16, 2011 - 11 answers

Just don't say "rods".

I have a backyard nocturnal UFC (Unidentified Flying Creature) What am I seeing? [more inside]
posted by trinity8-director on Nov 14, 2011 - 20 answers

insert [seagulls crying] here!

Why are there birdcalls looping in my neighborhood? [more inside]
posted by amestar_runner on Jun 11, 2011 - 18 answers

Birds? Those are dinosaurs!

Can'tFindThisVideoAgainFilter: YouTube, perhaps; within last 6 months. A couple of guys go back in time (!) and keep a diary. They return to the present and assert that birds are just dinosaurs. Pretty sure the punchline was something close to my tagline above. Much better than as described...
posted by TigerMoth on Apr 26, 2011 - 1 answer

Why are there still salt ponds in the SF Bay?

Why are levees around decommissioned salt ponds left in place? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Dec 16, 2010 - 5 answers

The Eagle? Hawk? Falcon? Has Landed

Name that bird of prey! (Photo #1, Photo #2). Seen today in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, near the foothills of the Santa Monica mountains (Hollywood Hills).
posted by Asparagirl on Jul 27, 2010 - 16 answers

Mystery (to me) Bird

What is this sea bird? [more inside]
posted by longsleeves on Jun 25, 2010 - 6 answers

More than a Hawk?

Can anyone I.D. this bird? [more inside]
posted by Max Power on May 11, 2010 - 16 answers

What type of bird is this?

Bird watchers: Anyone know what this feller is? My husband and I put up a new feeder in our South Florida yard. We're in the migratory path for lots of transient species; so, it's possible he's not native. We've done our research in Sibley, and thought "1st year painted bunting," but a Google Image search doesn't really support that match.
posted by MediaMer on Apr 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Steer me to a bit of SNL from 30+ years ago.

Vintage SNL filmed bit with birds wearing costumes. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Feb 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Its The Birds come alive!

What are these black birds that took over my yard today? [more inside]
posted by lilkeith07 on Sep 15, 2009 - 6 answers

What kind of bird is this?

What kind of bird is this? (photos: 1, 2) [more inside]
posted by basicchannel on Jun 10, 2009 - 13 answers

How do I get these mourning dove squatters off my air conditioner?

This weekend I learned that two mourning doves are building or have built a nest on top of my master bedroom air conditioner (the only air conditioner in the house). This is not a good situation, as we will need to run the a/c come summer, and I do not want the blood of baby doves on my hands. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Mar 31, 2009 - 18 answers

What type of bird is this?

I saw this bird this morning in the bottle brush in my back yard. It kept giving out a single "tweet" every ten seconds or so. One of the photos is an action shot, but I've never seen such a flashy bird where I live - Los Angeles. Does anyone know what it is?
posted by anniek on Mar 30, 2009 - 7 answers

What bird is this over Berlin?

Blurrybirdidentificationfilter: what raptor is this? [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Mar 27, 2009 - 11 answers

Birds are procreating in my petunias!

A pair of mourning doves have started a nest in the flower box outside my 3rd floor bedroom window. How do I reconcile our conflict of interest? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Mar 24, 2009 - 16 answers

Panasonic TZ5 or Canon G10?

For getting shots of far-away animals, is it better to have a 9MP camera with a 10X zoom or a 14MP camera with a 5X zoom? [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Dec 9, 2008 - 10 answers

Seven sisters. Haunted house. Birds. Anyone know it?

Another mostly forgotten book recollection begging to be brought into the light. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Oct 14, 2008 - 5 answers

What species of duck is this?

Please help me identify the species of duck that I saw last week in North Carolina. [more inside]
posted by comfortinsound on Mar 22, 2008 - 4 answers

Books and Birds

Why are there so many book publishers that have birds in their names or their logos? Is there a historical explanation? Is there any explanation? [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Feb 8, 2006 - 22 answers

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