Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Liz Valentine
Email:
lizv@mmcable.com

Time of day/date

Throughout the day, more in a.m.

Location

Waterloo and Santa Fe, medium sizeed tree grove, most often on the deck or porch. Pecks and flies at windows, making loud cheaping noise.

Characteristics

greyish rust on back, and more rust on tail and undersides. Large triangular shaped beak, which is orangy yellow. Almost looks like female cardinal, but no top knot.

Comments

Aggressive and friendly. On occasion pecks or cheaps loudly at patio door, only when black oil seed is empty. That may be just concidence.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Robin O'Brien
Email:
robin.obrien@wcom.com

Time of day/date

early evening

Location

Collinsville, OK - in a field

Characteristics

This bird nests on the ground and pretends to be injured when a predator comes by in order to lure it away from the nest.

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Kathy Austin
Email:
kathy.austin@trgcc.com

Time of day/date

Every other day, usually in the middle afternoon or early evening

Location

Owasso, OK, Rural area, homes on 5 acre lots or bigger, praire and scrub conditions

Characteristics

dark brownish red, can't get close enough to get color of beak. Likes to play and circle well above the fields. Really soars well. Beautiful in flight.

Comments

There is at least a pair of them, at first we thought eagle, but not bald. Looks exactly like a golden eagle but not native to this area. The closest thing I can find in your photo gallery is the Harris Hawk. It does like road kill, esp. snakes. It will let us get closer when we are on horse back. It had a snake in the road ate in about 20 minutes, or less. It has been driving us all crazy as to what it is.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Terri Ferrari
Email:
terri.m.ferrari@boeing.com

Time of day/date

4:30pm in garden going for nector from a verbena plant.

Location

Broken Arrow, Ok

Characteristics

color - white with brown/black markings looked like a hummingbird at first but with antenna. Wings appeared to be a moth, but flew like a bird, quick and rapid flight pattern about 3 feet off the ground.

Comments

Body was like a hummingbird, small but bird-like. The beak was difficult to see.

Also spotted it at Home Depot along with several other people who had seen this bird/moth in their yards the same time I did. No one knew what it was either.

Would greatly appreciate it if you could tell me as I cannot find a picture of it anywhere.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
cshop@cal-net.net

Time of day/date

Location

Denison, IA

Characteristics

Black with a white stripe on its back. Would disappear into pasture grass.

Comments

My uncle recently described this bird he had seen at his place a couple of weeks ago. He has a good bird book and could not find anything that matched what he had seen. He described it as "looked like a skunk" with a black body and a white stripe down its back. He said it would go into the taller grasses of the pasture and he wouldn't see it for a while.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Troy Neilson
Email:
tneilson@encompassmold.com

Time of day/date

sometime in may in the evening

Location

nash,ok flying over pasture catching bugs

Characteristics

flys a lot like a swallow catching bugs. I'm not exactly sure of color but I seem to remember it maybe being gray with some white.

Comments

this bird makes a very loud distinctive honking sound, but not like a goose more like a fog horn(???). The size of the body, I would guess, is not a large as a crows. But, has around 12" of wing span.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Marla Kilmer
Email:
redzmax@swbell.net

Time of day/date

June 1, 2001 all day

Location

Edmond OK on top of our pergola

Characteristics

black and white stripe-feathers over the beak-white ring around the neck-large eyes

Comments

I noticed the bird this morning. It has not moved from the pergola all day. It does not seem nervous when I go near.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Jim White
Email:
MuskogeeMan0221@msn.com

Time of day/date

June 1, 2001 around 9:30 PM

Location

Muskogee, OK on my front porch

Characteristics

Black wings with a little patch of blue and white on the wings and light yellow underneath and a black and yellowish face.

Comments

The built their nest out of mud on the inside ledge of my porch.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
mikeclever@aol.ccom

Time of day/date

05/29/01. 8:00 p.m

Location

Newcastle OK,pine tree

Characteristics

speckled, short beak, large wing span

Comments

bird roosting on pine tree


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
James D. Lane
Email:
d235lane@aol.com

Time of day/date

June 24, 2001. 8:00 a.m. CST

Location

Wilson,OK. In our front yard on the telephone pole. Wilson, OK is 5 miles north of Henryetta,OK.

Characteristics

Red headed. Black and white body. Extremely large Woodpecker.

Comments

My friend has called this particular bird a 'Lawyer God'. Please advise of correct identification.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
b.horn@att.net

Time of day/date

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Location

testing123

Characteristics

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Comments

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Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Justin Hodle
Email:
Jhodlers@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

July 15 in afternoon

Location

Olathe Ks in a field

Characteristics

standing on a wild sunflower. Had a white head with black eye stripe. Back of neck was partly gray and it's back was brown(couldn't see belly).

Comments

none


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Mary Sturm
Email:
Snookbry@flashnet

Time of day/date

8:00 AM

Location

Moore Oklahoma

Characteristics

Gray with white stripe across wing, long peck, very distict sound

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
mdg4ou@aol.com

Time of day/date

summer, 7/17/01, morning to mid day

Location

Tuttle, OK edge of wheat field

Characteristics

gray to green back, yellow belly, flight, and on power pole

Comments

birds swoop, they hover over trees, and screech. very protective of nest in sweet gum tree.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
M. Pace
Email:
paceplay@aol.com

Time of day/date

I have a pair of what I think is either in the Hawk or Falcon family that has nested in one of my tall oak trees. Last year was the first time to see the pair. This year I viewd 3 in the same area.After watching the pair since spring, working on their nest and floating on the wind currents,they mated and now have hatched 2 young ones.

Location

Our home is located 7 miles east of I-35 off Highway 66. We are about 1 mile south of the river and have open fields and wooded areas.

Characteristics

The pair of adult birds are dark gray on the body. They have a black streak that goes backward from the eye. Their wings are dark on the top and are light on the bottom. They have a very curved beak and large eyes. The just hatched young are mostly white with some brown spots covering their bodies. Their nest is made of small twigs and branches high in the top of an oak tree. The adults are very graceful and float on the wind currents.

Comments

We have enjoyed these birds since we first discovered them last year. I would very much like to identify them so that I can share the information with family and friends who have enjoyed viewing them with me. We were thrilled when they returned in the spring and now to have been able to watch them in the process of raising their family is wonderful. I would appreciate any help you might be able to give me and if you would like to see them for yourself just contact me.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Madonna Pittman
Email:
mlpittmaniv.att.net

Time of day/date

July 15, 2001 early morning

Location

Moore, OK, standing by large backyard pond; and standing on a log in the pond

Characteristics

brown and gray mottled fethers, rust colored cap on head, long thick neck, long straight legs, tallons or claw like,(not webbed) feet

Comments

this bird stood 1.5 to 2 feet tall, body was elongated oval, upper beak was longer than lower beak


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
J.R. Mosier
Email:
jrmosier@swbell.net

Time of day/date

7-23-01 5:30pm

Location

Bartlesville,ok. Backyard

Characteristics

reddish-orange head & beck & chest Body was kind of marron looking. Ground

Comments

Bird stayed in backyard for about five minutes feeding in the grass.Then took of in flight very fast.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
rware@arkansas.net

Time of day/date

for three days now, bird appeared at feeder - comes several times a day. at first you think it is a cardinal. same bill,but has black cap and more black on head. no crest. red breast. darker brownish on back and wings. cannot find it in any books.

Location

in the country, outside Russellville, Ar.

Characteristics

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
NANCY APFEL
Email:
NIFTYNANCY@YAHOO.COM

Time of day/date

7-25-01 830AM

Location

STILLWATER OK, MY FRONT PORCH

Characteristics

BROWN

Comments

THESE BIRDS HAVE BUILT A NEST OUT OF MUD ON THE EAVES OF MY PORCH, RIGHT BY MY FRONT DOOR! THEY HAVE LAID SEVERAL EGGS (CAN'T TELL HOW MANY) AND NOW THE EGGS HAVE HATCHED. THREE OF THE BABIES WERE HANGING FROM THE NEST THIS MORNING (DEAD). I THINK THERE ARE STILL SOME IN THE NEST. ARE THEY SWALLOWS? IS THERE ANYTHING WE CAN DO FOR THEM AND WHERE DO THEY USUALLY BUILD THERE NESTS. WE HAVE TRIED TO KEEP FROM DISTURBING THEM BUT SINCE THEIR NESTS IS BY OUR FRONT DOOR THIS HAS BEEN DIFFICULT.

THANKS


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Rebekah Snovel
Email:
starling@brightok.net

Time of day/date

July 26, 2001: 10:PM. Rescued hatchling in my house from my cat.

Location

Chandler, OK: Trees around yard varies, wooded area in back beside creek. No obvious areas of color other than green.

Characteristics

Beak: Long, sharply curved down tip. Sides; flat; Towards the back sides are medium yellow and sharpley curved down. Huge feet, long legs. Coloring: dark, greyish brown, fuzz.

This baby seems to be twice the size of the other babys we have seen in the area. Earlier we found a baby in the grass away from the nest; it was very small but obviously much more developed.

Comments

We have not handled the bird directly and have placed it in a warm makeshift nest in a small cozy bowl.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Rebekah Snovel
Email:
starling@brightok.net

Time of day/date

I don't know how large a sparrow is. July 26, 2001: 10:PM. Rescued hatchling in my house from my cat.

Location

Chandler, OK: Trees around yard varies, wooded area in back beside creek. No obvious areas of color other than green.

Characteristics

Beak: Long, sharply curved down tip. Sides; flat; Towards the back sides are medium yellow and sharpley curved down. Huge feet, long legs. Coloring: dark, greyish brown, fuzz.

This baby seems to be twice the size of the other babys we have seen in the area. Earlier we found a baby in the grass away from the nest; it was very small but obviously much more developed.

Comments

We have not handled the bird directly and have placed it in a warm makeshift nest in a small cozy bowl.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
tigerm2@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

mid afternnon

Location

laverne, ok, golf course

Characteristics

gray, flight

Comments

very aggressive been told the name of the bird is "kite" flying close to people, appears to be warning but they have injured people


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
killerd57
Email:
killerd57@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

I started seeing the bird in May around 7:30 a.m.

Location

Carter, OK, The bird was looking in my dining room window.

Characteristics

The female is solid grey and the male is grey with a solid black head

Comments

Every day the bird lands on the screen in my dining room window.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
sallym@geotec.net

Time of day/date

black, is it a crow or a raven.saw in evening

Location

tulsa,ok a leafy tree in backyard

Characteristics

black, I think, in tree

Comments

this bird had the kaw kaw but also a gutteral melodic song very unusual. first thought it was an animal, very strong sound. saw a very large dark bird. Is it a raven. All I see for sounds on a american crow is the Kaw Kaw.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Nicole Stanley
Email:
coco-puf@swbell.net

Time of day/date

Early June through the present time, in the evening hours mainly, occasionally in the afternoon hours.

Location

Guthrie, OK, in a marshy area behind the Love's Gas Station on Hwy 33 and near the Sleep Inn.

Characteristics

Male bird, I'm assuming, was almost all black, except for very bright orange/red "patches" just under each wing. The ones observed (casually, as I was the passenger in a moving vehicle) were sitting on the sparse vegetation in the area and also were flying around the watery area of the drainage canals. "Patches" were particularly eye catching during flight, but also quite noticeable on still birds.

Comments

Beautiful marks on the male, have never seen a bird like this, didn't hear if it had a particular song/sound.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
turner@oio.net

Time of day/date

Noon-Saturday -Aug.4, 2001

Location

Atoka, Ok.- Home Lawn

Characteristics

Yellow on back-Deep Navy Blue Head & beak-Deep Reddish orange on breast-Wings had yellow and a little lighter orange than breast.Orange on top -side of tail. Eating seed in grass. Flew to the tall crepe myrtle beside the house.

Comments

Have never seen this bird before.Does not look like any of the birds in photos listed on your web site. Looks much more colorful.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Sallye Nail
Email:
MN80620@aol.com

Time of day/date

Afternoon and evening

Location

Tulsa in my backyard (pines)

Characteristics

About the size or a little larger than a mockingbird, but it is a beautiful rusty brown with maybe some spotting. It has that long tail like a mockingbird. The color is very strong and significant. It's very skiddish - moreso than most of my backyard birds.

Comments

See above box. It really likes the suet best of all. It has a very long, thin beak. It pecks very quickly.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Sallye Nail
Email:
MN80620@aol.com

Time of day/date

Afternoon and evening

Location

Tulsa in my backyard (pines)

Characteristics

About the size or a little larger than a mockingbird, but it is a beautiful rusty brown with maybe some spotting. It has that long tail like a mockingbird. The color is very strong and significant. It's very skiddish - moreso than most of my backyard birds.

Comments

See above box. It really likes the suet best of all. It has a very long, thin beak. It pecks very quickly.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Shirley
Email:
mimi_luvs3@webtv.net

Time of day/date

am

Location

Lawton , Oklahoma

Characteristics

grey in color top of trees sit on the edge of branches

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
eaglefan2@mindspring.com

Time of day/date

August 26th nesting alone at 7:30pm and other times too with a partner in the same nest.

Location

broken arrow,OK

Characteristics

light brown sleek body with a small verticle dark brown under the eye, small beek roundish.

Comments

The nest is made of small twigs about twelve feet off of the ground.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Shane Stansberry
Email:
Muthrofsvn@aol.com

Time of day/date

Sunday, early morning, was flying into our windows after a night of storms

Location

Our backyard, within city limits of EDMOND

Characteristics

On the ground; has forest green on the top of body and head, then lighter yellowish green on the belly

Comments

Seemed tame. It will lie on it's back as if to play dead then flip over and try to fly. Wanted to come in the house it seemed.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Jennifer Vandergrift
Email:
adafamly@swbell.net

Time of day/date

See the birds all day

Location

Ada, Oklahoma pontotoc county The birds (two of them) set on top of a dead tree

Characteristics

The colors of hawk, has a wingspand about as big as a hawk. These birds have been coming to my parents house for several years now. They go to same dead tree every year. They arrive in early spring and they leave in late sept., early oct.

Comments

My dad seems to think they are Mississippi Kites (not sure on the spelling). Have you heard of them or seen them. Do you have a picture of the birds so we can get a closer look at these birds. My dad looks forward to them every year..knows the weather is getting better (winter is over when the birds arrive)....Any help you can give to identify these birds would be great..


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Pati
Email:
rainbow055@aol.com

Time of day/date

today...sept.3 @ approx 6:45 p.m.

Location

norman, ok. my backyeard. on my clothesline pole on a finch feeder full of thistle.

Characteristics

simular colors to a peachfaced love bird....escept the green was more like a drab olive green.

Comments

Appeared to be ver timid. It was with a few sparrow and a female cardinal feeding.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Mike Hittle
Email:
mshittle@core.com

Time of day/date

Location

around Lawton

Characteristics

Comments

Could you give me more info on the doe-doe bird? Thank-you


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Pam Baney
Email:
pepford@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

9/23/01 between 7:30 and 10:00am

Location

South Lake Hudson

Characteristics

Some blue on wings in tree

Comments

It looked like it had spots on it's breast or some sort of pattern. We first saw two of them on the bird bath


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Terri
Email:
rumors@intellex.com

Time of day/date

9-23-01 10 AM

Location

Stilwell OK at my bird bath

Characteristics

Comments

gosh I can't describe it but I took an exellent digital photo of it up close...all I can say is he had a bright red patch in the small of his back between his wings...can I send my photo? If so, what addy?


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
debdav75@aol.com

Time of day/date

2:15 P.M

Location

Edmond,OK in a backyard

Characteristics

Gray and white .in a tree

Comments

hAS Big black eyes


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
JOY L KNOUSE
Email:
poisonivy73730@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

I KNOW IT WAS A HUMMINGBIRD BUT NOT THE KIND OF HUMMINGBIRD, IT WAS BROWN. ABOUT A MONTH AGO AROUNG MID-AFTERNOON I STEP OUT SIDE ON TO MY DECK THE RAIL IS RIGHT BESIDE THE DOOR, AND I LAYED MY TEA DOWNAND LOOKED UP. IT WAS NOT 4 INCHES FROM MY NOSE. I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO STAB ME IN THE EYE, SO I CLOSED THEM. WHEN I OPENED THEM A FEW SECONDS LATTER HE WAS GONE.

Location

COVINGTON, OKLAHOMA IN MY FRONT YARD HOVERING ABOVE MY DECK. I LEAVE ABOUT A BLOCK OUT OF TOWN.

Characteristics

BROWN, FLIGHT

Comments

I HAVE PLAINTED MORNINGLORIES, GERANIEMS, MOSS, MAPLE FLOWERS AND PETUNAS. HE WAS NEXT TO THE MAPLE FLOWER. I HAVE PUT OUT HUMMINGBIRD FEEDERS WITH THE STORE BOUGHT LIQUID AND USED COLERED SUGER WATER BUT NOT UNTIL THIS YEAR DID THEY START COMING AROUND. I THINK THERE IS 2 OF THEM. I HAVE A LOT OF THE MOTHS THAT LOOK LIKE HUMMINGBIRDS.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
gbachle@webzone.net

Time of day/date

morning October 3, 2001

Location

city of tulsa by the arkansas river

Characteristics

hawk sitting with his back to me on a brick pillar.

Comments

looked like a hawk...he was brown/grey. There were 2 to 3 black stripes running horzonially across his tail feathers.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Kevin B.
Email:
kevinb@wallacesc.com

Time of day/date

4:00 pm

Location

Downtown Tulsa

Characteristics

some sort of hawk/eagle, short hooked beak black, topside dark brown/gray, underside was white/dark speckled spots, tail was banded and underside was white, white feathers went 1/2 down legs.

Comments

it killed another bird and took to a tree outside our office window to feast


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Carl & Sue Fricker
Email:
csfricker@peoplepc.com

Time of day/date

August 2001

Location

backyard, Oklahma City

Characteristics

stays with other sparrows--feeds daily at our feeder--we have garden pond with waterfall--goes there to drink and bathe as well as other birdbaths.

Comments

We spotted what we believe to be a totally all white sparrow, does not have pink eyes--captured on film--used a 200 zoom behind a makeshift "blind". Would you like to see a picture or come and take one yourself?


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Wendy
Email:
fishingwheatons@aol.com

Time of day/date

730 am Oct 21

Location

Fort Gibson Lake Dam area

Characteristics

Did not see the bird

Comments

Heard the sound of a Loon ( heard loons in Canada


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
nzink1225@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

mid-day

Location

Draper Lake

Characteristics

black; water

Comments

Looks similar to duck but smaller. Small white beak. Small white patch under beak.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
mwilliams@ong.com

Time of day/date

7:30 am today

Location

downtown okc

Characteristics

red stripe on face w/spotted white feet

Comments

landed on my car at a stop light


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Maria Mast
Email:
tweetletwoot@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Mid to late morning, maybe about 10:00 or 11:00 A.M. October 27, 2001.

Location

Little River park in Moore, OK, in a mostly deciduous forest habitat. Has a great deal of hackberry trees, poison ivy, willows, and cottonwoods; there is a large creek winding through the area.

Characteristics

About the size of a Carolina Chickadee. Two bold white wing bars. Black to dark slate-gray back, tail, and upper head, some thin stripes on sides, very prominant white chin. May have had some yellow on rump. Underside is almost completely white; streaks are not heavy. Perched in middle-sized trees, among the willows and hackberries.

Comments

Call is loud, NOT like warble, single, sounds like "chick" or "chuck" and for some reason reminded me of the call of the red-bellied woodpecker. There were many of them, all staying together in a group. I didn't get a very good view, but from looking at my field guide I can see that the species is probably either a Black-and-white warbler or a yellow-rumped warbler. I also heard a downy woodpecker, a chickadee, and a cardinal in the area. Their every movements reminded me of a chickadee, and once I think I saw one actually hanging upside-down. They look EXACTLY like an adult male Cerulean warbler, though I don't think we have Ceruleans are very common in Oklahoma.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
traoyclkoyr@aol.com

Time of day/date

10 a.m.

Location

edmond, ok

Characteristics

orange head, black & white striped wings ,ground,

Comments

bird was larger than a robbin had an orange head, black & white striping on wings & back of body, white breast.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
martywikel
Email:
pjwikel@earthlink.net

Time of day/date

november 10 2001

Location

bartlesville oklahoma

Characteristics

blue-gray on feeder

Comments

looked like a cardinal


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Michele Hoffman
Email:
living4god@ifriendly.com

Time of day/date

Last night I found a half frozen bird on my porch. I brought him in and put him in cage.

Location

South West OKC

Characteristics

Brown mosly, his head neck belly, and back between the wings is red. He has a thick beak.

Comments

I bought bird food for small birds and gave him water. He is eating the food. He has chirped once or twice, he's not very loud. I know nothing about birds, a friend that used to work at a vet clinic say's he looks young? He's about 4 1/2 inches long including the tail feathers. I'm hoping if no one tells me what to do with him to set him free in a couple of days when it gets a little warmer. I've been surfing the net all night to try to find out what he is or what to do with him. Any help would be greatly appreciated?


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
dale bishop
Email:
bishopwd@oge.com

Time of day/date

Dec 2, 2001 around 12:00 PM

Location

Wellston, Ok

Characteristics

Colored similiar to a sparrow

Comments

I thought it was a titmouse but not sure now.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Cheryl
Email:
CherylArtfarm@aol.com

Time of day/date

8:00 am

Location

Howell, NJ on a gate post near the barn

Characteristics

it was a hawk-like bird with a light grey head and wings (no banding) and a pure white breast.

Comments

I have had a few chickens missing in the past 3 weeks, (without a trace) do you think this could be the bird? There has been so much development and overbuilding going on near me this bird could have been squeezed out of its habitat. Please advise


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Cheryl
Email:
CherylArtfarm@aol.com

Time of day/date

8:00 am

Location

Howell, NJ on a gate post near the barn

Characteristics

it was a hawk-like bird with a light grey head and wings (no banding) and a pure white breast.

Comments

I have had a few chickens missing in the past 3 weeks, (without a trace) do you think this could be the bird? There has been so much development and overbuilding going on near me this bird could have been squeezed out of its habitat. Please advise


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Deana Harris
Email:
imdmarie@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

date-month of Dec. morning, afternoon, early evening hours

Location

Carney, OK, at bird feeder with sparrows and finches. Feeders hang outside near windows. We have no trees in our yard

Characteristics

marked just like a sparrow except have a crimson colored chest and head, with some crimson color down the middle of the shoulders and back. Have dark v-shaped tail. flight is like sparrow. have seen on ground and on bushes. All characteristics seem to be like that of the sparrows.

Comments

This is the first year in the 6 years we have been feeding birds that we have ever seen one marked like this. We have searched photos of the birds to find one that might match, specifically in the sparrow group, but were not able to find a photo that matches these birds. There are probably, 6 to 10 of them here daily. They usually show up in the early mornings and are around all day long.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
johnny @brightok.net

Time of day/date

7:30 a.m.

Location

davis ok in back yard

Characteristics

gray tan red eyes looks like a small dove of some kind

Comments

looks like regular mourning dove only smaller and not as much gray color likes to sun in the morning under a opensided patio


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
laurent
Email:
laurent@andorra.ad

Time of day/date

14 10 01 11am

Location

near river

Characteristics

white storklike bird black legs and bill

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
dDEbbie
Email:
dmcmullin@ngl.eastlink.ca

Time of day/date

allday

Location

backyard and driveway

Characteristics

brownhead,greybody.little bit of white on back on ground

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
debbie
Email:
dmcmullin@ngl.eastlink.ca

Time of day/date

allday

Location

backyard and driveway

Characteristics

brownhead greybody little bit of white on back

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Morgan
Email:
namopaha@aol.com

Time of day/date

5:00 pm Jan 8

Location

Tecumshe, Ok field at edge of town

Characteristics

about a foot tall, a hawk with a golden chest and a wingspan of about 3-4", two of them one in a tree, on feeding on the ground - one then flew off with something inhis talons.

Comments

I looked at the pictures you have of hawks, but non seemed to fit.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Joe Greenawalt
Email:
jsg@cablelynx.net

Time of day/date

2:50 pm

Location

Tahlequah OK, suburb, in bush/tree

Characteristics

white/grey throat, long flat tail, mostly dark grey and light grey,

Comments

closly spaced eyes, medium sized beak, kind of fat


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
birdwatcher
Email:
anjabanana@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

1-13-02 1:30 pm

Location

carnegie OK

Characteristics

white chested black mask black mark on wings flies from tree to ground

Comments

they fly in pairs


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
stream60@aol.com

Time of day/date

1-16-2002 3:15 p.m.

Location

Tulsa,OK,woody spot near small lake east of Oxley Nature Ctr., Mohawk Park

Characteristics

semi-long beak;light gray color with yellow under and around wings; wing bars; small stripe by eye;

Comments

resembled a warbler or small kingfisher? flitting from top to bottom branches, lighting briefly,fluffing out its feathers


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
missy
Email:
missyreid@home.com

Time of day/date

Jan 19,2002 10:00 am

Location

Edmond, Okla

Characteristics

Large bird, brown or grayish, with orange tailfeathers. First observed on the ground, then flew to telephone pole, then tree

Comments

I saw this bird out my back window, which overlooks a local horse farm. It was on the ground, about 100 yds away. At first I thought it might have been a cat or rabbit, because it was so big. Then it flew up to a telephone pole. It had it's back towards me most of the time, but I think it's underside was white, from what I could see when it flew. I'm guessing owl, hawk, or eagle


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Kelvin Wright
Email:
rowdy10473644@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

all day,every day. I live in Elk City,Ok.

Location

my backyard,Elk City,Ok.

Characteristics

gray body,with light red head and chest.around trees and in them. always at my bird feeder. Except now. I would appreciate a pic if you can

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
B. Osborne
Email:
cabbie112@aol.com

Time of day/date

020202

Location

south Oklahoma City

Characteristics

see attachments

Comments

feeding on sunflower seeds (black oil)


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
jimmy key
Email:
carolynkey@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

1/3/02 at 1:30 pm

Location

1 mile east of colbert and 4 miles north of the red river at a backyard feeder

Characteristics

has a red top knot light colored breast black tips or spots onthe wings brown and white wings

Comments

landed on the feeder and stayed a couple of minutes returned acouple of times for only a few seconds


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
J. Caywood
Email:
jcaywood@raytheon.com

Time of day/date

Lake Texoma, Oklahoma side

Location

low offshore island, perched high in a tree

Characteristics

Appeared to be an eagle? Black body except from just aft of mid body, the tail was white.

Comments

South wind 10 mph. About 45 degrees. Sited on Sunday 27 Jan 2002. Perched in top limbs of tall bare tree, flew off as we approached in kayaks. Beautiful bird. Not a hawk, I do not think.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
powpow2938754

Time of day/date

2-8-02

Location

sheridan,AR. in back yard

Characteristics

yellow, black, brown, tree

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Luisa
Email:
luisa_sachs@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

02/14/02 9:00 am

Location

Wynnewood,OK, ina tree

Characteristics

red neck

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
James L Persinger
Email:
jameslpers@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

2/27/02 at 11:30AM

Location

Walking under trees by Lake Elmer which is located 3.5 miles N/W of Kingfisher, Ok. Was on the ground.

Characteristics

Pheasant sized bird (probably was a pheasant of some kind). Had 6-8 30' long tail-feathers. Golden in color with a white head. Had a black mask encircling the head and over eyes (robin hood type).

Comments

Golden colors were of varied hues. Also had some black/whie spotting on back and tail. I am sure it is a pheasant but not the type I have seen a lot of in Kansas where I came from. I observed him from 30' away for 5 minutes then he sort of wandered off. Never saw bird fly.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Denise
Email:
DFloyd1122@AOL.com

Time of day/date

Since fall

Location

Ninnekah in field

Characteristics

Yellow bellied-brown on top. Pointed bill

Comments

unuasual call- high pitched whistle


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Kirk Cox
Email:
KirkCox@swbell.net

Time of day/date

03/03/02 8AM

Location

Norman, OK

Characteristics

Brown stripe like pattern in bush

Comments

very cold snowy morning lots of birds feeding


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
djbandco@junct.com

Time of day/date

3/04/02 9:00AM

Location

Fairland ok Back yard

Characteristics

red on the back of neck brownish grey and white on the back and wings

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Verni
Email:
crabtreepm@mail.outdrs.net

Time of day/date

morning and late afternoon

Location

Albany OR, my yard bird feeder

Characteristics

swarms of these small birds swoop in to land on my hanging suet basket and work it over GOOD! They are brown/gray above, lighter below. Don't notice any barring on the wings or tails. Tails are long and narrow. Seldom see any single birds alone - mostly arrive and depart in swarms. They also like to hang out in my birch tree when they leave the suet feeder

Comments

They hang upside down, head down, sideways and whatever way they need to to attack the suet, and when they fly off, it is as a group - they are fast. Reminds me of hummingbird flight.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Lap
Email:
thenewjerusalem@juno.com

Time of day/date

March 8th. 1:00 pm

Location

Norman, OK Undeveloped stretch of land behind our house. It flew into the sliding glass door.

Characteristics

Solid "grey-green" body. Black Mask. Yellow tipped on squared flash. Beak was pointed less than an inch long.

Comments

It flew into the sliding glass door leaving black feces on the glass. It was stunned for about 20 minutes but then was able to fly away. It had a "feathery tuft" that laid flat but was distinct from the feathers on its head.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Kay Carter
Email:
kcarter@gbronline.com

Time of day/date

18th March, 2002 at 7.00am

Location

Owasso, OK. on neighbours roof. City suberb. Nearby small lake (two blocks away)

Characteristics

A pair of birds sat on the roof. 12" long necks. Size of a chicken. Heads hanging like Vultures. Making 'S' shapes with necks, moving them up and down. White with grey speckles. Black wings with white flash. Slow and cumbersome movement. Never saw them fly. Bright red/orange beaks, about 1.5" long.

Comments

Thankyou.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Wes Jones
Email:
doriansparta@aol.com

Time of day/date

10 march till present-19 mar

Location

Ardmore the bird has established a nest in a hanging container on my patio there are now two baby birds as best as I can tell

Characteristics

the momma bird looks as large as a jaybird. jet dark eyes her wings and body are mostly grey in color the bird does not seem alarmed by me

Comments

at present the bird is feeding the young ones and there is no flying about the bird does have small bead like black eyes she also seems to have a long slender beak


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
nathan tronnier
Email:
ntronnier@aol.com

Time of day/date

about 2 in the afternoon. march 21st. weather was 37 degrees outside

Location

live in tulsa oklahoma with a 25 acre soybeen field behind my house. bird was in a tree in my back yard

Characteristics

somewhat of a fat bird it seemed. short and stocky. mostly black chest but the wings has streaks of yellow all along the wings

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
erna
Email:
ernaliving@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

in the morning and evenings

Location

hugh flock in caney, OK sleep in the trees and make quite a racket.

Characteristics

black shiny with a purple irridence to the feather They seem to be ground feeders.

Comments

hugh flock, it's so amazing that they don't fly into each other. Almost as if they we acting as a collective whole.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Karen Killebrew
Email:
bavenarius@mmcable.com

Time of day/date

7:30 am 3-23-02

Location

at a bluebird house in my back yard...an acreage in Edmond, Ok.

Characteristics

there was a watch bird sitting on top of the house ..while a bigger bird was doing the feeding. it would leave ..flying downward..coming back to feed young.. it would feed from the outside of the house then would go into the house..then came out.I cannot get close enough to see the colors ..the watch bird has a light colored chest while the bigger bird that is feeding is darker in color,..all i know is that neither bird is BLUE!!!!The watch bird is really fat and short..the other bird is longer it is about as long as the distance from the house hole to the bottom of the house

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Terri Rickerson
Email:
i beat aml@aol.com

Time of day/date

Began seeing this creature 3-26-02 and today 3-27-02 at the same location, usually by mid-morning and through out the day.

Location

Just outside my window here in Henrietta, Texas

Characteristics

This beautiful little bird is the same size as a sparrow, and I've seen him intermixing with the normal sparrows too. His head and chest are strawberry red but wings are brown, like a sparrow. His mate resembles the color and size of a female sparrow.

Comments

I'm so proud to say they have chosen my property to build their nest, which started yesterday. They've been very busy. The male stands guard and chases away sparrows that attempt to fly into the nest. He is very protective. The female is busy flying back and forth from the nest which is grass made and located under the eve of a building. I'm just wondering what kind of bird this may be?


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
dwarfs7@netins.net

Time of day/date

march 20-23 mid morning hours

Location

north english iowa at my bird feeder

Characteristics

all white with black spots and a black "bib" on the ground and on the feeder with other birds

Comments

never seen before and haven't seen again. bigger than a grackle knew what it was doing, eating bird seed for song birds. didn't scare other birds away only saw 2 times all white with black spots about pea size all over. light brown beigeish under wings. black "bib" and kind of long beak


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
damarkgibson@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

MArch 29 morning and afternoon

Location

Perry, OK at my house in town

Characteristics

fuschia-like head & breast - building a nest in my mailbox, from bushes/trees right next to house

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Doyle Bean
Email:
db62@earthlink.net

Time of day/date

04-02-02 11am

Location

Sallisaw, OK

Characteristics

smaller than a sparrow, Red head on male, female is brown. each has a single long white feather on each wing. Saw them in a tree waiting for me to leave the area so they could go back to thier nest.

Comments

These birds are nesting in one of my hanging flower pots. on my front porch. I can't water my flowers untill I find out if they are a rare type of bird to be left alone. Small round nest made dead grass. I had never seen birds around here like these. oh yes their feathers are about the same color as sparrows


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Tim Whaley
Email:
twhaley@texhoma.net

Time of day/date

April 1st, 2002 at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Location

Duncan, OK. in a residential area. The bird was in my box elder tree.

Characteristics

White with black markings and a red marking on breast. It was a woodpecker as it was drumming for insects and then flew to a telephone pole and continued drumming, possibly as mating ritual.

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
TAMMY MCPHERSON
Email:
tammy.s.mcpherson@noaa.gov

Time of day/date

SUMMERS - EARLY MORNING - STILL DARK

Location

LEXINGTON OK ON A DIRT ROAD

Characteristics

BRIGHT EMERALD GREEN - SITS ON THE DIRT ROAD

Comments

SEEMS LIKE I ONLY SEE THESE BIRDS IN THE SUMMER TIME, EARLY IN THE MORNING ON MY WAY TO WORK, SITTING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DIRT ROAD. THEY ARE SMALL, BIGGER THAN A HUMMINGBIRD. I ONLY REALLY SEE THEM IN MY HEADLIGHTS AS THEY FLY AWAY.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
John Carrasco
Email:
carrascosfinegftware@prodigy.net

Time of day/date

Within the last week. Normally around mid-pm to early evening.

Location

Okla City. My backyard feeder

Characteristics

Red crown,w/red cascading from neck to top of breast, brown bars or dots on breast. Breast is light grey. Slightly narrower than a sparrow

Comments

Feeds well w/other birds. Looks like a cross between a woodpecker and a sparrow. At first glance I thought it might be a baby cardinal, but I can't recall ever seeing a baby cardinal, so I can't really compare. An e-mail was submitted prior to my finding this web page...sorry.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Tony Merriman
Email:
wanderer351@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

daily mid day to evening...

Location

eastern Ohio..open field..surrounded by trees.. on my farm property..

Characteristics

black sparrow like bird...with neon yellow or orange spot just behind head in front of wings..wings same black color of body and head..

Comments

I think it is some kind of black sparrow..and there appear to be about 15-20 in a 15acre area..the appear as if they are local to the area..and i am unsure of what they are..my concerns are that they nest in high grass..and I dont want to mow the nests down if they have eggs in them... any info would be helpfull... also the area is full of robins..woodpeckers..2 redtail hawks..crows..and an entire FLOCK of Yellow finch's..that will fly as a flock ..its a really interesting thing to see...and 4 purple martin look alikes..except the tail is isnt 'V'd guess I should get a book huh? any suggestions?


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Tree
Email:
www.TreeMG1122@aol.com

Time of day/date

time of day is all day long on April 1-present

Location

oklahoma city at my bird feeder

Characteristics

male-black body with a brown head in certain light and shiny blue in other light Female- much smaller but all dark brown with a parot shaped beak.

Comments

male-a whistle like call always has the smaller brown bird with him so I asume she's female. April 5th there were two larger versions of the male each with a larger brown female the forage under my bird feeder. Please answer this it's driving me crazy not knowing and I can't find a photo on the internet.Thank you


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
swythe@mmcable.com

Time of day/date

4/7/02 5:30pm

Location

Del City,OK in my backyard

Characteristics

black, long tail, on ground when raining, when it flew the tail feathers where down,

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Mark Lassiter
Email:
marlassiter@aol.com

Time of day/date

April, late afternoons, evenings

Location

Tulsa, Ok Residential yard. eating wild bird seed with other birds.

Characteristics

brown sparrow-like coloring in body, except for bright red forehead, over a black beak, and robin-type red breast. slight tint of red on back wing tips. about size of sparrow.

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
chris
Email:
clowden@pldi.net

Time of day/date

3pm 4-12-02

Location

back garden bird bath

Characteristics

all black except the head was bright yellow. stayed in near by tree a long time.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
chris
Email:
clowden@pldi.net

Time of day/date

4-12-02 at approx 3.pm

Location

in Fort Supply Okla . drinking at bird bath whole flock.

Characteristics

all black except bright yellow head .

Comments

they later went up to a near by tree for a while. have never seen these birds in this area before.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Jan Dowlearn
Email:
jdow@sbell.net

Time of day/date

April 11th, 2002 (and week or 2 before)

Location

Moore, Oklahoma...back yard residential area

Characteristics

looks like common house sparrow, with a light red or rose colored head. Possibly on breast as well. Seen at bird feeder eating with other sparrows.

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
eliogutz@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

6:00 pm

Location

Oklahoma City, OK

Characteristics

White, brown stripes, in a door wreath

Comments

It built a small nest on the wreath


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Cindy
Email:
dreamn3d@swbell.net

Time of day/date

Location

Tulsa County

Characteristics

Comments

I found a bird nest today that had some of my blue ribbon in it. I remember hearing once that a certain species will decorate their nest with blue to attract a mate but i cant recall the name. Do you know ? The nest was hidden in some ivy growing on the southwestern side of my home.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Mike
Email:
stockfamly@aol.com

Time of day/date

mid day 18 Apr 02

Location

grass area in front of a common restaurant Bedford MA

Characteristics

3 distinct black bands around the upper chest otherwise browns/grays

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
margaret Hodge
Email:
margaretjhodge@dailyvictory.org

Time of day/date

Location

Tulsa, OK, nesting in a holly tree next to the house

Characteristics

very much like a sparrow, but with a very light breast

Comments

Dark brown patch on its head, and the nest is about 12" deep, small and tubular, approximately 3 - 4 in. in diameter.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Terri Shields
Email:
TerShlds@AOL.com

Time of day/date

I've been watching this bird build a nest out of mud and vegetation for the last four days. The bird is very busy all day.

Location

The bird is building under my carport in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Characteristics

The bird is greyish brown with a white belly and neck. The bird is building her nest on a ledge under the roof of the carport.

Comments

The bird is probably a common sparrow, but I would like to know for sure so that I can study nest building behavior.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
thumbsup1@webtv.net

Time of day/date

April 8:30am till around 12:30, gone, then back again around 4pm till 6pm

Location

Tulsa residential area

Characteristics

Look like crows, act like woodpeckers. Live in trees fly from tree to tree. These birds are pecking holes in the wood trim of my house. they post watch and fly away as soon as I come outside.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Nick Richardson
Email:
npr1119@coxconnect.net

Time of day/date

4/21/02 morning

Location

Oklahoma City in my yard

Characteristics

ground feeding. light brown, speckled, seemed friendly. would fluff it's feathers as if to draw attention

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
websterz@cableone.net

Time of day/date

4:00 am during a thunderstorm.

Location

Ponca City, Oklahoma. Bird wandered into our welding shop.

Characteristics

dark color, red eyes, scalloped feet with long claws. Stout beak, white and brown with a bony "crest" coming part way up the front of the head.

Comments

Bird was disoriented by a thunderstorm and seemed unable to fly. Quite easily caught and moved outside (he wandered into my place of employment) and seemed quite unafraid for a wild bird. When released outside he didn't seem too interested in flying, he more or less ran off. Feet had long claws and scalloped edges(half oval flaps down both sides of each toe) indicative of a swimming bird of some sort.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Linda McGonnell
Email:
lmcgonnell@peoplepc.com

Time of day/date

Springtime, all day

Location

Oklahoma City in residential area

Characteristics

Both are brown like sparrows, male is red on head and chest, and though I thought they were wrens, I can't find any pictures or narrative of male wrens being red on their body.

Comments

Look like sparrows, but I thought they were house wrens. They nested on my porch 2 years ago, came back this year and are nesting again. Have laid one small whitish egg so far. Male has a distinct song pattern that two weeks ago was pretty constant.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Frank King
Email:
fs-king@cox.net

Time of day/date

4/22/2002 9:00 am

Location

Bixby, Ok on my patio sitting on a nest

Characteristics

Black with creme chest and yellow beak. Ther are two of them attempting to build a nest near the ceiling of a covered patio.

Comments

Thank You


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Chandra Brown
Email:
chandyb@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

It was about 5pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2002

Location

It was dead on the ground near my ceder tree, in North Bay, Ontario...it must have flown into the window

Characteristics

Had a brown eye, reddish-brown feathers on its back, darker ones at the throat, small white triangles on the back feathers, a beige-white throat and white chest flecked with small brown stripes, and strong grey wing feathers

Comments

from head to tail it was about 35 centimetres long, about 10 cm (3.8 in.) accross the thickest part of the chest, had a wing span of about 40.5 cm (about 16.3 inches), probably weighed around 2 lbs, large and uncommon around this area, held its arms tightly to its sides, pale greyish-tan beak


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Brett
Email:
www.echelle.com

Time of day/date

6-22-02 6.30 p.m

Location

Seminole OK in yard

Characteristics

red tree

Comments

very bright red , vocal,round head


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Curt
Email:
curtfunk@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

late afternoon

Location

Lake Texoma. In a tree near the lake.

Characteristics

This bird had a really bright orange belly and a dark head.

Comments

This birds underside was an extrememly bright orange.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Kristi
Email:
kbrad4d@cox.net

Time of day/date

Every Day - Daytime

Location

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma near a small pond

Characteristics

Black feathers with bright orange/red spot on wings. Seems to like the pond grasses to perch on.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
teresa1955@prodigy.net

Time of day/date

sits in nest all day and most times at night

Location

tulsa residential area

Characteristics

tan head, neck,back and chest. dark grey wings and beak. nests on beam in the eaves of the front porch.

Comments

other bird of same kind comes and sits on frame beam about six inches next to her. eggs are white,about1' egg shaped. they built onto a previous nest that robins made two springs ago.a more sleek bird than a robin, but about the same build, with the excetion that a robin is fuller chested.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
James Cox
Email:
netable@bigfoot.com

Time of day/date

We hear the small bird from just before dawn 'till dark

Location

At the tops of trees along the creek. Particular to the tall Sicamores. We hear answers from the Oak and Old Persimion grove about 50 yards upland from the creek.

Characteristics

This little yellow singer is approximately the size of a goldfinch. It seems to be streamlined looking versus a puffy Chicadee. It is yellow mostly all over. Most inportant is its song: It sounds like a weedeater spinning up! That song is what we hear all day. A note that crecendos steadily up and never varies from its pattern.

Comments

We have hundreds of birds that come out of the grass and woodlands around us. They are: goldfinches, nuthatches, cardinals, chickadees, baird owls, hawks, blue jays, 4 species woodpeckers, phoebies, and others that migrate through year-round.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
astrph@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

04-27-02, 1800hrs

Location

altus, ok, pasture

Characteristics

black and yellow, on ground

Comments

yellow head and throat with black wings, several in pasture with cattle


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Karen
Email:
karencurry02@aol.com

Time of day/date

April 9am

Location

Tulsa, OK

Characteristics

Yellow head grey body

Comments

They feed with the Gold finches, I was wondering if it's a female, male or maybe a different type of finch


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Jack Minor
Email:
Jack_Minor@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

All day- nest on front porch in artifical wreath head high.

Location

Stillwater, OK

Characteristics

Female-drab, Male rust/orange colored face,cap,and throat.Beak simular to a sparrow. Quite "vocal"

Comments

5 eggs in small open nest,approx. 3 1/2 accross, all hatched. Eggs were small than sparrow eggs and pale color with no spots. Uneducated guess House Finch??????


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Jinny
Email:
k4303j@aol.com

Time of day/date

daytime

Location

at bird feeder in western NY

Characteristics

bird was on the ground and then on tree branch

Comments

the bird looks like a sparrow in that its back is brown and streaked with black but I know it's not a sparrow, because it is much smaller. It's about the size of a chickadee and quite "jumpy" like a chickadee. Its bill is not as thick as a sparrow but more slender and pointed like a chickadee. It also had a distinct black cap similar to a chickadee's cap.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
rich saglin
Email:
rglilypad@webtv.net

Time of day/date

12:00p.m.

Location

lac du flambeau wi.

Characteristics

starling sized w/ white head

Comments

seen w/ cowbirds, red wing blackbirds, grackles and it was by itself


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Carissa Ingelsby
Email:
riss01@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

april and may, any time

Location

Shawnee, OK on college campus

Characteristics

black with a distinct yellow beak

Comments

it is never alone


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
gil@nwoknet.net

Time of day/date

5/3/02 10:am

Location

sharon, Ok

Characteristics

yellow with black wings

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Terry Dean
Email:
a23terry@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

5-3-02, 7:30A.M

Location

Greenfield, OK

Characteristics

dark and light brown little gray and whit yellow beak

Comments

the bird cannot fly one eye closed partially


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Liz Stroud
Email:
Lizstroud1@itlnet.net

Time of day/date

7am to 7pm

Location

Elk City, Ok. on cover patio and in nearby trees

Characteristics

Small and streamline built-dark bluish-black on head, back and wings. off white or beige underside.

Comments

They are currently building a nest of mud on the upper wall of the patio just under the ceiling. There are usually two at a time, one builds while the other observes from very close by. If I'm outside, they will swoop down at me until they only about 3 feet off the ground before going up.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Delois Graves
Email:
dgraves@starcomm.net

Time of day/date

28th April{Sunday)2002

Location

Duncan, Okla.in a Black Jack or Post Oak tree in our backyard 3miles NE of town

Characteristics

Best I can remember Black or dark body with I think some white on red top notted head up in this tree and was really tearing off the bark of this limb...looked like a large woodpecker of some sort.

Comments

We have a bird feeder just out our patio door and we see this big woodpecker about every two or three days. I do not mean this bird is at the feeder but off up in one of the trees.Just noticee it because of its large size and the way it was attacking that bark and it made a large or loud single sound.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Delois Graves
Email:
dgraves@starcomm.net

Time of day/date

28th April{Sunday)2002

Location

Duncan, Okla.in a Black Jack or Post Oak tree in our backyard 3miles NE of town

Characteristics

Best I can remember Black or dark body with I think some white on red top knotted head up in this tree and was really tearing off the bark of this limb...looked like a large woodpecker of some sort.

Comments

We have a bird feeder just out our patio door and we see this big woodpecker about every two or three days. I do not mean this bird is at the feeder but off up in one of the trees.Just noticed it because of its large size and the way it was attacking that bark and it made a large or loud single sound.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
MARK&CINDYHOLLADAY@AOL.COM

Time of day/date

Location

SHAWNEE, OK, IN TOWN

Characteristics

GRAYISH WITH BROWNISH CAP & BREAST, HAS NEST IN BASKET ON BACK PORCH

Comments

HAS FIVE BLUE EGGS


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
MARK&CINDYHOLLADAY@AOL.COM

Time of day/date

Location

SHAWNEE, OK, IN TOWN

Characteristics

GRAYISH WITH BROWNISH CAP & BREAST, HAS NEST IN BASKET ON BACK PORCH

Comments

HAS FIVE BLUE EGGS


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Billy O'Bryant
Email:
bhobryant@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

May 4 was observed making nest in pine tree.

Location

Near Tuttle, Ok. My front yard.

Characteristics

Male has a red head and red throat. Both are light-colored on the breast and belly; dark on the wings and back.

Comments

The male especially sings often. They stay close to each other. Not shy. Did not seem to be overly afraid of me.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Pam
Email:
pgbear2@swbell.net

Time of day/date

May 3 2002 early afternoon

Location

mustang oklahoma at the birdfeeder on front porch

Characteristics

looks like a wren or sparrow but has red on top of it's head and on it's chest

Comments

the only thing that i can think of is it's coloring


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Jed
Email:
jcole@jepal.com

Time of day/date

5-3-2002

Location

Pauls Valley, Ok, in backyard

Characteristics

Zebra striped in side, masked face, orange beak and feet, ground, rarely flew

Comments

might be sime kind of praire chicken or very large quail or grouse


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Jed
Email:
jcole@jepal.com

Time of day/date

5-3-2002

Location

Pauls Valley, Ok, in backyard

Characteristics

Zebra striped in side, masked face, orange beak and feet, ground, rarely flew

Comments

might be sime kind of praire chicken or very large quail or grouse. I heard someone in the area was raising them and set them free.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Jed
Email:
jcole@jepal.com

Time of day/date

5-3-2002 Lunch time and evening

Location

Pauls Valley, Ok, in backyard

Characteristics

Zebra striped in side, masked face, orange beak and feet, ground, rarely flew

Comments

might be sime kind of praire chicken or very large quail or grouse. I heard someone in the area was raising them and set them free.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Angie Brumley
Email:
anjb@cox.net

Time of day/date

May 4, about 4:30 pm

Location

Southwest Tulsa, our backyard

Characteristics

fairly large, little bigger than a Cardinal, but with the same type head and a pale lemon yellow underside, and light tan back.

Comments

Viewed with binoculars in large tree, flew to another location within the tree, sat for awhile then left. Haven't seen him again. We live in an older, well-treed neighborhood near West 41st Street and Union Avenue, right behind the heavily treed Reed Park. We have more than enough Chikadees, we see Mockingbirds regularly, and a couple of weeks ago, I saw some Eastern Bluebirds. Cardinals are always around -- we like them a lot. And I put my Hummingbird feeder out this weekend and am hoping for some visitors real soon. I've thought about setting up a hummingbird webcam. If we do and get visitors to the feeder, I'll send you a link. Your site it very nice and informative. We've got you bookmarked!


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Molly
Email:
artcafe6@cox.net

Time of day/date

May 6 - 12:30pm

Location

Tulsa, OK in my backyard - building a nest

Characteristics

Red brown back, white breast with black stripes all the way from front to back. Hopping mostly on the ground looking for bugs and nesting materials.

Comments

It reminds me in mind of a woodpecker. She's (assuming) hopping around picking up pieces of tissue paper she found and taking them into the hedge she's building her nest in. Never seen one before. A longer tail than a robin, more like a mockingbird's.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Mike Hilliard
Email:
mhillimd@aol.com

Time of day/date

Any time of the day.

Location

This bird has a nest built right smack dab over our front door. We live two 1/2 miles N. of Purcell, Ok.

Characteristics

Sparrow sized, brown wings, brown head, with a gray breast. There is a distinct ring around the neck the same color as its breast. Almost no tail to speak of. It seems to prefeer to remain close to the ground.

Comments

This birds nest is mud and small twigs packed in and on a welcome sign that we have above our front door. On another note we have for the 5th year a Painted Bunting living in our backyard. I have pictures of the Bunting and our mystery bird on a digital camera disk if you need them.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
cposadajr@mmcable.com

Time of day/date

all day nesting on ledge of bricks under porch

Location

moore, oklahoma under porch

Characteristics

orange head white/orange belly dark almost black feathers with white patch on wings, seems like their tail splits in middle when they fly

Comments

these birds have nested an ledge of bricks under the porch of house the nest appears to be made of mud and they could be slightly smaller than a sparrow and do not seem to be scared af me I was wondering if theres a way to git rid of them ar best to leave them alone and they will leave on their own


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Ellen
Email:
blueladymaxwell@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

9:00a.m central time

Location

Hydro,OK in near school in open lot.

Characteristics

Black with a black bill,and green-black head. Flying towards darkened window.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
wsfrc@aol.com

Time of day/date

5-6-02 9:40 a.m.

Location

El Reno,OK,in backyard at birdfeeder

Characteristics

Round reddish head with brown grayish body and some white and red on wings.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Kathy
Email:
Kg4baskets@aol.com

Time of day/date

early morning 7a.m. May 4th

Location

Back yard ground feeder Greenleaf, Wi.

Characteristics

White breast, Black head & throat, Dark gray to black body, had bands of red-oarnge (like a robin's color) on iether side of breast was on ground ;seed eater

Comments

Never saw this bird at my feeder before---cannot find it in my book; at first from the back I thought it was a robin but when it turned i saw the white breast.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Mrs. Johnson
Email:
sjohnson312@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

the last several weeks, all hours of the day, very active in the morning

Location

my front porch (nest and front yard trees at my home in Yukon, OK. We are a fairly new housing addition near farming fields and a pond. They also have a nest in my ivy and a nest in my neighbors hanging begonias.

Characteristics

males have pinkish-red breast and head (like a salmon color) and the rest of their body is grayish/brown-females have grayish/brown color all over with a few whitish/gray markings on wings. They stay very close to their nests and watch us very closely when we are outdoors. They stay on the edge of the roof, or in my bradford pear tree when we are out.

Comments

The eggs in the nest on my porch were blue with brownish markings. There were 5, which are hatched now with babies still in nest. The male seems to stay close by the female and seems to help her. It started with one male/female and the nest on my porch and has now increased to 3 families with 3 separate nests in 3 separate places. They make very pretty noise, but it doesn't sound like a song. They have made their nests out of twigs, but also my yarro plant, dog hair, etc. Thank you!


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Kelsey
Email:
okiebirdy@msn.com

Time of day/date

5/8/02 early evening

Location

in S OKC

Characteristics

bird had made a nest of oblong green eggs with black speckles on the ground beneath a tree she had a longish tail tan/white/gray

Comments

she walked on the ground with wings spread out & dragging the ground and 'squawked' at us for walking past the eggs ... we walked several feet away from the tree to get around the eggs ... the bird was so upset she was about to walk into a busy street ...


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Kelsey
Email:
okiebirdy@msn.com

Time of day/date

5/8/02 early evening

Location

in S OKC

Characteristics

bird had made a nest of oblong green eggs with black speckles on the ground beneath a tree she had a longish tail tan/white/gray

Comments

she walked on the ground with wings spread out & dragging the ground and 'squawked' at us for walking past the eggs ... we walked several feet away from the tree to get around the eggs ... the bird was so upset she was about to walk into a busy street ...


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Shelley
Email:
drsharp@cwis.net

Time of day/date

May 8, 2002 evening

Location

Wilburton, OK

Characteristics

yellow on wings, black strips across front of neck, I can't really remember exactly

Comments

A bird laid three eggs (camoflauge-look, beige with gray and black speckles, about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 inch long, 1 1/4 inch wide)in our driveway in a little cluster of rocks. We found the eggs because the bird walked around the area and raised its tail and spread its wings and ran toward our dog whenever she came too close to the eggs. I can't believe she really intended to lay the eggs there because it is such an unprotected spot


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Laurie
Email:
lring@csweb.net

Time of day/date

05/09/02 5:15 p.m.

Location

Sallisaw, Oklahoma. 2 miles east of town in a pasture, near a "creek."

Characteristics

Ran along ground like a roadrunner, then flew over fence and landed on the ground.

Comments

Looked like and same size as a roadrunner, but prettier coloring. Was dark with spots.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Brian
Email:
spider48757@aol.com

Time of day/date

May 9, 2002, 10:30 A.M., gusty winds, partly sunny, about 50 degrees

Location

Reese, Michigan... flew from tree to small (5ft) shrub by house then flew away

Characteristics

Could not see the head real good, but this bird was orange (not like a robin orange, more like the fruit orange, very bright and bold, much like a Toucan's beak or the orange on a red winged black bird) with a pitch black back

Comments

if looking at a side profile, its breast was not thick like that of a robin, the black would almost perfectly go exactly halfway up the entire length,(if you had a side profile, and drew with a pencil from its beak to its tail a line that was median) but, toward the tail, while in flight, you could see the black under the wings come to points, kind of like a chickens crown, showing the beatiful bright orange through the spikes. It was the most beautiful bird I have ever seen,I have never seen this kind of bird anywhere in Michigan before... I have seen finches, red headed woodpeckers, cardinals, bluejays, etc.... none of these could compare to the beauty of this bird.. I wish I could have gotten a better view of it, but it flew away too fast (in flight, it tended to flap both wings at the same time kind of like a cardinal), therefore, that is the only way I can describe it. I would love to know what type of bird this was.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Jennifer
Email:
JHeese66@aol.com

Time of day/date

May 9, 2002 3:30PM

Location

Shawnee Kansas (subburb of KC)

Characteristics

Cardinal size violet-Purple, wings looked brownish with 3 bars that looked to be burnt-red in color. No marking around eye. Could not tell belly color, just appeared to be violet-purple. Seen on my hanging (wire cage) purch feeder.

Comments

Could not find in my bird book. At first glance I thought it was one of my blue birds then I noticed it was to big for a blue bird and to dark for a blue bird. I got my field glasses out and noticed a bird I've never seen before. It had NO black on it. It appeared to have a purpleish head and purple (violet-purple) down its back to the tail. I could tell the wings were a little different in color, almost brownish. It also had 3 bars not very distintive but yet there. The colors of the bars were like a burnt-red, or dark red NOT a vivid red. The tail was straight across not forked. About the size of a cardinals tail. It ate a long time at the feeder and even tried to go to the back side of the feeder where the purch was not down. It fluttered there a bit then flew off toward the west. My feeder had a block of mixed bird feed that is held together like a suet cake hanging off a tree branch. My mother looked in her book and thought it might be a painted bunting. I have not seen the picture yet and was trying to find one on the internet. I still have not found any picture that looks like my bird.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
JTotten
Email:
MFJLTOTTEN@AOL.COM

Time of day/date

050802 10:30 am

Location

yard NewCastle Ok

Characteristics

black with fan tail

Comments

seem to be a pet the way it was wondering around in a yard, large and black like a crow, with a fan tail


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
greg
Email:
grifitup@msn.com

Time of day/date

Location

nw okc. nest in gutters

Characteristics

grey feathers.black pointed beak with yellow on sides of beak. Ohers have black shiny feathers.

Comments

I'm sure this bird is so common here in town that in wasn't even put in photo gallery. I found one crippled in yard last week but couldn't save. They feed in our front lawn every morning.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
L Hill
Email:
sixhills@pldi.net

Time of day/date

A nesting pair has taken up residence in a hanging begonia on my front porch. They began building a nest from grasses on Saturday and are continuing today.

Location

Comanche, Ok

Characteristics

The female is about 5 to 6 inches from top of head to tail. She is light brown with vertical lighter tan strips running the length of her body. The male is slightly larger. He is a dull red from the top of his head to about halfway down his body, then the same stripes continue the rest of his body.

Comments

The male sings quite a bit. Both appear to not be very shy. They will continue with nest building with my family 6 feet away on the porch.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
L Hill
Email:
sixhills@pldi.net

Time of day/date

A nesting pair has taken up residence in a hanging begonia on my front porch. They began building a nest from grasses on Saturday and are continuing today.

Location

Comanche, Ok

Characteristics

The female is about 5 to 6 inches from top of head to tail. She is light brown with vertical lighter tan strips running the length of her body. The male is slightly larger. He is a dull red from the top of his head to about halfway down his body, then the same stripes continue the rest of his body.

Comments

The male sings quite a bit. Both appear to not be very shy. They will continue with nest building with my family 6 feet away on the porch.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Carl & Sue Fricker
Email:
csfricker@peoplepc.com

Time of day/date

Sat 5-12-02 afternoon

Location

Oklahoma City---backyard

Characteristics

light brown bird with orange breast--had back and white spreckles on chest and head--white around the neck. Stayed on ground--didn't go to feeder. Pecked in the wet ground. Stayed in yard for a long time.

Comments

Bill, you know how we love to sit out and watch the birds now--and this one came in a few weeks ago and now we have seen it often. We looked in our "backyard bird" book and didn't see it. I'm still looking on your site to possibly spot it. Hope all is well with you.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Jack McNutt
Email:
ohp202@cableone.net

Time of day/date

May 9 10:00 A.M.

Location

Ada, Ok in town on backyard stockade fence.

Characteristics

Rust or Light Brown head, back, tail. Light Gray breast. Two white horizontal stripes on each side, wing, while perched on top of fence.

Comments

There were two birds and appeared identical. Robin size, maybe smaller. I thought of them as being larger than a Cardinal and smaller than a Blue Jay. The two of them landed on my fence. Perched for about 30-45 seconds then flew away. No song heard. The two white stripes on each side were about 3/4 inch apart and may have had black border along the edge of the white before it met the predominate rust color. Light gray belly.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
LINDA DICKEY
Email:
INNDENNIE@AOL.COM

Time of day/date

YESTERDAY IN FT WORTH TEXAS 6PM

Location

FT WORTH TEXAS

Characteristics

IT HAS A LONG BLACK BEEK IT HAS BLACK AND WHITE STRIPES ALL OVER BLACK FEET JUST STARTING TO WALK AROUND FOUND THEM IN A NEST

Comments

THEY ARE WALKING OR STUMBLING AROUND WE ARE FEEDING THEM BREAD AND MILK AND THEY SEEM TO LIKE THAT WE HAVE A HEATING PAD IN THEIR BOX UNDER A TOWEL. THEY HAVE A SMALL CHRUP AND THE COLOR IS LIKE STRIPES THEY HAVE BIG EYES AND A LONG BLACK BEEK.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
jan
Email:
jjrenner@aol.com

Time of day/date

All day

Location

Nested in a wreath on my front porch. Broken Arrow OK

Characteristics

Slimmer than a sparrow...brownish in color but with a red/orange throat and some reddish on its head

Comments

All the eggs (4 at this time)are blue, like a robins, but one is speckled with brown speckled spots. We live in Broken Arrow, and are recent transplants so this is a new speices for me. It does look like a red headed sparrow we have in Indiana, but it is slimmer than a sparrow.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Jennifer Payne
Email:
jpayne1961@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Three days ago, mid-day

Location

Backyard in OKC

Characteristics

Fledglings -- pointed gray beak with white on edges. Yellowish breast, not red. Gray on back. Hops...doesn't walk like a starling..

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
mg260@aol.com

Time of day/date

7:00am to 7:00pm

Location

Guthrie OK.

Characteristics

Black and grey some white saw in tree and in flight in city

Comments

I have seen them nesting in a tree. They have rator charecteristics.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Kyle
Email:
kyleken01@aol.com

Time of day/date

5/14/02 all day

Location

madill, ok in a gravel driveway

Characteristics

brown and white with a bit of black.

Comments

This birs lays it's eggs in the gravel. It was very agressive in protecting it's eggs. It would fake injury to distract a threat to the eggs.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Theora Fransen
Email:
abie@itlnet.net

Time of day/date

morning

Location

I-40 exit 38 Elk City

Characteristics

yellow belly, whitish head, lite grey body, tail fethers black with white trim on wing feathers likes to eat flying moths

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
DAN GERLER
Email:
dgerler@mvp.net

Time of day/date

430 AM

Location

CAPE GIRARDEAU,MO.

Characteristics

SOARS AT EARLY DAWN,HAS FLORESTANT BANDS ON UNDERSIDE OF WINGS, HIGH PITCHED CHIPPING SOUND.

Comments

APPEARS TO BE SLIGHTLY SMALLER THAN A SEA GULL,BUT HAS SIMILAR FLIGHT MOVEMENTS. I AM THINKING THAT IT MIGHT BE A WHIPPER WILL.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
elroyj059@aol.com

Time of day/date

3 weeks ago, someone left a baby bird in my husbands work station

Location

duncan, ok

Characteristics

two-tone grey, medium to long beak (robin size) beginning to get tail feathers. Approximately the size of the robin without the coloring. Stays in a birdcage we bought her.

Comments

loves raw hamburger meat. Is just now beginning to peck at her birdseed and is just now drinking water on her own. We are curious as to what kind of bird she is and what she should be eating. We would like to return her to the wild, but she has a hurt leg that is healing.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
elroyj059@aol.com

Time of day/date

3 weeks ago, someone left a baby bird in my husbands work station

Location

duncan, ok

Characteristics

two-tone grey, medium to long beak (robin size) beginning to get tail feathers. Approximately the size of the robin without the coloring. Stays in a birdcage we bought her.

Comments

loves raw hamburger meat. Is just now beginning to peck at her birdseed and is just now drinking water on her own. We are curious as to what kind of bird she is and what she should be eating. We would like to return her to the wild, but she has a hurt leg that is healing.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Angela
Email:
angel@this-rock.org

Time of day/date

May 18, 2002. Early Afternoon.

Location

Tulsa, Oklahoma, On my front porch. They are building a nest between the porch light and the wall.

Characteristics

the female is colored with tans and browns and the male also has the tans and browns but the head is red and the red goes half way down the chest and then fades into the tan color.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Beth
Email:
beth_andrus@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

3-4 pm on 05-18-2002

Location

Moore, Oklahoma in my back yard

Characteristics

yellow body, black head and black wings...tree

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Lisa
Email:
ljfoster@swbell.net

Time of day/date

evening

Location

moore, ok front yard of neighborhood

Characteristics

black with blue tint

Comments

These birds are all over. They make the strange yet lovely odd sounds. The males are black but have the blue tint to them and i believe the females may be a dark brown. We have found what we think is a juvinile that can not fly. It appears to have a foot that is not working. We are not sure what to do with it but being lovers of all animals we want to do what is best and if it means taking care of it until he is better or even providing for him in case he is lame we will. We just are not sure what to feed him. If i know the name of this type of bird I can do research and find out. Thanks for any help you can give.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
vonmatthews37@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

May 21, 2002 @ 8:00 p.m.

Location

Ponca City, OK at home. I have a bird feeder in a tree.

Characteristics

smaller than a sparrow, looks like a sparrow except it has a white stripe on it's head

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Sharon and Terry Sanders
Email:
leesh@swbell.net

Time of day/date

Sunday evening, May 19, 2002, as the sun was going down

Location

Midwest City (OKC suburb), about a block north of Midwest City Regional Hospital (East Reno Ave. & Parklawn Dr.) in our backyard.

Characteristics

Colors: black beak, white face, black mask, white under-belly and wings -- couldn't see top of wings and body exactly but have the impression of black. Flight: A matched pair flew north to south along the telephone wire line gliding and circled to come the same way two more times! The backyard has very tall old trees with a small cement creek running through them and there are at least three large, loose-looking flatish nests (as opposed to tightly woven nests)in the tree tops, but we didn't see the birds land in them. Other evenings we've heard noises like large birds (we think)coming into the trees before sunset but didn't see them.

Comments

We think they might be herons but haven't found photos of large black and white herons with long, narrow beaks and a big wingspan (4 ft.?). Noticed the first nest one evening when we heard a commotion up in the tree and saw a squirrel making what appeared to be a hasty get-away down the tree -- maybe trying to rob the nest of eggs? Would herons be gone mostly during the day and come back at night if there are no eggs in the nest?


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Debra
Email:
debra@alliancetitle.org

Time of day/date

The bird has been around for about a week

Location

Norman, OK (I have also seen the same type of bird in Purcell, OK.)

Characteristics

brown,white

Comments

she has a nest of four speckled eggs in the grass on the ground. Anytime anyone gets near, it gets very protective. Now, there are three eggs missing and the bird keeps flying away and coming back. I'm just wondering what kind of bird it is and the purpose of its behavior. Did they eggs hatch and she moved them or could something of happened to the eggs and she is looking for them?


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Beau
Email:
speedbeaut@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

every day for the past 3 weeks, it made a nest on my front porch on top of the porch light

Location

Sand Springs, OK just west of Tulsa

Characteristics

almost uniform gray color with random slight streaks of darker grey or black, quite shy, nested on my porch on top of porch light. Good at getting into nest, can almost hover in place. one striking feature is it's head, has a "mohawk" so to speak, slightly spiked feathers on its head

Comments

solid black eyes. It's tail almost looks like that of a mockingbird only a bit shorter and darker. the bird is quite shy and i rarely see her during the daytime unless she is in the nest. very exciting for me to have an unknown bird nesting on top of my porch light. any help in identification would be greatly appreciated! thank you


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Jeff Michaels
Email:
jwmichaels@csinet.net

Time of day/date

5-18-02 to current Seen in early nightfall

Location

Northern Indaina, close to Lake Michigan

Characteristics

My first thought was these are bats. Wingspan goes to about 18 inches. Light brown, wings and bodies. On the underside of the wings, close to the tips, are white stripes parallel to the body.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Jim Ingram
Email:
jingram@bbps.org

Time of day/date

05/21/2002 early evening

Location

Broken Bow, NE city park, large open lawn grass area with widely scattered small trees

Characteristics

feeding in grass, perching in small tree (12' above ground in plain sight); flight parallel to ground 3-5' high with constant wing motion, straight line; same size and shape as robin

Comments

This is where it gets weird -- we cannot find this bird pictured in any guide. It appears to be a robin in every way except color -- same size, shape, song (not just similar -- identical to robin) repeated up to 10 times per minute, leg shape & color, feeding habit, flight habit. The beak is yellowish, similar in shape to a robin. The tail shape is a bit broader and squarer than a robin. But it's the COLOR that's got us stumped. It's white all over (underside of wings, tail, throat, breast, rump and back) except for black leading edges on the wings, a black terminal tailband, and the head. Head coloring consists of a black "Zorro mask" from the eye line upward and from the beak to the back of the neck, without interruption. Dark eye color with no distinguishing marking (no ring, etc.) Not immature. Apparently resident, not migratory. Not an eastern kingbird, we have many of them here and I know the difference. It's amazing to us that this bird has survived, since it stands out like a sore thumb against a green lawn -- a real predator's target. It briefly disappeared into a cedar tree close to a building, and may be nesting there, but we did not investigate.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Lisa Roberts
Email:
islisrob@oklahomacounty.org

Time of day/date

All day!

Location

In Mustang, OK, on my front porch.

Characteristics

Blue and brown with a little white. Two of them are trying to build a mud nest over the front door of my house. They are very aggressive when I try to go on my porch!

Comments

See above


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Lisa Roberts
Email:
islisrob@oklahomacounty.org

Time of day/date

All day.

Location

Mustang, Ok, on my front porch

Characteristics

blue ,brown and white,

Comments

Two of them are trying to build a mud nest above the front door of my house. When I try to go on the porch they dive-bomb me...very aggressive!


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Dana Yardley
Email:
yardley1@earthlink.net

Time of day/date

Multiple observations--the pair of birds have made a nest in a basket of begonias that is hanging on our apartment balcony

Location

in the middle of Yukon, Oklahoma, there is a creek nearby

Characteristics

the birds look like common sparrows, but I am really ignorant of bird identification! One of the pair (I assume it's the male) has a pale red belly. They're both a plain, light, brownish-gray otherwise.

Comments

The nest is very small, twigs and "found" items. When I found it yesterday (I had grabbed the basket down to water and tend to it) there were three small eggs, but from past experience I know that more can be added over a period of time. I haven't disturbed it again to check. They seemed to be a very, very light, milky green with brownish or grayish spots. Please note that I'm not the most observant of people--if something doesn't sound quite right, it probably isn't!! Thanks for your time!


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
monroe
Email:
cicisan@bartnet.net

Time of day/date

morning 5/15/2002

Location

bowring, okla.

Characteristics

brilliant orange[not like robin] with very light brown wings.

Comments

only two birds spotted. same color. sitting on fence. flying to ground[clover and grass lawn].seemed to be feeding on ground. maybe insects or worms


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
suzanne
Email:
suzannedelozier@ATTBI.COM

Time of day/date

May 1st 2002 to current

Location

apartment balcony in hangin plant has nest and five eggs.

Characteristics

looks exactlye like a pine siskin but quite hot in texas and has laid eggs..right time of year? have not seen any others around this area..maybe one...could be mate....she is not TOO skiddish...flys off when we open the door but comes back while we are still sitting on balcony. of course she has eggs to protects.

Comments

Eggs are light blue to light green in color except for one which is brown...all have specks. nest is perfect small round twigs and very smooth. about 4 inches in diamtere, like i said, in our hanging planT...SMALL TYPE OF IVY. has somewhat of high pitched chirp coupled with long high noise. may have laid here last year as there is another next up inside the rafter or else she just borrowed stuff from this old nest to make new...have not seen any other bird at that nest. very distinct flying pattern....glides alot....up and down...very fast....circles around alot.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Debbie
Email:
nivbest@brightok.net

Time of day/date

May 26 4:00 pm

Location

Seminole OK, trying to get in martin house

Characteristics

black with gray underneath.

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
michael mills
Email:
UserJoe1578@CompuServe.com

Time of day/date

bird is in my fern outside my front door. has five blue eggs, three hatched yesterday (05/30/02)she looks like a sparrow yet she is a little bit smaller

Location

chickasha ok. I live in town she is in a fern plant hanging outside my front door

Characteristics

sparrow like characteristics and colors

Comments

she is very protective and very quick


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
barncrasher1@aol.com

Time of day/date

all times of the day

Location

cleveland, ok on my front porch

Characteristics

maybe male and female of the species. similar in color. one has bluish feathers the other has browninsh feathers. one has a white breast the other has a orangish breast. but they are not robins

Comments

both helped in building the nest. both go into the nest. very protective of nest when someone other than me is on the porch


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
barncrasher1@aol.com

Time of day/date

mid morning

Location

cleveland, ok at feeder hanging in mimosa tree

Characteristics

bright yellow back with black tail feathers

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
barncrasher1@aol.com

Time of day/date

mid morning june 1,2002

Location

cleveland, ok at feeder hanging in mimosa tree

Characteristics

bright yellow back with black tail feathers

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Glenn Dobbs
Email:
bubba4345@aol.com

Time of day/date

at all times and for the past two or three weeks.

Location

Owasso, OK---backyard

Characteristics

Appears about the same size and build as a mockingbird. doesn't sing much, has a light reddish, rusty-colored hue to it, light, speckled chest, don't notice the white on it like a mockingbird, spends quite a bit of time on the ground in the yard

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Jim Gawer
Email:
clgawer@netzero.net

Time of day/date

Any time of day.

Location

Guthrie,Ok, Nesting on my front porch.They are nesting on a wind chimes.

Characteristics

The male and female are the same color of DARK SMOKE COLOR ON THE BACK AND WINGS. THE UNDER SIDE IS ALMOST WHITE.

Comments

I have noticed them feeding on inscts and worms from the oak trees in the yard.To me they look like a member of the KING BIRD FAMILY but I'm not sure.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Randy
Email:
crlyde@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

26 May 2002 in the early afternoon

Location

Stillwater, OK at a small pond. Several were flying around looking for insects.

Characteristics

A black bird with red dot on each of its upper wings and what appeared to be a small yellow stripe around the red portion.

Comments

I seen them most of my life but have never known what they are called. I checked your gallery and didn't run across anything like it. If you have a photo please email it or send me the link. Thank you!


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
pennk13@sirinet.net

Time of day/date

afternoon/early evening

Location

east of Cache in a field

Characteristics

guarding its eggs on the ground...it runs

Comments

tried to pretend it was hurt to distract us from its nest of 4 eggs


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Sheryl
Email:
ccranch@pisp.net

Time of day/date

It was in the middle of summer last year and it was about 8:30 at night.

Location

Albion, Ok in the hay meadow

Characteristics

I didn't see it I only heard it

Comments

It seemed to be laughing at me. It had a deep almost human like creepy laugh. Kind of a huh huh huh. I am only assuming it is a bird. I have heard it a couple other times always at dusk or after dark and always out in the hay meadow.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
shanna213@excite.com

Time of day/date

06/04/02 at 5:30 pm

Location

Tulsa, OK near a pond

Characteristics

black with a flash of bright red on shoulders and top of wings

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Jerry Eaves
Email:
magna19@nts-online.net

Time of day/date

Always very early mourning.Usally 30 minutes before sunrise to close to surise,

Location

Guthrie,Ok gravel road

Characteristics

Blue,greenish torquise,yellow

Comments

There are a few brilliant various colors.This bird has been returning to this location yearly.about the same time and spot.Seen in very low light at mourning.I seen a pic of it somewhere,I think in a book.If i recall it was native to western Oklahoma


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
butch
Email:
bnteak@aol.com

Time of day/date

6-5-02,5:00pm

Location

lawton.ok, in back yard

Characteristics

reddish head and breast, but sparrow like colors on back, wings and rest of body

Comments

thought earlier in the year this was a baby cardinal , but it has not grown and does not have the topknot on its' head


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
t4df@aol.com

Time of day/date

6/5/02

Location

midwest city okla yard

Characteristics

light grey/light brown white tummy and white on wings and tail

Comments

doesn't eat from feeder semi-long legged long tailed the female looks like male with shorter tail seen eating a moth bill is same color as back and head about the size of a cardinal wing stripe is horizinal with body in flight and the white on tail fans in flight they appear to be nesting now not afraid to defend nest from other birds chased off a blue jay nor scared to "buzz" us as we go into the yard


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
michael scoggins
Email:
skogmd@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

6/5/00 approx.1130hrs

Location

keefton ok uncultivated field

Characteristics

black red and yellow they [2] flew into some blackberry bushes

Comments

the birds seemed to be a mating pair. their build reminded me of a finch however their belly and lower back were a quite brilliant red.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Angela
Email:
atyukon@oklahoma.net

Time of day/date

6-7-2002 8:00 pm agian 6-8-2002 has not left the back yard.

Location

Mustang, OK my back yard

Characteristics

White or buff, ringed neck Noisey when taking flight like pegion.

Comments

very tame, can approch and get within a few feet of bird. COuld this be a Released or escaped dove ? Are they found in Oklahoma normaly? It is not flying well seems to be very unwilling to travel. How do I determin if this bird needs help?? YOu have a wonderful web site.. thankyou.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Thomas McKenna
Email:
no2fan@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

several days all year

Location

Fargo,OK. in city

Characteristics

larger than a turtle dove has ring on back of neck, seen usualy in pairs

Comments

I looked at several pictures and believe they could be Eurasian Collared-Doves. Possibly collared turtle doves.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
tjevans@itln.net.net

Time of day/date

Seen around 6:30 am

Location

Woodward, Oklahoma yard

Characteristics

Lt gray, with long tail Flew from fence line to tree stump and then away

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Bob
Email:
belmes42@atoka.net

Time of day/date

6/11/2002

Location

Atoka, Ok

Characteristics

Red breasted, looks like a sparrow to me. Has a liking for sun flower seeds.

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Teci Evans
Email:
ontrack4Him@prodigy.net

Time of day/date

all day

Location

at my house 3 miles west of Wewoka,ok

Characteristics

they have built a house on top of my security light.

Comments

they build their nest out of mud, they don't mind my husband or myself being out with them, they just fly right on by. they sing most the time, they set outside my french door on our sun dial. We can go to the door and they don't fly away. I told you their nest is made of mud and it is in a circle. Can you tell me what they are. they don't bother anything, in fact we enjoy having them around. they are laying now i beleive, oh yes it seems the male gets the female something to eat. thanks i hope you can help me.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
tsize@bartnet.net

Time of day/date

In Backyard

Location

Bartlesville, OK

Characteristics

Nest is in a 9ft hibicus tree approximately 5 feet off the ground in the threefold branch connection. Nest is made of twigs, pieces of a plastic bag about 5-inches in diameter. 3 white eggs with brown spots of various sizes.

Comments

The other unknow nest is in an apple tree about 8 feet off the ground with 4 chicks in the nest. The chicks are brwonish grey with a dark head and yellow (diamond like shaped) spots over most of the back. Chicks have dark eyes and a yellow beak.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
jerry k.
Email:
gkruschek@aol.com

Time of day/date

Location

lexington, ok flying over woods

Characteristics

flight

Comments

looks like an eagle, hawk or vulture


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Linda Taylor
Email:
L1Tay002@msn.com

Time of day/date

Nearly every day when I am in the area, which is afternoon and early evening.

Location

Approximately 7 miles east of I-35 in the Jones, OK area. The nest is in trees very near a pond and just east of the river.

Characteristics

This is a type of hawk. Based on what I have been able to read I believe the pair to be Red Shouldered Hawks. The markings are black and white bars on tail and wings. A stick built nest in fairly dense trees. They are nesting in a line of trees along side an 80 acre horse property. I have seen them on several occasions sitting on the pipe fence watching for prey in the short grass pastures. About two weeks ago I was along side my mare's pasture, turnned to my left and was surprised to see one of these hawks on the ground only 12 to 15 feet away. I stood as still as I could and we eyed each other for 4 to 5 seconds. The hawk then took off and I discovered why it had landed so near by. It had caught what appeared to be either a rat or opossum. If it was a rat I was certainly glad the hawk saw it before I did.

Comments

I have also seen one of these hawks in flight with what appeared to be a small snake. This type of hawk (possibly the same pair) were in this same area last summer and I believe successfully raised some young based on a group I saw together late summer/ early fall. They are pretty vocal with a fairly loud cry. As I indicated earlier, I think these are Red Shouldered Hawks (they are NOT Red Tails). Do you believe these may be Red Shouldered Hawks?


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
ckc1962@cox.net

Time of day/date

6pm June 13

Location

Stillwater

Characteristics

Grey back, yellow beak, white belly, reddish outer wing feathers, blue eyes, long dark tail

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
John
Email:
trumpet@webzone.net

Time of day/date

1 pm in the afternoon.

Location

Backyard in Tulsa, OK

Characteristics

Sparow sized, there were two of them. magenta red head, with body color similar to sparow. A little more slender though. Lighter red collored chest. In tree then on fence.

Comments

one flew into the tree another came along and flew over to the fence where I have a plant that grows on the fence with trumpet like flowers. They did not go to the ground. I thought at first it was finch , but i think a little too big. I have a couple of robin families and two pair of Cardnals that visit often, Blue jays and have seen some Chickadees. I have been putting out thistle and black sunflower seed and cut up apple. This is the first time I have seen these birds and can't seem to find any pictures on your site!


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Ann Payne
Email:
bissingo@cs.com

Time of day/date

Late in the afternoon, prior to sunset.

Location

My back yard, on my bird feeder, Lawton, Oklahoma.

Characteristics

This bird arrives singularly. He(she?) has a brilliant red head and breast. The wings are brown but the tail-feathers have a reddis cast. I thought this bird was a baby cardinal since we have a family of them . There is no crown and beak is neutral. Looks like a sparrow except for the longish tail feathers and coloring.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Lorra Peck
Email:
Thestitchstation@aol.com

Time of day/date

Location

Waukomis, OK at the grain elevator

Characteristics

light gray, wings are becoming brown tipped

Comments

I have 2 babies that were recovered from a torn up nest at the elevator. The guys who rescued them have no idea what kind of bird the mother is. They say she is black but not a large tail. A person living in that area says there are a lot of grakles and starlings there. I thought maybe starling but the coloring is not dark enough unless they color with age. There are no spots on the chest. They are much too large for sparrows and might be larger than a robin when full grown. There were 4 of them, one died first thing after being discovered, had been in the heat too long without nurishment. One had an injured leg but ate well for about 2 days, then suddenly died. The others are getting quite large. I don't know the nest size, but there were at least 4. Any ideas?


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
tengland@nationallivestock.com

Time of day/date

06 16 2002

Location

OKLAHOMA CITY

Characteristics

BLACK WITH RED CHECK MARK ON WINGS

Comments

IT HAD RED UNDER ITS WINGS WHEN IT FLEW


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Richard
Email:
Tristar29@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

OU Norman campus by Fourth and Jenkins across from Lindsey in the little park area where cheerleaders practice. Today is June 16 at 10:00am

Location

OU Norman campus by Fourth and Jenkins In the little tree park

Characteristics

Blue and white tipped tail. Bird is blue with black beak. Flies from one tree to the other tree mid-branches.

Comments

I've seen several of them before. They seem to come out in 75-85 degree weather when I notice them. They are very beautiful to watch. They have at times crawled on the ground, but seem to like to perch in the trees or fly.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Brady Quisenberry
Email:
cry_tie@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

6/17/02 6:00pm

Location

Weatherford Oklahoma, in my back yard, within citylimits, in a nest in a silverleaf maple

Characteristics

mostly gray with some white with red eyes lives in a nest in a tree large wingspan graceful flier

Comments

i think there ia two of them one more bolder looking than the other (maybe the male). when I was mowing around the tree it was nesting in they both kept an eye on me and if i got to close they would fly in to the nest, but not very aggresively


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
dewglitter@msn.com

Time of day/date

june, 20. 6:00pm

Location

prague, ok backyard

Characteristics

black w/red shoulders. at a bird feeder

Comments

just was curious on what kind of bird he is. besides hummingbirds, he's the only one that comes around the feeders.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Kathi Gary
Email:
donandkathi@aol.com

Time of day/date

3:oo-5:00 P.M. June19 th 2002

Location

MacIntosh Co.,Eufaula,Oklahoma,on the North Shoreline

Characteristics

it's colors were ...purple,yellow,red,blue,green,from flight it laned on a tree branch over the water,it shared the area with PurpleMartians,and or Barn Swallows

Comments

It was a small bird,picture in your mind a Parrott with out all the fancy feathers,is was a fidggetymlil bird didn't stay long in the area,its wing action was not that of a purple martian,or a humming bird,but it was solid strong strokes


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
james Brockman
Email:
Sammiesmom1999@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

6-19-02 about between 5 and 6 pm

Location

Ada, Ok, along the side of the road

Characteristics

on the ground. Solid black bird with a bright red patch on the wings.

Comments

The red made it look like it had red shoulders.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
dahlgren@itlnet.net

Time of day/date

06-22-02 9:15 am

Location

Watonga, OK, side of the road

Characteristics

white body with a yellow crest

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
gwasher@cwis.net

Time of day/date

nesting on ground in the middle of gravel drive

Location

Eufaula, OK

Characteristics

beautiful brown..spreads tail feathers (brown, golden)like a fan and runs to draw us away from nest. Runs smoothly on ground,,no bobbing up and down. Some short flights

Comments

has laid four black eggs about 1 inch in length. Has made a dirt nest on ground and sits on it all the time. "Attacks" truck going down drive by raising wings and fanning tail feathers. I'd love to move the nest so it doesn't get run over, but I don't know what this bird is.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Sherry Austin
Email:
saustin@gtcpro.com

Time of day/date

Daytime, building a nest in a tiny hanging birdhouse.

Location

Mountain View Backyard of my parents house, near the patio.

Characteristics

brown with light yellow belly. I have a digital photograph I would like to send you, but this doesn't have a place for the attachment. If you email me back, I can forward you the picture.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Kim Rothaus
Email:
krothaus@cox.net

Time of day/date

Through out the day, the past two weeks.

Location

Bethany, OK We are surrounded by 18 huge oak trees.

Characteristics

Mama bird (I assume) is light brown with what appears to be darker brown, thin stripes along her wings and back. Her tail feathers are about 2 inches long and appear to be squared off at the end. Daddy bird (I assume) looks very similar but has a touch of red on head and nest/chest area. It is difficult to tell, because he is seldom present and stays further away. Both birds are slender, not fat and round.

Comments

The birds have built a nest in the hanging basket with a silk plant on our front porch. They are very skittish (unlike several other birds on our property), so it has been difficult to see them. The minute they hear the front door latch, they fly to the middle of the farthest oak tree in our yard. About 20' away and up.Their wings make a quick, flapping sound when they fly away. One time, Mama bird sat on a nearby branch and made noises. It was more of a short chirp than a song. Mama bird stays pretty constantly with her nest (We can barely see her through a window in the house. The silk plant greenery screens her.) Daddy bird comes occasionally. When they enter the nest, they grasp onto the basket's hanging rope and walk down it into the basket through the greenery. We discovered the nest and eggs about two weeks ago. It sits right in the middle of the greenery in the basket. The nest is about the size and shape of a china cup.It appears to be made of fine grass or weeds with small seeds and is very neatly made--they did not use any of the thin straw that was in the hanging basket for their nest.There are seven eggs. Four eggs are blue and three eggs are beige with brown dots. They appear to be all about the same size--a marble that is oval. Two of the blue eggs hatched a few days ago and the babies are the size of my thumb. We also wondered what kind of bird probably laid it's eggs in the nest for these birds to hatch. Thanks!!


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Kim Rothaus
Email:
krothaus@cox.net

Time of day/date

Through out the day, the past two weeks.

Location

Bethany, OK We are surrounded by 18 huge oak trees.

Characteristics

Mama bird (I assume) is light brown with what appears to be darker brown, thin stripes along her wings and back. Her tail feathers are about 2 inches long and appear to be squared off at the end. Daddy bird (I assume) looks very similar but has a touch of red on head and neck/chest area. It is difficult to tell, because he is seldom present and stays further away. Both birds are slender, not fat and round.

Comments

The birds have built a nest in the hanging basket with a silk plant on our front porch. They are very skittish (unlike several other birds on our property), so it has been difficult to see them. The minute they hear the front door latch, they fly to the middle of the farthest oak tree in our yard. About 20' away and up.Their wings make a quick, flapping sound when they fly away. One time, Mama bird sat on a nearby branch and made noises. It was more of a short chirp than a song. Mama bird stays pretty constantly with her nest (We can barely see her through a window in the house. The silk plant greenery screens her.) Daddy bird comes occasionally. When they enter the nest, they grasp onto the basket's hanging rope and walk down it into the basket through the greenery. We discovered the nest and eggs about two weeks ago. It sits right in the middle of the greenery in the basket. The nest is about the size and shape of a china cup.It appears to be made of fine grass or weeds with small seeds and is very neatly made--they did not use any of the thin straw that was in the hanging basket for their nest.There are seven eggs. Four eggs are blue and three eggs are beige with brown dots. They appear to be all about the same size--a marble that is oval. Two of the blue eggs hatched a few days ago and the babies are the size of my thumb. We also wondered what kind of bird probably laid it's eggs in the nest for these birds to hatch. Thanks!!


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Jeanne Vaughn
Email:
jenevon47@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Location

Okahoma City/restaurant parking lot

Characteristics

black head new feathers have white mixed in the base with black covering the rest It has a little upright tail/black

Comments

Of course it still has a large yellow lipped mouth It doesn't look like the little sparrows and wrens. It doesn't go peep peep peep when hungry like the baby wrens..it sounds more like a cricket chirp I couldn't find a nest other than the clay roof over Galileo's. His nest mate was dead and he was next to it. I was afraid to leave him for fear he would be run over. There was a house behind the restaurant but I didn't see a nest or tree. He was grey down now he is feathered. I should probably feed him more what he should be eating...but don't know whether he is a seed or insect eater..He has been eating powdered cat chow mixed with water ina dropper.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
leon anderson
Email:
landerson81@cox.net

Time of day/date

anytime

Location

harrah okla

Characteristics

small hawk gray in color, nest in a medieum tall tree.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
janell weist
Email:
laja30@aol.com

Time of day/date

7/1/2002 9:45am

Location

central pa

Characteristics

light brown, black spots, hopping on bark of tree and on ground under feeder,thin bird, long neck when stretched out..long slender bill(black)

Comments

in backyard feeding with house finches, blue jays, gold finches, sparrows, nuthatchers.. seemed to be eating bugs(ants) on tree bark, then eating on ground under feeders.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Cherie Childs
Email:
littleone030@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

morning and dusk

Location

Tulsa, Ok in my yard

Characteristics

the head to mid chest was a rust colored red and the rest of the body was an olive light brown. Seen in flights

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Phyllis Stone
Email:
stonemtn@gte.net

Time of day/date

July 1, 2002-all day. A ground bird that would fly over the fence to feed on the ground at feeder and also around yard for bugs on the ground.

Location

Carrollton, Texas (North Dallas).

Characteristics

I have searched web sites, etc. Cannot find an exact match. Looks a little bit like a California quail without the top feathers. Has an orange beak & orange legs. Legs remind me of chicken legs. Bird about 10" high. Also has orange eyes. Has rusty brown feathers around eyes. Runs like an ostrich (but not). Not an emu. Fairly tame. Walks around like it owns the place. I have lived in northeast TX all my life (grew up in Delta Co.-farm & ranch) and have never seen a bird like this. Hope you can help.

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
pat
Email:
harpersp@pldi.net

Time of day/date

12 noon

Location

duncan,okla. in a weedy field.

Characteristics

was on ground sitting on her 3or4 chicks. colors brown black &white. like army camo. size of a banny chicken. medium long tail feathers. wings were mostly black with a white Z on front wing.

Comments

fist impression seemed to be some kind of hawk but beak was not hooked. it was straight. also had small beady black eyes. there was no nest under her just her chicks. real protective of her young.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
rbondy@ci.tulsa.ok.us

Time of day/date

This week, during the daytime

Location

Tulsa in a back yard

Characteristics

Ground feeder. Was hanging around with sparrows and what appeared to be starlings. It was a light brown all over with a long thin beak.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
christina_02@msn.com

Time of day/date

July 4,2002 6:00p.m

Location

Pharr,Texas

Characteristics

-its peak is yellow and the point is red. -on top of its head is a light blue circle. -the rest of his body is black with dark green. -its feet are yellow-orange and very long.

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Amanda
Email:
missmandi@pldi.net

Time of day/date

Monday July 1, 2002 8:00p.m.

Location

Ringwood, OK in my yard, on the ground

Characteristics

baby bird found on the ground--blue feet, bluish-gray beak, slightly hooked, few spiky hairs on blackish-gray body

Comments

I found this baby bird on the ground with two others. One was dead and the other near-dead. They had come out of a nest in our China Berry tree. I know it wasn't probably the right thing to do, but we brought them in because we knew they'd die out there on the ground. The weaker one lived 48 hours, the stronger one is still with us. I know nothing about birds but would like to do what's right. We have been feeding it a diet of earthworms and as of yesterday it's stool became very brown and watery and the baby is a bit weaker. I'm sure it's not getting what it needs to survive and I know I need to identify it in order to possibly save it. My husband climbed up to look in the nest and found 3 more eggs just yesterday, July 4th. The eggs were small and bluish-green and he said there is also a fairly large rock laying among the 3 eggs! If you can help me with identifying this baby and giving me any feeding and raising advice, please help. I don't know if we'll be able to realease it into the wild if it does grow because it has a damaged leg, presumably from falling out of a 20 foot nest. Please help.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Kristen Sullivan
Email:
empressks@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

5 July 02

Location

Fort Sill, OK

Characteristics

grey hood, black mask, charcoal or black body larger than a Robin, smaller than a crow

Comments

While walking spotted bird delivering food to the nest with at least two babies. Tree was at least 75ft tall, tree was also many yards away from us. I pointed the bird out to my husband and she saw us too. She flew from the nest and dove for my husband's head. What a beautiful and protective mom! I thought she might be a hawk or falcon. Didn't find her in the gallery.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Anthony Soule
Email:
jcsoulebva@juno.com

Time of day/date

July 3 in the afternoon.

Location

I live in Bella Vista AR. but I am close to OK-about 30 mi. east of Jay OK. It is hilly, heavily wooded oak and hickory and maple country.

Characteristics

Same size and shape as a red-bellied woodpecker. He was observed on my suet feeder. Actions are similar to a red-bellied. The crown of the head is black-The nape of the neck is dark yellow-the back is striped like a red-bellied but the wings are black as observed hanging on the suet feeder. Red-bellied woodpeckers are common here. I have seen juvenile red-bellied but this one seems different.

Comments

Only observed once on the suet feeder where we regularly get several species of woodpeckers.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Lynn Floyd
Email:
L.L.Floyd@brightnet.net

Time of day/date

In the evening between 4pm & 8pm.Late to early summer so far.

Location

Wewoka Okla. Lot's of trees and around a small lake

Characteristics

red like a cardinal but without the crest on the head and no black markings. Was spotted in trees several times. Quick in flight.

Comments

First year to see this type of bird in this area. See lot's of cardinals,chickadees etc. but not this one.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Lynne Emmons
Email:
roro81@juno.com

Time of day/date

noon, July 10, 2002

Location

Tulsa, rural area, on our porch

Characteristics

A little orange on its back and wings, crest on top of head, sort of like a female cardinal, but different. Sat on our porch, flew to the top of a leafy true. Didn't make any sound.

Comments

Crest on top of head was similar to cardinal, but "featherier"- a few points instead of one. Was brownish gray except for wash of orange on back and wings. Was the size of a small robin.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
peggy ray
Email:
pray1979@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Location

eastern,tulsa,ok,apartment complex

Characteristics

white breast and belly,grey wings and back,brown and black patches

Comments

white breast and belly,grey wings and back,brown and black patches on wings. mothers was found near a hedge after a storm covered in dirt baby was on grown looked like a piece of trash,head was not decernable


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
peggy ray
Email:
pray1979@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Location

eastern,tulsa,ok,apartment complex

Characteristics

white breast and belly,grey wings and back,brown and black patches

Comments

white breast and belly,grey wings and back,brown and black patches on wings. mothers was found near a hedge after a storm covered in dirt baby was on grown looked like a piece of trash,head of mother was not decernable


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Johnnie Ann Allen
Email:
jannallen@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

summer - day and night

Location

On my back porch in an abandoned hanging planter...Lahoma, OK - mile from wheat fields...

Characteristics

Brownish back (like a robin) and a yellow breast. Leaves the planter very rarely (eggs are white with spots). When she/he leaves - she either sits on the clothes line or the outer edges of the branches on the tallest tree.

Comments

Seems to have added something like cotton to the dead plant that was already in the planter. Sits down low in the planter. Stays day and nite, wind, rain, lightning....Stays when I let the dog out every morning...But - flys away if I walk to the mower, which is toward her...But - comes back once I leave. When I am out there - She flies wildly from the clothesline to the branches, screaming (sorry - don't know what it sounds like). I think I've seen a mate - hanging around, possibly helping out - can't really tell. The breast is bright yellow - Beak looks thin...


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Maria Epperson
Email:
stevenbrach@cox.net

Time of day/date

12:30 pm 07/13/02

Location

Warr Acres, OK

Characteristics

top back of head red, 2 black spots on chest, dark spotted wings, yellow strip on tail

Comments

there were 2, the one with more pronounced colors was catching worms and feeding the smaller one


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Maria Epperson
Email:
stevenbrach@cox.net

Time of day/date

12:30 pm 07/13/02

Location

Warr Acres, OK

Characteristics

top back of head red, 2 black spots on chest, dark spotted wings, yellow strip on tail

Comments

there were 2, the one with more pronounced colors was catching worms and feeding the smaller one


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Norma Wilson
Email:
njwilson@pldi.net

Time of day/date

Noon

Location

Hennessey, OK

Characteristics

Black bird with a rust or brown head

Comments

Birds are seed eaters, coming to feeder in large groups They are a very pretty black color, with a brownish crest and cape down the back to the scapula.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Judy
Email:
Judyw113@cox.net

Time of day/date

7/14/02 10:30am

Location

I threw some bird seed out on the lawn in the back yard. Large back yard with trees and underbrush downtown Oklahoma City.

Characteristics

All kinds of birds appeared. This one looked like a sparrow but it had red on its head. Brown and black spotted back feathers. White underneath coming up to the breast with a black patch right in the middle of its chest. Small black beak.

Comments

I had thrown a mixture of songbird seeds. There were blue jays, sparrows,robins,great-tailed grackles,and a squirrell.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
Reckless1Once@aol.com

Time of day/date

7-14-02; 8:30am and 6:00 Pm

Location

Mustang,Ok trees

Characteristics

Bright red, but not a cardinal. Small, but bigger than a hummingbird.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
Reckless1Once@aol.com

Time of day/date

7-14-02; 8:30am and 6:00 Pm

Location

Mustang,Ok trees

Characteristics

Bright red, but not a cardinal. Small, but bigger than a hummingbird.

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
brian.rich@williams.com

Time of day/date

morning and late afternoon and evening.

Location

Tulsa County, near Prattville. He flew between two trees basically.

Characteristics

light bluish, rounded beak with a bald head and what appears to be a black mask around his eyes.

Comments

Seemed predatory. Sat on the top of my tree, like a hawk: Looking at the ground as if scanning for prey. He was not brown at all. Grayish/bluish. Made three pass bys over my head. Had a mate or second bird with him. My dog even barked at him when he flew by the house. Very unusal for my dog to bark at a bird.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Pamela Hopkins
Email:
mslopez@peoplepc.com

Time of day/date

Arbuckle Lake in Oklahoma July 13 at approx 2:00 pm

Location

Flying into a tree and landing.

Characteristics

Bright Blue head. Yellow body Red Tail

Comments

I just saw it for a moment...I thought I was seeing things. I told my companions to look but no one saw the bird but me. I have lived in Oklahoma for the past 30 years and I have never seen this bird before. When I discribed it to my friends they all asked me what drugs was I on. Someone said it might have been someones exotic bird that got away. I don't think so. This bird looked like he or she was at home.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
gpm706@cs.som

Time of day/date

spring 2002

Location

edmond, ok. in my backyard

Characteristics

black with blye head and a large fan like tail when the tail iis spread. on the ground

Comments

in spring when it's mateing season, the bird puffs up and appears to be a beautiful navy blue.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
PJ
Email:
pjones761@netzero.net

Time of day/date

the birds have been comming to feed several times daily since I started puting seed out in June.

Location

Oklahoma City OK

Characteristics

body of a sparrow with red head, throat and back

Comments

Appears as if two completely different species of birds have mated. This is either rare or a mutation or something odd.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Kevin McCaslen
Email:
Uni4mr@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

all day

Location

Yukon Okla

Characteristics

nesting in my Blue Spruce.Bird has a striped head & a conical type beak

Comments

Laid 4 eggs in nest.Eggs are off white with irregular dark brown or black splotches


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
sammy parson
Email:
shewolf_2000_2000@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

July '02 all day

Location

Lakeview Apartments, NW Expressway and Meridian OKC, OK at my back door

Characteristics

red cap, red breast, red spot at beginning of tail on back, beak, brown and shaped like cardinal's, brown wings, loves sunflower seeds, saw them this winter and now they are back. female (?) has cream breast with brown oval shaped splotches. i have looked every where for a picture and can't find one. don't have a bird book.

Comments

they are a fairly brave bird, don't fly when sparrows take off. have seeds in elavated bowl


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Cliff Otto
Email:
baseball318@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

July 22, 2002, approximately 2pm

Location

outdoor park at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City

Characteristics

see comments for pictures

Comments

http://members.telocity.com/bbetcetera/bird_id.htm


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
j.p smith
Email:
badmedicine02@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

every summer

Location

hennessey ok

Characteristics

dark grey, with a light grey underside flight, type bird looks like a small hawk has a small beak

Comments

returns every summer, some form of hawk smaller than a redtail hawk likes sitting in dead trees so they can watch the empty field next to my house


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Eileen Sample
Email:
janiitor@webtv.net

Time of day/date

July 25 2002-5:30

Location

in my backyard-on cement sidewalk and on fence ledge-Hoxie,Kansas

Characteristics

looked like a Mourning Dove,except the legs were lite brown,M D'are red.It was by my garden picking at some bugs on the ground.There was a Blue Jay doing the same thing close by

Comments

Where a Mourning Dove has dark spots on it,s back,this one was all most all one color,grayish brown from head to feathers.It has a whooshing sound when it flew away,maybe you can help figure out just what kind of bird I saw.Thank you for your time if you can help.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
lbrownlee@cowboy.net

Time of day/date

Date--July 28, 2001 we observe the bird daily in a nest (in a tree) in our backyard

Location

Cushing, OK, in the backyard

Characteristics

large orange beak, orange belly, brown or grey feathers

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Cheryl
Email:
clweber63@aol.com

Time of day/date

07-24-02 Mid-day

Location

Choctaw, in a swampy area

Characteristics

Large, long neck and legs, black tipped wings

Comments

Maybe a crane?


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Peter
Email:
Peter.tu2@verizon.net

Time of day/date

8/1/02 around 7:30 pm in Rhode Island.

Location

West Warwick R.I. in my backyard

Characteristics

bright yellow and black wing tip and black head

Comments

Forging around tall weeds and flowers.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
glen wheaton
Email:
glenjan74104@earthlink.net

Time of day/date

8/4/02 5:00 pm

Location

Tulsa, OK

Characteristics

green head, red body, long, split tail-feathers (like a scissor-tailed fly-catcher), and bright orange beak.

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
jan richburg
Email:
mjrichburg@marathonoil.com

Time of day/date

late afternoon

Location

feeding in my back yard

Characteristics

dark, almost black

Comments

sharp long tails, sharp long beaks, even similiar to a hummingbird. very small birds, flew around under my patio table and in a thick bush I have growing in the back yard.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
jan richburg
Email:
mjrichburg@marathonoil.com

Time of day/date

late afternoon

Location

feeding in my back yard

Characteristics

dark, almost black

Comments

sharp long tails, sharp long beaks, even similiar to a hummingbird. very small birds, flew around under my patio table and in a thick bush I have growing in the back yard.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
carpetplus_e@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

-evening time 7-30 8-07-02

Location

enid city limits

Characteristics

tree, grey color

Comments

the bird dive bombs people. falcon like. 2 birdsin one tree. nesting in tree


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
anna graves
Email:
agraves@mailclerk.ecok.edu

Time of day/date

8/8/02 1:30am bird came through a hole in a screen into a room in the house 1 1/2 floors up where our parrots live......

Location

Ada, OK 74820 in town

Characteristics

small brown, appeared to be a youngster, long uncurved bill

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
cldodge87@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Every day in the spring and summer it lives in my yard and chases my cat. Seen more in the afternoon than early morning

Location

Noble Ok in my front yard

Characteristics

It is grayish with some coloring around it's face and has white on the under side of it's wings that you can see when it flys. It is slim in build.

Comments

I am from the desert and know very little about birds. There must be two birds because there is a nest, although I have not been able to distinguish this. This bird has lived at my house since we moved in a little over two years ago. We only see it in the summer and spring. It has become very comfortable around us, or more like it, has no fear. This bird chases my cat, dive-bombs him and our car when we get in it, and walks whithin a foot or two of my cat. My cat who is a hunter himself leaves this bird alone. We have watched him stock and catch other birds and can't figure this out. I know when my cat is out front because the bird makes a chatting chirping sound. I think it must be some kind of warning. Could it be that there are young birds it is protecting? I would really like to know what it is. My husband thought mabey a Mockingbird, I for some reason am thinking a skylark. Please help! Sinserely, CLDodge


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Julie Bohannon
Email:
jbohannon@usao.edu

Time of day/date

Don't remember the date of the first sighting but was in the evening. Next two sightings- August 6th and 8th approximate time 7:30pm

Location

Perched on an electric line near a softball field in town, Chickasha, Oklahoma. This area has a small thicket of cottonwoods/elms and is near a railroad track.

Characteristics

Hawklike, in evening light the colors on the head/back looked sand/taupe with light dovegray chest. The eye area looked like it had a dark stripe. There seemed to be 2 juveniles with the group and they had a spotted brown chest. The flight was like a hawk, one of them flew to an oak tree across the street and it had that beautiful silent glide...

Comments

I saw two of these birds on a wooded street last week...they were circling over an open lot. Later, I saw one perched in my silver maple...barely could see it but sounds it made but made me think of a small owl! My house is about 1/2 mile from the next sighting. On the 6th & 8th, I saw 5 birds perched on the electric line near the softball field- there were adult looking birds with this light coloring and 2 juvenile looking birds (same shape but spotted) on the line, they were facing south toward the ballpark. They were the size of a small crow and they did not seem disturbed as my husband and I (and two dogs) walked around them. I grew up in Tennessee and love watching red-tailed hawks and this bird made me think of them BUT the coloring was soo unusual! The birds were beautiful! Do you know what they are?


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Justin R. Miles
Email:
crazyjrm@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Aug 12th 2002 at appox. 19:00 or 7:00 CST.

Location

Lawton, OK. in a commonity right off of fort sill. on a telephone wire.

Characteristics

Falcon or hawk looking, grey, all over black around eyes b ut not covering the whole head white fading in all over kind of sea gull shaped in flight or just sleak.

Comments

two or three in the area and hawk or falcon shaped head. beutiful!


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Deirdra
Email:
deirdra@compuvision.net

Time of day/date

August 12, 2002; mid-day

Location

Oklahoma City, OK, at apartment bird feeder

Characteristics

blackish above and below; breast full of white spots; came to bird feeder with sparrows and house finches

Comments

couldn't find anything like it in my field guide - was not a European Starling. white spots on black on underside of body were very conspicuous; body about the size of a mockingbird; black beak


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Jim Blake
Email:
faaasi@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Early Morning

Location

OKC, airport in open fields of tall grass.

Characteristics

grey, brown, single band on each wing above the grass, looking for mice, like a hawk, or owl. Hovering on the wind, into the wind to hold position.

Comments

I believe that it was some type of goshawk, or small falcon type. Very pronounced call. I have heard it at night in washington state but never saw the bird. I have heard of night hawks, maybe...


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Randy
Email:
rrecher@mcloudteleco.com

Time of day/date

Morning and evening mostly. All throughout the day

Location

Newalla OK, home

Characteristics

Light grey belly, darker grey top and head, lands on the tops of trees. Pointed, tapered wings, much like a Swift. Tail is blocked and not rounded. Appears to have a hooked beak.

Comments

I'm quite certain this is a bird of prey, looks fast and nimble, not and eagle or hawk maybe some type of Falcon or large Shrike, Maybe two seperate birds, breeding pair? From out of state just passing through?


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Debi
Email:
pegacorn22@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Sat at 2:30 PM

Location

Pensacola, OK in our yard

Characteristics

Black with orange chest and tailfeaters. Found on the ground

Comments

Long thin beak, black in color, makes a pretty chirpping noise, has some white mixed in.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
rgboyt@msn.com

Time of day/date

Aug 21 morning

Location

Sapulpa, Ok

Characteristics

On groud but will fly to tree, brownish, gray, with a few darker "spots", white tip tail, long beek and tail

Comments

Have not heard it make a dove coooo


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
R. L.
Email:
jespiddlin@crosswinds.net

Time of day/date

August 25, 2002, about 6 - 7 pm.

Location

Broken Arrow, OK, over neighborhoods. Fields nearby.

Characteristics

In flight: was dark, slender body, possibly black, with a wide white stripe from front to back of underside of wings. The wings were long, compared to the size of the body. Flew in mostly circular designs. We never saw one land closer to the ground than the power lines above.

Comments

Flight pattern was beautifully smooth, with occasional erratic moves that reminded me of the magnetic doves that flew on mirrors with rainbows on them, back in the 1970's. The erratic movement was similar to when the magnet allowed the bird on the mirror to fall, slightly. My husband said it reminded him of martins catching mosquitoes, but he thought they were larger than he remembered martins being.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
pat davie
Email:
terrysis@aol.com

Time of day/date

Aug 26, noon

Location

tulsa, back yard

Characteristics

light chocolate brown, long pointed beak, two light stripes across back, on ground (patio)

Comments

Small patio area with bird feeder. Mostly wrens and bluejays, some cardinals. First time I have seen this bird. Actually on the ground where feed had dropped, not 6 feet from patio door. Have seen only one time.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
pat davie
Email:
terrysis@aol.com

Time of day/date

Aug 26, noon

Location

tulsa, back yard

Characteristics

medium sweet chocolate brown, pointed beak, long tail, two light stripes across back. Small patio area with bird feeders. Commonly wrens, bluejays, some cardinals.

Comments

On ground where seed has fallen. Not particularly "jumpy". I watched until it went under the fence and have not seen it since.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
marty robinson
Email:
mrobinson19@cox.net

Time of day/date

9-2-02 afternoon

Location

hutchinson, ks

Characteristics

ground feeder, buff colored head, speckled body, long dark beak

Comments

I haven't seen them in my yard before, they are not flickers, I don't think......I don't see the black block area on their chest. They appeared today as a small flock, bathing, drinking, and eating in my back field.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
MAXINE
Email:
dillm@odawan.net

Time of day/date

8/15/02

Location

DURANT, OK FEEDER IN BACKYARD

Characteristics

WHITE , WITH A PALE PALE YELLOW TINT

Comments

MAY BE FINCH BUT LOOKS LIKE AN ALBINO


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
tonja.southard@tinker.af.mil

Time of day/date

6:30 p.m.

Location

Norman, OK Duck Pond, marsh, cattail area

Characteristics

Black with Red shoulder sitting on top of marsh

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
stager32@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

sept 25 about 12am

Location

tree in front yard

Characteristics

small patch on top of head ,black and white body

Comments

it is a small woodpecker


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
vicky
Email:
vickyflanagan@goquest.com

Time of day/date

around 2ish in the afternoon

Location

back garden at feeder usually attended by chickadees and cardinals and tanagers

Characteristics

Bright Red head Sky Blue back and wings Lemon Breasted and I mean lemon colour small non descript tail with no color just brownish

Comments

This bird was about 7' very cheeky and perky the colours were very gaudy and bright. The back and wings were a pastely sky blue and the front was lemon yellow. I was sitting about 8feet from the bird looking down from my back steps. I sat watching it for about 10 mins.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Mark H.
Email:
arron@dellepro.com

Time of day/date

Noon

Location

John Zink Ranch

Characteristics

Huge,black,and sitting on high lines

Comments

Very large,vulture like,and jet black.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Mary Lou Johnson
Email:
norma@ptsi.net

Time of day/date

October 1 Morning

Location

Texhoma, Ok. 73949 In my back yard

Characteristics

blue on it's wings, flies on the porch and up in the tree.

Comments

This is NOT a blue jay, but it has blue on its wings and the blue really show up when it flies. It eats at the bird feeder and flies around and sits on the back porch. The blue seems to be on top of its wings and not too much any other place. We are in the panhandle of Oklahoma.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Mary Lou Johnson
Email:
norma@ptsi.net

Time of day/date

October 1 Morning

Location

Texhoma, Ok. 73949 In my back yard

Characteristics

blue on it's wings, flies on the porch and up in the tree.

Comments

This is NOT a blue jay, but it has blue on its wings and the blue really show up when it flies. It eats at the bird feeder and flies around and sits on the back porch. The blue seems to be on top of its wings and not too much any other place. We are in the panhandle of Oklahoma.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
emery spears
Email:
emery@lakewebs.net

Time of day/date

October 13, 2002 Approx. 1 PM

Location

East of Hartshorne and Southwest of Wilburton. In a second growth brushy field with grass and some briars I was brush hogging at the time

Characteristics

It was dark brown, at first I thought it was a wookcock, it had a long beak that was slightly curved down at the end. It did not offer to fly. I was raised in this area and had never seen a bird looking like this one. It did not appear to have protruding tail feathers. It ran on the ground and stopped as if to see what I was going to do next.

Comments

The location is where the hardwood trees have been removed and pine trees planted. Some of the pine trees are 13 years old surrounding this field. The pine trees in the field are seedlings. The second growth hardwoods are about 8-12 feet tall and the grass/briars are about knee high. This field is on the side of a hill with rocky surface. There is a small pond nearby.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
gayl wells
Email:
wells789@aol.com

Time of day/date

9:AM

Location

wooded area of park

Characteristics

tree flighting around quickly

Comments

small 3-4 inches pale green yellow underside (pale) short tail acted like a wren but looked like a vireo but havent seen one so small


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
gayl wells
Email:
wells789@aol.com

Time of day/date

9:AM

Location

wooded area of park

Characteristics

tree flighting around quickly

Comments

small 3-4 inches pale green yellow underside (pale) short tail acted like a wren but looked like a vireo but havent seen one so small


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
gayl wells
Email:
wells789@aol.com

Time of day/date

9:AM

Location

wooded area of park

Characteristics

tree flighting around quickly

Comments

small 3-4 inches pale green yellow underside (pale) short tail acted like a wren but looked like a vireo but havent seen one so small


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
gayl wells
Email:
wells789@aol.com

Time of day/date

9:AM

Location

wooded area of park

Characteristics

tree flighting around quickly

Comments

small 3-4 inches pale green yellow underside (pale) short tail acted like a wren but looked like a vireo but havent seen one so small


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
gayl wells
Email:
wells789@aol.com

Time of day/date

9:AM

Location

wooded area of park

Characteristics

tree flighting around quickly

Comments

small 3-4 inches pale green yellow underside (pale) short tail acted like a wren but looked like a vireo but havent seen one so small


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
gayl wells
Email:
wells789@aol.com

Time of day/date

9:AM

Location

wooded area of park

Characteristics

tree flighting around quickly

Comments

small 3-4 inches pale green yellow underside (pale) short tail acted like a wren but looked like a vireo but havent seen one so small


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
gayl wells
Email:
wells789@aol.com

Time of day/date

9:AM

Location

wooded area of park

Characteristics

tree flighting around quickly

Comments

small 3-4 inches pale green yellow underside (pale) short tail acted like a wren but looked like a vireo but havent seen one so small


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
gayl wells
Email:
wells789@aol.com

Time of day/date

9:AM

Location

wooded area of park

Characteristics

tree flighting around quickly

Comments

small 3-4 inches pale green yellow underside (pale) short tail acted like a wren but looked like a vireo but havent seen one so small


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
gayl wells
Email:
wells789@aol.com

Time of day/date

9:AM

Location

wooded area of park

Characteristics

tree flighting around quickly

Comments

small 3-4 inches pale green yellow underside (pale) short tail acted like a wren but looked like a vireo but havent seen one so small


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
emery spears
Email:
emery@lakewebs.net

Time of day/date

October 13, 2002 About 1 PM

Location

east of hartshorne

Characteristics

dark brown, on the ground

Comments

I sent information to you yesterday. What is a saro rail? I saw this name in the Oklahoma hunting regulations.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
emery spears
Email:
emery@lakewebs.net

Time of day/date

October 13, 2002 About 1 PM

Location

east of hartshorne

Characteristics

dark brown, on the ground

Comments

I sent information to you yesterday. What is a saro rail? I saw this name in the Oklahoma hunting regulations.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
ronald.j.kuhler.jr@conoco.com

Time of day/date

10/13/2002 6:00

Location

Ponca City, OK, suburban area

Characteristics

either a palm or a prarie warbler in the top of a partially dead tree (in dead section). Bad lighting.

Comments

tail bobbing some circular motion, was fly catching from the top of the tree.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Michael
Email:
mrmrsfangs@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

10-19-02... 10AM

Location

Bristow, Ok

Characteristics

Dark Body with a red sharp pointed head, not a red headed woodpecker... landed on the side of a tree like a woodpecker...

Comments

Large bird with a bright red head, wings when opened showed white markings... never seen such a bird before.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Mark P Hodges
Email:
znard@lycos.com

Time of day/date

July 4th. 3:00ish? 2002

Location

Grand Lake, Euchie, (Lakemont Shores)

Characteristics

blue, crested, could be black crested titmouse. looks like cardnal but all blue. quick flight, tree to tree.

Comments

I always have fun with this bird. it has a call is a series of 2 then 3. Or just 3, 3, 3. the tone is low to high. i have called them in before but this summer i called one in 1 foot from my face. i was standing on the porch of the cabin. there was two other adults and six children. i heard the bird in question and returned the call, and three started moiving in. the birds were about 20 feet away. i was leaning on a pole and rested my head against it in order to remain steady. and to my amazement, and everyone else, one of the birds came in 1 foot away from my face. It flutterd around looking for the other "bird". left and came back twice. is there a bird other then the Black Crested Titmouse that is blue and looks like a cardnal?


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Cecelia Adcock
Email:
cg5761@juno.com

Time of day/date

all hours of the day, every day

Location

in the trees in our pasture and front yard

Characteristics

looks and acts like a woodpecker...has bars on the wing tips, white belly and grey head....very similar to a red headed woodpecker.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Heather
Email:
abitaalot@aol.com

Time of day/date

Novemeber 1, 2002 3:00 p.m.

Location

In backyard, near raised feeder with mixed food block and sliced orange and several vines with berries (honeysuckle, porcelain berry, cotoneaster).

Characteristics

About 1/2 again as big as a sparrow. Soft, even grey, small head, beady dark eye with no eye ring. The wings sat like a robin's do. Beak was narrow, unlike a sparrow's. 'Cap' appeared slightly darker. The underside of the tail was a dark (surprising) red, but otherwise, entire body was soft grey.

Comments

Appeared to be eating berries. Thanks! Neat service!


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Sue Hamilton
Email:
Hamiltonsm1@comcast.net

Time of day/date

Approx. 2 weeks ago. About 12:30 in the afternoon (eastern time)

Location

Urban area of Detroit. Actually in the paved parking lot area where I work. But there are many open fields where houses have long since been torn down and fields replaced them. It appears to me that some wildlife, especially birds, have been returning to ubran Detroit in the past 15 years.

Characteristics

The bird was smaller than a chichadee but general physical and proportions of a chickadee. It was small, maybe 2 & 1/2 - 3 inches. It was a greenish color and had a bright scarlet spot in the center of it head. The feathers appeared to be down like. At first I thought it was a baby, but not in October (right?).

Comments

The birds appeared injured or sick. I was able to pick it up without it struggling. It was small and fit into my hand. I walked into the back of our parking lot. At one time houses built a century ago stood there but our company purchased the properties about a decade ago and torn the houses down like most of the surrounding area. The back lot is now fenced, lined in trees and bushes. I is covered in grass, ground cover, brush and wildflowers. Almost like a park. I set the bird on a branch of a small tree. It was cold and very windy than day. The little bird kept trying to hop back into my hand like it was cold When I finally got him to stay on the branch the little bird seemed too weak to be able to hold on to the branch. So I lifted it off the branch and placed it on the ground in some heavy ground cover and brush. It hopped right into the brush and disappeared from sight. I thought if it was sick it would at least be warm until it died or a predator got it. Afterwards I was wondering if it was possible that the bird may have been infected with the West Nile Virus. Here in Michigan we have aprox. 500 cases of people contracting WNS and about 29 deaths. I told my brother about this bird and he said when he was little he called them "hoppy" birds. But My Dad says Tom (my brother)told him in the mid 1950's that the "hoppy" birds were really called "Starts" and they were both Red and Green Starts. I was unable to find any info on a Start in any of our bird book at home or on the internet. Do you have a photo of a Start? Could this be a Start? What do you think it may be? I am 45 years old and have never seem a bird with these colors before. Thank you.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
M J Watson
Email:
mjwg@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

Lawton Ok. 8:30 AM Back yard ten or twelve in a flock

Location

Back yard, ten or twelve in a flock

Characteristics

Deep soft gray back and head and soft white under, on ground and patio looking for food

Comments

one little bird did not seem to be afraid of my dog as she tried (I would not let her) get out the patio door


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Rick
Email:
nuttler@cox.net

Time of day/date

Evening 11/19/02

Location

SW OKC,Wheatland Area

Characteristics

Ivory - Orange claws(3)

Comments

This bird is currently on my roof and seems totally unmotivated to leave - even after I climbed up and cautously oberseved him within 2 feet. The bird has some sort of marking bands.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Janet
Email:
Janet.Weeston@tinker.af.mil

Time of day/date

Evening

Location

Parking lot

Characteristics

solid black (shinny) with a long skinny bill and yellow eyes

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Doug Smith
Email:
wdouglassmith@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Sat, 11-23, 3:40 PM

Location

Tree in Tulsa, near 31st and Lewis

Characteristics

Grey bodied possibly lighter head. "Bald" type appearance, less feathery body than an eagle. Larger than a crow, but smaller than an eagle. Looked like a quail or possibly a wild pigeon, but was too large. It sat on a branch 25 feet high, and sat still for several minutes (as an eagle would), unintimidated by three crows that "cawed" above it and landed on nearby branches.

Comments

Let me know if I can add anything. thanks


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Doug Smith
Email:
wdouglassmith@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Sat, 11-23, 3:40 PM

Location

Tree in Tulsa, near 31st and Lewis

Characteristics

Grey bodied possibly lighter head. "Bald" type appearance, less feathery body than an eagle. Larger than a crow, but smaller than an eagle. Looked like a quail or possibly a wild pigeon, but was too large. It sat on a branch 25 feet high, and sat still for several minutes (as an eagle would), unintimidated by three crows that "cawed" above it and landed on nearby branches.

Comments

Also, the torso was quite fat, which was what made it look like a larger quail.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Judy Mitchell-Todd
Email:
toddjud@aol.com

Time of day/date

11/26/02 8:30 a.m.

Location

Lawrence, Kansas wooded countryside home birdfeeder and tree

Characteristics

sitting on tree limb round little belly, red belly black cap yellow bill, I think

Comments

the whole bird was as round as a ball as it sat on the limb do Robins ever ball up with a big big belly? It sat there a long time til I went to get the binoculars. Of course. tail was medium length, narrow and squared off at bottom Thanks


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
ryan
Email:
ryanob7602@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

morning

Location

stillwater, OK, trees

Characteristics

tan, black spotted belly, Black beak, in a tree

Comments

black feet, I think its wing is broken not sure what to do. Don't know if I should bandage it or turn it loose in a tree. But its beak opens every time it moves its right wing hen looking at it from the tail feather region.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
eaoneill@att.net

Time of day/date

late afternoon and early evening

Location

edmond, ok; Washita Arm, Ok, flying high above a field

Characteristics

looked brown, circling very high, rounded front wing

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
carrol
Email:
mommaluv@junct .com

Time of day/date

nov 30 noon

Location

afton ,ok. dirt road

Characteristics

black head white ring around neck gold wings

Comments

medium lenght tail feathers ,


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
marthalea@intellex.com

Time of day/date

12-3-02 near noon

Location

Tahlequah, Cherokee County, in our backyard

Characteristics

Red head, plumed much like Woody Woodpecker Dark, possibly black, wings and body. He was 14-16 inches in length.

Comments

He was pecking at something in a persimmon tree. The tree is located approximately 25 feet from our house. Our home in located on the edge of a heavily wooded area.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
lucia machande
Email:
wdmllm@cox.net

Time of day/date

12-13-02 9:30am

Location

tulsa, ok in my back yard at bird feeder

Characteristics

looks like a sparrow, but it has a white head like a eagle, its bady colors may be a little ligther then a sparrow

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Andrew
Email:
nrfx@aol.com

Time of day/date

9-10am 12/10

Location

Oklahoma City/ Edmond near memorial & i-35

Characteristics

Black - Looks like a crow but way too big

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
harleybrad23@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

december 7th around 4:00 p.m.

Location

draper lake in Midwest City

Characteristics

white, sitting on water, in a group..flew off the water

Comments

large group of White birds, on coastline..could possibly have some grey color to them...


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
lucky
Email:
luckymccray@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

3:00 pm december 24th

Location

duncan ok on a bbq grill

Characteristics

white bars on wings, long hook bill

Comments

did not seem to have the bottom part of bill


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
lucky
Email:
luckymccray@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

3:00 pm december 24th

Location

duncan ok on a bbq grill

Characteristics

white bars on wings, long hook bill

Comments

did not seem to have the bottom part of bill


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Lorna
Email:
lorspencer@earthlink.net

Time of day/date

lots for breakfast and dinner and usually some any time of the day

Location

Broken Arrow, OK at home feeder 3-4 ft. from house and kitchen windows, some afraid, others not bothered by the disposal running!

Characteristics

I think they may be sparrows but not sure...brown, gray/tan belly, yellow beaks, kind of striped....

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Lorna
Email:
lorspencer@earthlink.net

Time of day/date

fall, mid-day at feeder;larger than the sparrows

Location

Broken Arrow, OK, near house at feeders

Characteristics

they don't come everyday. Large brown/black with little while spots on body. Dark chest, dark beaks.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Lorna
Email:
lorspencer@earthlink.net

Time of day/date

morning, fall/winter season.

Location

Broken Arrow, OK at home feeder

Characteristics

Black beak,head,back with gray running into a white belly.

Comments

They will not eat from a verticat, tube type feeder that has the same seed in it as other feeders.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Lorna
Email:
lorspencer@earthlink.net

Time of day/date

morning, fall/winter season.

Location

Broken Arrow, OK at home feeder

Characteristics

Black beak,head,back with gray running into a white belly.

Comments

They will not eat from a verticat, tube type feeder that has the same seed in it as other feeders.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Pamela Stater
Email:
hipm00m@msn.com

Time of day/date

Spring and summer in Shawnee Oklahoma.

Location

All over the skies flying in large groups.

Characteristics

Pointed wings when in flight, similar to a swallow. 50-100 birds which would first fly 1 way then suddenly fly to the right, then upward, then left, etc. Fascinating to watch - like a sky dance!

Comments

They seem to be such joyful, carefree, yet "family-type" birds. I was positive they are a variety of swallow because of their narrow, pointed wings.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
dale
Email:
daleisok@netzero.net

Time of day/date

Dec 24, 2002 various times around feeder

Location

Back yard in rural wellston, ok

Characteristics

kind of a grayish blue these birds are cute and they walk down tree trunk and sometimes feed upside down

Comments

There is usually quite a few of these birds and they seem to like the sunflower seeds best. I feed a commercial wild bird feed and supplement that with sunflower seeds.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Christy Lamb
Email:
lambent@brightok.net

Time of day/date

Most of the early afternoon to late afternnon Dec 29th, 2002.

Location

Tryon, OK, our backyard feeders, in wooded area but within view of a large hay meadow.

Characteristics

Picture an American Goldfinch turned light gray and some turned a very dark gray. Distinctive wing bars like the finches. Small flock eating from sunflower seeds on ground and not really at the tree feeders where there were extra american goldfinches, 2 purple finches and a house finch. Juncos weren't around much like they usually are and I am so used to the Juncos and other finches, it took me awhile to notice we had a flock of something new.

Comments

Tail feathers seemed slightly longer than am.goldfinches. Eye had a VERY SMALL hard to notice white eye ring. I cannot stress enough how much they looked like american goldfinches except they werent gold, yellow, olive green, just light shade of gray and dark shade of gray. I have ruled out phoebes and peewees because of the shape of the head it resembles am goldfinch strongly. I have looked at your lesser goldfinch, but it is too yellow, the breat on these birds is white. I am going nuts wondering what they were, So your help is greatly appreciated.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Corbyn Doyle
Email:
corbyndoyle@netzero.net

Time of day/date

10 am on 12/31/2002

Location

Just east of the city of Edmond, in a new housing addition (Creek Bend) located north of 15th st. and between Coltrane and I-35. Heavy woods there, where housing plots are being carved out.

Characteristics

BLUE! I am a very amateur birdwatcher, and have never seen a bird like this that I can remember. I guess it is a simple Eastern Bluebird, based on my research this morning. There were several of these birds flitting among the branches and ground.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
bmilf@cox.net

Time of day/date

afternoon dec. 25 -jan.3

Location

oklahoma city on power line by bird feeder

Characteristics

yellow breast black and white wings on wire

Comments

seem to keep company with cardinals. has been chased away by mockingbird


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Christine
Email:
christine.girard@ctcoftulsa.com

Time of day/date

04 January 03, 1300-1600 hrs

Location

I was kayaking out of Cowskin South at Lake Keystone. Noticed a large grouping of white birds on a rocky "sandbar" in the middle of the water.

Characteristics

Huge, white birds with great long beaks, short legs, webbed feet, black wing tips on flight. They numbered about 50-75. They "roosted" in a large pack on the sandbar, floated in the water feeding, and took off from the sandbar and water easily. On landing, they used their webbed feet like waterskis as they settled their bodies on the water to feed. On flight, they stayed low, although some flew as high as the tree tops on shore. They never settled in the trees, but settled in the water or on the sandbar.

Comments

I'm not a birder and I'm from New England. I think they're pelicans - somehow I don't expect pelicans in Oklahoma. What do you think? Thanks in advance!


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
heather
Email:
ddvhc@aol.com

Time of day/date

afternoon jan 5

Location

milton ma

Characteristics

on the ground eating a house sparrow--gross it had a white stripe on his eyebrow,white spots on his back,speckled breast,and was brown i think it was a falcon or small halk

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
juliebcarroll@prodigy.net

Time of day/date

1/8/03 noon

Location

Tishomingo OK at the thistle feeder o

Characteristics

orange belly brown wings tree

Comments

large number- about 8 in group


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Jack Hollan
Email:
jackhollan@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Just a few day's in December

Location

Wister,Oklahoma

Characteristics

Looks like a big Woodpecker

Comments

They look and act like big Woodpecker's.I have seen as many as 3 at a time around my pond and in my driveway,on old tree's.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
ELLEN
Email:
CATZEYE226@YAHOO.COM

Time of day/date

JANUARY 10 2003 IN MORNING

Location

NORHTERN N.J. IN WOODED BACKYARD

Characteristics

LOOKED LIKE WOODPECKER BUT QUITE LARGE FOR ONE, ALL BLACK BACK AND TOP OF HEAD, FACE WAS WHITE WITH 2 BLACK STRIPES ON SIDE, BRIGHT RED PATCH ON BACK OF NECK,WAS PECKING ON A DEAD TREE.

Comments

HAVE SEEN MANY WOODPECKERS AROUND HERE BUT THIS ONE SEEMED PARTICULARLY LARGE. HAVE BEEN ON COMPUTER BUT CAN'T SEEM TO FIND THIS ONE ANYWHERE!


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Rhonda
Email:
rwillmott@mynewroads.com

Time of day/date

early a.m. and late afternoon

Location

Wilburton, OK backyard (of 40 acres)

Characteristics

whitish belly, charcoal gray head and back, yellowish splash beneath closed wings.

Comments

I have recently moved out in the country, this seems to be a common bird. There are lots of them and they are at ease around the 11 pairs of Cardinals that feed in my back yard. They are tiny fat little things.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Rhonda
Email:
rwillmott@mynewroads.com

Time of day/date

early a.m. and late afternoon

Location

Wilburton, OK backyard (of 40 acres)

Characteristics

whitish belly, charcoal gray head and back, yellowish splash beneath closed wings.

Comments

I have recently moved out in the country, this seems to be a common bird. There are lots of them and they are at ease around the 11 pairs of Cardinals that feed in my back yard. They are tiny fat little things.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
todd herrmann
Email:
iamtoad69@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

jan 19 2003 5:00pm

Location

stillwater ok

Characteristics

black w\orange&red stripe on wings

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Danette
Email:
dlachjr@brightok.net

Time of day/date

Jan 22, 3:32pm

Location

Chandler, OK , my backyard - a cat was attacking it, so I picked it up and currently have it in a cat carrier so I can take it to the vet.

Characteristics

Red from beak to above eyes, yellow belly, black and white block/speckled wings, pointy beak - very loud screech when in distress!

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Murrell Stevenson
Email:
mjsteve@netusa1.net

Time of day/date

10 AM - 6PM

Location

Bird-Feeder in the yard at our country home near Russuaville, Indiana.

Characteristics

It loks similar to a Vireo, except it has two white stipes in its' wings like a mocking bird when it issitting still. When it is flying around, you see alot of white under its' wings and maybe its' tail.

Comments

It is very aggressive toward the smaller birds like sparrows who always scatter when the ? bird approaches the bird feeder. I always put out a mixture in the feeder as follows:Wild bird seed, Nuts & Berries, Striped Sunflower seeds, and Unsalted Peanuts (in the shell). I have a digital picture that I could send you.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Murrell Stevenson
Email:
mjsteve@netusa1.net

Time of day/date

10 AM - 6PM

Location

Bird-Feeder in the yard at our country home near Russiaville, Indiana.

Characteristics

It looks similar to a Vireo, except it has two white stipes in its' wings like a mocking bird when it is sitting still. When it is flying around, you see alot of white under its' wings and maybe its' tail.

Comments

It is very aggressive toward the smaller birds like sparrows who always scatter when the ? bird approaches the bird feeder. I always put out a mixture in the feeder as follows:Wild bird seed, Nuts & Berries, Striped Sunflower seeds, and Unsalted Peanuts (in the shell). I have a digital picture that I could send you.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Murrell Stevenson
Email:
mjsteve@netusa1net

Time of day/date

10 AM - 6 PM

Location

Russiaville, IN

Characteristics

Mocking Bird, Black EyeStripe, Dark back, Light colored breast, two white stripes on its' wings. White fringe around the edge of its' tail. (long tail)

Comments

After seeing your picture of the Northern Mocking Bird in your gallery, that is my mystery bird that I wrote about earlier today. Except mine is a little fatter, probably due to our cold weather.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Murrell Stevenson
Email:
mjsteve@netusa1.net

Time of day/date

10 AM - 6 PM

Location

Russiaville, IN

Characteristics

Mocking Bird, Black EyeStripe, Dark back, Light colored breast, two white stripes on its' wings. White fringe around the edge of its' tail. (long tail)

Comments

After seeing your picture of the Northern Mocking Bird in your gallery, that is my mystery bird that I wrote about earlier today. Except mine is a little fatter, probably due to our cold weather.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Cheryl Frost
Email:
frostcl@attglobal.net

Time of day/date

3 to 5 pm, overcast day.

Location

Duncan, Oklahoma at Lake Humphrey. Bird was on an old dead tree sticking out of the lake. This is a small lake.

Characteristics

Thought it was an eagle until it moved it's head. Reminded me of a heron. It had a big Black body, white all the way up from the neck to its head. That's way we thought it was an eagle. Then it moved and it's neck stretched out like a herons.

Comments

It was with 2 other smaller birds, not sure what they were. I think they might have been grayish is color. Bald Eagles hang out at this lake and Clear Creek lake. These lakes are right across from one another. I plan on going back this Sunday, so I'll try and get a picture. I could email it if it might help.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Mary Lacona
Email:
meewee46@nycap.rr.com

Time of day/date

early morning and 3:30-4:00 pm

Location

Clifton Park, N.Y. in my backyard

Characteristics

royal blue head and winks,with golden orange or brown breast and white on lowest chest

Comments

observed birds eating at feeder.Wish there was more to tell.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
joyrackler@aol.com

Time of day/date

01/25/03

Location

Hugo, OK in backyard

Characteristics

black with white speckled wings and tail, crested head

Comments

The bird seemed agressive and pecked the ground and then wanted to take a bath in the dirt.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Sue Smith
Email:
suezq@texomaonline.com

Time of day/date

5:00 pm

Location

Southern Bryan County, laying bleeding from head area and picked by guineas in our yard next to our woods.

Characteristics

Blackish brown with grey and white stripes down it's face. A white stripe down each wing. Light yellow feathers on it's stomach. Little black curled toenails.It's about 6-7 inchs long

Comments

Rural Southeastern Bryan County, in a clearing of our woods. Our 2 guineas got a hold of a yellow bellied, blackish grayish brown w/white stripe on cheeks with a long skinny beak. It was bleeding from it's head and neck area. It's a young bird and I think it'll heal up alright. I think it's a yellow bellied sap sucker, but not sure. I have it in a cage till morning, when I'll see if it can fly to be released.I put hay,hummingbirdfeed mixed in water and some gamebird crumbs in for it. I don't know what it is so don't know what to feed it or even how I can help it. Can you help?


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Teri
Email:
tmartin@hollandhall.org

Time of day/date

10am

Location

Holland Hall in Tulsa, Ok eating red berries on holly bush

Characteristics

Maybe a little bigger than sparrow, yellow color on the time of tail, has dark mask around eyes, has light color to pale yellow on underside, otherwise mostly brown witht he darker markings and bright yellow on tip of tail

Comments

I see them every year about this time, so I think they must migrate through here.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Laraine Santagato
Email:
Oxfordeng@Hotmail,com

Time of day/date

Jan 28th before noon

Location

My Back yard, in Schertz Texas

Characteristics

Its the colors of a robrin but 4 times the size, like really puffy chest. It was foraging for seeds under oak trees ?

Comments

They came in groups of 6 or more, I had never seen them here before this week ( Maybe I haven't paid attention ) they are probably here every year


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Marc
Email:
marc1@familynet.net

Time of day/date

2/2/03 Sunday 12:45 pm

Location

southeast tulsa

Characteristics

black and white horizontal stripes on tail; flew off fast

Comments

Seen eating from our bird feeder for small birds/finch. Type of feed: Thistle. Only bird seen on the feeders at this time. Acted content and at home; stayed on the feeder for quite a while. Flew off when a loud noise (very loud car muffler) drove by. Flew quite fast, I couldn't determine where it went.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
c capps.
Email:
cdcapps@azalea.net

Time of day/date

through most of the day light hours

Location

in our back yard

Characteristics

top and back is dark grey, under wings is apricot or peach color, belly is light grey. I've seen it clinging upside down on the bark of trees, and many of them come share our birdfeed with the cardinals.

Comments

they have a group of peaked feathers on the top of their head, like cardinals do. Thanks for the help!!


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
broker763@cs.com

Time of day/date

2/6/03 at 1 p.m. central

Location

Guthrie, Ok

Characteristics

round spotted belly yellow under wings, grey (spotted?) back and top of wings yellow neck very white layer of feathers on tail area with black spots. In flight and landing in top of trees Long beak

Comments

The bird was big enough it would probably be too big to hold in both of my hands. Very, very pretty bird.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
kat1iscool@aol.com

Time of day/date

thursday @ 4:01 pm

Location

back yard

Characteristics

grey with white stomach. Trying to find food when theres snow on the ground

Comments

on type of the birds has kinda like stripes dirty and brown/black with white stomach


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
kat1iscool@aol.com

Time of day/date

thursday @ 4:01 pm

Location

back yard (piedmont,oklahoma) near oklahoma city

Characteristics

grey with white stomach. Trying to find food when theres snow on the ground

Comments

on type of the birds has kinda like stripes dirty and brown/black with white stomach


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
tequilalela602yahoo.com

Time of day/date

early to mid morning

Location

wilburton ok window feeder,trees

Characteristics

bronish gray wings and back, red on head,breast and under wings flies to tree by window then feeds from feeder

Comments

looks like a finch feeds with golden finch somewhat agressive


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
ALLISON
Email:
mktminded@msn.com

Time of day/date

5:00 pm

Location

Moore, OK

Characteristics

Black with light brown tips around each feather, long pointed straight beak, white under wings

Comments

Very shiny black feathers with a slight greenish irradescence to them, neak is just slightly shorter then a woodepeckers, yellowish orange beak but very light. We rescued this bird after being caught in a fence it had ripped half of one of its legs off trying to escape a nearby dog.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
ALLISON
Email:
mktminded@msn.com

Time of day/date

5:00 pm

Location

Moore, OK

Characteristics

Black with light brown tips around each feather, long pointed straight beak, white under wings

Comments

Very shiny black feathers with a slight greenish irradescence to them, neak is just slightly shorter then a woodepeckers, yellowish orange beak but very light. We rescued this bird after being caught in a fence it had ripped half of one of its legs off trying to escape a nearby dog.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
ALLISON
Email:
mktminded@msn.com

Time of day/date

5:00 pm

Location

Moore, OK

Characteristics

Black with light brown tips around each feather, long pointed straight beak, white under wings

Comments

Very shiny black feathers with a slight greenish irradescence to them, neak is just slightly shorter then a woodepeckers, yellowish orange beak but very light. We rescued this bird after being caught in a fence it had ripped half of one of its legs off trying to escape a nearby dog.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
ALLISON
Email:
mktminded@msn.com

Time of day/date

5:00 pm

Location

Moore, OK

Characteristics

Black with light brown tips around each feather, long pointed straight beak, white under wings

Comments

Very shiny black feathers with a slight greenish irradescence to them, neak is just slightly shorter then a woodepeckers, yellowish orange beak but very light. We rescued this bird after being caught in a fence it had ripped half of one of its legs off trying to escape a nearby dog.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Laura Hayes
Email:
blhayes4@aol.com

Time of day/date

2/5/03 afternoon

Location

Owasso, OK in a 70 acre field...wild grasses

Characteristics

ground and tree...yellowish breast

Comments

sings a very distinct, pretty song


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Laura Hayes
Email:
blhayes4@aol.com

Time of day/date

2/5/03 afternoon

Location

Owasso, OK in a 70 acre field...wild grasses

Characteristics

ground and tree...yellowish breast

Comments

sings a very distinct, pretty song


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Laura Hayes
Email:
blhayes4@aol.com

Time of day/date

2/5/03 afternoon

Location

Owasso, OK in a 70 acre field...wild grasses

Characteristics

ground and tree...yellowish breast

Comments

sings a very distinct, pretty song


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
gingerpage1@aol.com

Time of day/date

Feb 8 2003

Location

Inola OK

Characteristics

light red breasted, some red around the sides of the head, face and beak are dark. Dark wings. Uses our feeder

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Sherry
Email:
john663@swoi.net

Time of day/date

2 p.m.2-15-03

Location

my backyard,eating berries,from a bush

Characteristics

they would fly from tree,fly back to berrie bush, it was a flock of birds,not single ones,they flew as a group.Very bright yellow spot close to end of tail feathers,with a spot of red across the other side of tail feathers.

Comments

The yellow and red markings were so bright,that I didnt look for other markings.The berry bush is real close to patio door,in backyard]there were so many,that I could hear them as they gathered or flew to a tree.I also have Doves,Robins,Blue Jays,Crows,Hummingbirds,and I have seen a yellow finch,{I think it was a finch}Anyway,they were marked so beautiful that I had a friend watch them also.Never have inquired about a bird before, but these were special.Do you have any ideal what they were?Thank you so much.Sherry


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Cyndi
Email:
CyndiUSA@cableone.net

Time of day/date

02/20/03 @12:40p.m.

Location

Ada, OK south edge of town.

Characteristics

red(or deep pink) and white

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Cyndi
Email:
CyndiUSA@cableone.net

Time of day/date

02/20/03 @12:40p.m.

Location

Ada, OK south edge of town.

Characteristics

red(or deep pink) and white. It seems the head and wings and tail were deepest in color and the body was whiteish or pinkish. Beautiful bird. Flew across road and landed in a tree and as we continued watching the bird worked it's way down the tree closer to ground.

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
cas1066@msn.com

Time of day/date

All day long

Location

Tulsa, OK Backyard

Characteristics

Black and white head, white chest, gray/beige wings. Very small birds feeding off of feeder that is hanging in a tree.

Comments

Just put new feed in feeder and we now have 4 of these beautiful birds feeding off and on all day long.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Wynell Mikesell
Email:
jawy@swbell.net

Time of day/date

Early morning to noon -somtimes later

Location

My backyard in Duncanville, Texas (Dallas area)

Characteristics

Very small bird -- flighting here and there and eating on ground mostly. Has touch of yellow on back so to speak....yellowish-olive on breast- touch of white on wings

Comments

You have a wonderful web site - your pictures are beautiful. I think this bird which I have noticed for weeks now is a myrtle warbler or a yellow-rumped warbler. Your picture of the myrtle is so near like it. How do I make a distinction between these two birds? Do either of these two birds have a touch of yellow on the top of their heads.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Wynell Mikesell
Email:
jawy@swbell.net

Time of day/date

Early morning to noon -somtimes later

Location

My backyard in Duncanville, Texas (Dallas area)

Characteristics

Very small bird -- flighting here and there and eating on ground mostly. Has touch of yellow on back so to speak....yellowish-olive on breast- touch of white on wings

Comments

You have a wonderful web site - your pictures are beautiful. I think this bird which I have noticed for weeks now is a myrtle warbler or a yellow-rumped warbler. Your picture of the myrtle is so near like it. How do I make a distinction between these two birds? Do either of these two birds have a touch of yellow on the top of their heads.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
shileman2009@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

12:00 2-23-03

Location

Carnegie,OK

Characteristics

brownish white

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Paula Remondet
Email:
redhouse93@cox.net

Time of day/date

2-24-03 9:30 a

Location

West Tulsa, 1 mile west of Turkey Mountain, Addition bordering Page Belcher Golf Course. My back yard feeder

Characteristics

Black bird with a yellow slash on his shoulder. About 1 1/2 the size of the sparrows. Perches in the hedge about 7' away from the feeder, then jumps down to the feed on the ground

Comments

He doesn't seem to mind the sparrows. Didn't stay long either. It's about 10 degrees out, mostly sunny, 6" frozen snow on the ground. Other birds - One male cardinal - the female was here yesterday. One dove, amazingly there are no starlings.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
live2gardn@aol.com

Time of day/date

02/24/03 1600hrs

Location

eufaula, okla on my bird feeder scratch and black sunflower seeds mixed

Characteristics

rust colored back and head with white on tips of wings black big beak dirty white brest with black kinda horizontal spots long rust colored tail

Comments

this bird is very fat it chases the cardinals and all other birds off the feeders


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Wynell Mikesell
Email:
jawy@swbell.net

Time of day/date

Anytime the weather is snowy or cold usually

Location

Backyard Feeder - Duncanville, Tx

Characteristics

Tiny little grayish bird with deep black colored head and neck -about the size of Myrtle warbler and was spotted at my feeder with a few of those this morning -Feb.25,2003. Usually feeds on ground around feeder and then flies up high in the trees or flitters around.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Vickie Yerta
Email:
yerta@pisp.net

Time of day/date

Feb. 25 03 1-5 pm

Location

Stanley,Ok. in back yard

Characteristics

dark brown with red tint around ear area. yellow under wing in flight has long beak

Comments

looks like it belong to woodpecker family


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Janet
Email:
JLW1950@aol.com

Time of day/date

February 26 at around 10:00 a.m.

Location

Oklahoma City at my backyard feeder

Characteristics

Brown, with a black mask, yellow or orange beak. Comes in flocks to feeder. Mostly stays and eats seeds on the ground.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
andy allen
Email:
aballen@ashland.com

Time of day/date

02/25/03 @ 11 a.m.

Location

Tulsa, Ok 101st and Yale

Characteristics

dirty brown feathers on top of head and down back and wings. yellow beak, stays in trees , bushes and feeder

Comments

Birds come in groups of sixes , seven and eights. Agressive, run off other birds including Cardinal. Blue jays seem to give them wide berth.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
mamapat_1999@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

afternoon

Location

McAlester, OK

Characteristics

grays, long tail, white chin, gray/white breast. sharp beak

Comments

on ground, looking for bugs? seemed similar to robin looking for bugs/worms.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
roger montgomery
Email:
roger4058@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

2/26/03 1700

Location

hugo,ok in driveway

Characteristics

yellow breast with black diamond brown speckled body about 2-3 inch legs

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Mary Sorrells
Email:
marysorrells@cox.net

Time of day/date

All winter in our backyard

Location

Broken Arrow, OK, in the backyard of a house in a housing addition that is a block from a farm.

Characteristics

arrives about the same time as sparrows. Eats out of the birdfeeder on the ground or up on a table. White underbelly, charcoal black body, black head, yellow beak.

Comments

I have wondered all winter what kind of birds these are. We have lived here for 25 years and have never seen them before. Thanks for trying to help identify them.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Mary
Email:
AngelTearsRreal@aol.com

Time of day/date

February 27th.. afternoon

Location

Central Oklahoma.. El Reno.. in my backyard.. at bird feeding table

Characteristics

Robin sized.. light gray and white.Almost like stripes along wings..

Comments

It loves red grapes! We put them out for the few robins that stay the winter.. and these birds love them also. They are not as aggressive as the robins, in feeding. If you might suggest a few pictures.. I can look the up.. Thanks so much.. and God bless


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
John Cutshaw
Email:
jcutsh@gbronline.com

Time of day/date

Bird is seen most of day in my yard, feeding on my suet feeder and eating seeds on the ground. Bird shows up early and leaves late. Been here for 8 years, first time I have seen this bird.

Location

12 miles east of Noble, 6 miles south of Thunderbird dam.

Characteristics

Bird is gray in color, with black head, there are large white triangles starting at the beak and running about 3/4 of the way arround the head. The belly is white. The bird is very quick in the trees. It runs up and down the tree trunk like it was on the ground. I watched it run arround a 3" limb in a spiral manner so fast it is almost a blur. They seem to be a flock type because the show up in a group of 6 to 10. I have never seen a bird that can run arround a tree like this one. One thing about the colors, there apears to be no blending of the colors, giving the appearence it was painted with a brush.

Comments

I guess the large white triangles on the cheeks are the most predominate feature. Their ability to move in the trees is amazing. I don't think they know what upside down means, and the speed they move while running on a branch just has to be seen. Well I hope this is enough info. Thanks for you help.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Karen
Email:
kenden310@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

3/2/03 11:00 am

Location

Durant, Ok Outskirts of town Lots of trees, somewhat populated

Characteristics

In the tree on the bird feeder (have cake birdfeeder) also on the ground eating seeds ive thrown out.

Comments

This bird almost looks like a sparrow, the markings on the back are of a sparrow, but from the "shoulders" of the bird, and all of its head is red! Very beautiful, there have been several for about 2 months now. It has a short tail, and red breast too. It has some white places on its wings and it has a light brown beak. It almost looks like it has a parokeet shaped head. It seems to group with the sparrows. Could this be a crossbreed? We have several red birds around here.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
jhowerton63@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

3-16-93 7am

Location

Grove OK in tree and on top of light pole

Characteristics

Brown with black throat. When flying had a white spot on tail area. Looked like some kind of huge woodpecker. Can't find it in bird book

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
caren downing
Email:
csdown@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

3-15-2003

Location

collinsville, ok

Characteristics

it was eating in our yard, and sitting on the wire across the street.

Comments

the bird is a black bird with a vibrant orange marking on its wing. the mark is only visable when the wings are opened, I believe.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Paul Smith
Email:
smithtings@aol.com

Time of day/date

March 25, 2003 late morning

Location

At bird feeder in our redbud tree in the backyard near S.W. 36th and Council

Characteristics

Upper parts and wings brown like a sparrow, head and breast a purplish red or burgandy.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Linna G. Lucas
Email:
lglucas@cyber-rover.com

Time of day/date

Appro 10th of Marh

Location

I have a window in my house which looks out side. I have a hanging basket with silk flowers in it. Last year I thought a pr of birds made their nest in the basket. At the end of summer I changed basket with fall flowers. In taking it down I saw a most perfect nest you ever saw. The day before I saw the pair I put the nest basket back up and net morning there they were I am sure it is the same maw and paw and each day they are back and forth all day till dark.

Characteristics

one looks like a sparrow but the other has a red breast and throut. They are always together. Can't believe the fly away in winter and then spring find their way back to my house in Spring.

Comments

I also have Blue Jays that I am almost sure come back each year. I do not feed them unless I have some corn bread or pop corn, but I feel they know I wouldn't hurt them. I do hope you can tell me who they are. Thank you


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
katzr2cute@msn.com

Time of day/date

03/28/03 1:30 p.m.

Location

Fairview,ok in a field

Characteristics

brown with a white chest looked like a falcon. in the air

Comments

it looked like an peregrine falcon i am not sure though. Please no junk mail just my answer.Thanx a bunch


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Jacki Catena
Email:
ChottoCats@aol.com

Time of day/date

Friday March 28, 2003 5:30 pm

Location

Yukon, Ok backyard

Characteristics

black with white strip and red stripe below the white on each wing when closed. On the ground

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
marilynstark@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

Location

ponca city

Characteristics

black with red on wings

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
marilynstark@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

Location

ponca city

Characteristics

black with red on wings

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
kasey
Email:
monroka@tulsaschools.org

Time of day/date

april day

Location

tulsa at our home

Characteristics

brown and white striped belly some orange tree

Comments

3 blue green eggs stick and grass nest male has orangish head with a orange stripe down his back


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
John Forister
Email:
jforister@cox.net

Time of day/date

0900

Location

3 mi east of downtown Owasso, OK

Characteristics

Three large hawk to eagle size birds, circling flight, probably 500 ft high or so, drifting east with the wind. Two of the birds occasionally grappling and falling while holding on to each other for three or four seconds. One of the birds departed from the group two or three minutes after I spotted them.

Comments

Medium brown in color, broad tails broad wings, broad light colored bars about one fourth in from wing tips. May have been a bar at the base of the tail.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Candyce Jones
Email:
candyceljones@aol.com

Time of day/date

Morning and evening

Location

Medicine Park, OK, on Big Rock Mountain behind our house

Characteristics

brown head black beak, legs and feet black back and wings couldn't see breast

Comments

agressive fed off of our feeder (large box type) beak was small for its size (not as large as a cardinal's or blue jay


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Candyce Jones
Email:
CandyceLJones@aol.com

Time of day/date

morning and evening

Location

Medicine Park, OK, on Big Rock mountain, behind our home

Characteristics

brown head, black back and wings, black beak, legs and feet

Comments

aggressive with other birds at the feeder


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Mary
Email:
kispench@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

afternoon

Location

over city of Lawton

Characteristics

1/4 of wings (tip) were light in color

Comments

Possibly hawk, eagle, or buzzard - Very Large


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
mmlindsm@valornet.com

Time of day/date

March 31, 2003 3:30 p.m.

Location

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, in my back yard

Characteristics

Nesting in an old Christmas wreath

Comments

male has red head and reddish chest, female mostly gray/brown, small bird, maybe 5 to 6 inches


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
larry ziegler
Email:
cheflz@swbell.net

Time of day/date

3/31,1100a.m

Location

tulsa backyard

Characteristics

all bright red(not a cardinal!)

Comments

was feeding on flaxseed on my feeder,never saw it before


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Jerry
Email:
Sheepdog@fltg.net

Time of day/date

4-2-03, 5:00 pm

Location

our backyard

Characteristics

mostly gray in color; small bill

Comments

the bird seemed sluggush and not timid


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Kelli Condict
Email:
condictka@aol.com

Time of day/date

It was dead in my house. One of my dogs or cats must have brought it in.

Location

Tulsa, OK middle of city

Characteristics

It is black with a long tail with some purple or blue on the head

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
larry ziegler
Email:
cheflz@swbell.net

Time of day/date

4/3/03 11:50A.M

Location

tulsa, on my backyard grass

Characteristics

all(?)red,with a black head-not quite as large as a Robin ignoring safflower seeds in feeder, but pecking on the lawn in backyard

Comments

Other birds both on feeder,+on lawn with it


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
derm@wiredok.com

Time of day/date

april 3 2003

Location

langston on a pond

Characteristics

black swam in water like a duck but aiso perched in dead trees in the water

Comments

bird was not the shape of duck but swam and flew similar


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Tammie
Email:
tceleste@cox.net

Time of day/date

April 7, 2003 7:00 p.m.

Location

Broken Arrow, OK 2 were sitting in my driveway

Characteristics

light greyish brown ground

Comments

the beak was small but long their feathers looked so soft and smooth, I looked at a picture of the dove and they kinda looked that way, I was just wondering why they would sit for an hour in my driveway busy neighborhood they had a little circle around the eyes


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Donna
Email:
ethrash@Quixnet.net

Time of day/date

Daily observations beginning late winter and continuing now.

Location

Glenpool, OK at bird feeder.

Characteristics

Light brown like a sparrow. Red mid-chest through head. Not afraid to come to window. Flits around more than a sparrow. Interacts with other birds fine.

Comments

Fun to watch.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Dena Mitchell
Email:
dmitchell@mcalester.k12.ok.us

Time of day/date

April 10, 9:45 am

Location

McAlester, Ok Near the school, on top of the roof.

Characteristics

Sparrow looking except with a reddish head. Making noises similar to a sparrow

Comments

Very pretty, red head, brown body. Sat and watched us while chirping


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Gene
Email:
mcfarm@cox.net

Time of day/date

Location

central okla

Characteristics

black,purple throat and neck

Comments

seems to visit our yard in large flocks, just take over feeders, suet is gone in no time.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
tonyandtonya@cox.net

Time of day/date

4/13/03 8:00 am

Location

Oklahoma City- open field with large trees

Characteristics

black bird with red on wings, flying from tree to tree

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Sharon Srock
Email:
sharonsrock@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

7:00 a.m. 15 April

Location

Little Axe,OK, on our porch

Characteristics

white strip on top of head and over both eyes, browninsh grey in color

Comments

it was on the floor of the porch eating some of the bird feed I had put out.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Sharon Webb
Email:
swebb@tsi.jccbi.gov

Time of day/date

4/1/03 Late Afternoon - Flew into large crack in the ceiling above patio and made a nest. Attracted to birdfeeder, birdbath and trees around patio. It's glossy dark black-hardly any tail feathers.

Location

OKC, OK -- apartment complex near a large park and lake

Characteristics

Glossy feathers, dark black or brown.

Comments

I also have not thrown away an 8 ft. christmas tree that sits alongside my patio -- and there are also 2 cardinals that have nested in it. Needless to say, I can't ever use my patio without getting divebombed -- but they are fun to watch from inside the house. Would love to know what kind of birds the black ones are inside the patio ceiling. THANKS!


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
HJReed@cox.net

Time of day/date

April 17, 2003 9:00 a.m.

Location

Edmond, Ok, on field fence

Characteristics

black with red wing

Comments

It is a beautiful black bird with a vibrant red spot on its wing. I have been intrigued because it is on the same fence at the same time every morning.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Patsy Sims
Email:
PatsyChyna@aol.com

Time of day/date

evening and morning both; she has built a nest under the eves of our house. She is dark brown with an orange long beak.

Location

Sapulpa. OK

Characteristics

dark brown, with orange long beak

Comments

She almost looks like a dove, as her beak is so long.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Patsy Sims
Email:
PatsyChyna@aol.com

Time of day/date

evening and morning both; she has built a nest under the eves of our house. She is dark brown with an orange long beak.

Location

Sapulpa. OK

Characteristics

dark brown, with orange long beak

Comments

She almost looks like a dove, as her beak is so long.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Patsy Sims
Email:
PatsyChyna@aol.com

Time of day/date

evening and morning both; she has built a nest under the eves of our house. She is dark brown with an orange long beak.

Location

Sapulpa. OK

Characteristics

dark brown, with orange long beak

Comments

She almost looks like a dove, as her beak is so long.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
James
Email:
coachjames@cox.net

Time of day/date

Every Morning, it lands on one of our upstairs window, and bangs or pecks on it.

Location

Owasso, Ok

Characteristics

brownish, with some red mixed in, orange or red beak. Songs it sings are pleasant.

Comments

Don't know if it is hitting the window because it sees it reflection. It seems to be very curious about the window even if there is someone standing there looking out.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Pam Garza
Email:
garzafam@airmail.net

Time of day/date

April 19th, 11 a.m.

Location

Actually, Denton Tx. but that's not too far from OK.

Characteristics

Medium sized black bird sitting in a tree. It had a red head and white speckles on it's wing. No tuft or crown. Don't recall other details.

Comments

I am very new to bird watching having just hung my first feeder. I have checked all over the web and it seems all the bird identification sites are organized by name of birds. If I knew the name I wouldn't need to identify it! Any hints are appreciated. THANK YOU!


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Robin Morris
Email:
rojo6062@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

early afternoon

Location

in the trees

Characteristics

black or dark blue. It has a large wide tail and the wing span of a large crow.

Comments

The bird makes a loud whine something like the sound a peacock makes. It is very teritorial. It seems to have a personality that is very unique to that of the other birds


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
cjoy@itlnet.net

Time of day/date

4-22-2003 1p.m.

Location

On buford holly bush.

Characteristics

Head shape of cardinal. Grey in color. Yellow tip on feathers when perched on branch. Appears to have small red marking in middle of back when sitting on branch.

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Janis
Email:
jparker224@cox.net

Time of day/date

early evening

Location

back yard bird feeder

Characteristics

all black like a crow had a red stripe through wing.

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
garyowen@soonernet.com

Time of day/date

April 22, 2003, about 5:30pm

Location

Oklahoma City, OK, my front porch

Characteristics

male bird is red with brown on back of wings, female is brown

Comments

nest is very small with 5 young, in a wreath on my front porch. did not see male until after young hatched


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
adrian
Email:
apdilley@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

all day

Location

okarche, west of okc wheat/pasture

Characteristics

mostly black with a red and gold verticle stripe on the breast or edge of wing

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Susanne Estrada
Email:
susanne@total-travel.com

Time of day/date

6pm to 8pm

Location

Broken Arrow, OK

Characteristics

Black, sits in very top of tree.

Comments

She is not a large as a crow. She make very distinctive sounds. She seems to be talking to another bird in the top of a tree about 40 yards away. They make a series of shrill sounds. She also will make a very loud sound and flare her winds.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Susanne Estrada
Email:
susanne@total-travel.com

Time of day/date

6pm to 8pm

Location

Broken Arrow, OK

Characteristics

Black, sits in very top of tree.

Comments

She is not as large as a crow. She make very distinctive sounds. She seems to be talking to another bird in the top of a tree about 40 yards away. They make a series of shrill sounds. She also will make a very loud sound and flare her wings.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
mpenviro@pldi.net

Time of day/date

7:30 AM ON APRIL 29TH,2003

Location

ALVA, OK. ON FENCE LINE

Characteristics

BLACK WITH RED ON EACH WING

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
eddie
Email:
Harrisbiged@aol.com

Time of day/date

12:00 pm 30th of april

Location

Stratford oklahoma country bird feeder

Characteristics

Brown with orange short parrot like beak withorange tip wing and tail

Comments

Coundn't find on site , beak is bright orange and a topknot parrot


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Todd Gillespie
Email:
todd@cleanauto.com

Time of day/date

4/27/2003 2:00 p.m.

Location

Talala, Ok. On an old homestead yard tree approximately 1/4 mile east of the Caney River. The homestead sets on a 40 acre open pasture.

Characteristics

bright orange head to toe except for a bright green-yellow mid-section didn't see the wingbacks Could this be a Tanger? I have two pictures at http://www.cleanauto.com/birds/MVC-4841F.JPG and http://www.cleanauto.com/birds/MVC-483F.JPG

Comments

on a Saturday afternoon the bird caught my eye, it stayed only a few moments - lucky I had my Mavica


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Debbie
Email:
deboraj@sapulpa.k12.ok.us

Time of day/date

All day

Location

female built a nest in an artificial fern on my deck in Sapulpa.

Characteristics

Light brown female, male has reddish head. Very smooth, close, short feathers. Odd-shaped head, almost like a dove. Small, compact, almost enclosed at the top nest. 4-5 eggs that are bluish and the baby birds are very tiny and downy. Much more downy than bluebirds are.

Comments

The mother flies off when we go in and out, but perches on a nearby tree and goes back to the nest when we leave. The chest and head and neck are almost like fur, the feathers are so short and smooth. We haven't seen any bird like it up to this point and we've been in our house 9 years.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Tom
Email:
tmhowe@earthlink.net

Time of day/date

4:00 pm

Location

Augusta, KS

Characteristics

shiney, solid deep blue color, graceful flight, nesting in reeds in pond, longer and larger tail than crow, wider tail, female is approx. 3/4 size of male and brown color, est. 24" wing span (male)

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Sue
Email:
TBehrLvr@aol.com

Time of day/date

April 30, 2003 6pm

Location

Birdbath, Owasso, OK in yard

Characteristics

Black, shiny, yellow bill

Comments

Thinner than a robin, but just about the same height


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Lloyd Boatright
Email:
lloyddb@centurytel.net

Time of day/date

4-27-03 11am

Location

West of Enid, OK along roadside of Hwy 60 and before Fairview. Wheatfields on either-side of roadway.

Characteristics

Grey color. Flies almost straight-up from ground then may hover a very short time and then dives back down.

Comments

This beautiful and graceful bird is somewhat larger than a swallow in body. It, from a distance, has a grey back and white belly. It looks very streamlined and what is most notable is a very pronounced "V" shaped division in the tail feathers. The tail looks quite long in proportion to the body.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Mic
Email:
birdsofoklahoma@the-mic.net

Time of day/date

2 May 2003, afternoon to evening.

Location

Norman, OK in the top of a really tall tree.

Characteristics

The top of the head was dark (maybe black) and its chin area was light and the tail was dark (maybe black), light gray breast with darker gray wings.

Comments

Couldn't see well enough to see beek or eye color. They sat in the same place for over 5 hours. We were working in the yard and they were there looking towards the campus of OU. My husband and I searched online to see if they might be hawks, but we couldn't find one that was even close.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Robert McQuarrie
Email:
robert@smartesthouses.com

Time of day/date

05\03\2003 3:00PM

Location

Tulsa OK

Characteristics

BLack AND bright orange only In Tree, did fly on golf course

Comments

This bird is An OSU bird until you tell me otherwise. GO POKES!!!


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Dana Green
Email:
ldgreen@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

May 4, 2003 around 7;45 p.m.

Location

Owasso Ok my backyard

Characteristics

Black head black tail and grey body with a white head.

Comments

Had a unique chirp. It chirped a lot and quickly.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
larry ziegler
Email:
cheflz@swbell.net

Time of day/date

She/he was yellow all over,with black on top of head+at on "shoulers"/wings

Location

drinking from our bird bath,tulsa,ok

Characteristics

drinking while a female Cardinal was eating seed on our feeder about 4ft away

Comments

seen on 5/5,about 7-7:30AM


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
KJ
Email:
karenjacobsen@cox.net

Time of day/date

All day, building a nest

Location

Choctaw Oklahoma on front porch

Characteristics

Coloring similar to sparrow...has a bit of a tiny tuft on head. Builds nest out of mud.

Comments

This bird is building her nest on the edge of my picture window frame! She is using mud to form the nest, building outwards as she progresses, adding bits of moss on the top as it gets higher. The construction is like how swifts or other cliff dwelling birds build their nests. What kind of bird is this????


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Shirley Sweet
Email:
iesweet@itlnet.net

Time of day/date

5-5-03, 1:45 pm

Location

Sayre, OK, birdfeedermclose to house

Characteristics

grayish brown, stripped with lighter gray, sharp beak of medium length.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Patti Carroll
Email:
jpcarroll@poncacity.net

Time of day/date

morning 5/5/03

Location

backyard, Ponca City, OK woodsey alley

Characteristics

brown with black and white spots on chest, longer beak; drinking from low bird bath

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Nick
Email:
nickndebsnest@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

5-6-03 at 6:00 p.m.

Location

Shawnee, OK in a little, dry pond bed perched on a single, small, dead stick

Characteristics

7"-8" from tail to beak, crested, yellow-billed, dark bluish-black that almost looked purple. He was sitting on the perch even with me 50 ft. from him in the car

Comments

Never have I seen this bird before.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Donna Rushing
Email:
momma-donna@cox.net

Time of day/date

April 1 building a mud and grass nest over my front door. The covered entry is about 8 feet long to the door and faces north

Location

east Tulsa, along city limits; green belt behind us

Characteristics

soft gray; swallow type tail, but shorter in length; head seems large in proportion to it's body. I believe this is the mother. She does not seem to mind if we use the front door, though she does fly out of her nest when we do. I just noticed the babies today (May 6) I will look to see how many there are tomorrow. About 2 years ago we had the same type of nest in the exact spot this one is built. Could it be the same mother or one of her babies?

Comments

I thought it might be an Eastern Phoebe, but your picture shows a darker featherd bird than what I've seen. Is your pictured bird a male? Thank you for offering this service!! I look forward to hearing from you.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
scott
Email:
scottgr@okstate.edu

Time of day/date

any time during the day

Location

on the OSU campus

Characteristics

it was hopping on the ground

Comments

has the same coloring like a female house sparrow but has a yellow band across its eye


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Joe Fusco
Email:
fusco@okstate.edu

Time of day/date

Early May. Afternoons.

Location

Stillwater, OK Wetland area

Characteristics

gray-ish coloring on top, white on bottom/chest. When in flight, you can observe white stripe running along back of wing. Tend to gather in groups along shallow parts of water.

Comments

Nervous birds. Don't allow people to get at all close - they keep their distance. They make a short squeal-like chirp. Have observed them in singles and groups up to a dozen or so.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Barbara
Email:
gammababa@peoplepc.com

Time of day/date

Late afternoon for the month of April

Location

Dallas, TX ... my backyard (live near a large lake)

Characteristics

Shiny black bird with a yellow or gold beak on the ground

Comments

Outstanding bright color on beak in contrast to his shiny black body.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Kay Lowe
Email:
katpaws@cox.net

Time of day/date

May 5th,2003

Location

Yukon, OK on a front porch

Characteristics

Dark brown with what appears to have sissor tail?

Comments

We have a group of bird that are trying to build a nest on our front porch. They are putting mud, grass and twiggs on the wall in a cravis. I tried to wash the mud and grass off and the next day they were building again in another place. I would like to know what kind of birds these are and try to help them build their nest somewhere else. I have cats both indoors and out and they don't seem to be bothered by them. Can you help???


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Chris Dial
Email:
anubis69@cox.net

Time of day/date

May 1-7, all day

Location

Jenks, OK, small tree in my front yard

Characteristics

Light brown, with almost white belly. Blue eyelids (? a ring around eyes). A few black spots on her back. Long thin tail, color uncertain.

Comments

She (dull colors, so I am assuming female) has built her nest in a japanese evergreen tree in my front yard. She looks somewhat like a scissor-tail, but her colors don't match the photos I've seen. I haven't seen her leave her nest, and have not seen her mate, so I'm not entirely sure.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
David Schroth
Email:
schroth8@aol.com

Time of day/date

sunday May 11 2003 morning

Location

Kaw city Oklahoma, There were two birds I think were Male and female feeding on my humming bird feeder they could only feed on the one with the perch.

Characteristics

both had yellow body, but one had brown wings with white streeks and the head was yellow with dark spekles. the other had yellow body with black wings and white streeks and solid black head.

Comments

these bird seemed to have a narrower beek then other bird of that size, they was feeding on my humming bird feeder but when I took the perch off they could not feed


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
chooper@nicholshills.net

Time of day/date

5/10/03 8:30 a.m.

Location

Edmond, OK

Characteristics

rust colored

Comments

rust colored along back and sides, long bird like a great tail Grackle and about the same size


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Randy
Email:
rkirk@okcareertech.org

Time of day/date

Regular in my backyard in the evening.

Location

Stillwater

Characteristics

Gray in color. Tailfeathers are erect. I see him on the ground, hopping about.

Comments

Very little guy. Very active. Reminds me a little of a miniature mockingbird. Thanks.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
elmer
Email:
elmerjac@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

morning

Location

near red river

Characteristics

all black with a dark blue head and yellow beak

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Thomas Harkin
Email:
thomasharkin@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

05/13/03 6pm 05/14/03 8am

Location

Edmond,Ok, wooded area, edge of urban area

Characteristics

grayish brown breast darker wings dark triangle at top of breast/neck triangular tail A.M. perched high in willow tree P.M. gliding over tree tops

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Thomas Harkin
Email:
thomasharkin@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

05/13/03 6pm 05/14/03 8am

Location

Edmond,Ok, wooded area, edge of urban area

Characteristics

grayish brown breast darker wings dark triangle at top of breast/neck triangular tail A.M. perched high in willow tree P.M. gliding over tree tops

Comments

Impression of a hawk, falcon, or kite. Short neck, small head, short beak.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
triciafiles@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

5-14-03 12:30 pm

Location

Tulsa, Ok backyard

Characteristics

It was brown allover with a long slender beak. The beak seemed to have a lighter streak running the length of it and was about the length of the head. It was not at the feeder, but on a nearby tree. Seemed to be working on the bark.

Comments

had fairly even coloration.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Lorna
Email:
lorspencer@earthlink.net

Time of day/date

morning, afternoon May 10-present

Location

flying in and out of porch with stone at top of porch; sitting on the gutter near porch; perched on stones (narrow ledge) during rain storm; now they are building a nest on this very narrow ledge!

Characteristics

black cap and back, burnt-orange throat, cream breast, brown beak..they are quite small and if they are a pair, the male and female look very much alike. Sleek black tail feathers.

Comments

small nest appears to be made of mud and twigs


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Carl
Email:
carltbay@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

all day until late evening

Location

Enid ok around a little farm house

Characteristics

very hard to spot color has some red on the wings i think

Comments

Always building nest anywhere there is a ledge on a house. Mainly out of mud and grass. If they can be named i would then like to know how to keep them off of the house. What might scare them away.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
judymccray@netzero.net

Time of day/date

May 14, 2003 in late afternoon

Location

Oklahoma City, OK in a grassy field

Characteristics

walks fast like a sand piper, seems to nest on the ground, black and white striped neck, and v-stripe on lower wings when in flight.

Comments

see above.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Sarah
Email:
Aura777B@AOL.com

Time of day/date

I now have a baby bird in my possesion. I spotted the parents of the fledgeling but the nest is out of reach i think they may be barn swallows, a type of wren, or a sparrow. I`m trying to find out the correct diet to feed the baby.

Location

Laton, Oklahoma, found the bird at the garden center doors of a walmart. The nest is just above the doors in an eave.

Characteristics

feathers are mostly brown with dark tips, a creamy color on the underside of the body. Black tips on the wings and two black marks one on each side of the jaw. The smaller birds i`m assuming they`re the males have a dark brown cap on the head. They seem to fly only for short distances. Very nimble in the air and on the ground. Almost feareless around people. Most are nesting in the eaves of the building or in nests made of mud and grass.

Comments

As I said they seem almost feareless around people, you can sit on the ground and they come to close to 3 feet from your feet as long as you don`t make any sudden movements. Their song is a short series of sharp cheeps then quiet down for a few seconds then start again. They`re small enough to fit through the wiring of a chain link fence.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Raman Jankiram
Email:
ramanj@mail.com

Time of day/date

5/16/03, afternoon

Location

Tulsa, OK near a swamp next to the pond in our office at Owasso.

Characteristics

Black, red patch (really small at the point where the wings meet the body) The red spot when it flies caught my attention and curiosity. Did not find any photographs in yr website.

Comments

Nice website.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
JP
Email:
jazzy859@home.com

Time of day/date

Hi, Bill. I have a pair of of these pretty creatures building a nest in the wisteria, rose and honeysuckle that climb the trellis on my carport. So, I'm seeing them all day.

Location

Just off Pennsylvania south of Penn Swuare Mall in OKC

Characteristics

Grey, white and black. Longish tails that flash a lot of white when they fly. Very sharp, but shorish beaks.

Comments

They are very watchful and attentive. I think we had a pair of these where I work that built a nest near one of our entrances and then dive bombed anyone who tried to get in or out of that door while they were raising their chicks. Are they catbirds? think they mimic other birds, from what I can tell of their calls. They mimic me, too!


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Jan
Email:
jlbrazell@alltel.net

Time of day/date

Mid-afternoon

Location

On a fence by a dirt road running beside Kerr Lake

Characteristics

almost pure white with some red on his back parts.(can't remember exactly where the red was. Maybe tail or wings??? Had a long scissor tail. Saw on fence and then he flew off.

Comments

He doesn't look like the scissor-tailed flycatcher. I haven't ever seen a bird that looked like this. His head was small, like a dove's head and he had a thin body too.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
imasprinter@aol.com

Time of day/date

April until present, is nesting in my yard

Location

Stillwater, Oklahoma, in my hanging flower basket

Characteristics

Small bird with brown back, red (like cardinal red) on front neck and belly, some white on belly too. Laid 5 small blue eggs in my flowers-all have hatched and are thriving

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
stephanni
Email:
Jamnsam65@aol.com

Time of day/date

morning

Location

yukon, ok we are close to a bird conservatory

Characteristics

grayish/brownish and white striped looked to be an immature bird with big eyes far apart almost like they were to the back side of it's head

Comments

We were able to get really close to it, finally it took off and seemed to have a really big wing span, the wings seemed to be shaped kind of like a boomerang. Kind of sharp on the ends. Looked to be some predatory bird but I don't know.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Dottie
Email:
cowsetc@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

last three days, birds have built a nest in garage.Act like kamakazie pilots when we are outside

Location

7 mi NW of Chandler at our home, 8971 NS 341

Characteristics

soft red belly, short v tail, dark on back, fly too fast to get a good look

Comments

found one nest in a old dog bed which is sitting on top of a car in garage. however 4 birds dive bomb very quickly, found another nest at our back door above the door attached to house, similiar to a barn swallow's nest.no birds dive at us when we are near that one tho. I wish I could tell you more. the nest in the dog bed is about 6 in across made out of small branches. we live on a ranch, the only house on our road.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
pjholman@ou.edu

Time of day/date

May 22, 2003; 12:30pm

Location

Norman, OK

Characteristics

Reddish head. Brown body.

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Paul Leatherman
Email:
animatic@crosstel.net

Time of day/date

All through month of May

Location

Front yard in Porum, OK. Has a nest built there.

Characteristics

Looks all dusky brown, with a small beak. Holds tail up in air, not out behind like most other birds.Looks to be about the size of a finch.

Comments

Very vocal, and protective. Eats aphids off of rose bushes.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Hannah
Email:
jpcbkc@cottonboll.com

Time of day/date

We observed 4 blueish eggs with brown spots in a twig nest in a 4 1/2 foot Pinion pine tree growing in our backyard. The nest was near the top of the tree.

Location

We live in Hammon, OK (located in RogerMills county in Western Oklahoma)

Characteristics

We have many scissortail flycatchers and sparrows in our yard. Could these be the eggs of a flycatcher or sparrow. We think we have seen a flycatcher in this tree.

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
drew2010@usmo.com

Time of day/date

6 pm, may 22nd

Location

Missouri, creek, minnows, farm,

Characteristics

in creek, looked like blue hair, blue wings, large bird like blue heron, only about 1/3 the size May be some sort of Kingfisher. Bird approx 1'6" tall. Flew to tree when we drove up. Never seen a bird like it in our area, however, just bought this farm about 4 months ago and it is a haven for wildlife with creek and spring, walnut trees etc.

Comments

Blue hair on head, looked like a Mohawk on human. Long legs, in proportion to body. Flew to near-by tree when we drove up. Was standing in creek, probably fishing for minnows.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Beverly Folkes
Email:
Beditefo@aol.com

Time of day/date

evening

Location

Shawnee Oklahoma

Characteristics

reddish brown

Comments

Long beak and long tail.I have a pair nesting in my Honeysuckle. Makes a strange sound if disturbed.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
jadehand7@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

5/22/03, night

Location

wellston,ok, beside a field

Characteristics

brown, black, white, ground

Comments

in the grass on the side of the road beside a field, flew up out of the grass


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Larry Beshirs
Email:
beeker@sirinet.net

Time of day/date

All Day

Location

Duncan City

Characteristics

Looks like a sparrow. The male has a red head. They are nesting in a hanging flower pot.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
ReDonna Hendrickson
Email:
rhendric@msn.com

Time of day/date

Normally seen between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Location

Altus, OK in my back yard

Characteristics

rust-red head, shoulders, and neck

Comments

This pair of birds visits my feeder several times a week. It is wren- or finch-sized. The body is grey-brown. Since I'm not a birder, I don't know what many birds are, so I can't even identify what family these little guys are. Any help you can give, I'd appreciate.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
mdean@cimarex.com

Time of day/date

May 25,2003 @ approximately 2:30 PM

Location

Bird feeder near house outside Boswell, OK.

Characteristics

Colored like a cardinal, but without top-notch and did not have a yellow beak.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
jesse77@mts.net

Time of day/date

all hours

Location

ste. anne, manitoba .......live in the siding of my house

Characteristics

black, dark colored......flying from my house or back in .........nestlings have orange beak, with a bit of red inside......greyish feathers starting

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Melissa
Email:
Seldnog@aol.com

Time of day/date

Mid day to evening

Location

Skiatook, Oklahoma, on Javine Hill, in the deep wooded part

Characteristics

Hummingbird-Green and Brown Mottle with a neon orange throat.

Comments

Ive looked up several Hummingbirds and it looks like the Saw-billed Hermit. But it lives, I believe, in South America. Its been around here for several days.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
okietoole@msn.com

Time of day/date

5/25/03, mid-day

Location

Tulsa,OK. Flood retention area, open field with some standing water areas.

Characteristics

Long legs, prefered run on the ground. The younger Birds have a white ring followed by a black ring around thier neck. speckeled tan-brown coloration. They let out a Sharp cherp

Comments

We have looked in the photo gallery under the different sandpipers but didn't see a match. The elder birds fly off before we get a good look but the younger ones hid out in the grass so we get a close look at them.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Kimberly
Email:
kimberly.a.anderson@eds.com

Time of day/date

5/26/2003 midday

Location

shore of fort gibson lake

Characteristics

regular size bird with long legs...nesting on the ground

Comments

had white and black eggs, long legs. the bird was black, with some white, i believe, with yellow in it's tail.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
sadye@pldi.net

Time of day/date

05-27-2003 5:30pm

Location

hennessey,okla

Characteristics

gray,brown,red

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Gary
Email:
gdgregory@ccim.net

Time of day/date

Location

Harrah, Oklahoma - Nest at top of front porch post

Characteristics

Brown with many dark red streaks in breast. Built a nest by the front door. eggs were white with dark spots, about 1/2 - 1 inch long. Cat destroyed the nest & left my 4 boys trying to care for two nestlings. tried to renest babies, but no sign of mom after 4 hours. Being raised on a farm, I don't give these nestlings much of a chance but we agreed to do our best. In the morning we'll need to know if it's seeds or insects. Identifying the bird would be a big help.

Comments

bird seemed very shy & would leave the minute we opened the door. Flew to lower limbs of a Bradford nearby to watch the nest.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Christine Dunham
Email:
stevenchris@direcway.com

Time of day/date

May 28th and 29th 2003 early afternoon-afternoon

Location

Between Comanche and Duncan

Characteristics

This bird is feeding at our feeders and using our birdbath. It looks just like a cardinal, but has a different head and face markings. It is the size of a large cardinal. I've seen it on the ground, on the trees, at the feeder, and in flight.

Comments

This bird even came to our window feeder- that is how I really saw its head. It is bright red just like a cardinal. Thanks for any help you can give!


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Sharon
Email:
Mom4xgonecrazy@comcast.net

Time of day/date

5/29/03 6:35 p.m.

Location

In city park perched on a fence which surrounds a dried-up reservoir now used for a practice field

Characteristics

Male was all black and shiny except for his head was like a rust-colored hood. I believe it was his mate sitting with him. She had exactly the same shadings, but her body was brownish-grey and the hood area for her head was an olive color.

Comments

At first sight I thought it was a small grackle or starling, then I noticed the striking rust-red head. There may have been a black streak over his eye. This is eastern Pennsylvania, and I've never seen anything like this. The closest I could find on line was a yellow-headed blackbird. One source said the winter plummage was rust red.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
fonda proctor
Email:
flproctor@cox.net

Time of day/date

various times of the day

Location

sapulpa, ok

Characteristics

looks much like an american goldfinch but is red, female is grayish??

Comments

I bought my mother a beautiful hanging flower basket for mother's day and she hung it on her front porch which is in the shade most of the day. The male and the female have been getting in this basket and acting like they are maybe wanting to stake their claim to it, maybe start a nest there? the male is very pretty, not deep red but slightly a lighter orangish red and the female is grayish and slightly smaller. can you tell me what these guys are?


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
crystal
Email:
ecoll@brightok.net

Time of day/date

daytime and early morning

Location

davis ok

Characteristics

mostly black but has a very bright yellow belly and it is attacking the mirrors on my car everyday it has little white around eyes

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Barbara Milford
Email:
bmilf@cox.net

Time of day/date

every day all day

Location

back yard oklahoma city 7312 Norman Rd. Warr Acres

Characteristics

sandy white with black ring on back of neck. in the trees on the ground and on wires in large groups with mourning doves

Comments

It is a dove and its' size is larger than a mourning dove and it has a different call. Has been in the neighborhood for 3 years


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Debbie Sefton
Email:
dlsefton@direcpc.com

Time of day/date

She has laid four spotted eggs in my garden, on the ground. They are oval in shape, and somewhat pointed, or narrow, at one end.

Location

Pryor, OK

Characteristics

She spends a lot of time on the ground. She has a white and black ringed neck, chestnut to orange colored eyes. Her back is light orange. Her nest is on the ground. If you get near it, she moves away from it and acts as if she has a broken wing, or is hurt, and churps to lure you away.

Comments

She reminds me of a bird I saw at the zoo called a 'roller'. I can't wait til these babies are born, I imagine they will be adorable!


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
DenaLyn123@aol.com

Time of day/date

May 25, 2003 10:00 a.m.

Location

Tulsa, Oklahoma, Suburban area.

Characteristics

Tan,white breast,black "vee" at base of neck/front,red "triangle" back of head/top

Comments

Had prominent, strong beak, seemed to be going for insects beneath ground surface, used hard pecking action during this process.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Carolyn Johnson
Email:
12-pack@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

05-26-2003

Location

Tulsa, OK my yard

Characteristics

baby I'm feeding. Dark brown/blk all over. White sides of bill/bill dark. Brown eyes..

Comments

Nest was deep twig (running horizontally round). Tongue of bird is long skinny w/a v-groove in the back (for catching insects in flight?). Actually resembles a crow in bill shape.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Eric Burcham
Email:
eburcham@earthlink.net

Time of day/date

Location

From SE Kansas to North Texas

Characteristics

Comments

Curiosity is killing me! I'm from SE Kansas, now living in DFW area. The only thing I know about this bird is the call - kind of a 2-note "coo", usually 5 or 6 "coo's" in a call, starts with 3 together (low-high-low), followed by 2 or 3 "low coo's". My Dad, still in Kansas, says up there it's called a Rain Crow. Appreciate anything you can tell me about these. Thanks in advance!


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Pat Hilbern
Email:
patpiano@cox.net

Time of day/date

Grey in color - slimmer than robin - long tail - some black and white in tail. Long black beak. Has nest of 4 babies on our porch on bench in a crate. Flies out of nest and Squaks if we get near nest.

Location

Mustang, Ok - on our front porch

Characteristics

Comments

We do have a few quail - robins - sparrows - thought maybe it was a scissor tail but does not have any color. Not a fat bird.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
wynette
Email:
colvin1@cherokeetel.com

Time of day/date

June 1st, around 6 p.m.

Location

Calera Ok, in my backyard in an elm tree

Characteristics

deep yellow almost orange on breast, with black and white on back, hopping around in tree from limb to limb

Comments

have never seen this bird in our area before, was singing and chirping like what I thought was a wren. beautiful coloring


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
kmobley@ruhrpumpen.com

Time of day/date

all day

Location

Owasso, Ok

Characteristics

lays eggs in driveway

Comments

head bobber, plays like its hurt by dragging its wing. Brown and white, black circle a round neck. Brown speckled eggs.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
sheryl
Email:
smmiller@datalinkok.com

Time of day/date

mid afternoon

Location

picher oklahoma back yard with several bird feeders

Characteristics

this bird is reddish brown with a long tail

Comments

I have never seen this bird before in this area, we have the normal yellow finches, purple martins ect but this is a first. It is a ground feeder and has been seen for the first time about two weeks ago and now every day.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Cheryl
Email:
Clmatt3@aol.com

Time of day/date

early morning to dusk

Location

mustang, tree by window

Characteristics

gray/brown,with hint of peach and yellow, rounded orange/peach beak

Comments

very curious about us in 2 windows.not agressive


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
cschultz13@wi.rr.com

Time of day/date

Mid-afternoon

Location

SE Wisconsin

Characteristics

Crow like, see below.

Comments

We live in southeastern Wisconsin. Recently we were at a friend's house and we observed a very strange behavior exhibited by a bird in their backyard. The bird appeared to be a large blackbird but not as large as a crow, additionally it had a blue tinge to it's feathers. Throughout the day, the bird flies across their pool, lands at the far end and places bird droppings that are hanging from it's mouth in a perfect row. We walked over to check out the pattern and it truly appears to be a row. There are none placed on top of each other and each dropping is about an inch apart. We in fact saw the droppings hanging from it's mouth when it flew in and our friends tell us the behavior goes on all day long. At least two times a week they are required to completely clean off that end of the pool, and no where else. They did not have this problem last year and are completely mystified. Can you identify the bird and more importantly, can you tell what in the world this bird it doing? Please understand, this honestly not a joke. If we have not seen this behavior with our own eyes we would have thought our friends had crossed over to a "special place"! Thank you for your assistance.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Shanna Woodson
Email:
woodynana@peoplepc.com

Time of day/date

6-3-03 a little after noon

Location

north of Bixby

Characteristics

very bright, almost florescent orange with black on the wings and tail.

Comments

it was so bright, I've never seen anything like it. It was flying beside the car and then went into a tree.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
John Dahl
Email:
john.dahl@mchsi.com

Time of day/date

5/31/03 4:00 pm

Location

White water vally MN feeding on sap from a weeping willow tree.

Characteristics

It was a Hummingbird, green back nd wings, white grayish belly, white eye band, and yellow throat.

Comments

I have a photo of this bird, it may be a immature male Ruby-throated Humming bird, except it had no red on the throat.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Sherri
Email:
fudgesunday@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

05/30/03 4:00pm

Location

Tahlequah, OK, at the lake

Characteristics

bright pretty yellow w/small amount of black on lower wings in a tree at the lake

Comments

the prettiest "yellow" colored bird we ever saw at the lake in a tree -


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Rinda
Email:
RElliott4@aol.com

Time of day/date

Everyday for several months

Location

Edmond, Oklahoma-- back yard

Characteristics

grayish brown, small with faint black stripes on her chest

Comments

She made a nest and laid eggs in a hanging flower basket. The eggs were small, blue with a few black specks. She's been raising babies in hanging basket and now that they're feathered and big, there's a new bird hanging around them. It's the same size yet it's head and chest are red. It's also very protective. One flew out but wasn't big enough to fly very well--kept bumping into fence. Red headed bird hovered over it. Are there birds that change color in summer or could this be the father? The whole family is curious--I have small children. <g> thanks. Rinda


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Karen Hale
Email:
karen.hale@okdhs.org.

Time of day/date

noon, 6-04-03

Location

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma

Characteristics

Red head and breast, brown like a sparrow, feed young, in a hanging basket.

Comments

Male and female have red heads and breasts, with the Male darker red. But also, brown coloring, like a sparrow. Looked similar to a sparrow. Three babies in nest and both parents feeding. Regular sparrows also around.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Randi
Email:
rdbrown1981@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

6-2-2003 8:00pm 6-4-2003 9:30am

Location

Sparks, OK, on a fence post, and in a tree.

Characteristics

Comments

head and breast are redish orange, and the other half was yellow. He has a very long and in depth song. Kinda like a blue bird


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
M McPherson
Email:
sjmc@texhoma

Time of day/date

early morning and late evening

Location

Duncan, OK Backyard hanging bird feeder

Characteristics

Light red head and brest. Stay on burd feeder which is filled with the bkack oil seed

Comments

These small birds seem to go to ground during the day and have been observed in a large brush pile that is located in close proximity to yhr feeder. These small birds are very quick in flight and very acrobatic.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Gabe Woolery
Email:
gabe@silverstarconst.com

Time of day/date

6/4/03 at around 5PM

Location

In a bar ditch at council and I-40

Characteristics

on the ground in the water

Comments

colors of a genee but looked like a shore bird(crain stork)Black tuff on head and yellow under it with yellow around the eye. Grey body with black spots.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
LeRae
Email:
bandlbolin@cableone.net

Time of day/date

may 30, 2003 all morning

Location

Ada, OK on my back porch, sitting on door knob, looking in door. it did this every day for several days

Characteristics

light grey, with a red head and black beak, would fly from door to tree

Comments

this bird likes to sit by my door and look in the window, it flies away as soon as it sees you but then it will come back. it is not a female cardinal. It is grey with a pretty bright red head, belly is lighter than back


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Mark Fox
Email:
pastor@pldi.net

Time of day/date

06/06/03 6:00pm

Location

West of Tonkawa Okla

Characteristics

Almost a turqoise blue On ground on country road

Comments

Just saw the back of this bird. Never had saw one before like it.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
bobbyswtp1@net zero.net

Time of day/date

6/8/03 4;30 pm

Location

pocola ok. back yard

Characteristics

male is black with whitestripe on wing female is drab gray. long legs long beak with two younger birds in old tree. large nest in tree

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
David
Email:
ddudley@itlnet.net

Time of day/date

Various times of the day ,but more in the evenings 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Location

Woodward OK

Characteristics

Orange colors around head and a black ring around the neck area black wings with orange band across it. And orange breast. Have seen mostly in the trees and feeding in a Malberry Tree.

Comments

Is this some type Of Oriole?


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Jackie
Email:
McalpineWjm@aol.com

Time of day/date

They made a nest under the awning on the back porch. 2 years in a row They are there until their babies are gone.

Location

Lexington, Oklahoma- Back porch

Characteristics

Dark colored back, maybe black, dark blue,(seems to change when sun hits it. Chest is light colored, maybe white

Comments

The father and mother both make the nest and care for the young.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
darla
Email:
snowball@cableone.net

Time of day/date

any time during the day

Location

ada, ok at our house

Characteristics

red head red turning to yellow at neck brownish black wings

Comments

this bird appeared about this time last year also. it comes to our windows and either lands and looks in as if wanting to get in or it just keeps fluttering and tapping at window. it goes from one window to another all the way around the house. this year there is a paler version-i am assuming it is the female. we only see it for 4-6 weeks.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
darla
Email:
snowball@cableone.net

Time of day/date

Location

ada, ok

Characteristics

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
darla
Email:
snowball@cableone.net

Time of day/date

Location

ada, ok

Characteristics

the body of the bird is yellow-i omitted this before

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
James R.
Email:
injun59@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

5:00 P.M.

Location

Norman, Okla. (Rural)

Characteristics

Gray Body Yellow Head

Comments

Bird is building a nest in some hanging pottery on our porch. It is about the size of a Bunting. The head yellow and goes just to the shoulders, it's as if it was painted on. It looks like a perfect circle around it before it turns to gray. The grey is about the color of the Titmouse.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Melissa
Email:
blondeer@mfire.com

Time of day/date

may afternoon

Location

Kiamichi mountains

Characteristics

bright teal blue

Comments

in flight not a close look but color was very vivid


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Joseph Lange
Email:
josephlange@cox.net

Time of day/date

3pm, June 9th, 2003

Location

Backyard - nesting on the ground, between fence and compost pile - Edmond Oklahoma

Characteristics

A pair of robin size, light gray, black and brown speckled birds. Striped across the belly, spotted on the wings and back. The brown spots on the wings were larger. Found nesting low on the ground, with their necks pulled in tight to their bodies.

Comments

The pair held their position, even when I walked to within three feet of their nesting area. I returned to their nesting area several times, but they didn't flush. Looked alot like a pair of very small grouse. They had their necks pulled in, but their feet were quite large. The beak was wider than a typical bird's - almost like a nighthawk's wide beak. I had time to retrieve my camcorder and take pictures of the birds. I could send your a video capture if you need more info.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Lisa Keenan
Email:
LisaMKeenan@msn.com

Time of day/date

June 7, 2003 at 11:30am

Location

Broken Arrow, Ok in front of my car on the street.

Characteristics

White, long tail with color on the end, maybe pinkish. It seemed to almost hover in front of my car.

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Barney Turnham
Email:
turnham@cox.net

Time of day/date

6-10-03 afternoon and am have been here since early to mid spring.

Location

Perkins,OK, front yard.

Characteristics

lightgray, white circles on wings,looked like a darker gray on the outside of the circles, flying around and in a redbud tree.

Comments

Very territorial, raised a rukus while cat was around, dive bombed cat as well as many loud warning calls. I also should say I'm talking about a pair not just one bird and it seems to be the only pair around within a few blocks. Acted allot like a blue jay, just preittier in my opinion.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Barney Turnham
Email:
turnham@cox.net

Time of day/date

6-10-03 afternoon and am have been here since early to mid spring.

Location

Perkins,OK, front yard.

Characteristics

lightgray, white circles on wings,looked like a darker gray on the outside of the circles, flying around and in a redbud tree.

Comments

Very territorial, raised a rukus while cat was around, dive bombed cat as well as many loud warning calls. I also should say I'm talking about a pair not just one bird and it seems to be the only pair around within a few blocks. Acted allot like a blue jay, just preittier in my opinion.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Rick Thomas
Email:
rnc19992003@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

I found this bird dead in the month of June

Location

In the Winding Stair Mountains north of Talimina, Ok.

Characteristics

The head was a brilliant blue. The breast was a very bright red. Its back was dark, but had a sort of lime green color on the upper area.

Comments

This bird was approximately 4" in length. The blue head was not a dark blue, but a beautiful bright blue, the likes of which I have never seen before. The red breast was akin to the red on a cardinal. The color on its back was a kind of lime green. It did not cover a large area of the back. This bird had not been dead very long. It was laying about 8ft. from my cabin. The cabin is very remote, with pine, oak, and hickory trees.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
tsinger@pldi.net

Time of day/date

midday

Location

south ok city

Characteristics

looks like very large swallow, white marks on breast very dark lines along edge of wings. Very aerodynamic looking like a flying "W"

Comments

sits in gravel bed every day since wniter ended.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Bridget Anderson
Email:
phillip@pldi.net

Time of day/date

late morning

Location

Bradley,OK in yard

Characteristics

neon orange body with a few black wing feathers white and black head, hopping in a vine on fence.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
nurse_pocahontas_34@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Morning and evening hours.

Location

Stroud, Oklahoma at the feeder.

Characteristics

It's head is orange-red, it's body is small, and marked like a sparrow. Usually lands at the feeder or in the tree above the feeder. Likes wren feed.

Comments

Very fiesty little birds, always fight at the feeder, will hang and feed for long periods of time.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Tami Pratt
Email:
tadpole@pine-net.com

Time of day/date

all during the day from early morn. to almost dark.

Location

Broken bow,Ok

Characteristics

has never seen

Comments

we hear this bird off in the distance it sounds like it is saying coo coo like a dove would coo but louder and always says coo coo the waits a few sec. and coo coo. what kind of bird is it.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
brian wallace
Email:
brian@hksiron.com

Time of day/date

8:00 p.m.

Location

slaughterville township, ok

Characteristics

blue head, green and yellow wings, red tail

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Trina
Email:
daisyduketuf@aol.com

Time of day/date

6/15/03,

Location

Walters, OK,

Characteristics

orange belly, blackish wings

Comments

baby, must have fallen from nest. My dog brought it to my house.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
MaryAnn Cooke
Email:
maryanncooke@webtv.net

Time of day/date

almost all day long

Location

Southeast side of Lake Arbuckle...approx 5 miles south of Sulphur

Characteristics

One adult bird was red with brownish tint to the wings and tip of tail.The other adult bird was mostly grayish brown with mottled yellow underside.Baby looked a lot like a baby sparrow but with no markings on head

Comments

Was never sighted on the ground during the 3 days we were in the area.Had a very loud,distinct sound.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
dkhuey2@netscape.net

Time of day/date

Early morning and late afternoon

Location

Lake Texoma: feeding from feeder

Characteristics

tuffed head, looks like a titmouse, but has more definite black tuff and wings.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
chris
Email:
lang8367@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

throughout the day

Location

has built a nest in a bush in our font yard.

Characteristics

blue-gray, long tail. No crown, not a long skinny beak. White marks on wings when flying.

Comments

has built a nest in a front bush. baby blue eggs with brown speckles. So far, three eggs.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Larry E. Watson
Email:
LEandCFWatson@aol.com

Time of day/date

today, and so far most of the spring

Location

in my backyard in Broken Arrow, Ok.

Characteristics

Medium grey with black head and black throat, very very tiny, sharp beak, love sunflower seeds we put out for Cardinals, good song

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Larry E. Watson
Email:
LEandCFWatson@aol.com

Time of day/date

today, and so far most of the spring

Location

in my backyard in Broken Arrow, Ok.

Characteristics

Medium grey with black head and black throat, very very tiny, sharp beak, love sunflower seeds we put out for Cardinals, good song

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
tibwolven@aol.com

Time of day/date

early evening`

Location

chactaw ok

Characteristics

2 in a tree white body black wings black mask

Comments

looks like some sort of hawk nesting in my back yard trees


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
judyhekia@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

June 19, 2oo3 at 9 A.M.

Location

Wynona, Oklahoma

Characteristics

brownish-gray color, long dark-colored bill. Eating from feeder in our yard. About the size of a red-winged black bird.

Comments

Have seen it three times in last two weeks.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Amy Fanning
Email:
Amibeth1@aol.com

Time of day/date

Currently nesting in the eaves of our front porch.

Location

Chandler, OK, in a fairly rural area

Characteristics

The mother bird is black and has a very bright yellow beak. The nestlings appear dark blue and only have feathers on their wings at this time.

Comments

A nestling fell out onto our front porch. The nest is inside a deep hole on the eaves of our front porch. The nest cannot be reached. Based on info I found on the internet, we have been feeding the bird moistened cat food that has been mixed into a type of gruel. The bird's condition has definitely improved, but we need to identify what type of bird it is to determine a more appropriate diet and perhaps find a rescue that would be interested in helping him. We obviously know very little about birds! It does appear that this bird is going to pull through, so we are trying to learn more. Thanks so much for your help! I can send pictures of the baby bird as well if that would help. The mother may be slightly larger than robin-size, but doesn't appear to me to be as large as a crow.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Angie
Email:
angelaweese@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

All daylong

Location

Nesting with babies in my gutter. Only 2 out of 5 babies are left.

Characteristics

Brown w/ white throat, tiny. Babies look bigger than the mother. i know, because when they fall out of the nest, my cocker spaniel brings them to me, gutted.

Comments

I would like a rescue to come get the two remaining babies. Please tell me who to call.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
jdeys@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

Location

Jenks, OK

Characteristics

Redheaded sparrow size nesting in flower pot on porch

Comments

I think that this is the male. I have been watching the nest - just thought that it was a sparrow. The redish headed male showed up today and was feeding the babies.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
dhuff316@aol.com

Time of day/date

afternoon

Location

Oklahoma City, OK, eastern rural close to SE 110 and Choctaw Road

Characteristics

large bright orange beek, large black eyes, brown in color, nesting in our courtyard

Comments

Beek and eye are large compared to the head size. Never seen this bird in our rural yard before.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
David
Email:
intrepid@cox.net

Time of day/date

I'm not very well-versed in things birdular, so my sizing estimate is not necessarily accurate. This couple has built a nest underneath my front porch and have hatched between three and five babies.

Location

Oklahoma City, suburban neighborhood SE of airport, appx 12 mi southwest of downtown OKC. Nest discovered in corner of front-porch overhang; nest built in corner against brick on one wall, wood on the other; consists of sticks and mud. Nest is hemispherical, and appears to be about 6-8" in diameter.

Characteristics

Subject bird has relatively glossy back plumage which seems to reflect a dark blue-black essence with a faintly cream-colored underbelly. Aggressively chases potential enemies; from my untrained eye, a strong, unintimidated bird, even though smallish. Do not see them walking on the ground in contrast to the Killdeer which roam in our neighborhood annually.

Comments

Nest consists primarily of mud and sticks. Parents often seen "supervising" the nest from outside, perching atop guttering and "swooping" against any interlopers. Appear to have special antipathy for bluejays, aggressively and successfully chasing them away from the house. Babies appear to be growing rapidly, and one may already have left the next. As you walk up our front porch, you can see at least three babies peeking over the edge of the nest. The downside is the precipitous amount of bird waste that accumulates directly under the nest on our front porch, which requires nearly daily cleaning. Seems to be a fairly aggressive bird, as well; I've cautioned my wife and kids to be cautious opening the front door - very real possibility that one could fly in the house if in the midst of one of his/her "swooping" routines. Don't even want to THINK about that possibility. Wish I could give you more detail, but that's about the best I can do...closest I've been able to identify is as a Carolina Wren, but that's iffy. Thanks for any help. Wondering how long hatchlings will be in nest before they vacate...droppings become an odorous/health issue, but I don't want to harm the birds at all...


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
johnnyg
Email:
johnnyg67@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Location

Ponca City Okla.

Characteristics

brown,dark beak

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
vlpace@aol.com

Time of day/date

evening

Location

terlton, ok, in a wooded area close to the lake

Characteristics

red

Comments

beautiful multiple sounds


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Lance Nichols
Email:
glance21@netzero.net

Time of day/date

Has built a small nest in our hanging flower pot. June

Location

Edmond Oklahoma

Characteristics

Has built a small nest in our hanging flower pot. Grayish, very skiddish (hard to catch good sight of). Reddish breast area

Comments

Has built a small nest in our hanging flower pot. Grayish, very skiddish (hard to catch good sight of). Reddish breast area. kind of a dove like head. Eggs are about CM oval white with spots. The outer shell is thin and seem to have a grayish-blue solid colored shell underneath.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
M. Lyden
Email:
mlyden@itlnet.net

Time of day/date

afternoon

Location

nest in bouquet of artificial flowers at cemetery outside of Byars OK

Characteristics

ran, did NOT fly, away into tall grass...4 eggs in small nest..eggs were white with small brown spots

Comments

small bird, smaller than a sparrow, it ran from nest into high grass but never did fly. My daughter and I discovered this while putting flowers on my Grandmother's grave on June 24th afternoon about 5:30 pm. There are many Tarantulas in this cemetery and we were concerned snakes are also present and might get the eggs. We are going to check on them every 3 days or so. The mother bird ran too fast to notice if it feined a broken wing or not, but it never flew. Might it be a Kildeer? or another bird?


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
M. Lyden
Email:
mlyden@itlnet.net

Time of day/date

5:30 pm 6-24-2003

Location

Byars, OK cemetery

Characteristics

mostly brown bird

Comments

I e-mailed a few minutes ago and have since looked at one of the Kildeer nests on the internet, it does not look like the nest we have here, and there are no rocks around...it is a small round nest with 4 eggs, about 1 and 1/2 inches high made of what looks like straw, can you help me identify this bird? It ran so fast I only saw what I first thought was a small rat or large mouse, all brown is all I saw, and it made no sound at all


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Ashley
Email:
beaupetitedeesse@msn.com

Time of day/date

3:30pm. June 25, 2003.

Location

Jenks, Ok. my back yard

Characteristics

brown, yellow bill with black tip, talons, blackish tail with white spots on the under side of it's tail.

Comments

he ran into my back door and i don't know what to do with a bird with a concusion. i don't even know what type he his or what he needs to eat.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Sarah B.
Email:
Elise1mds@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

6/24, 6/25, 6/26 in the morning (around 8 a.m. each time)

Location

rural west Tulsa, at a hummingbird feeder in an oak tree

Characteristics

Male has a red throat, female is entirely brown; they're always together and enjoy being in trees or on power lines as opposed to the ground

Comments

They seem to be drinking from my hummingbird feeder, but they don't fly or act like hummingbirds! I may be mistaken, but they like to perch there. I may also be wrong about the size... they may be smaller, but not larger.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
valous2@hot

Time of day/date

June 26th at 3:00pm

Location

Oklahoma City, OK, in my backyard on my peach tree

Characteristics

light brown with a orange-yellow belly with black specs on it, in tree

Comments

lives in my peach tree, i live in south oklahoma county


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
valous2@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

June 26th at 3:00pm

Location

Oklahoma City, OK, in my backyard on my peach tree

Characteristics

light brown with a orange-yellow belly with black specs on it, in tree

Comments

lives in my peach tree, i live in south oklahoma county


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Sarah B.
Email:
Elise1mds@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

8 a.m. nearly every day this week; also, other times during the day within the same general vicinity

Location

rural West Tulsa, at a tree and at a hummingbird feeder within the tree

Characteristics

He has a red face and throat with a darker back; she is entirely brown with what seems like small stripes on her belly. They prefer trees and power lines to the ground

Comments

They have small, but not reedy voices, with her having a longer chirp and he having a louder one. They seem to be curious birds, as they constantly try to drink out of my hummingbird feeder. They're always together. I know I sent this same request in earlier, but I have more details now, as I have had a chance to study them more closely! They don't seem very frightened of people, but I suppose most birds don't these days.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Magan Lyden
Email:
mlyden@itlnet.net

Time of day/date

6-26-03

Location

Byars, OK cemetary

Characteristics

small round nest of twigs in a bouquet of artificial flowers on a grave, on the ground

Comments

I sent two e-mails yesterday trying to identify a bird nesting on my Grandmother's grave. Today I went back and was able to see the mother bird up close. She is very small, bigger than a hummingbird but much smaller than a sparrow, all brown except for a white stripe in the middle of the head and two more white stripes on either side of the middle one. When she left the nest she made no sound but did fly up on a small pole this time. She is very small. Can you help me identify this bird?


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Jason
Email:
jbruce5@cox.net

Time of day/date

Late afternoon

Location

NW OKC in giant mulberry tree in backyard

Characteristics

Brown top with yellow belly and it appeared to a redish or rust colored tail. Some evident plumage on its head. Semi-thick woodpecker type beak.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
mark
Email:
nitrofunone@aol.com

Time of day/date

late afternoon

Location

south oklahoma city

Characteristics

grey or brown, tree

Comments

nests in a small tree like shrub


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
DeAnna Johnson
Email:
dljohnson@pldi.net

Time of day/date

Location

Custer City Oklahoma

Characteristics

grey on top with reddish brown on wings so far, white throat, white around belly but belly unfeathered so far. beak is black, about a half inch long so far and slightly curved. tail is grey so far with white edging. tail looks short and stubby at this time. Approximately 2 1/2 to 3 inches long when it doesnt hunch its head into it's shoulders.

Comments

Please help. This baby bird was found on saturday june 21st. It had no feathers and eyes were closed. Nest could not be found so my husband brought him home to me. I have been feeding it boiled cat food. So far the only sounds it makes are a buzzing hiss when its hungry or disturbed and a light chuckle as a squirrel might make at other times. It eats progodiously but doesnt seem to care too much for water. It's mouth (scary :) is red inside with white lumps in a sort of circular pattern and very large when open.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Bill Moore
Email:
Billme@itlnet.net

Time of day/date

Location

back yard at the bird feeder

Characteristics

light tan, on the ground

Comments

This is a pair of doves,lighter in color than a morning dove and much larger, Black ring around their necks, did not migrate...stayed all winter, Light tan,color gets even lighter in winter, beautiful tail spread when it takes flight, do not seem to care for the Morning doves who also visits morning and evening daily. They have visited daily for over a year.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Mike
Email:
mbeau6@comcast.net

Time of day/date

June 01, 2003

Location

Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Characteristics

Grey, Face Looked like a Hawk, Perched in a tree and swooped down at me whenever I came in the area it was near.

Comments

Protective of a section of field it was near. Everytime I walked near an area it came out of the tree or wherever it was hiding and would CONSTANTLY swoop down at me until I left the area.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Paul Wilkerson
Email:
pwilkerson74@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

June 30th, 2003 1000L

Location

Enid,Ok in my front yard

Characteristics

yellow chest, and yellow tail feathers with a hint of brown. Brown feathers on wings, and very light brown feathers on the top of its head.

Comments

This actually is a baby, that still is shedding its baby coat. The bird is still to young to fly. I did hear a very distressed call from an adult, but the adult is a very vivid orange with a dark black face, and areas of black around its neck and spots of black on the wings. I moved the baby into a box, and put it up high on my back deck. I believe this adult is the mother...she kept flying from fence to fence and past the box, briefly hovering to see the baby. I noticed the calls sounded the same from the baby and the adult bird. Any suggestions? I also wanted to know how to care for the baby...I have been force feeding very small worms every 5-6 hours. Thanks


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Tim
Email:
watters.timothyf@tacamo.navy.mil

Time of day/date

30 June, noon-(ish)

Location

Flying from a small tree on my property. Extreme south east corner of Tuttle Ok, (Bridge Creek area)

Characteristics

Brown top with slight yellow mix. Belly looked like someone "threw" yellow paint on him. More streaked/slashed than speckled. Was very vibrant and pretty.

Comments

Same as above.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Diane
Email:
scissortail@cox.net

Time of day/date

Several times in June, different times of day

Location

My feeder in backyard in North Oklahoma City (black oil sunflower seeds)

Characteristics

Looks like a cardinal (red body and same size), but has a small black head with no tuft on top. I have cardinals, male and female, but this thing is different. It almost looks like a cardinal who lost its red feathers on its head!

Comments

It comes to the feeder, grabs some seed and flies away.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
John Thompson
Email:
Falcon4140@cox.net

Time of day/date

Morning and afternoon every day. Ground feeding.

Location

back yard in northern Edmond.

Characteristics

black with slight grey paatch on chest, usually seen in a group of five.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Kathy
Email:
jonesnest@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

July 6, 2003 12:30pm

Location

Erick, OK in backyard

Characteristics

brown body; red oval shape on head; small to medium length tail; sitting on a gate

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Vickie Yerta
Email:
yerta@pisp.net

Time of day/date

@ 2pm

Location

Stanley Oklahoma in back yard

Characteristics

Reddish orange with maybe yellow under wing. Longer slender blonde colored beak. Longer bodied than cardinal.

Comments

When this bird flew off it joined a brownish colored bird, as if it were the female.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Maurice Lee
Email:
Leestock@aol.com

Time of day/date

7/6/03 Afternoon

Location

in my garden at birdfeeder

Characteristics

brown with darker brown striped breast

Comments

We have seen this bird twice in the garden eating seed on the ground, it has a longish tail and definite dark brown stipes mixed with a creamy color on his breast. He is a little larger than a Robin.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
trudi faulkenberry
Email:
tfaulkenberry@msn.com

Time of day/date

7/6/03 midmorning

Location

ardmore, open meadow/pasture with surrounding woods

Characteristics

brown on top, white chest, yellow abdomen (much like scissor tail, but wasn't a scissor tail, flew like a flycatcher or natcatcher; great swoops; aerobatic climbs and turns. perched on tall bush/small tree limb btw. flights to catch insects in midair.

Comments

tail was short and square like a mockingbird, bill looked to be long and slightly curved? not sure on that, but wasn't a falcon; color too light to be scissortail and tail was wrong. I think i know female scissortails on sight.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
trudi faulkenberry
Email:
tfaulkenberry@msn.com

Time of day/date

Bill, it had to be a female; the bar in front of the eye, the beak, the yellow flash; just lighter brown than i'm used to; getting too near sighted for bird watching I guess.

Location

Thanks for the quick response--that was a surprise!

Characteristics

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
sam
Email:
emsam8@aol.com

Time of day/date

around noon, but it's dead.

Location

tulsa, OK at the airport

Characteristics

It has a dull yellow stomach with a sparrow like brown on it's back and wings (not solid, more like grey and black mixed together). It also has a redish orange spot on the back of it's head.

Comments

I put all I know in the characteristics section. I took pictures of it, but with my pocket camera. I can send them if you want, but they aren't that great. The pic of the spot on the back of his head came out ok though. My boss was wanting me to figure out which bird this is since I live out in the woods he figures I should know. If it's not a robin, cardinal, or crow, I don't know.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Lisa
Email:
BombGal33@aol.com

Time of day/date

June 28th, 2003 4pm

Location

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, OK

Characteristics

Yellow belly with a black crest coming down from neck. Black and white to gray on head and back body area. It was on a rock in field.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
darla.temple@intercept.net

Time of day/date

July 5, 2003 all day

Location

Kingston Oklahoma

Characteristics

The male is red, but is not a cardinal. The pair has a nest in a tree by our trailer. The female appears to be light brown, but when she flies her breast looks yellow.

Comments




Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Shari
Email:
skimery2@cox.net

Time of day/date

7/10/03 around 8:30 p.m. right at dusk

Location

Tulsa, OK 4 blocks from the river

Characteristics

Lighter brown with spotted back and tummy, long narrow orange beak. They resemble sandpipers, but don't come here consistent to get a photo. There were 2 of them

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Tracy Whiteway
Email:
mail4tracyw@olp.net

Time of day/date

Saturday, July 12 8:30am

Location

Bixby, Oklahoma in our back yard

Characteristics

long spotted tail, medium brown colored body, smallish face

Comments

Was about the size of a small hawk, but did not have the "look" of a hawk. Was perched on the telephone line, then went into the yard to look for "bugs?"


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Nick Richardson
Email:
npr1119@coxconnect.net

Time of day/date

early evening

Location

Oklahoma City backyard

Characteristics

light brown VERY quick, almost too fast to see fly as apt to light sideways as straight up seemed to be checking out my hummingbird feeder body about size of sparrow but shorter. not a finch I'm pretty sure.

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
frankie_burk@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

July 3, 2003 at approximately 7:00 p.m.

Location

1 mile north of Okay, OK

Characteristics

The bird flew across the road in front of our vehicle.

Comments

It appeared be turquoise in color. It was so fast we didn't see anything else.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
mike mcclure
Email:
mike.mcclure@okc.gov

Time of day/date

These birds are at the feeder in NE Oklahoma County at all times of the day usually a male and female together

Location

2 miles north of Luther in backyard of 5 ac tract

Characteristics

The male(guessing) has a red head that sometimes bleeds into the breast and the female has a camoflage breast and is pretty dull brownish

Comments

At feeder makes mostly a squeaking sound like tennis shoes on a gym floor. Constantly at feeder with titmice, chickadees, cardinals. Seems as if they always travel in pairs. Can't find them in photo gallery


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
mike mcclure
Email:
mike.mcclure@okc.gov

Time of day/date

These birds are at the feeder in NE Oklahoma County at all times of the day usually a male and female together

Location

2 miles north of Luther in backyard of 5 ac tract

Characteristics

The male(guessing) has a red head that sometimes bleeds into the breast and the female has a camoflage breast and is pretty dull brownish

Comments

At feeder makes mostly a squeaking sound like tennis shoes on a gym floor. Constantly at feeder with titmice, chickadees, cardinals. Seems as if they always travel in pairs. Can't find them in photo gallery


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Charlie and Melissa Echols
Email:
ChazEjr@aol.com

Time of day/date

It was in June around mid morning.

Location

Claremore, Oklahoma in front yard of house in the city.

Characteristics

Solid red head with grayish colored body. It was in one of the trees in our yard.

Comments

We thought it might be a type of finch, but haven't been able to find any pictures that would support that theory.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
slatergloria@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

July 10, 2003 morning

Location

Tulsa, OK, in wooded area

Characteristics

blue, crested, in tree

Comments

Very noisy


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
keith
Email:
kquaid51@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

3pm

Location

tishomingo city limits

Characteristics

grayish blue, black mask over eyes, light colored head light blue, looked like a bird of prey

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
ebingham@uplink.net

Time of day/date

After a severe thunderstorm from the west, did it blow in, or was it knocked out of our willow tree? baby bird? 4 inches; black on top, head, back, throat; whitish belly; black tail, tail feather tips are red/orange, approx 1/4 inch tips

Location

neighborhood surrounded by marsh and farm fields, central PA

Characteristics

on ground, my dog picked it up (unfortunately she pierced it's throat)

Comments

light legs and light beak, grey eyelids, black feathers appear to have lighter grey colors when I spread the wings, sort of between feathers on the shoulders; the red/orange tail feather tips I cannot find in Stokes or Peterson


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Teresa
Email:
teresablessed@cox.net

Time of day/date

afternoon

Location

Enos Ok APPROX 2 miles from lake

Characteristics

Wings remind me of a bat Color was dark , almost purple, I believe it was yellow breasted. The birds, usually two, would fly up in the trees, and above in the sky, circle, and fly down to feed their young in a nest that looked like mud on the overhangs of the porch

Comments

birds were feeding their young frequently, I don't think it was with worms, possibly bugs or something. The birds wings king of reminded me of a bat. I really enjoyed watching these birds darting so low then back up to the sky so quickly moving in towards the nest and back out.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Teresa
Email:
teresablessed@cox.net

Time of day/date

afternoon

Location

Enos Ok APPROX 2 miles from lake

Characteristics

Wings remind me of a bat Color was dark , almost purple, I believe it was yellow breasted. The birds, usually two, would fly up in the trees, and above in the sky, circle, and fly down to feed their young in a nest that looked like mud on the overhangs of the porch

Comments

birds were feeding their young frequently, I don't think it was with worms, possibly bugs or something. The birds wings king of reminded me of a bat. I really enjoyed watching these birds darting so low then back up to the sky so quickly moving in towards the nest and back out.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Teresa
Email:
teresablessed@cox.net

Time of day/date

afternoon

Location

Enos Ok APPROX 2 miles from lake

Characteristics

Wings remind me of a bat Color was dark , almost purple, I believe it was yellow breasted. The birds, usually two, would fly up in the trees, and above in the sky, circle, and fly down to feed their young in a nest that looked like mud on the overhangs of the porch

Comments

birds were feeding their young frequently, I don't think it was with worms, possibly bugs or something. The birds wings king of reminded me of a bat. I really enjoyed watching these birds darting so low then back up to the sky so quickly moving in towards the nest and back out.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
John Ahlstrom
Email:
AhlstromJK@comcast.net

Time of day/date

July 20, 2003, 6PM

Location

Half Moon Bay, CA in a back yard

Characteristics

Hopping on the ground like a thrush or thrasher WHITE HEAD, brown streaked back Longer tail than McKay's Bunting

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Bear Pritchard
Email:
originalbear@aol.com

Time of day/date

mid-morning on 7/19/03

Location

Claremore,Okla, Sits on the board fence around my backyard

Characteristics

Solid dark gray,no markings or banding, has a long thin beak,seems to catch insects in the air launching attack from perch on fence, occaiosnally walks on the ground.

Comments

This bird or birds showed up about the first of June and has hunted my backyard. Bird is very wary and difficult to get a photo of. There are grackles, blackbirds and starlings around now too for comparison of looks and habits. This bird does not fit the pattern. The bird is dark gray and seems to be the same color all over. It about the size of a mocking bird(maybe a little smaller) The bird seems to prefer to catch it's prey on the fly, but I have seen it on the ground on a couple of occasions.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
yuri gusev
Email:
yuriy-gusev@ouhsc.edu

Time of day/date

july 22 2003 8-30 pm and before that alsays in the evenings

Location

Lake Hefner southern shore, and eastern shore

Characteristics

grey, flying above water or near water, sitting on a shore or on the trees near water

Comments

some what similar to heron but shorter neck and very short tail, also short legs, wide wings and wide body


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Karin
Email:
karebear192181@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Found it yesterday.. it's a baby with a wren type beak and speckled chest

Location

Broken Arrow, in my back yard

Characteristics

it's a baby with a black and white speckled chest and wren type beak. He's brown.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Karin
Email:
karebear102181@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Found it yesterday.. it's a baby with a wren type beak and speckled chest

Location

Broken Arrow, in my back yard

Characteristics

it's a baby with a black and white speckled chest and wren type beak. He's brown.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Clorine Watson
Email:
LEandCFWatson@aol.com

Time of day/date

Today, July 24th, about noon

Location

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, my back yard

Characteristics

Red head, red breast, brown body, not a robin or cardinal, eating sunflower seeds I put out for the cardinals and songbirds

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
E.G. & Glenda Findley
Email:
gafindley@juno.com

Time of day/date

July, 2003

Location

rural Cleveland OK in a Hickory tree

Characteristics

It appears to be various shades of gray. It's beak if long but not as long as a humming bird.

Comments

The nest is a larger version of a humming bird nest we had a few years ago. It is smaller than a baseball but larger than a golf ball. It appears to be covered on the outside with moss &/or tree bark from an oak tree. It is difficult to see as it blends in with the tree limb.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
E.G. & Glenda Findley
Email:
gafindley@juno.com

Time of day/date

July, 2003

Location

rural Cleveland OK in a Hickory tree

Characteristics

It appears to be various shades of gray. It's beak is long but not as long as a humming bird.

Comments

The nest is a larger version of a humming bird nest we had a few years ago. It is smaller than a baseball but larger than a golf ball. It appears to be covered on the outside with moss &/or tree bark from an oak tree. It is difficult to see as it blends in with the tree limb.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
ladyblue4u2c@aol.com

Time of day/date

daily around noon and then later in the evenbing

Location

back yard, i live on 25 acres with land all around me

Characteristics

im guessing it a male and a female. they seem to be ground birds that only fly a short distance. the one is brown with kinda stripes , the other is the same except the head has black and white stripes

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
kelly
Email:
honyam04@aol.com

Time of day/date

7-26-03 day

Location

elkhart in yard

Characteristics

black and white head gray breast gray and blackstripe wings and tail on ground flies in tree

Comments

sleeps with head tucked into wing not afraid of human contact responds to human voice


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
judy kelley
Email:
judykelley1@cox.net

Time of day/date

10 a.m., Sunday July 27, 2003

Location

Backyard feeder; Oklahoma City

Characteristics

Most distinctive characteristics: Bright red head, red belly; brown back and wings (folded); long tail, not fanned. Larger than sparrow, but smaller than robin. No tuft on head (as a cardinal would have)

Comments

I had seen this bird several weeks ago flitting around another feeder (we have about five or six spotted around our yard) but decided my eyes had deceived me . . . that it was probably a female cardinal. However, the bright cap of rad on its head said "not a cardinal;" red belly and lack of black and white on its back said "not a woodpecker." I'm at a loss. Tried to take its picture from inside the house, but it spooked and took off. Will keep trying. One more thing: It was eating hulled and broken sunflower seeds. Nothing distinctive I could see from a distance about its bill (not crossed, not particularly long, that I could see. No binoculars handy.) Many thanks for your help! Judy Kelley 2721 NW 45 Oklahoma City OK 405/948-8577


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Donna
Email:
newman@itlnet.net

Time of day/date

Baby birds found on the ground next to a Mississippi Kite fledgling. July 25th.

Location

Weatherford OK

Characteristics

Feathers just starting to come in. Brown tuff on top of head. Long legs, big feet. Vigorous eaters!

Comments

These babies love to eat! They make a high chirping sound when it's feeding time. I think the feathers are going to be brown, but it's too early to tell.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Janet Barber
Email:
jba4723756@aol.com

Time of day/date

july 25 and 26, 2003

Location

Oklahoma City, OK

Characteristics

redish pink, long fantail, on groung and in tree

Comments

on ground eating grapes from grape vine


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Sharon Dunaway
Email:
booewok1@gbronline.com

Time of day/date

July 24 5pm

Location

Tulsa in our back yard

Characteristics

totally gray with black dot for eye. Built a nest in our globe willow and has been sitting on it since we noticed her. funny thing is, we have had 2 different nests built in the same exact spot this year by robins. both had 2-3 babies. once they left the nest, we threw the nest away. this new bird type has now taken that spot. any ideas?

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Lori
Email:
Heffley74873 @aol.com

Time of day/date

July27,03 9:30 am

Location

Tecumseh,Ok front yard

Characteristics

on the ground very small blue head green wings,yellow on neck and black on rest of body.

Comments

reminded me of one of the birds at the zoo.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
judykelley1@cox.net

Time of day/date

Location

Oklahoma City

Characteristics

Comments

I wrote yesterday about a red and brown bird in my backyard . . . didn't realize then that the bill was crossed. The bird is a red crossbill. Sorry to have bothered you with this . . . I'd just never seen one before. judy kelley


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
rdrunner9900@vigoris.net

Time of day/date

7-28-03 @ 8:00 p.m.

Location

Broken Arrow, OK, near a pond next to apartments

Characteristics

Blue, red,and brown. Similiar to a crane

Comments

Looked like small crane. Variety of color. Blue wings, red belly


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
Geewhizgigi@Yahoo.com

Time of day/date

july 29 & 28 from 10 am and again around 3 pm.

Location

Okla city, back yard... My back yard is set up with all kinds of feeders, it was attracted to the orange and peanut butter suet.

Characteristics

Light tan all over, 2 dark brown to rustic wing bars, and a brown to rustic mark by the ear with a light rustic stripe thru the eye area, also he had a long black needlelike beak, and was fighting off the rest of the birds around the suet. He was also in the tree, and I did see him on the ground too. his underparts where very light tan and also had a long tail. But most of him was tan all over.

Comments

It looked like a robin type bird, but had the markings of a mourning dove, but wasn't a dove at all, cause I get mourning doves all the time, its a bit smaller than a starling, and a bit skinner than a robin. In fact I thought it might be a female brown-headed cowbird, but the markings are all wrong... I've looked in all the books and can't seem to find it anywhere. It also reminded me of a waxwing, but had no red or color markings except for the 2 wing bars that was a rufous rustic color


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Kay
Email:
goldrose@caddoelectric.net

Time of day/date

07-30-03 6:00 p.m.

Location

Farm south of Anadarko, OK

Characteristics

Grey/blue with black mask on eyes....underneath a shade lighter. Seen flying and landing in tree. Sounds are similar to wolf whistle. Glides and looks like a hawk or swift or swallow. Also reminds me of a kite. Haven't seent it eat anything....chickens are quiet when they hear this sound...but not like the downward whistle of a red-tailed hawk.

Comments

Been watching this bird since late April or May. Seems 'friendly'. I believe there are three....perhaps a momma, daddy, and baby. Thought perhaps they hatched out the baby and it couldn't make it back to where ever? Lived here all my life and never noticed a bird like this. I thought it was a MS Kite that had lost its way. I'm dying to know what this bird is. I've looked at the books I have and thought perhaps a shinned hawk, but then, when I saw the 'swallow-like' bird profile, I thought perhaps it is a swift or type of swallow/


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
Aaustin22@aol.com

Time of day/date

8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily

Location

The pair has a nest in our boston fern hanging on the front porch of our office in Shawnee, OK.

Characteristics

The male has a light colored red head that fades into brown down the body. There is just a hint of red on the female, she is mostly a light brown. They are about the size and shape of a bluebird.

Comments

Their nest had three tiny(nickle size), very light blue almost white eggs which have now hatched into three brown babies.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Ann Smyers
Email:
csmyers@myway.com

Time of day/date

From early morning to late evening.

Location

Weatherford TX in our backyard. I know that you are in OK but you seem to know more about birds than anyone else.

Characteristics

This bird holds itself in the manner of a sparrow and is about the same size and shape. The head, upperbody and wings are olive green. The underbody and chin area is a soft yellow to a soft green. Legs and beak are dark. Some of them have slightly darker markings on the wings and down the outer part of the tail. The tail is a rounded w shape.

Comments

They eat from a feeder in a tree or from the ground. Seem to prefer millet seeds. Do not appear to eat sunflower seed in the hull. There seem to be about 4 at least here. We have never seen them before and cannot find a picture.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Melodie
Email:
onemidnightkitty@cox.net

Time of day/date

August 2 at 11 am

Location

Broken Arrow,Ok. in sunflowere patch

Characteristics

Underside all black, top side all yellow

Comments

has been eating sunflower seeds, has not nested in bird house but uses tree close to sunflowers


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Jacki
Email:
BabeOfRace@Yahoo.com

Time of day/date

June-Present

Location

sapulpa, Ok on phone lines

Characteristics

gray with white heads, have seen them with snakes for food

Comments

they seem to be hawks there are 4 of them 2 big and 2 smaller the big ones hang on the lines the other 2 seem to be hunting. I would like to know which species of hawks these are?


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Lisa
Email:
rlbprop@cox.net

Time of day/date

7:00 PM August 3, 2003

Location

Next to Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, inside the area where trailers are kept to the boats that are in the slips on the lake. This bird was sitting on top of a sailboat that was on its trailer in this lot. It was at the very top of the main mast pole, about 50 feet in the air.

Characteristics

It had a white head with black around the eyes and the beak looked dark. Its belly was white or light gray. The tail feathers were black or dark. The wing feathers were a medium to dark gray with whitish tips.

Comments

Not much to add. This location is only yards from the lake. The bird was just sitting at the very top of the pole and looking around.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Stephen Lynch
Email:
stephenlynch@earthlink.net

Time of day/date

8-14-2003 9:15am

Location

Del City, OK Epperly Hights addition

Characteristics

All one color - grasshopper green being chased by a hawk

Comments

Curious as to type of bird maybe someone's lost parakeet?


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Kristi
Email:
kolson777@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

8/4/03 12:30 p.m.

Location

OU campus, Norman On the back of bench

Characteristics

He landed on the bench and looked up towards the building. He was grey with some white that I could see while he was swooping down toward the bench. I couldn't tell what part of him was white though. His neck was red or dark orange around the whole thing. His beak was long and bright yellow. He was bigger than the black birds that are usually around. He didn't make any noise at all.

Comments

All the other birds in the area aren't very skiddish. They will almost dare someone to come catch them. I think they are used to all the students walking around campus. This bird seemed to be kind of hyper like he didn't really like all the people around him. But I really don't think he was making any noise.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
kco61@aol.com

Time of day/date

August 5 2003,marsh area

Location

Grawn, Michigan

Characteristics

around 5' tall brownish color with a red crown on head

Comments

I have never seen this kind of bird in our back yard it is huge and it jumps high into the air with its wings streght out then comes back down with its head down


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Kandie
Email:
kco61@aol.com

Time of day/date

August 5 2003,marsh area

Location

Grawn, Michigan

Characteristics

around 5' tall brownish color with a red crown on head

Comments

I have never seen this kind of bird in our back yard it is huge and it jumps high into the air with its wings streght out then comes back down with its head down


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
kandie
Email:
kco61@aol.com

Time of day/date

August 5th 2003 tuesday morning around 7;30 am, 3 large birds,2 with red crowns

Location

Grawn,Michigan,in pine trees surrounded by marsh land

Characteristics

large birds with a brown body and red crown,jump high into the air with wings spread out

Comments

never seen this bird ever it ia hugh makes a weird clucking noise to hard to discribe


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Sarah Talburt
Email:
sarah_talburt@okfb.com

Time of day/date

April 2003

Location

oklahoma city

Characteristics

medium blue head and back and off white and burnt yellow belly. Bird has split tail.

Comments

They live on top of my wind chimes on my front porch. This is the 2nd year they have been there and the lay eggs twice a season one in May and then again in July. They lay 3-5 eggs.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Mary Jane Walker
Email:
ejwmjw@swbell.net

Time of day/date

August 7,2003 at 4 p.m.

Location

NW Oklahoma City, OK Back yard

Characteristics

all black except for bright red and gold on shoulder of wing. When he flew had a half moon shape on wing that was red, gold and white.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Perry
Email:
hamr_itdown@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

middle of the day 8-6-03

Location

alton IL-in my backyard eating mullberrys

Characteristics

both on the ground and in a tree. bright orange and green-similar to the colors of a Sun Conure-but not a parrot or parakeet.

Comments

i noticed it on the ground first-went to grab camera, it flew to a tree-then across the street-have never seen one like it before. did not know if it was possible a tropical that had escaped from it's owner.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Tom Stephens
Email:
tomstephens@geotec.net

Time of day/date

August 8,2003 5:30pm

Location

Hominy Oklahoma in a hay meadow near a pond

Characteristics

completely white flight similar to a plover

Comments

appeared to be completely white


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Troy Matthews
Email:
tdmatt69@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Location

Park Hill, OK on my back porch feeder ful of sunflower seeds

Characteristics

Males are a grey color with a red head like a woodpecker Females are a solid color

Comments

They are a small bird. I have noticed about 4 or 5 pairs.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Amanda M. Walker
Email:
xXSpidersFairyXx@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

August 10 at 6:45 P.M.

Location

Midwest City, OK, in a shrub at a Taco Bell Drive through located on Douglas Blvd.

Characteristics

Dark brown feathers with the wings and back area darkening to almost black, dark eyes, black feet, straight long black beak that comes to a gradual sharp point, tail feather characteristics unknown (the bird is injured and most of the tail feathers have been broken off), the feathers have no iridescent color

Comments

It looks kind of like a blackbird or a grackle, but I would love to know for sure. I see these birds qwite often around here.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
jon
Email:
jonnicholson@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

4:00 ish

Location

muskogee, ok at the muskogee country club

Characteristics

it had bright yellow or orange legs it was tall and skinney and it had some fethers that stuck up on its head. it was on the ground by a pond i think the colors were kind of brown with speckels

Comments

it made a screaching sound as it flew off.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Troy Matthews
Email:
tdmatt69@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Any daytime, mainly midmorning to early afternoon

Location

Park Hill, OK on a birdfeeder full of sunflower seeds

Characteristics

Males are bright red on the neck and head only. The body is a greyish tan. Females are a solid greyish tan color.

Comments

It is not a house finch or a downy woodpecker. They have a small beak.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Bart Dean
Email:
Jazzman453@aol.com

Time of day/date

Most all day

Location

Tulsa backyard

Characteristics

Black with black fan tail seen on ground and in trees

Comments

Very common probably a native bird


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Roberta
Email:
robertamoore1931@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

noon

Location

Tulsa, woods

Characteristics

red bird with dark blue or black head, short neck, small head, prominent red, seed eater beak. Perching in trees and comes to feeder.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Roberta
Email:
robertamoore1931@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Location

Tulsa, woods

Characteristics

Comments

Well Bill, we were just looking through another photo gallery on another site and we think we have identified our robin size, red with a blue or black head, largish-red-seed-eating beek BIRD! a cardinal with featherless head! Not as exciting as it might be but, I think that is what we are seeing. Can you confirm? Thanks, Roberta


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Troy Matthews
Email:
tdmatt69@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Location

Park Hill, OK

Characteristics

Comments

It may be a House Finch, but it looks different from the photo gallery. The males are bright red from the shoulder up and a tan color from there down.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Suzi Jacobsen
Email:
akanoonie@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

morning

Location

inola,ok,in the woods

Characteristics

blue,swift,ground and tree

Comments

smaller than a sparrow. Completely blue, catches food in mid-air. Rarely shows himself beyond tree coverage


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Suzi Jacobsen
Email:
akanoonie@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

morning

Location

inola,ok,in the woods

Characteristics

blue,swift,ground and tree

Comments

smaller than a sparrow. Completely blue, catches food in mid-air. Rarely shows himself beyond tree coverage


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Suzi Jacobsen
Email:
akanoonie@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

morning

Location

inola,ok,in the woods

Characteristics

blue,swift,ground and tree

Comments

smaller than a sparrow. Completely blue, catches food in mid-air. Rarely shows himself beyond tree coverage


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Danette
Email:
dlachjr@brightok.net

Time of day/date

8:12pm, Thursday evening, August 14, 2003

Location

Chandler, OK, in my back yard - he was followed by a hummingbird

Characteristics

brownishbackside, red feathers on it's head, that sort of stood up, a bit of red at the tips of the wings, and the tips of it's tail feathers, bright yellow-orange beak, short and triangular

Comments

listed above


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Wanda
Email:
thewandererok@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

afternoon

Location

El Reno, backyard

Characteristics

light brown with yellow breasnts

Comments

not very old doen't fly vert well or far likes the color red will fly on your shoulder


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Wanda
Email:
thewandererok@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

afternoon in backyard

Location

El Reno Okla.

Characteristics

light brown with yellow breasnts

Comments

doen't fly well or too far like the color red fly to set on your shoulder dose alot of singing especially when kids by him


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Troy Matthews
Email:
tdmatt69@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Almost any time

Location

Park Hill, OK

Characteristics

They have the same body configuration as a Purple Martin. The males have a slender body, and are bright red from the shoulder up. The breast is tan, my wife says off white. The wings and tail have darker streaks. The females do not have any red.

Comments

My wife agrees that the birds we are seeing do not look like the House Finch in the Photo Gallery.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
walt
Email:
zampich2@msn.com

Time of day/date

dawn 08\16\03

Location

fence row at edge of lawn

Characteristics

dark grey, tall crest, long neck and legs

Comments

looked like a large road runners


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Susan
Email:
mlj5@cox.net

Time of day/date

August 10th,,,afternoon

Location

Bird feeder,,,,McAlester, Oklahoma

Characteristics

Gray and white....attracted to songbird feeder bells.....

Comments

Has a small crown or top knot,,,,


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Susan
Email:
mlj5@cox.net

Time of day/date

August 10th,,,afternoon

Location

Bird feeder,,,,McAlester, Oklahoma

Characteristics

Gray and white....attracted to songbird feeder bells.....

Comments

Has a small crown or top knot,,,,


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Susan
Email:
mlj5@cox.net

Time of day/date

August 10th,,,afternoon

Location

Bird feeder,,,,McAlester, Oklahoma

Characteristics

Gray and white....attracted to songbird feeder bells.....

Comments

Has a small crown or top knot,,,,


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Susan
Email:
mlj5@cox.net

Time of day/date

August 10th,,,afternoon

Location

Bird feeder,,,,McAlester, Oklahoma

Characteristics

Gray and white....attracted to songbird feeder bells.....

Comments

Has a small crown or top knot,,,,


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Bill Heins
Email:
wfh3rd@swbell.net

Time of day/date

all day long

Location

Edmond OK.,nesting and flying around the house

Characteristics

like a purple martin, maybe a little smaller. never in a tree, very persistant in returning and roosting around original nest even after it has been removed. excellent flyer, always darting around probably for bugs in the air.

Comments

builds a mud nest on rock wall up high under porch - happens to be directly over front door. I have seen these birds at my brother-in-laws house in Decatur TX. He calls them mud martins.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
steve heck
Email:
champboats@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

summer 2003 evening

Location

noble ok

Characteristics

pale red bird with mohalk, orange beak and some blue-gray markings. several birds not all colored alike but all have mohawk.comming to feeder thank you steve

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
steve heck
Email:
champboats@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

summer 2003 evening

Location

noble ok

Characteristics

pale red bird with mohalk, orange beak and some blue-gray markings. several birds not all colored alike but all have mohawk.comming to feeder thank you steve

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
fwrice@msn.com

Time of day/date

August 24, 2003 at 9 a.m.

Location

Norman, Oklahoma on residential street near a school park

Characteristics

Sitting on telephone wire. Light grey head, legs appeared slightly yellow, chest was striped white and black. It was singing a two note call. It flew off and appeared to have a hawk sized wing span.

Comments

Tail was an inverted v shape . . not a deep v though.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
J.D.
Email:
jschrntz@carnegienet.net

Time of day/date

august 18 at noon

Location

carnegie, ok. on ground behing air conditioner, possibly looking for water

Characteristics

looked like a sparrow but had a dull red breast.

Comments

bird was first observed hopping along ground. I thought it might be a fledgling. but then the bird flew into a tree. It was with a flock of other birds, but they were too far off to see if all had the redish breasts.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Daryl Williams
Email:
darwilli@ditchwitch.com

Time of day/date

dusk

Location

Stillwater, OK in native bluestem pasture

Characteristics

appears gray with white strips on wings,

Comments

flies high and dives to eat insects, makes a buzzing noise at the bottom of the dive, continually chirps while flying high as if to 'scare up' the insects


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Charlie
Email:
charlesgivens

Time of day/date

August 29 at 1:00

Location

Suburbs of Detroit. In a tree and pecking at the ground.

Characteristics

Very Easy. No feathers on Head. Head was Black. Had bright orange beak. And Red and Black feathers all over. There were no real pattern to the feathers.

Comments

The bird was very weird... I have never in my 22yrs seen a bird like it. Its head was bald and looked rather chicken hawkish and it kept sticking it up and looking around. Because its neck was longish to. It had holes just down and back from its beak. It had a rather high pitched squeak.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Charlie
Email:
charlesgivens

Time of day/date

August 29 at 1:00

Location

Suburbs of Detroit. In a tree and pecking at the ground.

Characteristics

Very Easy. No feathers on Head. Head was Black. Had bright orange beak. And Red and Black feathers all over. There were no real pattern to the feathers.

Comments

The bird was very weird... I have never in my 22yrs seen a bird like it. Its head was bald and looked rather chicken hawkish and it kept sticking it up and looking around. Because its neck was longish to. It had holes just down and back from its beak. It had a rather high pitched squeak.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Hal & Sue
Email:
halsueb@pcwan.net

Time of day/date

Aug.25th, 10 am Aug.30th, 4 pm ( Have seen 2 almost identical - but not together)

Location

Ponca City, OK at Hummingbird feeder (residential area)

Characteristics

Mostly black (or very dark) on back and top side of wings, brilliant peach-like gold on neck, breast and underside of wings, bright red head on one and black on the other one

Comments

The first one had a definite red head. It was not a woodpecker. There seemed to be a very little bit of white strips on its wings (top side) . The second one is identical to the first with the exception of its head. The second one is black. We thought at first they might be Baltimore Orioles, but have never seen any birds with the brilliance of their color. The peach-like gold color on the under side fades into a brilliant yellow toward and on the underside of the tail. It sat on the Hummingbird feeder for quite awhile. It's beak is dark and shaped similar to a sparrow.It seemed to be able to get some of the water. Then it flew off into a nearby tree. Have not see it anywhere else.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
KrazyK84nelly@aol.com

Time of day/date

late afternoon - may

Location

Wooded area in Maine

Characteristics

gray/ white sitting on fallen tree

Comments

these birds are living somewhere around our home In maine we have 20 acres of woods we see them about once a week , sometimes one sometimes two they sour like hawks and they make almost a screeching noice when " talking " to one another!


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Debbie Huey
Email:
dkhuey2@madillok.net

Time of day/date

8/28/03 around 9:30 a.m. and dusk

Location

Lake Texoma/ back yard close to lake

Characteristics

black, with a scarlett band at the top of the wings, as well as a small light brown oblong shape colore under it. It flew from trees to our open feeder.

Comments

We found it interesting that the blue jays were afraid of it. They usually run the other birds off when they are feeding.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Shala
Email:
fernagee@aol.com

Time of day/date

morning

Location

west of Apache over plowed wheat field

Characteristics

black diamaonds on white chest striped tail 4 foot wing-span on power line dark head

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Janie Higgins
Email:
janie@t-c-m-s.com

Time of day/date

August 31, early afternoon

Location

Tulsa Oklahoma on my back porch

Characteristics

pale red chest, long beak, football shape, short tail feathers

Comments

It was trying to feed from a hummingbird feeder, but couldn't hover long enough to feed. It was just about the size of a finch, but not shaped like a finch.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
John Feaster
Email:
jrf718@poncacity.net

Time of day/date

Early Morning and Late Evening September 1 and 2

Location

Ponca City Ok - Feeding among sparrows on ground where bird seed is thrown.

Characteristics

Brown with Blue Back and tan stripes along wings and shoulders

Comments

Doesn't hop or walk smoothly when feeding. Seems to waddle. Is slightly larger than the sparrows it feeds among. And isn't easily frightened. They fly easily when spooked but it stays on the ground and continues to feed. Has a dark brown cap on it's head. It's back and wings are blue, almost the shade of a blue jay. It has tan or light brown outlines along it's wings edges and shoulders.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Jan Watson
Email:
jcwatsonw@peoplepc.com

Time of day/date

Late afternoon, just about sunset.

Location

Enid, Ok. Outskirts of town, trees and meadows

Characteristics

Seen flying overhead. White or light colored underneath with dark stripes across wings about midway. Appears to be some kind of bird of prey. Wing formation resembles the white tailed kite. Usually see more than one in the area at the same time.

Comments

I have looked in my bird identification book, your photo section as well as other online sites, and cannot find this bird.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Bob
Email:
rrussell@utulsa.edu

Time of day/date

10 am

Location

Jenks - diving into water from a tree a little smaller than a crow but bigger than a robin.

Characteristics

really unusual sound - color - kind of gray or charcoal

Comments

seemed to have a crown like a jay or woodpecker bigger break than a regular bird


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
runner
Email:
mcactt@juno.com

Time of day/date

springtime day

Location

tulsa oklahoma

Characteristics

ground nesting bird

Comments

brown and white with redring on eyes runs fast


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
mary pearson
Email:
pearson7@comcast.net

Time of day/date

9-8-03

Location

Longmont, Co in a tree

Characteristics

brown back, orange tailfeathers with black tips, gray breast with black spots, orange patches on either side of head, long beak

Comments

made sound like jay or a crow


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Kathy
Email:
dragonstar777@cox.net

Time of day/date

Sept. 12 11:30am

Location

enid,OK grassy field nest to nursing home

Characteristics

resembled ferruginous hawk as far as I could tell. Flew from fence post to post staying about 5 to 10 min. It was big and fat. White chest, brown head, brown and white streaks on tail and back. A hooked beak.

Comments

Even though we were talking and laughing and only about 25 ft away it stayed. Over head a big white bird flew over at about the same time. It reminded me of a seagull. Could this have been a ferruginous hawk. I read they are endangered.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Stella Fewell
Email:
stellafewell@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

09-18-03 late afternoon

Location

Pawnee, OK, on my farm

Characteristics

Flying about 12-15 ft off ground, maybe a little lower. Very large brown bird with spotted tail. Couldn't see head.

Comments

At first I thought it was a large hawk; but the spotted tail threw me off. The dogs and horses were watching it. The pup got scared and ran onto the porch. Could it have been a large owl? It was light brown in color.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
larry ziegler
Email:
cheflz@swbell.net

Time of day/date

9/21,12:15pm

Location

Tulsa,ok on tree in my backyard

Characteristics

very light grey with pretty dark blue markings on head+body

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
cindy
Email:
guild@texhoma.net

Time of day/date

September 20, 2003... around noon, and again September 21, 2003 around 9 in the morning

Location

Marlow ok. at my garden pond

Characteristics

grey in color, big wing spand, long peak, eating my goldfish in pond and roosting on my roof, making a terrible mess up there.

Comments

i thought that it was a crane, but it is not white, it kinda looks like the heron and the sandhill crane in your photo gallery. would love to know how to keep it away from eating my fish. and my roof


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
cindy
Email:
guild@texhoma.net

Time of day/date

September 20, 2003... around noon, and again September 21, 2003 around 9 in the morning

Location

Marlow ok. at my garden pond

Characteristics

grey in color, big wing spand, long peak, eating my goldfish in pond and roosting on my roof, making a terrible mess up there.

Comments

i thought that it was a crane, but it is not white, it kinda looks like the heron and the sandhill crane in your photo gallery. would love to know how to keep it away from eating my fish. and my roof


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Larry Wilson
Email:
larry.wilson@kwikset.com

Time of day/date

3:00 pm. The bird was found deceased on property.

Location

Bristow, OK approx 2.5 miles south fo Bristow.

Characteristics

Green legs and feet. The feet had leaflike webbing that did not extend from toe to toe. The bird was mostly grey in color, with a small duck-like head and neck, the beak was more round than flat approx. 2 inches long and pointed. The legs were attached toward the rear of the body.

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Gary Martin
Email:
country@duracom.net

Time of day/date

9-28-03 10:30am

Location

Madill Oklahoma, live in the country!

Characteristics

Comments

I am looking for help to I.D. a nest in one of my pine trees. It is about 6-7 feet off the ground, and made of largs twiggs, and sticks. I can not see and grass or any thing like that. If you have any idea what could be making the nest I would like to know. It is also about 12" in dia. if that helps.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Bret Mayden
Email:
brmayden@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

7:30 PM, 9/28/03

Location

tree tops in suburban area, NW. 112nd & N. Rockwell, OKC

Characteristics

Part of huge flock of grackles & starlings in trees about 75 yards away. Same size & shape as a common grackle, but with brownish head & breast (sides at least). Rest of body (wings, side, rump, tail) were dark. Tail was as long as body & squared. Unable to get look at front of breast, only side, so don't know if it was barred or patterned in any way.

Comments

Low light (dusk) - eyes were light but unable to discern color. Based on Peterson's, I'm thinking a rusty black bird, but I have never identified one before. TIA for your help~!


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Suzie Waldon
Email:
swaldon@deckerjones.com

Time of day/date

Saturday, September 27th, early afternoon

Location

Fort Worth, Texas

Characteristics

I don't recall all the colors, primarily white. I have two hanging baskets (airplane plant / spider plant)on my front porch. This little bird was rummaging through the leaves. This little bird has done this a number of times, due to bird droppings on the leaves. This is the first time I saw him / her.

Comments

Long slender beak. Small, pretty bird. I was observing it through the front window and it saw me and just stared at me.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Mary Helen Harp
Email:
harpster@ptsi.net

Time of day/date

daily, all through this summer of '03. they feed the same time as the mourning dove and the Eurasion collared doves

Location

Guymon, Oklahoma in our back yard in Guymon, Ok

Characteristics

slightly smaller than a robin and much sleeker. The only place we see them is at the feeder (about 4' above ground near our patio) or on an electrical line between the patio and the garage. Have never seen them on the ground.

Comments

They have a tendency to be aggressive to the house finches and house sparrows that share the feeder. These doves are a very light, soft grey color with marbleing affects on their wings. Under wings is a rusty color.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
john R. kupiec
Email:
jrkupiec81@aol.com

Time of day/date

10/05/03 12:00 p.m.

Location

Oklahoma City , Ok 122nd and council road near a p;ot of

Characteristics

wind span about2-3 feet, specked pattern on back , Bird of prey, around ey haddark lime going toward back light coloered head , perched on a telephone pole overlooking a feild.

Comments

I am color blind. A chicken hawk or whatever but his or her back looked paterend with light and dark colors light head and that distict black or dark brown stripe by eye


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Stephen McAninch
Email:
liteeyeddarksage@aol.com

Time of day/date

October 6th, 2003 2PM

Location

Oklahoma City, near Moore, in my backyard

Characteristics

Grayish green. moving through shrubbs in the tops, eating small insects

Comments

coloring seems to be a dusty green back and wings, and a gray underbelly, white around the eyes, very sharp pointed beak (black) around the size of a finch. Not afraid of me or dogs at all, allowed me to get very close (3") with my hand. Moved toward me as I stood near a bush.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Stacey Tate
Email:
staceytate@cox.net

Time of day/date

Around three in the afternoon

Location

Edmond, OK in my backyard, landed on top of swingset

Characteristics

Brown, long tail, landed on swingset for a short time then flew off over trees

Comments

I think it may have been a hawk of some kind. I just have never seen one land in a backyard in the middle of the day especially! It was a beautiful bird. I have never seen one like it in my neighborhood. We do live by a creek with lots of trees, but we are really right in the middle of the city.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
debchoate@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

10-6 in the mid afternoon

Location

ada, ok on the shore of a pond

Characteristics

brown with white flecks, some gray. very distinctive "mohawk" of black which would lay flat at times and come up when walking

Comments

bird had long narrow beak and appeared to be fishing on the shore, but did not go into the water. Would stand very still and suddenly spear a small piece of food, maybe minnow. looked similar to sandpiper family, but havent found the black mohawk on any pictures. medium long skinny legs.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Donna
Email:
jbond@itlnet.net

Time of day/date

Every evening around 6:30 or 7 p.m.

Location

Watonga, OK at a stock tank eating the gold fish!

Characteristics

Dark gray, very large wingspan. The wings curve downward. Long beak. Can't tell if his legs are long. Pretty sure they are. Very long pointed beak.

Comments

Can't tell the color of his legs. Someone said it was some king of Kingfisher, but those pictures are way too small for this bird. It's huge! And there's only one. It travels from the river to the stock tank just about every evening when the gold fish are out.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
debbie
Email:
debi_rsewell@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

day

Location

keota,ok, in town

Characteristics

light blue all over. white on wings.

Comments

not a bluejay, or blue bird.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Bird project
Email:
butterfly8036@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

During the day time sitting on a barbed wire

Location

up high with three others of its kind. LIving in Illinois

Characteristics

Black very little, little thin tail

Comments

Shape of a baseball with a little tail


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
monte
Email:
fredcamero@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

10-10-03 10:00AM

Location

telephone poll in town in a field

Characteristics

grey,perched in a telephone poll

Comments

very large body,small head long beak


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
John Ballengee
Email:
ballenge@ipa.net

Time of day/date

10/14/03 at about 6pm

Location

Sallisaw Ok. in back yard

Characteristics

dark gray wings, back, tail and head. very light gray or white belly

Comments

I have three bird houses that these birds have started building nests in within the past few weeks.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
jimwalters463@msn.com

Time of day/date

10am, today, 10-19-03

Location

Durant, OK...parking lot eating

Characteristics

mostly dark brown, or black, with blue/green spots and patches, seeming changing color, depending on the sun angle

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
cvewing@telepath.com

Time of day/date

between 6 & 7 in the evening

Location

Norman, Oklahoma urban fencerow

Characteristics

back grey with a black saddle in butterfly bush, nearby brush

Comments

small--between sparrow and wren--but pair chasing and calling insistently appeared to be adults, were very fussed about something, but did not appear to be me


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
wendy_leblanc_8@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

afternoon

Location

ontario,canada in backyard

Characteristics

dark grey on top light grey on bottom on feeder

Comments

smooth head, yellow bill


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
wendy_leblanc_8@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

afternoon in october

Location

ontario,canada

Characteristics

dark grey on top,light grey on bottom. with sparrows on feeder

Comments

smooth head, distinct division of colour between the grey.yellow or orange beak.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Kim Poindexter
Email:
kpoindexter@cnhi.com

Time of day/date

every night beginning in late September

Location

12 miles north of Tahlequah, in the former nest of what we believe was a barn swallow

Characteristics

Different shades of gray with purple and scarlet tufts on the head; long, skinny, pointed yellow beak

Comments

The bird seems to sleep in the swallow nest on our porch every night. It puffs up its down (dark gray) and sleeps with its tail protruding from the side of the mud nest. The tail isn't very long and is about a half-inch wide at the end; it looks like it has just two dark gray feathers.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
frank
Email:
fbrooks@ucom.net

Time of day/date

late afternoon

Location

north of buffalo oka.

Characteristics

body was black head was lighter

Comments

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Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Terry White
Email:
terry43@cox.net

Time of day/date

evening brown in color long billed like humingbird, puffs up when threatened

Location

flower bed

Characteristics

brown spotted

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Desha M. Shaw
Email:
deshaw@cableone.net

Time of day/date

2:30 pm. 4 November 2003

Location

Altus, OK -at first it was inflight and then it landed on the side of a back road as if it were hunting something and then it didn't catch it so it stood there kinda just scratching/looking around.

Characteristics

The bird was huge. It was like a hawk and it was brown and had spots on his back, almost like leopard spot, only white and brown. It was beautiful!!

Comments

I was wondering if you could help me find out what kind a bird this was. Tomorrow I'm going out with a camera. Maybe I can take a picture of him.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
danny_speaks@teamji.com

Time of day/date

11/05/03

Location

OKLAHOMA CITY

Characteristics

BROWN AND BLACK LONG SKINNY BEAK

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Jared Kobyluk
Email:
JaredUSAO@aol.com

Time of day/date

About 1:00 p.m

Location

Oklahoma County around Jones on a log in the middle of North Canadian River

Characteristics

Black and Greyish on the belly Had feet like that of a duck but a slender bill sort of hooked at the end pointed down

Comments

Did not seem disturbed by my presence, which was within 10 yards.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
mgann@ccias.com

Time of day/date

11/23/03 afternoon

Location

Sherwood, OK, backyard

Characteristics

Grey, with a crest on top of it's head

Comments

white vertical stripes on its back


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
dpndxt@aol.com

Time of day/date

11-27-03 11:59a.m.

Location

Edmond,Ok.,near a pond

Characteristics

brown & light gold in color, swims and dives underwater

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Sherry Duncan
Email:
c_sduncan@prodigy.net

Time of day/date

December 6th, 2003 at 3:30pm

Location

Rattan,OK in my front and back yard

Characteristics

thousands of them, covered the ground then flew as a group to the nearby trees, then flew as a group back to the ground, then back to the trees, mostly black, some with shiny dark blue heads

Comments

thought they might be a grackle, or at least some type of blackbird, although some websites say grackles are brown, these birds were mostly all black, whatever they did, they did as a huge group


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Steve Dodson
Email:
stevenoico@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Location

Ponca City

Characteristics

Orange feathers with black ends and edges. The "quill" is bright orange.

Comments

Actually, all I have is feathers. I found these in the woods on my land. They are about 5-6 inches long, and the quill of the feather is bright orange. This color goes out into the feather, and then fades to black at the outer edge. The last inch at the tip is black. All the feathers were found together, as if it had been killed there. I'm just really curious, because the feathers are quite pretty, and unfamiliar to me.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
JD Schrantz
Email:
jschrntz@carnegienet.net

Time of day/date

30 minutes before sunset. 23-dec.-'03

Location

Carnegie,Ok. Perched on highline wire near wheat field.

Characteristics

sort of mocking-bird colored, but had dark eye patches that extended back halfway along body.

Comments

From a distance it looked like a small hawk, but the bird was very tame. I walked right underneath before it flew. The bird was alone. I have seen several small hawks in this area so mayby this is some type of raptor, but not at all sure.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
joshfavara@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

It was mid day to early morning

Location

It was on the side of the road eating a small animal

Characteristics

Really big and large wing spand

Comments

It was bigger than a hawk and was eating something it cougt


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Mark A. Stiefel
Email:
markstiefel@cox.net

Time of day/date

27 Dec 2003, 9:48am

Location

Yukon, Ok in my backyard of a housing development

Characteristics

Stopped in our tree near the feeder.

Comments

It appeared to be a bird of prey and it looked like some kind of falcon. It was mostly gray on top (head, back, top of wings) with white underbelly. It was larger than a robin but smaller than a crow. It's not listed in my quick guide and I couldn't find it in your photo gallery.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Chance
Email:
fortchance@pldi.net

Time of day/date

01-03-04 afternoon

Location

fort supply in the town in the yard

Characteristics

on the ground & in the trees & on the highlines

Comments

it looks like a dove ( 13+ of them) it has a half ring on it's neck & is white to light gray. it has a rough coo like a dove. it is not the mourning dove. could they be pigeons or immature pigeons?


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
vicky
Email:
vickyh57@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

all day

Location

Tulsa, Ok in my backyard

Characteristics

charcoal gray on head and back, white belly, small white beak - rounded body on breast

Comments

like sunflower seeds


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Holly
Email:
hbkazimer@cox.net

Time of day/date

5:45 pm, January 7, 2004

Location

Oklahoma City backyard

Characteristics

Gray or light brown, yellowish underbelly, white tipped wings and tail feathers, on fence and in tree.

Comments

At first glance, in the twilight, I thought it was a blue jay because of its shape. But when I looked closer, as it flew to the fence, the white on wing tips and tail feathers stood out beautifully. It seemed rather nervous, moving quickly from fence to tree and back again.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Holly
Email:
hbkazimer@cox.net

Time of day/date

5:45 pm, January 7, 2004

Location

Oklahoma City backyard

Characteristics

Gray or light brown, yellowish underbelly, white tipped wings and tail feathers, on fence and in tree.

Comments

At first glance, in the twilight, I thought it was a blue jay because of its shape. But when I looked closer, as it flew to the fence, the white on wing tips and tail feathers stood out beautifully. It seemed rather nervous, moving quickly from fence to tree and back again. As I watched, I realized there were two of them.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Valerie
Email:
val_127@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Jan 7&8 both in the morning about 8:00

Location

Silver City/Oilton,OK, in the grass by the road eating

Characteristics

light brown or tanish with specks, on the gound

Comments

it looked just like a quail and had the color pattern of a quiall with the specks and everything but the colors were different. they were lighter than a quail and it was alot bigger and kind of fat.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
okiesinmo@peoplepc.com

Time of day/date

All times of the day.

Location

Grand Lake

Characteristics

Black with a yellow sharp bill. Sits on water like a duck and dives for fish.

Comments

We have been noticing these birds in this area for approximately ten years. The locals call them "water turkeys" and say they are affecting the crappie fishing. It's rumored that they can dive 30 ft. to eat fish. They often dive under and come up into the wells of the heated fishing docks on Grand.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
ridgekid1@cox.net

Time of day/date

January 11, 2004 2pm

Location

Oklahoma City, OK backyard

Characteristics

Grays, white, sits on tree branches, fence Drank water but did not eat seeds, sunflower, corn

Comments

Have seen only one bird. Markings rather similar to bluejay, but not as big and no crest.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
pattim1980@msn.com

Time of day/date

1/12/04/ 9am

Location

oklahoma city ,backyard

Characteristics

grey back changing to black head, white belly bright yellow beak, ground &lower trees

Comments

white feathers show during flight ,chirps


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Trevor
Email:
harneyii@aol.com

Time of day/date

1/12/04 10:00am

Location

Sapulpa, Oklahoma. In window birdfeeder at rural house.

Characteristics

Looked like Carolina Chickadee in photo image gallery, except the black on breast had a sharp triangle shape to it.

Comments

It seemed much smaller than the sparrows that frequent the feeder. Colors & shapes contrasted very well. black, white & perhaps grey or silver.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Christy in Tulsa
Email:
paradiseinvegas@aol.com

Time of day/date

January 16m 2004, 8:00 a.m.

Location

Inner City....Tulsa, in a tall pine tree in my neighbor's yard

Characteristics

Dark grey/black head, back. Breast color was a soft sandpaper orange, that also had some creamy white of the breast toward the center and closer to the tail (but on the breast). No crest. Pointed beak. Shorter tail. Approx size of robin, but may slightly thinner, but not a lot.

Comments

They must have been migrating as there were at least a hundred of them. They were quite "noisy", not silent as they perched and changed perches. Then they all left at once. I've never seen then before. And I feel they were migrating. The orange was not as deep as an oriole orange..closer to sandpaper. And some of the "orangy" breasts were darker, so I think they must have been males.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Lisa
Email:
LMBJTReed@aol.com

Time of day/date

Jan. 16, 2004 and 1:45 p.m.

Location

Newalla, Ok in our backyard on 5 acres

Characteristics

It is wide black stripes with a white narrow stripes on its tail. It has a redish color tint on its shoulders and back. A brownish-white speckled belly. The head is brown with a red tint also. It is beautiful!!! It was sitting in a tree on a branch.

Comments

I believe it is a red-shoulder hawk. It was just sitting in a tree watching our puppies. It has beautiful markings on it.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Tisha
Email:
tsoonerfan@netzero.net

Time of day/date

1-16-04 Time-11:00 a.m.

Location

Skiatook, Ok, in my back yard

Characteristics

black head, brown neck, white chest choppy flight gathered on the ground

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
brenda smith
Email:
bhutchsmith@direcway.com

Time of day/date

Dec Jan 2003-2004

Location

Mayes county Pryor

Characteristics

looks like a small cardinal. Has a peaked top knot. Greyish in color with a little reddish color near the wing.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
tom
Email:
tomokie44@aol.com

Time of day/date

1/19/2004 11:00 a.m.

Location

grand lake, Oklahoma

Characteristics

brown, in flock,ground and tree, yellow tipped tail

Comments

Birds were drinking water from puddles of rain water on deck


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Judy Kile
Email:
JGK@lakewebs.net

Time of day/date

1/20/04 About 11 am

Location

Eufaula OK in my back yard

Characteristics

light peach colored breast speckled with brown spots with a black "bib" at the base of the throat. Back is med brown with with muted darker stripes. Long beak. Brilliant red splash looking spot at the base of their head where it joins their neck. Looks like they were shot in the back of the head and have a big blood spot there. Undersides of their wings are a slightly darker peach than their breast. There were about 15-20 of them on the ground in my back yard feeding on either insects or seeds in the grass.

Comments

Some of them had light peach breast with speckles some had a shade lighter peach colored breast with no speckles. All of them had the red spots on the back of their heads.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Christie
Email:
fanofwinston2001@aol.com

Time of day/date

oct 2003, about 5 a.m.

Location

northeast oklahoma city

Characteristics

dark grey, large wingspan, about 3 feet tall standing

Comments

It was in a tree. when it came down to the ground it resembled a prehistoric type bird. At least at night when there isn't much light. It flew away and it had a very large wingspan. It flew on top of a two story house and sat there looking down.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Kathy
Email:
KDBroyles@msn.com

Time of day/date

January 26, afternoon

Location

Tulsa, OK, rural backyard

Characteristics

Brownish grey and in a bird feeder

Comments

Bird was shaped like a Northern Cardinal but had yellow tips on the end of it's tail feathers about 1/2" long. This was highly noticeable on it's grey feathered body. Was also feeding with other Cardinals.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Linda
Email:
lwmler@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

morning, 1/28/04

Location

Duncan, Oklahoma, eating food from dog's dish

Characteristics

fat round birds, larger than a sparrow but smaller than a crow. dark brown or black with light redish brown polka dots. landed on ground and on electrical wires

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
bob
Email:
robbinbo12@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

1-31-04 8am

Location

duncan oklahoma, eating wild birdfeed in driveway

Characteristics

red head, ducklike bill, fat belly (couldn't see feet) cardinal size, female: gray/white male: blue/white

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Brenda Lomas
Email:
lomdog@aol.com

Time of day/date

I think this is some sort of crane. It walks around several ponds in Choctaw. I have seen this bird both morning and afternoon.This bird has been hanging around for a couple of weeks.

Location

Choctaw, Ok

Characteristics

Will fly off. Large wing span 4-5 feet. It is a gray in color and I see no other markings. It is about 3-4 feet tall.

Comments

I don't recall seeing any red on this birds head. So could it still be a lost sandhill crane?


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
gingerkasie@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

02/04/04 at 1:00pm

Location

Tulsa back yard

Characteristics

dark gray with white chest

Comments

eats sunflower seeds


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Debra Blue
Email:
MaMaBlue56@AOL.Com

Time of day/date

Mornings and Afternoon

Location

Arcadia, oklahoma in my back yard.

Characteristics

upper black body - white speckles and strips on wings - red eyes - orange along sides under wings - white belly

Comments

the red eyes stand out- only one at the feeder.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
hellalisano13@aol.com

Time of day/date

200pm

Location

tulsa ok

Characteristics

black&gray fence

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Nora
Email:
nora.inman@mail.okbu.edu

Time of day/date

February 09,2004, several times during the day.

Location

South East of Tecumseh, Oklahoma at our bird feeders

Characteristics

Black on the top of its head, white on the back of the head. vertical black and white stripes down from the base of the head to the tail. At the bottom of its back, black and white horizontal bars were seen between the wings while it was sitting on the bird feeder. we did not get a good look at it while flying. I've never seen one like this before.

Comments

The bird was bigger than a sparrow, but did not appear to be a very large bird.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Rich
Email:
richd@ cox.net

Time of day/date

Late spring and early summer

Location

Salina Kansas colf course

Characteristics

brown. Usually seen in pairs catching mosquitos. T

Comments

They have a small body with long split tails. I usually see them in the late spring and early summer..These seem to show up every year...


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Larry Davis
Email:
ldlkx1@wmconnect.com

Time of day/date

Early morning between daylight and 8:00 AM

Location

3 miles north of Pauls Valley,OK

Characteristics

On the wings and back this bird is mostly dark brown with what appears to be black and lighter brown intermixed. It has a light colored breast with a black slash across the throat. On the back of the head there is a red patch that is approximately 1/4 of the back of its head. The tail is long and slender. The bill is about 1 1/2 inches long and very slender. It feeds on the ground and very seldom comes to the feeder preferring to stay in the short grass 25 to 30 yards from the feeder.

Comments

There are 3 birds that we have seen so far and the two larger ones have still not come in close the feeder. I do not have a set of binoculars to observe these birds with. Today is the first time I have seen one these birds coming close to the feeder so the colors I have indicated for the body and breast may be a little different than I have reported but are generally correct. The black throat marking and the red marking on the back of the head however are very prominent. It came to the edge of the scattered seed on the ground and still remained away from the other birds. They appear to be relatively solitary as I have never seen them in close contact with each other even when feeding.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
James M. Winters
Email:
wintersjm@cox.net

Time of day/date

2-16-04 10am

Location

South Oklahoma City on the birdfeeder in my front yard. It hangs in a bradford pear tree 5 feet above ground. It is filed with finch mix.

Characteristics

Two birds. Quick impressions. Bird one was overall dark brown with no markings and a dark beak. Its feathers were fluffed against the cold. The second was identical except it had a rosy red beast patch about an inch wide by 1 1/2 inches long. They were not flighty and fed for at least 5 minutes. My view was too obscured by blinds and distance.

Comments

I have seen the pair several other times but at a distance. I thought that perhaps this was a mating pair in maiting dress.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
sparky1@duracom.net

Time of day/date

02-19-04 noon

Location

West of Duncan,Ok in my front yard

Characteristics

bird was on ground, actually two of them. gray with red on right side of neck, beak appr. 1 1/2", tail feathers appr. 4", speckles around stomach area

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
joe wilson
Email:
joemwilsonjr@ peoplepc.com

Time of day/date

2/22/2004 1830

Location

dobbs & se 160th , on tree line overlooking pasture

Characteristics

dark , white belly (underside) , sitting in tree smaller than redtail / larger than barn owl

Comments

not an owl ( we have seen small barns owl in area and recognize them ). lots of missing small chickens ( no animal tracks around perimeter of chicken yard or coop inside yard )


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
dolores williams
Email:
DBWilliams04@comporium. net

Time of day/date

February 27

Location

Rock Hill, SC

Characteristics

red head, black and white back

Comments

seen on a tree in my front yard


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Mark
Email:
themoho@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

11:00am

Location

Tulsa,OK

Characteristics

The bird had a prominent black face mask. I think it was a cedar waxwing but it looked mostly gray and had a head crest like a cardinal and I don't remember colored wing tips. It was sitting on a small tree in my apartment complex.

Comments

Just wondering if it was likely to see this bird in Tulsa? I'm really not into bird watching but this bird really caught my attention. Thanks!


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
mustangsally40be41@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

2 pm

Location

Beggs, OK in front yard near bird feeders

Characteristics

gray back, dark grey head, white stomach.

Comments

appears to be some sort of finch, short sturdy beak similar to cardinal but much smaller bird. Canary size.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
john mckinley
Email:
meatloaf122537

Time of day/date

january pm

Location

lawton ok

Characteristics

ground eating from feeder

Comments

black head and back to tail tip light coolered throat anf belly to tail tip


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
john mckinley
Email:
meatloaf122537

Time of day/date

january pm

Location

lawton ok

Characteristics

ground eating from feeder

Comments

black head and back to tail tip light coolered throat anf belly to tail tip


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
patrti@ccabstract.com

Time of day/date

March 5 a.m.

Location

Norman,Oklahoma at a bird feeder

Characteristics

red head, brown wings with white on the feathers

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Donna
Email:
bbdmhatcher@aol.com

Time of day/date

12:00 noon..March 6

Location

Shawnee,Oklahoma

Characteristics

gray with red head but not a woodpecker. Very small bird eating thistle

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
TRAK3606BACK@AOL>COM

Time of day/date

12 noon

Location

in La. over our pond

Characteristics

white head,greyish white body,forked tial with black

Comments

never saw this bird before,looked like an eagle head


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
tam351613@aol.com

Time of day/date

Location

Anadarko, OK backyard

Characteristics

blue on back, gold belly, in tree

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
scole66@aol.com

Time of day/date

5:00 PM

Location

OKC,OK.

Characteristics

white head and breast and tail; wings light grey with white speckles, tipped in black

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
scole66@aol.com

Time of day/date

5:00 pm

Location

OKC,OK

Characteristics

white head, tail and breast orange-red eyes wings light grey with white speckles and black tipped

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Fred Williams
Email:
jabfado@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

03/13/04 10:30 AM

Location

Back yard in Edmond, Oklahoma at feeder with black sunflower seeds.

Characteristics

black body with a bluish,green head. Able to cling to bark of tree, eating from the bird feeder with black sunflower seeds, also eating from the ground. size of bird is between a Robin and a Crow.

Comments

yellow eyes


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Fred Williams
Email:
Jabfado@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

03/13/04 10:30 A M

Location

Back yard feeder, Edmond, OK.

Characteristics

Brown with red chest and head

Comments

There are three or four of these birds and they appear to be getting more red coloring as spring progresses.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Cathy Bell
Email:
tjbell@juno.com

Time of day/date

Through out the day, year round

Location

Tulsa, OK, backyard

Characteristics

ground feeder, charcoal grey with yellow beak

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Cathy Bell
Email:
tjbell@juno.com

Time of day/date

Through out the day, year round

Location

Tulsa, OK, backyard

Characteristics

ground feeder, charcoal grey with yellow beak

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
jim
Email:
judyboo31@msn.com

Time of day/date

about 3.00pm on 3-16-2004

Location

warner ok in my pasture next to woods

Characteristics

a short fat bird shorter then a pigane with a black head and back with a bright yellow or orange chest black legs, they was about 12 birds feeding on the ground.

Comments

i have lived in this area for 40 years and never has seen a bird like this.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
jim
Email:
judyboo31@msn.com

Time of day/date

Location

warner

Characteristics

Comments

the guess you gave was incorrect they are not b.orioles, they looked looked more look a short fat pigoins, solid black with a bright yellow chest, I know most of the birds commen to this area and i have never seen birds like this


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
BETTY L WARE
Email:
PUNKER @TDS.NET

Time of day/date

MY FRONT YARD BY MY BIRDFEEDER.3-17-2004.

Location

CYRIL, OKLAHOMA

Characteristics

ORANGE HEAD(LIGHTER THAN A ROBINS CHEST) AND A BRIGHTER ORANGE DIAMOND SHAPE AT THE BASE OF THE TAIL FEATHERS. NEVER SEEN THIS BIRD BEFORE AND HAVE SEEN IT TWICE SINCE THEN.

Comments

THIS BIRD HAS ALWAYS APPEARED DURING THE AFTERNOON. NOBODY SEEMS TO KNOW WHAT IT IS. I LIVE IN CYRIL, OKLAHOMA AND THE CLOSEST I CAN GET TO(IDENTIFYING) SOMETHING SIMILAR IS A SUMMER TANAGER. BUT, IT DOESN'T LOOK EXACTLY LIKE IT BECAUSE, I CAN'T SEE THE BACK OF THE TANAGER IN THE PICTURE.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Emily
Email:
vballemmy00@cox.net

Time of day/date

Saturday, March 20th, about 4 pm

Location

Tulsa, Oklahoma at LaFortune Park

Characteristics

It is a common white pond duck, but there are no pictures of it on here. It was white, with an orange beak, and orange feet.

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Emily
Email:
vballemmy00@cox.net

Time of day/date

Saturday, March 20th, about 4 pm

Location

Tulsa, Oklahoma at LaFortune Park

Characteristics

It is a common white pond duck, but there are no pictures of it on here. It was white, with an orange beak, and orange feet.

Comments

I need the common name, order name, family name, and scientific name. If you could provide any of these ASAP, it would be greatly appreciated!!!


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
TERRY@OKLUS.COM

Time of day/date

MID MORNING

Location

EDMOND

Characteristics

TALLEST BIRD I'VE EVER SEEN.TOP OF HIS HEAD LOOKED LIKE A BLACK TOUPE. HOW TALL CAN A ROADRUNNER GET

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
TERRY@OKLUS.COM

Time of day/date

MID MORNING

Location

EDMOND

Characteristics

TALLEST BIRD I'VE EVER SEEN.TOP OF HIS HEAD LOOKED LIKE A BLACK TOUPE. HOW TALL CAN A ROADRUNNER GET

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Janet Morton
Email:
janetm@commercialbank.net

Time of day/date

March 22

Location

east of Quapaw, OK over the forest area along Spring River.

Characteristics

black(or dark), underside along wings white or grey, some red on head, maybe around beak like a vulture has. Graceful gliding like a hawk, circular patterns, approximately 10-15 of these birds

Comments

One landed in a tree, sits straight, not slumped like a vulture/buzzard, wing and tail feathers seem flowing down the back and tail area, not tucked in like a sparrow or other "tight" bird, legs and feet are black.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Janet Morton
Email:
janetm@commercialbank.net

Time of day/date

March 20 and 21, 2004, during warmth of day into early evening

Location

east of Quapaw, OK over the forest area along Spring River.

Characteristics

black(or dark), underside along wings white or grey, some red on head, maybe around beak like a vulture has. Graceful gliding like a hawk, circular patterns, approximately 10-15 of these birds

Comments

One landed in a tree, sits straight, not slumped like a vulture/buzzard, wing and tail feathers seem flowing down the back and tail area, not tucked in like a sparrow or other "tight" bird, legs and feet are black.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Dustin Renner
Email:
renx4@JUNO.COM

Time of day/date

03/23/04 mainly in the evenings and roosting in the trees around a neighborhood pond.

Location

oklahoma city NW

Characteristics

dark maybe black. looks like a cross between a crow and a duck I am thinking maybe some kind of water turkey nobody remembers seeing them in years past and they have been here about a week.

Comments

I have not ever seen a bird like these before. I am wondering what they are and if they are something we need to be getting rid of. It is kinda wierd to see so many of these big birds roosting in the neighbors trees in the evenings.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Elaine Staggs
Email:
adizydame@cox.net

Time of day/date

5:30 pm Mar 24, 2004

Location

Del City,OK in backyard near garden pond

Characteristics

very small brownish/grey. Markings like a goldfinch. Darting around from bush to bush. Not afraid of me.

Comments

I've seen this same species a few times through the years. Very small, not much bigger than a hummingbird.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
bpaine@dtnspeed.net

Time of day/date

bird dead on road

Location

central Illinois

Characteristics

shorebird, black white beak with brown dot at top of beak, green legs with fluted webbing on toes but toes not connected, white along back edge of wings, short white tail feathers, beak is slender medium length, 24" wing span, duck size

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
bpaine@dtnspeed.net

Time of day/date

bird dead on road

Location

central Illinois

Characteristics

shorebird, head and body silky black, white beak with brown dot at top of beak, green legs with fluted webbing on toes but toes not connected, white along back edge of wings, short white tail feathers, beak is slender medium length, 24" wing span, duck size,webbing about 1/4" on each of each toe

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
bpaine@dtnspeed.net

Time of day/date

bird dead on road

Location

central Illinois

Characteristics

shorebird, head and body silky black, white beak with brown dot at top of beak, green legs with fluted webbing on toes but toes not connected, white along back edge of wings, short white tail feathers, beak is slender medium length, 24" wing span, duck size, webbing about 1/4" on each of each toe

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
ronholdtfarm@tds.net

Time of day/date

Mid morning

Location

bird feeder

Characteristics

Has a white head, white breast with gray strips on the breast too.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Ra-Anna
Email:
jamiesjewel@cox.net

Time of day/date

March 30, around noon

Location

Oklahoma City, resident

Characteristics

Red on head and throat, but the wings were brown and streaked or maybe speckled. It is building a nest in my carport.

Comments

lots of singing, very pretty song.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
keyskl@bartlesville.k12.ok.us

Time of day/date

every day

Location

Bartlesville (in the country) on my feeder

Characteristics

black with a brown head

Comments

Black feathers may appear green in sunlight.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Carrie
Email:
Modlins5@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

April 1, 2004 at about 8 am.

Location

Broken Arrow, OK. Perching on top of a large oak tree.

Characteristics

Very white underneath. Almost a blueish gray, although I'd have to say more gray. I think they had somewhat of a crest (similar to a bluejay?)

Comments

There were about 10 of them roosting in the very top of a huge oak tree across the street. I can't even describe the sound they were making, but it was quite a rucus and they were causing all of the other birds to be in a pretty big tizzy as well. By the time I got my binoculars fixed on them, they all flew away together. Although I marked 'the size of a crow', they were probably a bit larger than that. Since I've not seen or heard anything like them before I wondered if they were possibly migratory and just passing through. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
keyskl@bartlesville.k12.ok.us

Time of day/date

every day

Location

my feeder in the country - Bartlesville, ok

Characteristics

black with brown-tipped feathers, long beak

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Anna Alley
Email:
AlleyOoop@comcast.net

Time of day/date

3is in the afternoon

Location

Streamwood, IL over a man-made pond surrounded by a few weeping willow trees

Characteristics

munching on a dead fish, scaring geese, white on the underside of the wings (seen while in flight)the last 1/3 to 2/3rds of the wings. Dark brown to black in color and the beak was red.

Comments

There were two of them. We were able to get pictures but not sure how well they came out. They were beautiful, very graceful, mostly wafted on the air currents, circling around. The feathers at the points were close together not spread out.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Gina Lightle
Email:
neon@lakewebs.net

Time of day/date

4-2-04 APPOX- 10 AM WITH BONOCULERS

Location

In our backyard in McAlester,OK.

Characteristics

IN A TREE-he was faded red on the back,and white belly with black spots under his chin,(bill) but just in that area, not all over.

Comments

we have a pecan tree in our back yard and he was on the tip top of the branch i had to get my *bonoculers*? to see em , he was faded red on the back,and white belly with black spots under his chin (bill) but just in that area, not all over,he was chirping music this mor, kinda like a warbler, and made long notes at times. what kind of bird is he? Thank You Hope to hear from you very soon on this!


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Sharon
Email:
gilbd1@pldi.net

Time of day/date

In the mornings and evenings

Location

Live close to Woodward and Sharon Ok. In my trees.

Characteristics

Looks like its a greenish brown has some yellow on it's tail. Has a peak on it's head like a bluejay or redbird. And black going across his eyes from one side to the other.

Comments

There are a lot of other birds that I see but this one is new. I haven't seen it here before.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Velma Dobbs
Email:
RONSBABY 11935@aol.com

Time of day/date

Large brown bird with some darker barring on the wings and long tail, doesnot have a hooked beak, seams very gentle.

Location

Sand Springs, Oklahoma

Characteristics

Ground

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Jim Barr
Email:
jbarr@pldi.net

Time of day/date

Off and on all winter. 4/4/2004 6:00 pm

Location

Dover,OK Kingfisher County in town in an elm tree preening with mate.

Characteristics

Have photos. In a tree across street from my house. Gray to light gray with a dark brown or black collar across the back of the neck. Larger than a morning dove about the size of a pigeon but slightly different shape. Not quite as square and plump.

Comments

will try to attach a photo


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Debbie
Email:
okpsufans@aol.com

Time of day/date

4/5/04 2;30pm

Location

Oklahoma City building nest on wall of Earlywine Elementry school

Characteristics

black head and back, tan under tail and red or rust color on throat, wings also black

Comments

pair of birds buuilding nest on wall of school,attatched to the wall so was like half a nest -- not like round nest in a tree or bush would look


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Linda
Email:
Lgailperk@aol.com

Time of day/date

April 7 7:00 PM

Location

Mannford, OK near Lake Keystone

Characteristics

dull yellow breast, looks like a young blue jay except it's yellow. several landed in large Cottonwood tree

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
STEVE PRICE
Email:
snlprice@tds.net

Time of day/date

4/7/2004, EARLY EVENING

Location

MOUNDS, OKLAHOMA ON FRONT PORCH

Characteristics

RED BREAST AND HEAD, BROWNINSH OTHERWISE, THE OTHER ONE IS COMPLETELY BROWNISH WITH SOME LIGHTER STREAKS

Comments

THE BIRDS HAVE MADE A NEST ON MY FRONT PORCH, THE BIRDS ARE PRETTY SMALL, THE RED ONE JUST APPEARED THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS. THE OTHER ONE HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS THAT WE HAVE NOTICED. THERE ARE 5 SMALL WHITE EGGS IN THE NEST. THE BROWNISH ONE SITS ON THE NEST, THE RED ONE KEEPS ITS DISTANCE MOST OF THE TIME.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Mike Spurgers
Email:
mikespurgers@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

April 6, 2004

Location

Ft. Sill Officers' Club Golf Course

Characteristics

The color was a brilliant blue, with a reddish orange breast. It was agressively swooping and diving on a squirrel which was climbing a tall slender tree, seemingly striking the squirrel on each dive, each time the squirrel retreating around and down the tree, until in ran off to another tree.

Comments

I wondered if the bird considered the squirrel as a threat to a nest in the tree, but saw no nest, only the antics and apparent intent of this bird to drive off this squirrel. My friend commented he didn't remember being taught in school science about squirrels eating bird eggs, and I responded, "Maybe not, but that bird doesn't know that." Was this a nuthatch? I couldn't remember the head being any color other than blue, but I may be wrong. I was struck by the bright blue color over all with the reddish orange breast. The bird was very acrobatic and aggressive.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Mike Spurgers
Email:
mikespurgers@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

April 6, 2004

Location

Ft. Sill Officers' Club Golf Course

Characteristics

The color was a brilliant blue, with a reddish orange breast. It was agressively swooping and diving on a squirrel which was climbing a tall slender tree, seemingly striking the squirrel on each dive, each time the squirrel retreating around and down the tree, until it ran off to another tree.

Comments

I wondered if the bird considered the squirrel as a threat to a nest in the tree, but saw no nest, only the antics and apparent intent of this bird to drive off this squirrel. My friend commented he didn't remember being taught in school science about squirrels eating bird eggs, and I responded, "Maybe not, but that bird doesn't know that." Was this a nuthatch? I couldn't remember the head being any color other than blue, but I may be wrong. I was struck by the bright blue color over all with the reddish orange breast. The bird was very acrobatic and aggressive.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Danyale
Email:
danyale79@msn.com

Time of day/date

We have seen this bird all day, every day, for approximtely one week. It has built a nest on top of a wooden cabinet on our back porch. There are two eggs in the nest.

Location

Edmond, OK in a neighborhood backyard

Characteristics

Primarly gray with a slight orangish-brown tint to its head. Black eyes with grey around them (can mostly see this when eyes are closed). Its chest is a shade lighter than its body and some of the feathers on its wings have blackish tips. Its tail is approximately 4-5 inches long. Its beak is fairly short and narrow and black in color. It "puffs" itself up when it is sitting on the nest, so it is hard to tell its exact size, but it is likely between the size of a sparrow and a robin.

Comments

I have not seen the bird in-flight or heard it make any noise, so I really cannot add any further details.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Lynette Friedemann
Email:
alanlynettefried@charter.net

Time of day/date

April, march 2004

Location

Claremore, Ok

Characteristics

yellow breast, white tail underneath, small crest

Comments

somewhat larger than a robin, but not as large as a crow feeds on the ground takes off quickly in flight


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Lynette Friedemann
Email:
alanlynettefried@charter.net

Time of day/date

April, march 2004

Location

Claremore, Ok

Characteristics

yellow breast, white tail underneath, small crest

Comments

somewhat larger than a robin, but not as large as a crow feeds on the ground takes off quickly in flight


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Lynette Friedemann
Email:
alanlynettefried@charter.net

Time of day/date

April, march 2004

Location

Claremore, Ok

Characteristics

yellow breast, white tail underneath, small crest

Comments

somewhat larger than a robin, but not as large as a crow feeds on the ground takes off quickly in flight


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Michael
Email:
mikem@sandreckoner.net

Time of day/date

Several weeks now, dawn to early evening.

Location

Apartment complex, third floor balcony, facing a somewhat open field and thin line of trees in far southwest Oklahoma City.

Characteristics

A red head and neck that sort of bleeds into the body, almost like ink or paint was spilled on its head and ran down the neck varying distances ontot he body. The body was beige or ashen a few weeks ago, but the birds I'm seeing now appear to be darker, and the red may be a little more pronounced as well. The closet thing I can find is a red-headed finch, which has similar markings, but these birds are not shaped like finches in the body or beak. Some are fatter than others, some are very round in the body. They also do not 'sing' like a finch, they sing a now-familiar tune that lasts several seconds.

Comments

I'm afraid I can't be more specific. These sit on my balcony railing and look out over the field my apartment overlooks. Sometimes one, sometimes three or four at once. They like to fly down to the trees along a brick wall below, and then back up. Sometimes they sing almost insistently for a minute or so before flying off. Their singing reminds me of wrens, and they have a sweet trembling, whistling song when singing and a harsher 'griping' sound sometimes when many of them are sitting in one tree flitting around each other. I also can't get close enough to be certain on the body coloring because there's a large glass sliding door and they literally see me coming, so I'm always seeing them through glass at about 20 feet and in flat, non-direct sunlight. Just interested if you have any idea what these might be. I've never really seen these before.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
ruthaleena ritchie
Email:
ruthaleena@clarkritchie.com

Time of day/date

4/11/04

Location

at feeder

Characteristics

sparrow colored - red crown - brownish/greyish body - not a long bill - more curved and short seems to prefer the niger to the sunflower seeds

Comments

pittsburgh pa


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Jan White
Email:
mypurplejw@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

mostly during the day time

Location

Vian,OK nesting on my front porch

Characteristics

grey and white built a nest out of mud and grass in the upper corner of my front porch. Comes back every year

Comments

This bird comes back every year and builds a nest in the same place. It catches insects and has at least three chicks every hatching.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Deb
Email:
okpsufans@aol.com

Time of day/date

4/5/o4

Location

Moore, Ok in field next to a business

Characteristics

light brown color on head, back and wings with yellow breast

Comments

plump bird on ground not in a tree, two birds the same together


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
James McGee
Email:
usermcgee@mac.com

Time of day/date

4/15/04 10:20

Location

stillwater, OK Backyard water

Characteristics

yellow breast

Comments

yellow tip tail


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
diane
Email:
diane.bublak@tinker.af.mil

Time of day/date

early morning through late evening.

Location

newalla, OK

Characteristics

Feed while walking around in groups of 8 or more. They are soft grayish/purple/w/black markings on their chest. Quiet birds, not really scared of people or mowers.

Comments

Fly like a swallow w/quick movements up and down. There appear to be light ones and dark ones. The dark ones are black almost.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
DSDodd@juno.com

Time of day/date

4-18-04, 7 p.m.

Location

Lawton, Oklahoma, in my back yard (suburban, with empty field behind our home)

Characteristics

Glossy black, except head and neck bluish black, almost irridescent. Long tail, but shorter and narrower than the grackles.

Comments

Is this web site available in printed form? I have more than 10 species that frequent my back yard, a few that I can't identify.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Chad
Email:
Chad33E@att.net

Time of day/date

morning

Location

Moore, OK. Neighborhood near a creek, under my porch

Characteristics

V-shaped tail, white chest, touches of purple around head. Flys low to ground, lots of chirping, builds nest of mud.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Mitchell Ferrell
Email:
MitchFerr@cox.net

Time of day/date

1:30 pm April 14

Location

Edmond, OK, In a business area.

Characteristics

Its belly was like a robin ,It had a middle size tail.Its head,neck,back,wings,and tail were blue like a blue jay.It was sitting on a fence.

Comments

I did'nt see any,we were driving when we saw it.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
larcon@cwis.net

Time of day/date

april 10 daytime

Location

Stigler,Ok,on patio

Characteristics

brown @ white with forked tail

Comments

building mud nest on patio


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Connie
Email:
larcon@cwis.net

Time of day/date

april 10 daytime

Location

Stigler,Ok,on patio

Characteristics

brown @ white with forked tail

Comments

building mud nest on patio


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
robert lovelace
Email:
axemen77@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

april 22, 2004 , morning aabout 11:00 am

Location

terral ,OK . at an small apartment complex

Characteristics

bright yellow chest and bellied, grey head ,

Comments

two of the same colored birds were flying in a arial dance , that was like the falling mating dance that eagles do,but this wasnt falling it was continuous flight , in a circular motion ,tallons locked together ,then they flew apart and one flew away


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
loveallworship1@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

1:00 pm 4/20/04

Location

edmond,okla

Characteristics

red chest red back under feathers striped wings in a tree on front porch, male and female with nest

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Susanne
Email:
susannemichelle71@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

April 22, 2004. All day.

Location

Ripley, OK. In a pond in my backyard.

Characteristics

Very black with a white bill. Bigger than a duck, smaller than a goose.

Comments

I think that the hail storm yesterday may have hurt it or it may be sick. I have seen it swim around but not much and it seems to swim slow. It seems to prefer a spot over by a tree in the pond where it can sit. If it is still there tomorrow is there anything I can do for the poor thing?


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Phil Tyree
Email:
tyree02@cox.net

Time of day/date

mid morning and evening

Location

Tulsa, OK in backyard

Characteristics

built like a Mockingbird except: slightly larger and had rusty to almost red back and tail. Breast striped like a roadrunner (dark browwn to almost black stripes on white)

Comments

There was a pair feeding on the ground in the grass similar to how robins feed.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
ducky
Email:
duckwaddles@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

04/11/04 it first came to our house we see it all day long.

Location

pawhuska,ok in our yard

Characteristics

beautiful yellow with brownish wings and some white under it's tail about 41/2" long

Comments

it seems to have chosen our hand seeding pail to make it's nest. also, it seems to be trying to call a mate but, we haven't seen any other ones. it isn't afraid. the pail hangs about two feet away from my husband's head where he sits on the porch to have coffee.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
donna
Email:
greeneyes76271@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

1;35 pm april 23 2004

Location

shady point oklahoma

Characteristics

bright yellow black on wing tips red spot and black on head

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
LORDBLANCHARD@ AOL.COM

Time of day/date

Daytime April 21,2004

Location

Bridge creek, Oklahoma flying over home. In a field with cows.

Characteristics

White. In flight. In a field with cows

Comments

Saw them in a group of 10 to 12.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Daryl
Email:
halldryl@aol.com

Time of day/date

early afternoon

Location

moore,oklahoma

Characteristics

Eating at feeder. Black with red patch on top of wings

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Dean Christianson
Email:
bambobambo@aol.com

Time of day/date

Almost daily in the month of April, morning, afternoon, early evening

Location

Tulsa, OK

Characteristics

Rust colored back, white breast, black markings on breast resembling stripes

Comments

mating pair building nest in a bush in the back yard. Both contribute to gathering twigs etc. Both seem to have identical markings


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
ChristyGodfrey@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

April 19, 2004 at 2:00 pm

Location

Moore, OK near a creek

Characteristics

Black and white head, long beak, ground

Comments

Long feathers come off the back of the head about 10 inches, eyes are dark and blend with the mask, long neck (blue-grey)


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Paula
Email:
thebrowns@aciwireless.com

Time of day/date

early morning about 7:30 a.m. also early afternoon about 1

Location

claremore ok. in suburb trees

Characteristics

bright orange on stomach and black. a little bit of orance on wing in shape like an e on the side. beautiful song

Comments

trys to stay hided in trees. really beautiful song. dont see it much. havent seen it on the ground at all. or at the feeders. Have looked in the photo gallery wasnt able to find it. thought it might of been an oriole? but its prettier than that.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Paula
Email:
thebrowns@aciwireless.com

Time of day/date

early morning about 7:30 a.m. also early afternoon about 1

Location

claremore ok. in suburb trees

Characteristics

bright orange on stomach and black. a little bit of orange on wing in shape like an e on the side. beautiful song

Comments

trys to stay hided in trees. really beautiful song. dont see it much. havent seen it on the ground at all. or at the feeders. Have looked in the photo gallery wasnt able to find it. thought it might of been an oriole? but its prettier than that.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Shelby Medlin
Email:
smedlin@webzone.net

Time of day/date

4-24-04 11:30am

Location

Whitehorn Cove, Ft. Gibson Lake, Wagoner, OK

Characteristics

Yellow with brownish wings

Comments

We see these all summer


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
mary
Email:
thespaugys@charter.net

Time of day/date

4-22-04, @ 7:00 pm.

Location

found in Del City, Ok, in a parking lot of a shopping center.

Characteristics

baby bird, in parking lot, unable to fly, grey/black color with yellow mouth (beak is grey.)

Comments

Very vocal baby. very alert, down still on the head, wings still had some down on them. maybe half wings with half down.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Sydney
Email:
sydneygreenroyd@aol.com

Time of day/date

early morning/early evening

Location

OKC, OK

Characteristics

brownish, but lighter than a sparrow with a distinct black/white thick-striped head

Comments

I had laid a prepared seed bar on the ground, and this is what seemed to attract them to the yard. It was a molded seed treat meant for parakeets. They seemed to be running back and forth on the ground, looking for more


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Sydney
Email:
sydneygreenroyd@aol.com

Time of day/date

early morning/early evening

Location

OKC, OK

Characteristics

brownish, but lighter than a sparrow with a distinct black/white thick-striped head. Also, they were a little larger than sparrows, and their chest seemed more silvery-taupe than a sparrow.

Comments

I had laid a prepared seed bar on the ground, and this is what seemed to attract them to the yard. It was a molded seed treat meant for parakeets. They seemed to be running back and forth on the ground, looking for more


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Janet Bolin
Email:
janetbolin@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

4/25/04 Sunday afternoon, about 5pm

Location

Goodwell, OK in a small pond

Characteristics

black body with orange hood. About 20 or so landed in the grass and trees surrounding the pond. Made a terrible screeching sound.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Betty L. Ware
Email:
PUNKER @TDS.NET

Time of day/date

April 24,2004, Cyril, Oklahoma at approx 3:00 in the afternoon.

Location

Cyril, Ok, in my front yard.

Characteristics

5 or 6 birds on the ground eating some bird seed . These birds had dark yellow heads and dark brown to black bodies. The yellow went half way down their chests.

Comments

The dark yellow encompassed their entire heads, front to back, side-to-side and did not resembe meadow larks. Never seen anything like them. I've lived in Ok all my life (58yrs). The birds just walked around picking up bird seed and when I went to get my digtital camera they were gone. I've still got my camera ready but, they haven't come back.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
felines3us@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

4-25-04

Location

madill, ok, mulberry tree

Characteristics

brown-yellow,with black eye band

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
homealonelarry@direcway,com

Time of day/date

4-25-04

Location

madill, ok, mulberry tree

Characteristics

brown-yellow,with black eye band

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
Nala93@msn.com

Time of day/date

6:30 - 7:00 am

Location

Maryland, at bird feeder

Characteristics

black & white red v-shaped breast

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
elizabeth,torres
Email:
nannynpoppiet@excite.com

Time of day/date

4/25/04 5:30 pm

Location

back yard long island n.y.

Characteristics

black head,back,wing white under bottom,orange under bottom white on wing

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
elizabeth,torres
Email:
nannynpoppiet@excite.com

Time of day/date

4/25/04 5:30 pm

Location

back yard long island n.y.

Characteristics

black head,back,wing white under bottom,orange under bottom white on wing

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Donna Riggs
Email:
driggs@aapg.org

Time of day/date

April 22, 2004 10 am

Location

Tulsa, OK Back Porch (open on three sides)

Characteristics

what I guess is the male is gray with white chest, dark gray or black back of the head. Female is less seen but is more brownish. making a mud nest at highest point under the roof

Comments

Seems to be a bug catcher It isn't a barn swallow


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
dhadlock@hearst.com

Time of day/date

past several months daytime

Location

Oklahoma City, Moore

Characteristics

Black

Comments

They can lift their head way back, make their tails real narrow or in a "v" or real full. They can be real skinny when they tilt their head way back, or real fat and fan their feathers out.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Lynn Crow
Email:
LCrow99@cox.net

Time of day/date

Mid-morning and late afternoon(about 4-4:30)

Location

northwest of Edmond in southwest Logan County, in my back yard at the bird feeder

Characteristics

bright yellow almost all over except it appears to have very bushy black eyebrows.

Comments

We have just noticed this bird. We have three that have been coming to our bird feeder since Saturday morning. They go from a tree in our back yard(hackberry) to the feeder and back after a few minutes. Two of the birds eat while the third stands watch at the top of the feeder. We think they may be some type of finch, but really don't know.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
judymccray@ntezero.com

Time of day/date

April 28; around 9:30 am

Location

Park in OKC

Characteristics

High in a tree; singing; brownish with red patch on top of head.

Comments

Longer than usual beak


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
cardog@frontiernet.net

Time of day/date

Location

arizona

Characteristics

gray body

Comments

has a brown crown sticking up over the head


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
go_duncan@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Evening

Location

Woodward

Characteristics

Black, with gold breast and head

Comments

has loud voice


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
glenda harjo
Email:
buffyok@hellokitty.com

Time of day/date

530p on Tuesday April 27

Location

In Tulsa outside Ross Store at 71st and Memorial

Characteristics

this bird is a baby and cannot fly. It is brownish gray with some darker feathers. It has a yellow orange bill that is pointed.

Comments

My sister and I could not replace it in its nest so we brought it home in a shoe box. We were wondering what it would it so we bought wild bird feed and a honey seed bar for parakeets. it will not eat this so I feed it some moths. Do you know a place we can take this baby bird? It cannot fly yet but it does get off the ground a little bit when it flaps it wings. We are keeping it in a small bird cage.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Terry
Email:
light50@msn.com

Time of day/date

28 April at 10:00 in the morning

Location

Oklahoma City in my backyard feeder

Characteristics

Just caught a quick look but it was Red with Black running from its head to and through the wings. It wasn't a Red wing black bird or a cardinal (I don't think)

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Donna Potter
Email:
mpotter50@charter.net

Time of day/date

all day light time

Location

In Bethel Acres OK in a pasture setting at our home around sunflower feeder and common bird feed

Characteristics

Black with red on base of wings some with a yellow accent under the red

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Judy
Email:
okiertist@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

May 1, around 9am

Location

Moore, Ok. in our backyard eating something on a bradford pear tree.

Characteristics

Pitch black except his whole breast area was bright orange. My husband said he was bright yellow. Why we have a problem now looking up the bird.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
J.L.
Email:
okiertist@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

May 1, 9am

Location

moore, ok backyard

Characteristics

pitch black with orange breast.

Comments

I emailed you earlier about this but my husband said it was yellow. I talked to someone at the time I saw the bird and she remembers us making the comment about the bird being OSU colors. Orange and black. Thank you for your time.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Brian
Email:
bw3guy29@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

may 1st at 6 pm

Location

Wisconsin, at feeder

Characteristics

two of same species (male & female?) - one is dark brown all over and one is light brown with even lighter brown head

Comments

They travel in pack of between 8-20 and come and leave the feeding area all together. Sized somewhere between sparrow and robin. They eat at both the feeder and on ground - again most interesting characteristic is the large group they travel in.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Dani
Email:
southrnbreez7777@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

04-30-04 12:00pm

Location

wagoner

Characteristics

black, long tail, in trees

Comments

very loud "chattering"


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Janis Hoffman
Email:
mountainlyon@cox.net

Time of day/date

late afternoon

Location

back yard

Characteristics

long pointed black beak, brown back, long tail, some striped markings

Comments

on the ground seemed to be interested inwook chipes


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Curtis Long
Email:
long_c_r@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

05-0202004; 19:30 a.m.

Location

OK, Hugo

Characteristics

4 birds sitting in the grass; multi-coloured- blue head, green-yellow back, bright red breast, green tail.

Comments

we believe it is called a passion bird; this should be the choctow name for this bird. Last time I saw this bird was around 25 years ago. They supposed to be very rare or maybe even extinct.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
jo
Email:
josefeen51@aol.com

Time of day/date

may 2nd 2004

Location

moore,oklahoma

Characteristics

brown,nesting in a gourd hung from a tree

Comments

curved beak,long tail,small bird almost looks like a small sparrow


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
C. Wagner
Email:
mommycwme@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

noon, 2-4pm

Location

Broken Arrow, OK residential area

Characteristics

black, has slow lift off from ground or fence

Comments

the characteristic I notice is the tail. When spread it looks their is 2 seperate tails. When bird is on ground the side view looks like the tail is twisted, like it stands upright instead of lying flat.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Alisha
Email:
amalaskapt@aol.com

Time of day/date

April 29 7:00 am

Location

Oklahoma City, OK, in a hanging basket on a porch

Characteristics

female is brown with black spots, male is brown with red head, they were both building a nest of sticks and fluff, there are 4 eggs: 2 bluish-green, one white, and one brown speckled

Comments

They have a pretty song. Male has not been seen since eggs were laid. Female is there every morning but not always on nest. One egg laid three days ago, one the next day, and two yesterday.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
jwillis@mcloudteleco.com

Time of day/date

after dark

Location

rural Stella area

Characteristics

stubby tail

Comments

call sounds like who-wee


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Ken Williamson
Email:
kwwkenrayw@msn.com

Time of day/date

6;00 P.M.

Location

Talala, Oklahoma on my front porch

Characteristics

Male has a red head, cardinal type beak,red extends down the front, lots of brown on the main body with brown and red tail feathers Female has same basic structure, but is brown and stripped tones and partially red tail feathers! They mad a nest in my begonia bush!

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
peggie poole
Email:
peggie poole@webtv.net

Time of day/date

morning 10 a.m.

Location

pawhuska ok in my yard garden

Characteristics

not afraid of me yellow maybe orange head black body stayed close

Comments

you could walk up very close to him and it did not seem to bother him


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
peggie poole
Email:
peggiepoole@webtv.net

Time of day/date

10 a.m. in my garden

Location

pawhuska, ok

Characteristics

yellow or orange head white on wings when in flight black body was on the ground

Comments

he was aware of us but did not seem afraid nor threatened by us getting close nor following him even walked slow while our minature doney checked him out did not act like a wild bird


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
susie dutcher
Email:
susiedutcher@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

every morning working on a nest on a rock wall

Location

Edmond Oklahoma neighborhood

Characteristics

Shiny black, white belly, yellow throat with a tiny yellow patch around the head area

Comments

It is building a nest of dirt/mud/twigs on a high place along a rock wall on our porch.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Candace Riley
Email:
angelbunny3330@aol.com

Time of day/date

Afternoon and early to mid evening; for the last two weeks since we put out our bird feeder.

Location

El Reno, OK; front yard in residential area

Characteristics

Light gray back with pearlescent pink head and breast

Comments

There are 2 of them, and they always show up together; resembles a small pigeon, but does not make "coo" noise like pigeon.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Sharon Asher
Email:
S_Asher@ocmeokc.state.ok.us

Time of day/date

May 5th at 5:00 pm

Location

outside a grassy field

Characteristics

gray, white, orange beak, crossing a main road from a grassy field

Comments

This bird looked like an overgrown partridge?? Pear shaped body, Bright orange colored beak, gray, white, black feathering and slowly crossing the road,not fearful of the traffic. I had to stop while it crossed the road.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
nat
Email:
nrward2@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Location

in wheat field

Characteristics

on ground

Comments

orange head, black body


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
dragontak2004@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Location

Ada, OK

Characteristics

brown

Comments

red spotted eggs


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Veronica
Email:
vernfern@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

May 1, 2004 around noon

Location

Wilburton, OK in a horse pasture

Characteristics

it was white and black striped with yellow chicken legs and a bright orange duck bill. It was walking around the pasture and then it flew onto a fence post and flew away. It looked a lot like a duck but with chicken legs.

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Jackie
Email:
welchskoi@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

5-8-04 9:00 am

Location

Logan County - We just moved in - we live 3 miles north of Waterloo Rd off of Santa Fe.

Characteristics

Light grey head and neck - darker on the rest. Light colored underneath the wings and breast. Looks like a hawk. Nesting in an oak. She is the size of a red tail hawk or maybe a little smaller.

Comments

She was too far away and my binoculars are bad. Definately have to get a new ones. She flew off the nest and went to another tree and sat on a dead limb to watch her tree. Mocking bird was giving her a bad time. Every few minutes she would fly back to her nest. Nest was 2/3 way up in large oak. Hope this is enough info to figure out what she is. Thanks


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Layne Cook
Email:
osufan6340@aol.com

Time of day/date

May 5 2004

Location

Tulsa

Characteristics

dark black or deep purple

Comments

stays on "purple martin" bird house


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
tootyfrog@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Mid day and evenings

Location

South Carolina in front yard

Characteristics

Body from head to tail is dark blue Wings have black markings

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Leo Andrews
Email:
anddolls@azalea.net

Time of day/date

May 8,2004

Location

Muskogee,OK backyard

Characteristics

orange breast,blue most of it

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
steven beaver
Email:
berrynicole@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

only seem to see them in the late spring thru summer.

Location

holdenville ok in my back yard in my mulberry tree also in other yards.

Characteristics

yellow chest light grey feathers flys similar to a martin sits on power lines most of the time.

Comments

within the last 2 years ive asked people what bird is this is i have also showed people this unique bird and nobody knows what it is or have never seen it before.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Trisha
Email:
trishaburton@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

End of April and beginning of May

Location

Tulsa, Oklahoma in field near street

Characteristics

All black longer tail than a crow, on the ground.

Comments

I noticed that everytime another bird a little smaller than him but not as small as a sparrow would come near they would start fluffing out and make a loud sound. I also saw one of them peck at a baby sparrow that couldn't yet fly.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Paul
Email:
paulhalverson@cox.net

Time of day/date

all day

Location

my back yard in Moore,OK

Characteristics

on the ground, a shorter then avg tail with a yellow beak

Comments

They look like a 'chubby' black bird with the details listed above. Thanks


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Libby Green
Email:
lgreen@okcoop.org

Time of day/date

5/9 around 3:00 p.m.

Location

Norman , OK outside window, on the ground in very shaded, mulched area

Characteristics

shades of brown, very definite black and white wide stripes on head

Comments

seemed to be looking for food


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Jim Ridley
Email:
jlrklm@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

afternoon

Location

NE corner of oklahoma on spring river

Characteristics

yellow head and breast

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Jim Ridley
Email:
jlrklm@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

afternoon

Location

NE corner of oklahoma on spring river

Characteristics

yellow head and breast

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
Beckyorr@Tulsarealtors.com

Time of day/date

Most of the daylight hours

Location

Owasso, trees around the house in sub-division.

Characteristics

Bright Orange. Black wings with white lines on them and a very Black head. Possibly nesting, have seen pair.

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Kevin
Email:
babybass@juno.com

Time of day/date

7:20 pm

Location

Guthrie, OK, back yard

Characteristics

Ground bird, speckled body, red piece on top of head

Comments

seemed to be a running bird as opposed to just flying away. A little plump


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Kevin
Email:
babybass@juno.com

Time of day/date

7:20 pm

Location

Guthrie, OK, back yard

Characteristics

Ground bird, speckled body, red piece on top of head

Comments

seemed to be a running bird as opposed to just flying away. A little plump


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Kevin
Email:
babybass@juno.com

Time of day/date

7:20 pm

Location

Guthrie, OK, back yard

Characteristics

Ground bird, speckled body, red piece on top of head

Comments

seemed to be a running bird as opposed to just flying away. A little plump


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Kevin
Email:
babybass@juno.com

Time of day/date

7:20 pm

Location

Guthrie, OK, back yard

Characteristics

Ground bird, speckled body, red piece on top of head

Comments

seemed to be a running bird as opposed to just flying away. A little plump


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
douglashixon@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

Daily - built a nest next to the house

Location

Mustang, Ok, residential area

Characteristics

dark head, white by the neck, grayish brown on body. One of the parents had a small crest on the head.

Comments

These birds built a nest under the eaves of our house. I have a wind chime made out of upside down clay pots. They built their nest on the top of the wind chime using some mud but mostly grasses. They had four babies hatch. They seemed like very shy birds because they would fly off whenever we came out, and not stay on the nest. They left the nest today, so I don't know if I'll see them around anymore. I believe they made a chirping sound, not really a song.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Carol Johnson
Email:
writingblind@earthlink.net

Time of day/date

Around noon or one'clock May 11th.

Location

In front of my house in Mounds. It was sitting on a clematis vine.

Characteristics

It was sitting on a clematis vine on a chainlink fence. It had a gold head, a gold breast, and, I think, a gold tail. It was beautiful. It flew from my clematis over to a redbud and then somewhere I couldn't see. It could have been smaller than a robin. I don't know much about birds, but it looked normal-sized to me.

Comments

It's head was kind of round, with no comb or whatever they're called, like a cardinal or bluejay might have. It's gold coloring seemed a little brighter than might ordinarily be called "gold." It seemed striking to me, although as I've said, I don't know much about birds.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
george
Email:
urkooltoo@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

5-11-2004 6:00pm

Location

stonewall, oklahoma

Characteristics

orange,yellow, red, black ,tree

Comments

beautiful in color


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
D. Bowler
Email:
LAR011853@aol.com

Time of day/date

5 and 6 p.m.

Location

Spiro, Oklahoma in a field near a yard

Characteristics

black and white stripes on chest, ground, nest on ground/ grayish brown feathers on top

Comments

nest found on ground, bird appears to be the size of pigeon and similar in looks


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
D. Bowler
Email:
LAR011853@aol.com

Time of day/date

5 and 6 p.m.

Location

Spiro, Oklahoma in a field near a yard

Characteristics

black and white stripes on chest, ground, nest on ground/ grayish brown feathers on top

Comments

nest found on ground, bird appears to be the size of pigeon and similar in looks


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
megan_blair_d@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

5/12/2004 at 11:30am

Location

Weatherford, OK, in the backyard

Characteristics

yellow breast, white mark on wing, on ground

Comments

pearching on a fallen branch in the backyard.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Ravi Papaly
Email:
ravipapaly@cox.net

Time of day/date

All Day for the last severel days

Location

SE 44th and Sooner - Nested in a hanging basket in our front porch

Characteristics

Looks like a sparrow but head and shoulders are reddish in color

Comments

When I first saw the bird I thought it was a sparrow and I did not notice the red color. After the eggs hatched I noticed that the bird going to the nest looked like a sparrow but had the red color on th head shoulders and part of the chest. They flew and interacted just like sparrows. Wings seemed a brownish color


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Debby
Email:
debbeblue@myway.com

Time of day/date

morning, around 8 am

Location

North of Edmond,OK. Back patio in small tree.

Characteristics

Sparrow colored but differently. Top of head to below face/eyes dark, then gray. White line from beak across top of head. Cute.

Comments

Flew from nest above flood light to small tree & back several times. Disturbed by people in yard.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Debby
Email:
debbeblue@myway.com

Time of day/date

morning, around 8 am

Location

North of Edmond,OK. Back patio in small tree.

Characteristics

Sparrow colored but differently. Top of head to below face/eyes dark, then gray. White line from beak across top of head. Cute.

Comments

Flew from nest above flood light to small tree & back several times. Disturbed by people in yard.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
riverjude92@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

May 5, 2004- current

Location

Norman, Ok. They have built a nest in the corner of my stairway leading up to my apartment.

Characteristics

Their tails aren't as long as a scissortail adult but it's clear that they have a scissortail shape. At least one of them has light pink on their face and both are white breasted. It also looks like they have a light blue color underneath their wings and their backs are both brown.

Comments

They built the nest out of mud and they both sit in the nest at night with their faces toward eachother. In the daytime, they fly away when I walk up the stairs but at night they sit together and don't move. I'm excited that they've built a nest and I'd like to know what they eat so I can feed them. thank you.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
matt
Email:
matt11563@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

5-14-04 4:00 pm

Location

wilson ok.north of town on backroad

Characteristics

hawk - gray with black tail gray head very round very pretty red eyes.in road.

Comments

almost looks like a owl with its round light gray head


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Sharon Srock
Email:
sharonsrock@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

early morning

Location

little Axe, ok.

Characteristics

Comments

I have several humming bird feeders and i have quite a few ruby throated hummingbirds, but I have seen a grey one perched on top of the feeder and wondered if it was a female or a differnt breed. I could not find any site that listed a grey humming bird.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Karen Gray
Email:
l_kgray@msn.com

Time of day/date

Every day/anytime of day

Location

Back yard/near a row of trees/ Southwestern OK, south of Cordell

Characteristics

black/gray/white, have extremely long tails. We have not seen them fly. The pair hunt for food in the grass anytime of the day.

Comments

It reminds me of a scissortail, but it's WAY too big. Then it reminds me of a Roadrunner, but it's WAY too fat. This is the first time we have ever seen this bird on our farm. They seem to own the farm right now!! Front yard, back yard, it's all theirs! They are just SO BIG! It's really driving me crazy because I don't have a clue what it is...


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Clifton Briscoe
Email:
cbriscoe658@pldi.net

Time of day/date

Location

Newcastle OK

Characteristics

Similar to Bell's Vireo. More yellow on breast and tail. Feeding on Cedar tree berries (seeds).

Comments

It keeps flying to our window and hanging on the window screen in the morning. It has a short same melody song.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Debbie
Email:
RiverCalls@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

May 8th 2004. 4.00PM

Location

1/2 mile So. of HW 412, at Flint, OK. (wooded area)

Characteristics

deep dark royal blue with black on the wings. Flying from one tree to another about 8 feet to 10 feet from the ground level. Maybe a bit larger then a sparrow, but smaller then a robin, I just got a quick glance of the bird as I was driving slowing down the gravel road. Absolutely beautiful deep, deep royal blue... almost irredescent as sun shined on him.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
killiejohn@AOL.COM

Time of day/date

LATE MORNING...5=16=04

Location

jamacia bay,long island

Characteristics

black head,reddish brown body...top of tree

Comments

NO EYERING...POINTED BEAK


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Sue Meister
Email:
Meister 29 @SBC global.net

Time of day/date

making a nest in our tall pine tree

Location

Okla. City , OK

Characteristics

blue/grey on head....light grey on throat...yellow on breast...and I think I saw yellow under wings.

Comments

A male and a female are building a nest in our tall pine trees. I have never seen this bird before and have lived in Okla. all of my life. If you email me...I can send a pic back to you. Thank you so much for your help...Sue Meister


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Sue Meister
Email:
Meister 29 @SBC global.net

Time of day/date

making a nest in our tall pine tree

Location

Okla. City , OK

Characteristics

blue/grey on head....light grey on throat...yellow on breast...and I think I saw yellow under wings.

Comments

A male and a female are building a nest in our tall pine trees. I have never seen this bird before and have lived in Okla. all of my life. If you email me...I can send a pic back to you. Thank you so much for your help...Sue Meister


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
harry hiemstra
Email:
hiem@cottonboll.com

Time of day/date

5-18-049am

Location

canute house yard

Characteristics

bright blue orange throaton bird feeder

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
harry hiemstra
Email:
hiem@cottonboll.com

Time of day/date

5-18-04-9am

Location

canute house yard

Characteristics

bright blue body orange breast

Comments

the bird in the upper right hand corner of your web page


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Micki Carroll
Email:
mickilc@cox.net

Time of day/date

Sunday, May 16, 2004 approximately 5:00 pm

Location

Rhema Bible Campus, east side bridge, Broken Arrow, OK

Characteristics

2 birds perched on railings of small bridge, big in size, brown with white stripes in wings and tail feathers, one flew to a back yard tree not far away, the other one flew to the ground to look for food (pecking at grass)

Comments

varigated brown shades in feathers, white striping by feathers in wings and tail feathers, multiple stripes... small head, small beak, medium sized talons for size of bird... these birds were beautiful and majestic sitting proud on the bridge. I am not a bird watcher but these two were absolutely gorgeous, just wish I had a camera with me.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
scott
Email:
scarpenter@muskogeehealth.com

Time of day/date

7 am & 7 pm

Location

muskogee,ok, my back yard

Characteristics

solid very dark grey in color small black patch on top of head medium long beak

Comments

evening sighting was in "wormy" dirt morning sighting on fence near feeder but was quickly gone


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Lindsay
Email:
LINZY4OSU@aol.com

Time of day/date

6:00am sun-up. May 21,2004- bird was flying around in our pasture. Looked to be catching bugs. Making dives and was pretty noisy. At one point flew into the yard and into the tree with the feeder. Was failry close to my mom and I sitting on our deck. But appeared to be out of place..hovering around the tree with the feeder. Was upseting the smaller birds. Proceeding back to the pasture with the creek.

Location

Owasso,OK. (6 acre bermuda pasture with creek)

Characteristics

Looked like some kind of a gull by body type. Solid grey body with 2 prominent large white spots on the end of each of its wings. The white spots on the wings were larger than the size of a quarter..made the bird highly visible.

Comments

12" wing span. Fluttered outside the tree and then flew quickly back to the pasture and proceeding in making graceful dives. Most likely catching insects. This all took place at sun-up and 6:00am May 21,2004. It's been driving us crazy what it was..thanks for the help!


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Becky
Email:
beckyboling@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

May 20, 2004 about 6pm.

Location

Hugo, Oklahoma by a roadside in a pasture. It looked like the mate had been killed and this bird was staying close to the dead mate.

Characteristics

It was flying between several small trees. The colors were lime green and bright blue. The lime color was on its breast area.

Comments

I'm not usually a "bird-watcher" but this bird was extra-ordinary. The colors were so vivid and bright and the living bird had a pearlescent kind of look over the colors. It was breath-taking. They were both small. I hope you can help, I'm very interested in rather this is a common species in Oklahoma.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Jennifer and Darren Reimers
Email:
dereimers@cox.net

Time of day/date

Found young bird on lawn Friday, May 21, 2004 at 9:00AM.

Location

South Edmond, OK, in my front yard.

Characteristics

Black with a yellow chest, very small. I believe it may have fallen from a nest as it has been a very windy morning. I have seen a larger bird with similar markings in the last few months.

Comments

The bird will extend both wings but will flap only one otherwise it seems to be fine if we don't find the nest this morning. We may take it to Bob Jenny this afternoon.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
bernie cremin
Email:
cremin2@aol.com

Time of day/date

early morning yesturday may 20th,2004

Location

just north of gilcrease hills, tulsa, south osage county right off apache street and gilcrease museum rd. on the side of the road in the dirt

Characteristics

crow size, i looked like it had red stripe on it's wings, and color on the breast

Comments

it was but for a brief minute; as i backed up, it flew onto a branch , then into the woods


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Debbie
Email:
prizzomatic@aol.com

Time of day/date

Morning to evening

Location

In my yard nesting at the top of a very large oak by Lake Overholser in Oklahoma City.

Characteristics

Seems to me that this bird is 3 or 4 colors of gray, light underside and dark tail and maybe dark grey on top? Very stocky build with square tail. Tearing small clusters of leaves from tree limbs to build large nest. Will fly from tree to tree and is very vocal with a hawk type screech in 2 parts the first note and then second note tapers off in a lower tone.

Comments

I have a lot of bird feeders in my yard and different type of feed for a variety of birds. I have a lot of starlings feeding but less since these birds have started nesting in one of my large oaks or it may just be me. I live by Lake Overholser in Oklahoma City and always have water out for birds and animals also. I am not familiar with any type of hawk this close to home. I usually see them on fenceposts or on top of telephone poles on my way to Woodward Oklahoma and was raised in Laverne and know those type of larger hawks and owls. This I have never seen. Is there any local groups or individuals that might like to see this type of bird? We are having vultures come through this time of year by the lake also but they will normally be gone ina week.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Kelly
Email:
kgirlyqty2003@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

May 21, 2004 Time: 3:20 pm

Location

in a park with different variety of trees, pine, oak, flowering crab, near a river

Characteristics

purplish body, orange muted belly flying near the ground

Comments

the shape of the wings was like that of a cliff dwelling bird, narrow and longer thin streamline body flying in a pair the two looked similar in color and size


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Cliffton Conatser
Email:
cconatser3@cox.net

Time of day/date

all day, there is a nest with 3 eggs inside...both parents watch over the nest

Location

Edmond, OK in my front entry area...the entry area is a covered entry way...it looks as though the birds are using it as shelter

Characteristics

orange spot on head between eyes above beak, orange chin, white breast, on brick ledge

Comments

the nest looks to be made of mud and some twigs, but not many twigs as you might normally expect...not being a bird watcher long, I don't really know much...thanks for your help


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
looosehorse@aol.com

Time of day/date

5-22-04 4;30 pm

Location

norman ok

Characteristics

very blue. on ground at time

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
looosehorse@aol.com

Time of day/date

5-22-04 4;30 pm

Location

norman ok

Characteristics

very blue. on ground at time

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Lidnsay
Email:
lindsaywagoner@cox.net

Time of day/date

May 23, 2004 at 10:15am

Location

Tulsa Ok in my back yard.

Characteristics

reddish brown body, long tail, long beak

Comments

Male and female together...has a nest in meighbor's tree.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Lisa
Email:
azua66@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

May 23, 2004 at 2:00pm

Location

Woodward, Ok. in my side yard

Characteristics

The size was about quail-sized. It was mostly brown with a little black here and there. The head was brown from the middle of it's head and then a white strip, black around the eyes on down the neck and then a white strip again. Heard it's call...a series of three calls, and noticed it sitting in the dirt (in the shade) as if it were about to lay eggs. Would scratch out a hole and sit in it, then move and repeat. Called out several times during this "ritual".

Comments

I've never seen this bird around before. Wasn't able to even make an educated guess as to what the name of the bird might be. Looked in Photo Gallery and didn't find a photo of this bird.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Glenn Dobbs
Email:
bubba4345@aol.com

Time of day/date

daily, any time of day

Location

Owasso, back yard and across the street on 3-4 acre playground.

Characteristics

Larger than a robin but not quite as large as a crow. Black; tail almost looks like it's vertical, not horizontal. Seen in trees and on the ground

Comments

makes the most unusual sounds--at times sounds like a kazoo--makes a crackling sound also. At any rate, all the sounds he makes seem very unusual. Thank you very much


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Susan
Email:
sgarrett@ou.edu

Time of day/date

6:30pm May 23rd

Location

Lake Thunderbird, Norman, OK

Characteristics

bright red with yellow beak - no black visible. Perched on a tree limb in a wooded area

Comments

At first we thought this bird was a cardinal - but it was neon red with a yellow beak.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
leed48@excite.com

Time of day/date

may daytime

Location

Stillwater in the city

Characteristics

In the tree outside my apartment

Comments

Many songs very pretty songs.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Jess
Email:
dnjmorgan@att.net

Time of day/date

1330 26 May 04 Almost daily

Location

Altus AFB, OK in tree in backyard, on fence, and around/on window and window sill

Characteristics

Dk Brown with a thin beak longer than a robin's. There is sometimes a chestnut colored one or two in the group.

Comments

they show up in a large group and sit on our fence, windowsill, back patio, and yard under a large tree. when startled they all fly up into the tree. the ones on the windowsill pick at our screen and even try to perch on it.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
kit-kat
Email:
bellalinda@juno.com

Time of day/date

may 25, 2004 about 4:00 pm

Location

making a nest in a cavity in a tree near the house, in an open space

Characteristics

brown, the stomach was sort of a white, or a greenish color

Comments

it would get it's mate some times, and one of them would perch on a branch in front of the nest, and the other would sort of hover in front of the hole. they seem to be trying to build a large nest because there is a lot of dead grass in there! one time it was about to dive into the hole, except it never made it, it would miss, like it was trying to trick me.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Diana
Email:
dparks@taylortel.net

Time of day/date

mid-day May 25, 2004

Location

Abilene, TX but saw them many times in my yard in Piedmont,OK

Characteristics

white and grey lay their eggs on the ground in rocky places

Comments

I see these birds every spring. they lay their eggs in a rocky area. The sit on the eggs, and when some kind of predator, human or dog,etc comes along they run away from the eggs and act like they are hurt. They have a shrill sound to get your attention


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Edith Shores
Email:
beshores@parallax.ws

Time of day/date

Morning

Location

On clothes line in Indiana in vacinity of Pine trees

Characteristics

White Breast, Dark Wings with white spots Brownish Red Neck Collar

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Mary
Email:
kdmmem@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

all day

Location

okla city okla in front yard on a acre

Characteristics

tan, white front,long legs mostly on ground. very protective of laying area also legs very skinny

Comments

has layed eggs in gravel driveway eggs look almost like the gravel tan and black spots


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
sharonsrock@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

9:00-9:30 AM May 29

Location

Little Axe

Characteristics

They were on the ground, about halh a dozen. I did not have my glasses on yet and thought they were female cardinals. When I got a closer look, they were sort of a brown/red, but with black beaks instead of the bright orange of a cardinal.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Sharon Srock
Email:
sharonsrock@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

29 May 2:00pm

Location

Little Axe

Characteristics

maybe a little bigger than a sparrow, not as big as a jay or robin. Red and yellow "marbled", pretty evev dispersion of those colors. greyish beak, bottom edges of the wings were grey to brown. pearched on top of the carport.

Comments

Seems to be my day for spotting something new. I enjoy your site so much. I am fairly new to feeding and watching the birds. Your pictures have helped me identify a great many kinds. Could you reccomend a good book or guide to use as a reference?


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
oucub23@pldi.net

Time of day/date

May 29, 2004

Location

Pocasset, Ok alongside a road

Characteristics

bright blue head, scarlet underside, bright green and yellow back

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Leon Brining
Email:
lbrining@aol.com

Time of day/date

afternoon

Location

south oklahoma city in a back yard.

Characteristics

small grey color........ beatiful songbird..... seen feeding beneath hedge. seemed to be eating small insects off the trunk of the hedge.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
durenefrench@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Friday evening May, 28, 5:30 p.m.

Location

Cameron, Ok. in my yard

Characteristics

Orange to red, very brightly colored at birdbath then to a tree, wings colored orange also sleek looking feathers small head and beak.

Comments

Comes in the late afternoon also to bird bath on a regular basis, same time each day.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Shannon Robinson
Email:
Road2315@aol.com

Time of day/date

She is nesting on the ground in our gravel driveway.

Location

Coweta, Ok, in our front yard

Characteristics

Brown and white, she stays on the ground and acts injured when you approach her nest. She will chirp to try and call attention away from the nest. She will fly away when you come up to her but will never venture farther than 100 feet from the nest. The eggs are green with brown spots on them and are about two inches in diameter at the largest point. There are 4 eggs.

Comments

I cannot remember the name of this bird but I know they are quite common in Oklahoma.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Denise Laigle
Email:
denise3855@aol.com

Time of day/date

5:30 pm

Location

harrah, OK

Characteristics

Little with blue head, red chest, wings are bright green at origin and a brownish red toward tips. Colors are very bright like you would see on a Macaw,

Comments

Found him sitting on the side of the road dazed


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Janet
Email:
janetwatson3@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

June 2, 2004 at 11:00am

Location

Tulsa home, backyard

Characteristics

The bird had a point on the top of its head, similar to one found on a cardinal. The head down to the mid part of the bod was gray and the side feathers and tail feathers were a very bright blue, grey and white stripe. At first glance, I thought it was a blue jay. But I never saw a striped blue jay that had a gray head? It was sitting on our wood slat fence.

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Janet Anderson
Email:
janderson572@cox.net

Time of day/date

06-02-2004 early morning.

Location

Chickasha, Oklahoma, on the wood framing of my front porch. it was making a nest of mud and grass, making quite a mess on my front porch, doors and windows.

Characteristics

grayish white breast, with grayish coloring on head, back and tail. It is sitting on a nail from the wood beam, and it is not too frightened when I turn on the light. It will fly away, but come right back.

Comments

I noticed spatterings of mud on my front porch floor, door, ceiling last night. Could not figure it out what it was, thinking it was an insect until this morning, then I was met face to face (about a foot and a half) in flight. He or she was making a nest. I did try to hose it down last night with a power washer, thinking it was an insect, but it was there again this morning. I have not heard any music or chirping. I know that it has a mate, as I have seen from a distance a similar bird lingering. My husband wanted me to destroy what is up there, but I do not have the heart, my grandmother is a bird lover, and has given that gift to me as well. Thanks.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
delton1999@aol.com

Time of day/date

evening

Location

west texas

Characteristics

light gray and dark gray, dark orange eyes, has a tassle hanging down back of head, beak like a heron, seen on they rocks at bank of fishing pond

Comments

this bird stands very still on the rocks, it has a short neck with a pointed beak, it is light gray with a dark gray saddle from head down back, he has a white "tassle" that hangs from the back of his head that looks like a long string. I seen him with a small catfish in his mouth at one time.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Marisa
Email:
PLEMERM001@hawaii.rr.com

Time of day/date

Location

Watonga Correctional Facility

Characteristics

bird with reddish color breast, long tail about 9 inches and another bird that looks like a hawk

Comments

I had a phone call from my son who told me about these birds that he saw over there and he was wondering what their names were. I don't think their library has any books on these birds or if he has access to a library.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Sherri
Email:
shogue11@bww.com

Time of day/date

any time

Location

Midwest city, OK

Characteristics

brown with very red cheeks or head

Comments

they fluff up and dance forwards and backwards


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Rachel
Email:
hayrach73@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Lives in over back patio...it has built a nest on the beam of our pergola.

Location

edmond/okc area, housing addition.

Characteristics

greyish colored w/ small solid black eyes. Looks like a type of dove or pigeon. Has a few small black lines on each side of neck near the eyes, beak is black, chest is white but has a pink tinge to it, has grey wings w/ some black spots on end of wings. Have never seen it on the ground, just on the roof and in the trees.

Comments

Bird is very quiet and will sit there peacefully unless you get right on top of it almost. Have heard it coo-ing when it is out of nest. I very rarely ever see it fly because it spends most of its time in the nest.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Rachel
Email:
hayrach73@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Everyday, all day

Location

edmond/okc area, housing addition. The bird has built a nest on the back patio in the beam of our pergola under our wisteria, but in plain view.

Characteristics

greyish colored w/ small solid black eyes. Looks like a type of dove or pigeon. Has a few small black lines on each side of neck near the eyes, beak is black, chest is white but has a pink tinge to it, has grey wings w/ some black spots on end of wings. Have never seen it on the ground, just on the roof and in the trees.

Comments

Bird is very quiet and will sit there peacefully unless you get right on top of it almost. Have heard it coo-ing when it is out of nest. I very rarely ever see it fly because it spends most of its time in the nest. We sit right under it and around it all the time and just look at it, amazed that it doesn't fly away when we come out there.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Brad Ingle
Email:
oldcountry1516@wmconnect.com

Time of day/date

Mid-day

Location

Blanchard, OK, In the trees behind my house.

Characteristics

In a tree with a nest.

Comments

This bird looks kind of like a heron. It is grayish-blue, with long yellow legs. It's beak is black,fairly short and thick. It has a long neck and very big eyes. It also has a black face with a white strip across it's eyes that sticks past the back of it's head. I've never really seen it in flight, but I think it has white inside it's wings. And it does not seem to have a tail.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
kena@cableone.net

Time of day/date

june 5, 2004

Location

duncan, ok, in a nest in flower basket

Characteristics

male - salmon neck, female stripe pattern on chest, bill rounded and short.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
asirvint@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

5/27 3pm

Location

field

Characteristics

all red feathers, all black wings

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
asirvint@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

5/27 3pm

Location

field

Characteristics

all red feathers, all black wings

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
sgofohome@cox.net

Time of day/date

6/07/04@1200

Location

Tulsa, Ok on porch

Characteristics

brownish black with dark orange breast

Comments

They have built a nest on our porch - it is made out of mud and they have had four babies. Their tails are a backwards "c" shape.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Margrett Kelley
Email:
margrettk@eok.lib.ok.us

Time of day/date

6 PM

Location

backyard in Fort Gibson, OK

Characteristics

The pair resembled a sissor tail flycatcher in body shape and form to me. The pair were fighting a snake.

Comments

The birds appeared to have more red in their coloring, than the Brown Thrasher.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
tidtadpapap@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

June 7 8:00am 6:00pm

Location

Northwestern Haskell county along fence rows on country roads

Characteristics

Streamlined body, bright yellow, with black outlines on wings. They fly in groups of 3 and 4 and like to sit on the barbed wire fences or light in trees.

Comments

I have not seen this type of bird before. They do not look like wild canaries, since their colors are so bright. They are about the size of a mockingbird, maybe a bit smaller. They also seem to be as curious about us as we are to them. They usually won't fly away until we get fairly close. Thanks for your help!


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
tml74047@msn.com

Time of day/date

6-10-04 10:30 am

Location

Mounds OK

Characteristics

yellow/gold cheeks,chest and stomach. Light brown head, wings yellow tounge

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
Molini@cox.net

Time of day/date

Every day

Location

Owasso Oklahoma Nesting in an ornamental birdhouse on the porch

Characteristics

small greyish in color, much like a sparrow except it doesn't have a beak like a seed eating bird. The beak is long and pointed like a woodpecker.

Comments

I think it's maybe a common bird because I hear it's song a lot around here. It's a high pitched chiiiirrrrrp with a warbly gargle to it. It has a nest inside a little birdhouse and there are 4 babies that I can see.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
ellen gerzina
Email:
coocob@cox.net

Time of day/date

all day

Location

north of edmond on santafe in logan co. in a old oak tree

Characteristics

lots of noise coming from the pair- a strong color of yellow from the underbelly. can stay in the same position when flying around like a helicopter.

Comments

every year the same tree has the same birds-at first i thought it was a pair of sissortale but this bird has no long tail-then i thought it may be a meadowlark but the coloring isn't the same. the nest appears to be on a lower branch but it looks empty now. i can see bits of threads, hay twine and other man made things.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
lmelvin@swbell.net

Time of day/date

Mid-morning, June 12, 2004.

Location

Tulsa, OK

Characteristics

Splash of red on back of head; white spot near the tail on the back. Black collar under beak. and a woodpecker-like beak; also, has gold and black feathers.

Comments

Built a nest in a hole in our backyard tree.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Mike
Email:
mjreese@swbell.net

Time of day/date

6/13/04 Sunday 9am

Location

Parking lot about 25 feet from bartlett pear trees, standing alone.

Characteristics

Looks like a Robin (beak, body shape), is a young bird 6-8 inches, unable to fly. but in place of a red breast has dark spots. No white.

Comments

There were other black adult birds around feeding off the ground about 50 feet from the trees. They appeared smaller than the baby. When approached, he opened his beak as if expecting to be fed. We took him home and gave him some blackberries and pedia-sure from a dropper. He consumed both. In the house (air conditioned) he was shivering, and he stopped after we took him outside. Put him in garage where he appears to be sleeping. Report covers time span of 1 hour.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Connie
Email:
r1c2s3t4@aol.com

Time of day/date

June 12. 2004 This bird was very interested in my backyard goldfish and Koi pond. I saw this bird about ten in the morning.

Location

Broken Arrow in my backyard.

Characteristics

Had longer yellow-orange legs, longer beek, and a neck that was longer than a common bigger gird. It was gray, some yellow, and a stripe that went in the front of his neck. Always wanted to be near my fish pond.

Comments

This bird looked so out of place, like it came from the ocean. I think maybe it was migrating. It's neck could extend some, and by the beek, it was wobbely like it might could swallow something a little bigger. It waslike a fat chicken with some long legs, and a longer neck.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
scott
Email:
scarpenter@muskogeehealth.com

Time of day/date

around 7 pm over the last 2 weeks

Location

muskogee,on my feeder

Characteristics

dark colored body-cant determine color light grey head nearly white band on neck between head and body dark colored medium size beak

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Kim
Email:
e_breezemom@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

June 13,2004

Location

Muskogee, Ok

Characteristics

Brown all over with yellowish stripes on its feet

Comments

Dead in our above ground swimming pool.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
L.E. Land
Email:
l.e.land@att.net

Time of day/date

all day, all night

Location

Edmond, OK, just outside my garage door

Characteristics

sits on the top of the tree forever. Color is brown on top, with white flashes on wings and tail. Very fast, very aggressive. Tends to arch its' wings when standing.

Comments

This nasty creatures sits at the top of my neighbor's tree and it yaks, and shrieks and worbles and chortels and makes noises like a cardinal and a blue jay or any other bird on the face of the planet and does it ALL DAMNED NIGHT LONG!!! And it yaks with others in other trees. Then in the daylight they shut it up---when people are not trying to enjoy a quiet evening. The best defense I have now is a garden hose and a good nozzle. It would be nice to know this aggravating critter is. thanks


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
L.E. Land
Email:
l.e.land@att.net

Time of day/date

all day, all night

Location

Edmond, OK, just outside my garage door

Characteristics

sits on the top of the tree forever. Color is brown on top, with white flashes on wings and tail. Very fast, very aggressive. Tends to arch its' wings when standing.

Comments

p.s. in my last message I indicated the nasty bird is larger than a crow--in error. The bird is approximately robin size


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Debbie Tillar
Email:
debann61@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

6/10/04 around the noontime

Location

at Turner Falls campgrounds

Characteristics

bright blue head, green body and red/orange tail

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
angie
Email:
frostyangie@aol.com

Time of day/date

5:30 pm 6-14-04

Location

between hectorville and winchester oklahoma, northern okmulgee county in our yard.

Characteristics

red head and chest, stomach changing to yellow, yellowish green wings. looked kinda like a big parakeet. on ground under tree hanging feeders.

Comments

eating off ground not afraid of other birds(what we think are nuthatch)


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
angie
Email:
frostyangie@aol.com

Time of day/date

5:30 pm 6-14-04

Location

between hectorville and winchester oklahoma, northern okmulgee county in our yard.

Characteristics

red head and chest, stomach changing to yellow, yellowish green wings. looked kinda like a big parakeet. on ground under tree hanging feeders.

Comments

eating off ground not afraid of other birds(what we think are nuthatch)


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Karen Merida
Email:
kenden310@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Early AM & at dusk

Location

Ft. Towson, Oklahoma on our ranch, lots of trees and open area. However, the birds like to hang around the house and land on the wire fence out back.

Characteristics

This is the most beautifully small bird I have ever seen. It has a dark blue head, a bright read breast, and a bright yellow ring around the back of it's neck! I believe this might be a male, because another bird not as colorful is similar in size and light brown back and wings with a red (not as bright) breast.

Comments

I dont know how many we have here but they seem to have arrived just a few weeks ago. I have never seen them before, but I have only lived in this part of Oklahoma for 9 months. I love to watch birds, and I think I would have noticed if they have been here all along. My husband has lived in this home for 10 years and says he has never noticed them before now. I have sent you request on another bird in the past and you told me exactly what it was. I look forward to hearing from you again! Thank you sir.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
John
Email:
kjkraushaus@aol.com

Time of day/date

6/13/04 - 14:00

Location

1 mile south of Birch Lake in Osage county.

Characteristics

All bright-red feathers, similar to to a male cardinal (although it definitely wasn't), and slightly larger than a sparrow. The tail was about 4 inches long, also red, and the head was smooth round (no crest). We observed the bird resting in a pin oak tree eating a grasshopper.

Comments

It flew a short distance to another tree after it finished the grasshopper. Flight was similar to a sparrow or finch.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Mary Millikin-Davies
Email:
mmillikind@aol.com

Time of day/date

June 16 11:30 am

Location

West of Okmulgee along a dirt road

Characteristics

tail feathers were two black stripes and one white stripe in the center

Comments

Body looked neutral. No bright colors


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Melissa Ruiz
Email:
mthorn1040@aol.com

Time of day/date

6/18 11:30

Location

Tulsa, OK

Characteristics

very bright red chest, the rest of the bird is black, tail is longer than average & is straight across at the end. In highlines

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Russ
Email:
rblack12@earthlink.net

Time of day/date

All times of day

Location

Enid, OK primarily residential areas and around businesses

Characteristics

This bird is bigger than a sparrow but maybe just slightly smaller than a robin. The birds body is yellow. It is a light gray color from it's chest/upper back to it's head with a black beak. It's wings are a dark gray to black color. It's tail is black with a W shaped tip, narrow at the base, wider at the tip. Seen in trees.

Comments

I thought this may be either a Roddicks Oriole, but the colors aren't exactly right. I also thought it may be a Yellow Wagtail, but I don't think they have gray on their head.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
James Pitman
Email:
wkndnrs@aol.com

Time of day/date

all times of the day

Location

Jennings, okla. heavily wooded land

Characteristics

in trees green wings,blue/purple back,yellow and red breast

Comments

I have seen this bird for the last 2 yrs. I have seen it in early winter and early spring


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
eaw 1996@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

6.19.04

Location

Moore ok front yard

Characteristics

grey/ground

Comments

small white circle behind mouth w/black stripe in the white circle


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
dinslagetb@cox.net

Time of day/date

10:00 am June 20, 2004

Location

Bellevue, NE in backyard

Characteristics

Rust Brown in color Speckles on breast Long beak

Comments

On ground both male and female with young bird


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
Brewbro4444@aol.com

Time of day/date

06-19-04

Location

Chandler, Oklahoma

Characteristics

Red Head white ringed neck and very white belly black back and wings

Comments

bird was on the ground at a golf course next to chandler lake after a good rain


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Terry Aziere
Email:
tja@olp.net

Time of day/date

June 15-21 Morning

Location

NE Tulsa, backyard

Characteristics

From ground up onto deck railing. Solid charcoal -, blue grey body. Black patch on crown of head. 1-1 1/2" narrow solid black beak, black small eyes. Medium length tail.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
sueparman@cableone.net

Time of day/date

dawn till dusk

Location

Bartlesville OK in back yard

Characteristics

solid pretty color of medium grey - very sleek looking

Comments

husband thinks it is a gray catbird Beautiful and sleek, there are several that hang out in my backyard


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Paul & Cindi
Email:
CindiT5622@aol.com

Time of day/date

6/21/04, about 7:00 pm

Location

Elgin, OK, yard feeder

Characteristics

Shiny black bird, fed on seed that other birds threw on the ground, black beak, with a spot of bright red above a patch of yellow high on wing or shoulder area, very pretty

Comments

other birds in tree and on feeder were not disturbed by this birds' presence, never saw this bird before


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
ray mitchell
Email:
mitchrw47@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Saturday, june 19, about 10 am

Location

On a bike trail in bartlesville, ok, along the river in a heavily wooded area

Characteristics

pair of large, red-headed birds sitting on a log. noticed black and white plumage when they flew away. i thought they had a tuft or peak of feathers on their head

Comments

i looked at all the woodpeckers and sapsuckers in my books and couldn't find anything that looked right. i was amazed at the large size of these birds! definitely not a red-headed woodpecker.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
bill
Email:
wjcbps@jlink.net

Time of day/date

all day-june

Location

open field near home in rural central pa.

Characteristics

white belly /dark ring throat/long-sharpangled wings/ground feeder

Comments

very fastflyer/song-de-de/de-de/de-de


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Ron
Email:
rwhines@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

6/22/2004 8:00pm

Location

Oklahoma City

Characteristics

Yellow belly, grey head and wings. Its nest was in a tree and the male and female were dive bombing us trying to get us away from the nest. They were also fighting with another pair of the same species.

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Isobel Zweifel
Email:
pooky_z@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

730pm 22JUNE 2004

Location

NW Oklahoma City

Characteristics

black and white yellow feet in a tree

Comments

Beak was more like that of a crow than a duck and yellowish in color


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Scott
Email:
sabernut00@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Middle of the day and early evening.

Location

Out in country were we live

Characteristics

Nests in a tree. Grey in color and appears to have a hooked beak like a hawk. Also its eyes seem to be more infront on its head rather than on the sides.

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Janet Buckmaster
Email:
buckmasj@cox.net

Time of day/date

6/24 4:30 pm

Location

Muskogee, ok on chain link fence in backyard (backyard butts up to a cow pasture)

Characteristics

dark blue - long and slender - not a "regular" bluebird - just a dark blue bird.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Janet Buckmaster
Email:
buckmasj@cox.net

Time of day/date

6/24/04 4:30 9m

Location

Muskogee, Ok on a chain link fence in back yard (back yard butts up to a cow pasture)

Characteristics

dark blue - long and slender

Comments

disregard first form - bird was robin size - maybe smaller.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Karla Cooper
Email:
Angelostatefan@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

Every morning when I walk this bird attacks! I see them flying high and circling most of the day. I can't see the nests but I believe the nests are in the oak trees along the pond and creeks of our neighborhood.

Location

Edmond, but in Logan County.

Characteristics

silver to gray, with a creamier lighter gray head (doesn't look white). It is swooping down pretty fast, so I don't have time to check beak color or talons. The bird is slim and very sleek.

Comments

This is the second year that these birds have nested in the same set of trees.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
sbdoss2003@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

everyday all day

Location

north of enid , ok nesting in tree in our country yard

Characteristics

grey wings and hear with yellow underside

Comments

also where can i find a picture gallery of birds to identify them by photos


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Janet Buckmaster
Email:
buckmasj@cox.net

Time of day/date

through out the day

Location

Muskogee, Ok on patio - has built a crude stick nest in a ceramic birdhouse on our patio.

Characteristics

tiny bird with sharp features...I think the eggs are light blue - found egg shell on patio.

Comments

real "skittish".


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Cheryl
Email:
Crazy56gal@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Around 8 p.m. each evening Week of June 20 26th

Location

North OKC, near NW 122 & Broadway Ext. in our backyard.

Characteristics

Light gray head and back, lighter colored chest, yellowish belly, mostly in flight, sometimes in tree or on eve of roof. Slender and streamlined.

Comments

We have had an invasion of moths, these birds were swooping around picking them out of the air. They were not Sissor-tails that I know of but they acted a lot like them. Very gracefull, fast bird.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
espo74193@aol.com

Time of day/date

Location

southern NJ on a lawn

Characteristics

black body brown head

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Jennifer Longley
Email:
jennifer.longley@cox.com

Time of day/date

June 2004

Location

Choctaw, Oklahoma. in front yard.

Characteristics

White or creme colored head and grey body. This bird is smaller than a crow but bigger than a Robin. To me it looks like some kind of Falcon. But I am not sure.

Comments

This bird likes to glide in the air when it flies and he sets in my tree and watches alot of his suroundings. If you will send me your e-mail address i will send a picture of him.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Holly Olson
Email:
wolson4@cox.net

Time of day/date

Monday, June 28, 2004 around 11:45 am.

Location

Enid, OK, in my front yard bushes and then the neighbors lawn.

Characteristics

Very bright yellow or gold. Wings and head were black or dark brown.

Comments

Was a beautiful vibrant color. Thought it might be a baltimore oriole, but wasn't sure if they could be seen in OK, I've never seen one before. It was cloudy, cool only about 75 degrees and misting. He was obviously in search of food.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Chris Vecsey
Email:
cvecsey@cox.net

Time of day/date

6/29/04 @ 1730 hrs

Location

Front yard in tree, after robin nest

Characteristics

gray, fast, in tree

Comments

In the frint yard of my house, I have a 25 ft tree. During the evening hour two Robin, a grey bird and a Blue jay were attaching a black , maybe a Crow bird, that was after the Robin's nest. I would like to know what is the name of the gray type Bird. Thanks


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Kevin and Cyndi Tice
Email:
ticefamily7569@msn.com

Time of day/date

3 to 4 hours before dark on 7-1-04

Location

Pasco, WA over the shallows of the Snake River

Characteristics

Large white bird, black around the wing tips and edges, bright orange beak, makes shallow dives for prey.

Comments

flys with beak pointing straight down. Also on the same day and time we observed about 20 to thirty storks(I think) flying in formation from west to east. not one large formation but formations ranging from 3-15 birds. I have seen storks around before but only one at a time and never in a formation. any info would be great


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Bryan W
Email:
bwoldridge@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

day

Location

claremore

Characteristics

ringed neck

Comments

nest is on ground in rocky areas


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
byron and sonja wilkins
Email:
byronandsonja@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

all day

Location

luther oklahoma

Characteristics

blue headed red brested with green back

Comments

not seen here in the five years we have lived at this location and have never seen it in the 20 years we have lived here


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
amylynnspears@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

July 3, late morning (11am).

Location

Campus of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

Characteristics

I briefly saw this bird in flight from one tree to another and tried to catch a glimpse while it was in the tree (medium size tree, moderate foliage). There were several birds sharing the area, none of which were nearly as vibrant as this bird. The bird was distinctly yellow and black, and I couldn't see any other colors. There were big swaths of these two colors rather than small lines or circular designs. I'm definitely not familiar with birds at all, but I had just never seen one like this and I'm curious about it.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Lynn Wells
Email:
lwells@cableone.net

Time of day/date

July 5, 2004

Location

Miami, OK, in front of apartment complex

Characteristics

Yellow breast, gray top of head and wings with tinge of yellow on tips of wings. Very short tail with yellow on each side. I has a long beak for a baby bird.

Comments

It is a baby bird with no apparent home or mother probably blown out of nest during storm early yesterday morning. If I knew what it was, I would know what to feed it. I did feed it 4 flies and some bread and gave it water from a dropper. Right now I have it in a plastic laundry basket with an open weave so has good ventilation. How often does a baby bird need to be fed. Across the street from where I live there are two cats that come over here often so I figured I could keep it alive longer than if it stayed on the ground. I hope so anyway.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Sarah
Email:
dragon1916@aol.com

Time of day/date

mid-afternoon

Location

Stillwater,OK by a wooded area

Characteristics

yellow underbelly, greenish-gray back, black wings with white edging.

Comments

found it on the ground. one of the wings looks broken. brought it in and settled it in a box. fed it some cantaloupe. when I first put in it the box it chirped at me, kind of a gravelly "chip chip chip" sound. it's made no other noises. i just wanted to know what kind of bird it was and how to take care of it, and if I should try to set the wing to the body. My grandmother said it probably wouldn't heal right even if I did that though. But if it can never fly again, I was going to give it a home.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
madgegentry@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

mid afternoon, July 5th

Location

Antlers, OK in back yard

Characteristics

bright yellow, with black topknot, and black wings.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Jimmy
Email:
jimmy.plett@benham.com

Time of day/date

DAY TIME

Location

INOLA, OKLAHOMA

Characteristics

BROWN, WHITE, SPOTED

Comments

They walk around the yard get very aggressive if I come near them they won't even fly away while I'm mowing the yard.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Doug Sanchez
Email:
dougs@nmia.com

Time of day/date

first spotted, mid- to late June. Near dusk, but sometimes in the morning and late afternoon.

Location

Albuquerque, New Mexico, west side (Taylor Ranch) at the foot of lava bluffs.

Characteristics

only seen in flight, seems to appear from out of nowhere. Dark, solid color (maybe even black?), but with very distinct, contrasting white wing tips. Well, about half the wing to the tip is solid white. Possibly its most distinguishing quality. I'd estimate the wingspan to be between 36" and 40". Flight is slow, deliberate wing beats, along a fairly steady, straight line.

Comments

In combination with the half black/half white wings, the most amazing thing about this bird is that it sort of takes a good strong downbeat which lifts it higher in its line of flight, at which point it starts tumbling, as though it forgot how to fly. It falls, cartwheeling, for about 10 to 15 feet (I'd guess), then it regains normal flight and flaps back up to where it was before "stumbling."


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Peggy Rothman
Email:
peggy.rothman@magellanlp.com

Time of day/date

July 7 around 2:30 PM

Location

2640 S. Boston Ave. Tulsa, OK

Characteristics

This bird was about the same size as a blue jay. It was black and white speckled (colored like a downy or hairy woodpecker only much larger). It had red on it's head that started on the side and made a V shaped where the point was in the center of the back of the head. The chest area was mostly white, but it had a large black V shape on it. It seems like it had red on its throat, but I can't state that with certainty. I didn't see it fly, it was walking on my back fence, but was gone when I came back with my camera.

Comments

This bird was marked like a yellow-bellied sapsucker with the mustash lines, the red V on the head, and the big black V on the chest, but there was no yellow. It was back and white with red. It had a very long black beak, and longer tail feathers than the downy woodpecker.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Jill Challis
Email:
jillchallis@gbronline.com

Time of day/date

July 10, 2004, 0830

Location

Verdigris, OK

Characteristics

Male - Red head & breast, shades of brown wings to tip of tail; Female - Khaki colored breast,shades of brown. Staying either in small Pin Oaks or moving to roof peaks. Male & Female stay together.

Comments

We could get within 30ft, without them seeming bothered. Nice low "chick chick chick boy". Male was very vocal.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Lynn
Email:
jeewhiz43@aol.com

Time of day/date

3 to 4 pm

Location

Muskogee, on my wooded lot

Characteristics

This bird had a ruffled or spikey topnot, brown/gray in color and a yellow to pale yellow belly, fairly large beak, not like a cickadee beak, more woodpecker style. A baby was just learning to fly and landed on me, I put him on a branch and the mom and dad came to the rescue. It was a cute sight to watch but I had never seen a bird like this , I can usually identify the most common but I had not seen this sort of bird before.

Comments

See above, and when you reply, which I hope you do, please put BIRD in the re: on the email or I will think its spam since I do not know you. Thanks so much, hope your able to help.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Janice
Email:
yorkrazy@worldnet.att.net

Time of day/date

july 8 afternoon

Location

may have a nest in my Youpan holly tree

Characteristics

chestnut brown back with longish tail feathers. It was in the tree, flew to ground, flew to another tree while I went out and got the mail.

Comments

It kept making a single chirp sound over and over that was distinctive. It is a very pretty bird that I have not seen in my NW OKC City suburb. We have a lot of crows in the Bradford Pears, occasional Robins, a Northern Mockingbird on the roof, a mourning dove, but this is a new one for my city tree.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Roxane
Email:
suzettecurt@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

July 12, 2004, early evening

Location

Poteau, OK in yard

Characteristics

Blueish green tree grayish brown tree

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Steven Anderson
Email:
cnojd@netzero.com

Time of day/date

in the evening

Location

Near Lake T-bird in a tree.

Characteristics

big hawk looking bird. wings have a w shape unlike a hawk? definately grayish color

Comments

I'm pretty sure it is some type of hawk. Thanks!


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Charles Barnes
Email:
barnesair@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Morning & late afternoon feedings at bird feeder. Sun flower seeds and bread.

Location

Ok City back yard

Characteristics

Shaped like a compact vulture...long neck with a minor ruff. Reddish body but the head appears blue-green. Bright orange bill, large for size of head, that seems crossed. Ugly bird!

Comments

What seems to be the female is less colorful but greenish. Same disportunately large orange bill. Have digital photos.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Ellamay Weuste
Email:
randeweuste@aol.com

Time of day/date

In a nest on the ground. Back yard all day

Location

back yard Stillwater Ok. nesting

Characteristics

brown mostly with white strips looks like your picture of a brown thrush altho the eggs were white with black streaks in them.

Comments

Flicked the tail when flying didnt fly high just four to five feet off the ground


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Steve
Email:
s223x556@juno.com

Time of day/date

various times ea. day

Location

Tecumseh, Ok.

Characteristics

red belly,green head with gold back, & blue on tail, red? eyes with white circles around them??

Comments

VERY COLORFULL, many diff bright colors; very beautifull colors


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Steve
Email:
s223x556@juno.com

Time of day/date

various times ea. day

Location

Tecumseh, Ok.

Characteristics

red belly,green head with gold back, & blue on tail, red? eyes with white circles around them??

Comments

VERY COLORFULL, many diff bright colors; very beautifull colors


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Steve
Email:
s223x556@juno.com

Time of day/date

various times of the day

Location

around "Pink" okla.

Characteristics

after looking at all pictures i beleive it is a Painted Bunting

Comments

these birds, maybe 2 of them, have all the colors in the right place as your painted Bunting;maybe white around the red? eyes; these birds are much prettier than the picture; VERY BEAUTIFULL!!!!!


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Charlie
Email:
durkeeco@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

11:30 a.m July14,2004

Location

Colorado Springs Colorado in pine forest

Characteristics

black, rust and white hops from branch to branch in pine

Comments

most distinctive is a large black feather which curls out from over the beak and a haunting one syllable call has a white beard black eye in black face spots of white in rust


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
George Flatau
Email:
gflat@bellsouth.net

Time of day/date

Mid-day, July 9th

Location

Oklahoma City, in a field near Meridan Ave.

Characteristics

all black bird, with long tail feathers, beak remains open for long periods of time, mostly on the ground

Comments

See above


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Patti Brunnert
Email:
brunnert@charter.net

Time of day/date

late night - after midnight

Location

Suburb area of Ft. Worth, TX (is a fledgling, hopping around on grass)

Characteristics

Grey with white feathers on edge of tail, whitish breast. Has black markings on body, wings and tail. Has black mask on face.

Comments

My husband was taking our dog for a late night walk and saw this bird in the grass near the street close to our home. It appeared to be a fledgling...mainly hopped, though could "fly" very short distances near the ground. At first we thought it was a mockingbird, but we have seen many babies of those and they did not have the mask and had a distinct (and different from this one) call. It had a short tail. We unfortunately do not have a good bird identification guide; the only one I had was a a fold-out of Rocky Mountain birds; it looked much like a loggerhead shrike. I have never seen one like this before. My husband was able to carry it gently-it perched on his shoulder and then hand. We hung a basket from our oak tree; the bird perched on the branch, near the handle and I hope is sleeping. We didn't want to leave it by the street and there are also so many cats in our neighborhood.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Jan Miller
Email:
jmiller@ptsi.net

Time of day/date

July 17

Location

Goodwell, OK

Characteristics

gray, long beak, eats seed and digs in the soil. Has a nest in an elm tree.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Denise Evans
Email:
mskittyinn@cox.net

Time of day/date

July 17th midafternoon

Location

Paradise hill Oklahoma on a bird feeder with black oil sunflower seed in it.

Characteristics

Bright orange head and yellow chest, long tail feathers, and a greyish back

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Denise Evans
Email:
mskittyinn@cox.net

Time of day/date

July 17th late afternoon

Location

Paradise hill Oklahoma

Characteristics

grey head and yellow chest. a little larger than a sparrow.

Comments

Doesn't come to the feeders we have. Saw it in a tree.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Denise Evans
Email:
mskittyinn@cox.net

Time of day/date

July 17th middle of the afternoon

Location

Paradise hill Oklahoma aka Lake Tenkiller. On a bird feeder with Black oil sunflower seeds.

Characteristics

Bright orange head, yellow breast, some red on the back under somewhat greyish wings. Long tail like a cardinal, but this wasnt a cardinal. No crown. I thought it might be a western tanager but it didnt have black wings and the body on the back had too much red (or orange). My husband called the other color on the wings grey, but I think it was more brownish.

Comments

We have 6 lots on paradise hill that is heavily wooded. We have identified 32 different species of birds in our yard this season. Everything from humming birds to a pileated woodpecker, but this one has me stumped. It was larger than a Cardinal. The head I call bright orange, but might be considered red. Not as red as a cardinal. The back and the tail feathers had this color (same color as the head) but the wings were more grey or brownish not black and the chest or breast was yellow, and it had a long tail. No black on the face or wings. No crown. Hope you can help me with this because it is driving me crazy. I have looked at pictures of all of the birds you have listed as Oklahoma birds ( I did a google search for pics of each one), and I didn't see anything except the Western Tanager that was close.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Dax
Email:
daxstrickland@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

July 20, 2004. 10:30 am

Location

Oklahoma City, OK in a parking lot.

Characteristics

Mixture of browns and light coloration. Puffy, soft feathers. Small bird with large wingspan. Big black eyes.

Comments

Maybe injured or a baby, has trouble flying. Just sitting on a hot blacktop under a car.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
l.d.maine@netzero.net

Time of day/date

afternoon

Location

south tulsa,ok.

Characteristics

spotted breast, rusty coloredfrom head to tail. seen on the ground.

Comments

moe reddish than orange


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
harry disch
Email:
hdisch@att.net

Time of day/date

6:00 p.m.

Location

Adirondack Mountains

Characteristics

Large bird - size of red hawk - golden yellow back, golden yellow front, yellow large beak, black or dark brown tail and black or dark brown head. Spotted at top of 100' white cedar. Large beak and head.

Comments

Bird perched cleaning itself with it's beak for a half hour of so.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Kevin Paulson
Email:
kbpaulson@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

21 July 8:00 PM.

Location

Enid, OK

Characteristics

He was hovering in my neighborhood at about tree height. His tail had a long delta wing type shape. His wings went out kind of straight.

Comments

He landed in the tree of my back yard. His tail was black and his back was dark. His belly was kind of a yellow color and his head was light, almost a gray. His eyes were very dark. He looked like he was wearing a mask. His head was kind of wide. He stayed in the tree about 20 minutes and flew away. We could not find him/her in our bird book.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Terri
Email:
terrihayes22@cox.net

Time of day/date

Morning

Location

By overpasses and along roads

Characteristics

Dark greyish-brown with a slightly lighter breast Fan shaped tail Flits

Comments

Seen alone and in small groups Seen at a service station along I35 in July


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Mac Bentley
Email:
mac_bentley@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

july 2004

Location

piedmont

Characteristics

dark colored, dances in flight some, middle third of its wings from front to back are white.

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Liza
Email:
firecat_z@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

07/23/04 Midday

Location

Glenpool, OK, by the pond

Characteristics

brown and black, lighter on its breast. He was on the ground dipping dog food into the pond before eating it.

Comments

Has a racuous voice. Appears to be unafraid of the giant bullfrogs around the pond (which catch and eat smaller birds). I have a couple of photos I could attach.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
John Norman
Email:
jbn@nemw.com

Time of day/date

Evening

Location

North Oklahoma County

Characteristics

Flies at in the evening. Appears to be feeding on insects. Long narrow wings.

Comments

I've heard them called bull bats


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
J P Main
Email:
JaPMain@aol.com

Time of day/date

Mid-day and late afternoon

Location

Broken Arrow, OK observed briefly in elm tree. No a daily visitor, but seen often for brief intervals.

Characteristics

Color similar to a mockingbird with no white bands on wings or wing flashes. Very light gray belly with darker gray wings and head. Not observed on the ground yet.

Comments

Bird in question is about three inches long. No estimate on wing span. Maybe slightly larger than a hummingbird. Often seen in groups of two or three.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Leslie Hutton
Email:
lahutton@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

7/25/04 approximately 7:30pm

Location

Bartlesville, OK pathfinder trail on the edge of a hayfield just before you walk into the forest.

Characteristics

I saw the bird while it was resting on a branch. The body was bright yellow with a tight black band over the wing. As far as I could tell the chest was also bright yellow. I did not notice any gray or other colors on the body. It was extremely shy and flew near the ground, landing on bushes and brush as it tried to avoid me.

Comments

I was taking a walk on the pathfinder last Sunday when I saw a bright yellow bird cross the trail. It was on the ground in the grass when I startled it and it flew into some bushes where I was able to get a look at it. Unfortunately, it was extremely shy and kept flitting from bush to bush trying to avoid my gaze. The body was entirely yellow except for a crisp, black band that ran across the wings or shoulders. I did not notice any gray or rust colors on the bird. If I am remembering correctly the bill was black and the eyes were dark. It appeared to be slightly smaller than a sparrow. The pathfinder trail has several displays that have photos and descriptions of the various birds that live in the trail area but I do not remember seeing this particular bird on any of these displays.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Pam Hance
Email:
bright_eyed@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Location

Lawton, OK. Our backyard. We live in the very south east part of Lawton, going into Duncan, OK.

Characteristics

The bird was about the size of a robin but maybe not quite so big. It's head was brighter red than a female cardinal but not as red as the male. Red feathers came down to about the shoulders then it's body was brownish, grey. It's beak was shaped like a cardinal's, short, round on top. It did not have a tuft of feathers on top of it's head.

Comments

Yesterday, (Wednesday, July 28) was a rainy afternoon. This bird flew onto my hummingbird feeder and put it's beak onto one of the fake flowers. Then it flew to another side of the hummingbird feeder and did the same to another flower. Then it did the same to the side of the feeder. I believe it was getting water from off the feeder but it also put it's beak into the flower, even though it's beak was not a long, pointed beak. I was looking up House Finch. The red on its head was not as bright but the red was all over the head, not just a few feathers here and there. Also, this bird was larger than a finch. I am curious as to what this bird was. I appreciate your time and help.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
jean lucas
Email:
llucas4104@aol.com

Time of day/date

mid-day, march

Location

northwest oklahoma county,dead tree by a pond

Characteristics

black and white with a "crest", maybe a touch of red

Comments

a fishing bird,long beak with feathers sticking out behind the head...I have never seen this bird before


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
camille bryant
Email:
gbryant562@aol.com

Time of day/date

8-3-04

Location

raleigh,nc

Characteristics

black, black beak, approx 90 grms , wings florsent blue or purple at top....

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Rick
Email:
rickmisty@cox.net

Time of day/date

August 4, 2004 @ 6:00 p.m.

Location

Broken Arrow, Ok, residential neighborhood

Characteristics

black with white speckles underneath, brown and green highlights on wings

Comments

Found dead on ground and just checking the type of bird to try and determine whether or not it may have died from the westnile virus. The bird seems to have a rather long, slinder-pointed beak.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Sibyl Overstreet
Email:
bilsiby@cox.net

Time of day/date

early morning/twilight

Location

near Edmond, OK

Characteristics

white head, brown (light)feathers, large eyes, in nest atop Oak tree

Comments

I had thought this was a barn owl, however the more I see pictures of the barn owl, this one isn't quite right. Maybe not as big as it should be and she had only one baby hatch. The mother and father feed the baby in the morning and at twilight. May feed during the day, but I haven't been able to observe them. They aren't as nocturnal as I had believed barn owls to be.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
bgoyette@cox.net

Time of day/date

late afternoon

Location

Norman Ok semi residentual small open field

Characteristics

white throat black head and back size of a goose

Comments

looks like a goose but unusual coloring


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Kelly Campbell
Email:
kelbelc@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

saturday 12:15 pm

Location

Ocean Township, NJ in an apartment complex

Characteristics

brown with a white fan tail and red feet

Comments

it had yellowish eyes and was feeding on the ground


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Melody Draper
Email:
WhtShaman@aol.com

Time of day/date

Afternoon, August 5-7.

Location

Meeker, Oklahoma in my orchard and across the road on the pond damn.

Characteristics

Bright yellow, yellow tail, some patchy brown spots on back of wing and head,flight was similar to flycatcher or mockingbird. Was on ground and would also fly in trees.

Comments

I watch birds a lot and have never ever seen one like this, I have feeders in my orchard (small orchard, my front yard). We live on 30 acres inbetween Meeker and Prague, have been here 25 years. It's nothing like the goldfinch I feed, a lot bigger and the markings are lightish brown and sort of patchy from what I could see with the binoculars. Without binoculars it looks all yellow.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
PJ
Email:
pjs_nine@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

is alwayws at nest in day, all times of day

Location

Oklahoma City, OK, in nest high in a tree in backyard (in neighborhood with MANY chickens)

Characteristics

Brown wings, speckled appearance, white belly, long black beak, no hook on beak. Long legs, tall skinny bird

Comments

There are usually two of these birds that appear to be guarding a nest, however one day a third bird arrived of the same type and appeared to be attacking the other two. no noise has ever been heard, however, found many beak sized "holes" in yard, many chickens\chicks\roosters running loose in neighborhood, was told possibly a chicken hawk (but no hooked bill), has an Egret stature, tall, skinny bird with long black beak,


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Clint
Email:
dorje@nycap.rr.com

Time of day/date

9:30 AM 8/9/04

Location

In a tree by a cemetery road in Troy, NY. Bird was not more than 15ft away in clear view. Viewed with my Canon 10x30 stabilized binoculars for several minutes.

Characteristics

Rufous cap with light stripe down the middle. Light eyeline. Solid dark gray, almost black, breast with some white fluff at the rear. NO streaking or spotting on the breast.

Comments

I cannot find anything that looks like this bird in any of my books or software! I assume it must be an immature - but I can't find enough photos of immatures. It produced one short sharp note repeatedly. I'm stumped - thanks for any help.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Dag MacLugh
Email:
DagMacLugh39@aol.com

Time of day/date

8/11/04 3:00 PM

Location

Oklahoma City, OK: at outdoor smoking area, VA Hospital.

Characteristics

Black head; "beard" below beak; long, narrow beak; green chest with black spots; songbird, with short snatches of song.Flight is somewhat clumsy and graceless. Relatively unafraid of humans.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Judy McDougall
Email:
nana2snw@juno.com

Time of day/date

Around noon.

Location

Front yard about 3 miles outside of Claremore, OK

Characteristics

Black billed, clay colored body, when he opened his tail he had black and while interior colors in his tail feathers, but the outside was a clay brownish color.

Comments

This bird was desperately trying to tell me something, he followed me wherever I went. This went on for hours. He made only one sound repeatedly.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Judy McDougall
Email:
nana2snw@juno.com

Time of day/date

Around noon.

Location

Front yard about 3 miles outside of Claremore, OK

Characteristics

Black billed, clay colored body, when he opened his tail he had black and while interior colors in his tail feathers, but the outside was a clay brownish color.

Comments

This bird was desperately trying to tell me something, he followed me wherever I went. This went on for hours. He made only one sound repeatedly.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Judy McDougall
Email:
nana2snw@juno.com

Time of day/date

Around noon.

Location

Front yard about 3 miles outside of Claremore, OK

Characteristics

Black billed, clay colored body, when he opened his tail he had black and while interior colors in his tail feathers, but the outside was a clay brownish color.

Comments

This bird was desperately trying to tell me something, he followed me wherever I went. This went on for hours. He made only one sound repeatedly.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Tim
Email:
voicepcs@aol.com

Time of day/date

8/12/04,early evening

Location

Guthrie area,back yard,eating insects in the trees

Characteristics

long neck,long legs,long orange beak,brown in color with white belly.Also has white stripes down sides.

Comments

Group of four, do not make much noise, will feed on the ground and in the trees.Stands about 10" high.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Donna Weston
Email:
tulsabear@webtv.net

Time of day/date

11:00 a.m.

Location

Beggs, OK. on my 5 acre's

Characteristics

Dark Gray from top of bill,all the way down the tail, and wings. Solid white from bottom of bill, and all the way to the tail. Baby is on the ground, mother is in the tree.

Comments

Bird baby is round and fat looking, with rather large eyes. Mother is about the size of a robin, with the same colors, and some white in the tail feathers.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Laurie Brown
Email:
lbrown1213@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

I'm in St. Louis (city) and I found this bird dead in my yard. I cannot identify it with any of my field guides and it is not a bird normally seen at my feeder.

Location

Small city backyard. Found dead.

Characteristics

At first I thought it was a mourning dove as it is the same size and approximately the same color. This bird has a hooked beak though, a buff colored breast and some white/black spotted tail feathers. It also had bright red legs.

Comments

Thanks for any help.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Linda Dawson
Email:
ldawson123@aol.com

Time of day/date

August 14, 2004 all day

Location

Burneyville, OK (near Marietta) wooded area 2 miles from the Red River border.

Characteristics

Looks like a cardinal female - same gray with red tinged body except it's beak is not orange-yellow (like a cardinal) and it has a gray tuft on it's head like a blue jay. It is about the same size and length as a cardinal. I could not find it in your photo gallery or in my Oklahoma bird booklet.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
rcutsinger7968@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

12:00PM Thurs. 19th Aug. 2004

Location

In my yard perhed on wires

Characteristics

One was white with black spots and a fan tail feathers that black and white and the other had browm head and body to about its tail then white and black tailfeathers.

Comments

The brown and white bird had a small type cone with a small bump at the back of it. The white and black one had nothing like the other one but same tye of bird, they both har small heads and small bicks.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
rcutsinger7968@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

12:00PM Thurs. 19th Aug. 2004

Location

In my yard perched on wires

Characteristics

One was white with black spots and a fan tail feathers that black and white and the other had browm head and body to about its tail then white and black tailfeathers.

Comments

The brown and white bird had a small type cone with a small bump at the back of it. The white and black one had nothing like the other one but same tye of bird, they both har small heads and small bicks.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Edward W. Flowers
Email:
rstegall@xtremeinet.net

Time of day/date

8/21/2004-Approx 4 pm, spotted a bird approx. including tail 7-7 1/2 inches long. Wings were brown and white mixed in together. Belly was all white. Tail was also brown and white mixed. Beak was a medium length one.

Location

Just off E 754 Rd, Tahlequah Oklahoma. In the doorway of our trailer.

Characteristics

Spotted a bird approx. including tail 7-7 1/2 inches long. Wings were brown and white mixed in together. Belly was all white. Tail was also brown and white mixed. Beak was a medium length one.

Comments

Unusual bird that cannot be found in my Audobon Bird Book.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
karen
Email:
choyannie@aol.com

Time of day/date

morning and evening

Location

foyil oklahoma in dead trees

Characteristics

white heads dark bodies, soars about 6 of them,

Comments

they sound like eagles and look like young eagles


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
M.S.Johnson
Email:
consitter@msn.com

Time of day/date

8-23-04 Approx. 1:00p.m.

Location

Holdenville, OK, next to a creek in an open pasture.

Characteristics

Brown with white underside, the bird had an odd shape on the ground, I saw land on a fence it looked auckward for the bird.

Comments

When the bird was on the ground it looked like it had a fat body, it had trouble landing on a chinlink fence. In flight the birds body elongated, the wings were slim and came to a point. The flight was very graceful and it could glide for a long distance


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Barbara McCall
Email:
mccalljw@flash.net

Time of day/date

mid morning and late afternoon

Location

residential area of Choctaw, OK and rural area around Newalla, OK

Characteristics

soaring circles above tree line, usually two birds in different circles. They are gray with a white stripe on back from wingtip to wingtip, fan shaped tail

Comments

Now that I noticed one, it seems like I see them everywhere, both residential and rural areas and at all times of day. My guess is that they are hawks, but I am not sure. They are graceful gliders, calm, and like to sit on the highest branches of the trees.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
will
Email:
valeofdarkness@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

8/25/04 7:25 just a few minutes ago at Oral Roberts University. i'm here now, and as i walked up a path, a lady and i saw what looked like an eagle.

Location

it was at ORU, like i said. tulsa,ok.

Characteristics

brown/white/tan: speckled, eagle beak, two feet tall or taller. WE WERE SHOCKED! i thought it was a fake. it was standing on the ground next to a tree, and tried to fly into it but couldn't because of its size. i walked up to it, but it took off -slowly, casually- to another tree about twenty feet away. i watched it for awhile, as it tried to fly into that tree. don't know what it was doing. then it took off, and i lost it.

Comments

IT WAS CRAZY. it had to have been lost. this thing was huge. the lady infront of me couldn't speak english, but she was wide-eyed, and pointing while saying, "EAGLE! EAGLE!!!" i have to say, i've never seen anything like it that close. if someone could send me pictures of eagles or something, i could easily identify it. or, if you already know what bird i'm talking about, please let me know what it was.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
grscroll@msn.com

Time of day/date

morning, today

Location

backyard

Characteristics

white; wings splashed with blothches of red; feathered feet; band around his foot

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Lynne
Email:
ipsedixie@wmconnect.com

Time of day/date

August 18th, about 6:30 in the evening

Location

710 Churchill, Edmond, OK, on a tree branch about 10 feet from the window of my second-story bedroom.

Characteristics

Stunningly beautiful black and white bird. Head, neck, and belly all white. Wings, back, and tail were black. Smaller and more slender than an eagle, but there was something eaglish about it.

Comments

I was standing by the window of a second-story bedroom. My pet cockatoo was on a perch beside me. This strange black-and-white bird seemed to just fall out of the sky onto a tree branch about ten feet from my window. I have never seen such a clumsy and uncoordinated bird. It was painful to watch him make his way along the branch. But he seemed determined to do so, and he lurched and teetered and wobbled until he made it to the end of the branch. At this point, he was quite close to my window and fully facing me. He reached out and snapped off a twig, app. 10" long. Then he stretched up to his full height - like he was on his tiptoes - stretched out his wings, and he gave a little jump and he was in the air. He executed this beautiful swooping spiral, down and around the tree, going low over the street, then up and away. It was breath-taking. Whatever else this bird may be, he is a masterfull flyer. For what it's worth, the cockatoo did not move a muscle or make a sound while this bird was visible. Ernie normally raises hell if there are birds messing around on that branch.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
stephanie
Email:
stephsadie@cox.net

Time of day/date

8/29 at noon

Location

broken arrow... in a tree

Characteristics

we could only see from ground... had a white belly with lots of light brown, the top of the body and head were black, and the tail might have had another color like dark blue striped across it.

Comments

had a VERY pretty sound... that's what made us look at it, it sounded like one of those bird water whistles, but shorter and prettier. In the photo gallery I thought maybe it's a black capped chickadee, but I don't know it's call. thanks!


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
akp4Him@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

5pm,9/5

Location

Lawton, OK, in an open field, flying

Characteristics

off-white, tail is darker, in flight looks like a hawk, it flys high and then swoops down.

Comments

They seem to have a huge nest


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Shannon Kerr-Wilson
Email:
shannon.kerr@ok.usda.gov

Time of day/date

Sept. 1st approx. 9 AM

Location

Morrison, OK - Noble County. In front of our barn, located in the country.

Characteristics

Feather gray, with white strips on the middle of the wing. It's head was also gray. It had a big mouth and a little beak. I first thought that it was a baby owl, but it wasn't. It was very aggressive and would make a hissing sound when we would get near it. It would hop toward us and try to bite our leg.

Comments

It either hit our barn and fell to the ground or was knocked out of the sky. It had a severly broken wing and we had to put it down. I have never seen a bird like this in our 2 years of living there. Thanks!!


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Demian
Email:
dehoets@bigfoot.com

Time of day/date

Middle of the day

Location

Back yard feeder, Tulsa area

Characteristics

Black with a hint of a blue in direct sunlight- they eat most of the sunflower seeds from the feeder. Some have a little yellow on the wing. They usually come in packs of 10-15 and the larger ones fight for the feeder and the rest eat on the ground.

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Caroline
Email:
Kramersea@aol.com

Time of day/date

11 am on Sunday Sept 12

Location

Chippewa River, Mount Pleasant, MI

Characteristics

dark bird, about the size of a small cormorant, flew from the river up into a tree.

Comments

Dark, lean, well defined yellow stripes on the breast, I think it had a dark beak also.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
christian
Email:
crisswell8@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

Location

lawton oklahoma

Characteristics

green and yellow

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Kenneth Updike
Email:
kenup5429@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

August 2004 2pm

Location

1/2 mile so. Wilson, Ok. on Hwy 76

Characteristics

Bright orange/yellow body with black head and black wing tips. I think white stripes on wings. Flew into a pecan tree where I had a feeder hanging and other birds were feeding. He stayed for approximately 15, 20 seconds

Comments

I know Orioles when I see them, and this wasn't a Baltimore Oriole.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
frank c. bonansinga
Email:
fcssbon@aol.com

Time of day/date

yesterday Thursday the 23rd Sept at about 5 pm.

Location

Next to my window where I have a hummingbird feeder and where I photograph the hummers next to my PC. It is in Indio Hills CA in the Coachella Valley a desert area where many bird stop by. Several varitey of hummers are here year round and I take thousands of pictures of them.

Characteristics

I have an email picture of it if you want it. It was yellow and about the size of a sparrow. It had a yellow head with a grayish band between it's eyes. One gent a bird watcher thought it was a Hermit Warbler but then said no. We have looked at your gallery and seveal bird books but can not find any with the gray band between the eyes.

Comments

If you want it's picture let me know.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Alicia
Email:
drdover1@aol.com

Time of day/date

around noon

Location

tulsa, ok at 4700 s. garnett rd

Characteristics

was black in colour, when the light shined on it it had oil slick hues of red, green, yellow, blue, and it had bright yellow eye's i think. it was in the parking lot about 8 ft away from me on the asfault

Comments

he had this really pretty noise, i dont remember what it sounded like but i had never heard it before, i think he was haning out with little grackles.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
lyle.lamon@tinker.af.mil

Time of day/date

Location

Near Guthrie Ok

Characteristics

Gray bird, underside of tail is yellow and has a red patch on top of head

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Megan
Email:
IsabellaSeven@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

All during September and October and in the spring.

Location

Shawnee, OK, on OBU campus in the trees

Characteristics

Grey bird with relatively long tail feathers and white stripes on the back of the wings.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
s gorkos
Email:
jsgorkos@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

Noon, October 12, 2004

Location

Sand Springs, on the edge of a pond in a tree

Characteristics

olive, with yellowish belly, dark bill

Comments

Will hover in mid-air, darts out and back to perch


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Karrie
Email:
CoastalArtist16@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

October 14, 2004 8:00 a.m.

Location

Tulsa oklahoma on a sidewalk with a broken leg on a school campus with many acorn trees

Characteristics

a dirty bright green with a dull yellow belly

Comments

very confident, he didn't panic when I picked him up (he has a broken foot) he looked at me like he knew he was safe.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Travis
Email:
cobrat84@aol.com

Time of day/date

10/14/04, 5:40 p.m.

Location

Perry, OK, in high grass by pond

Characteristics

black with white bill, green legs and feet with plate like webbings, flew in water

Comments

very awkward legs


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Adam
Email:
marsh_20@msn.com

Time of day/date

Around noon

Location

Mustang ok

Characteristics

This bird looks like the double crested cormorant, but it is not black and I am not sure if it has the hooked beak. It dives under water searching for fish and it will come back up about 20 to 40 feet away. It swims under water very fast.

Comments

This bird is brown and after it is done swimming it will stand on a log drying it's wings. It's body shape is like the double crested cormorant but I didnt see any coloring on its head. It was brown all over.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
SD
Email:
sdvega@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Spring (I think)...around midday.

Location

SW of Hugo Oklahoma, in a wooded area with fairly thick undergrowth

Characteristics

Slow, low flying, mostly black with a splash of color by it's heavy, dark colored beak. It `flushed' when I walked near it. It wasn't a red-winged blackbird.

Comments

It was bigger than a robin. As it flushed from the ground, it gave a harsh cry similiar to a grackle or woodpecker, almost a mocking sound, and appeared to make brief eye contact. My grandfather (it was on his farm) told me, "that was a `Good God'." I wasn't sure if he was kidding or not. For a long time I thought it may have been an Ani but I recently listened to the Ani's call online and it wasn't the same. I've researched via a number of sources but have never pinpointed the species. Perhaps it was a type of large woodpecker? Thanks!


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
EJ
Email:
servant4christ@centurytel.net

Time of day/date

10-18-2004 Time of day was morning time around 9:00 am

Location

Springfield Missouri area

Characteristics

Small bird. Had a red thin stripe on it crown. I looked at oyur bird gallery and it looked kinda ike a field sparrow but lighter in color and a very distinct red srtipe down its head.

Comments

Believe it was brownish grayish tan color. I met the bird on the doorstep of a customer home. I pet the bird and while petting it i thought om gosh it is a baby and I just hurt the bird. But after that if flew away.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
Ron@Intermediacorp.net

Time of day/date

Location

Choctaw OK

Characteristics

Comments

hi. This photo of a white crow was recently posted to rec.birds and the author is looking for some bird expertise in your state: Subject: white crow From: Ron Hudson Ron@Intermediacorp.net Date: 10/22/04 8:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time Message-id: <jq8jn0lks997ppf33i53uvmb3i5u9ur4og@4ax.com> We have a white crow that has taken up residence in our back yard recently. I don't think it would be called an albino because it still has the dark eyes, bill, and feet. It's just got white feathers. The other crows apparently don't mind it and it seems to be part of a flock. Just wondering how unusual this is... Take a look here: http://www.intermediacorp.net/crow.htm Ron (I have put the rec.bird poster's e-mail address below- I am in NJ and just trying to find him some help)


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
Ron@Intermediacorp.net

Time of day/date

Location

Choctaw OK

Characteristics

Comments

hi. This photo of a white crow was recently posted to rec.birds and the author is looking for some bird expertise in your state: Subject: white crow From: Ron Hudson Ron@Intermediacorp.net Date: 10/22/04 8:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time Message-id: <jq8jn0lks997ppf33i53uvmb3i5u9ur4og@4ax.com> We have a white crow that has taken up residence in our back yard recently. I don't think it would be called an albino because it still has the dark eyes, bill, and feet. It's just got white feathers. The other crows apparently don't mind it and it seems to be part of a flock. Just wondering how unusual this is... Take a look here: http://www.intermediacorp.net/crow.htm Ron (I have put the rec.bird poster's e-mail address below- I am in NJ and just trying to find him some help)


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
ravonbec@aol.com

Time of day/date

October 22 10:00 a.m.

Location

Owasso in back yard

Characteristics

deep pretty brown, with maybe a golden type belly, black beak

Comments

Just kind of big, pretty, didn't notice the sound it made, ate scraps of food


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Linda
Email:
jleaf@provalue.net

Time of day/date

10am

Location

Stillwater, OK rural 40 acres in mowed grassy area

Characteristics

red tuft of feathers behind head, long bill (about as long as length of head front to back), pecking ground to eat, skittish, seems to be new to area - migrating with blue jays and cardinals, much yellow and white plumage in flight - kind of flies up like a quail

Comments

overall color medium gray - body somewhat stocky with short neck if you have an e-mail address, I can send you a picture (if that would help)


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Vicky
Email:
Dudman1124@Juno.com

Time of day/date

10/31/04 10:00 a.m.

Location

owasso

Characteristics

woodpecker red on back of head, brown wing feathers with spots, black tail feathers, on house few to a nearby tree

Comments

put large holes in the siding of house


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Stephen Bishop
Email:
sbbishop@ispwest.com

Time of day/date

Early Morning

Location

SE Oklahoma County, in open wooded wet land.

Characteristics

Hawk, perching in trees, goes to ground and eats something very small in the grass. By small, I mean "Peanut shell" size. Rust colored chest and stomach area. Tail is white and black striped, as are the wing feathers. Looks like a Red Shoulder Hawk but the chest color appears to be solid, not barred. The closest I can come to identifying it is a Red Shoulder Hawk, but I thought they were not in this area. When it flies, it stays in the trees, never higher then 30 feet.

Comments

Seems to live in this area. See it almost every day. Comes to within 50 feet of our house while hunting. Larger then 12" but not more then 18". Always seems to hunt from a perch on tree limbs. Occasionaly, I find small amount of body and wing feathers on the ground from smaller birds that I think are remains of captured prey. Thank you.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Joan
Email:
aries41358@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

They are here everyday since I have been here which has been for approx. 3 weeks.

Location

Just north of Edmond OK, on our small farm.

Characteristics

Blue with white stripes on wings. They seem to be the most abundant of the birds here. So far I have heard both a screaching call, and a very beautiful warbling call. They are larger than a robin, but smaller than a crow. They are both in the tree's and on the ground.

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Daniel
Email:
Jester359@msn.com

Time of day/date

Morning in wooded or feilded places

Location

Postoak and Lee by a road near a field

Characteristics

Greyish, no flight, ground

Comments

Extremely cocky and retarded also known as poof birds will stand in the middle of a highway watching all the others get hit and they will walk across and stop in the middle as well.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Jan
Email:
janinman@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

12-16-04 11:30am

Location

In the Hackberry tree amoung the Blackjack trees that follow the creek behind home in Creek Bend Addition, Edmond, OK

Characteristics

Little darker than sky blue feathers (no markings), red breast

Comments

About four of them. They kept flying back and forth between the Hackberry tree and a Cedar tree. They were with four, smaller, brown birds that I couldn't see well enough for markings.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
randy
Email:
plazarandy@netscape.net

Time of day/date

i see several of these birds along i-35 in oklahoma and kansas. they are predatory. at least i think they are. i've seen a few of them dive down and land on something, or jump from a fence post to the ground as though they were catching something. they are usually sitting on fence posts, trees, or other things that afford a higth position above the ground.

Location

dispersed along I-35 from oklahoma thru kansas

Characteristics

seem to have some white and dark colors. cant really tell.

Comments

remind me of an eagle, hawk or falcon.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
GINNY
Email:
LOUDRAIN29@AOL.COM

Time of day/date

12 PM 12-20-04

Location

NEAR DEL CITY HIGH SCHOOL DEL CITY, OK

Characteristics

WAS HIGH IN A TREE LOOKED LARGE AND DARK IN COLOR

Comments

HAD A STRANGE CALL, THIS IS WHAT PROVOKED MY CURIOUSITY


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Bo Fisher
Email:
fism6@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

12/22/04 1430hrs

Location

Chickasha, OK, residential neighborhood

Characteristics

grayish back w/white belly ground, eating sunflower seeds also in tree and have seen flying

Comments

short tail, fatter than a sparrow but about same length. No tuft.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Thomas
Email:
sirthomassteel@aol.com

Time of day/date

all day

Location

mounds oklahoma , high elevation

Characteristics

dark grey with white belli

Comments

small bird, travel in large group, yellow beak, chubby little guys.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Steve McLaughlin
Email:
smcbmc667@aol.com

Time of day/date

12-25-2004 9 am

Location

front yard 2 miles southwest of Barnsdall Ok. Osage county

Characteristics

Robin color on back,grey on wings and top of head, white on sides of head with black vertical lines on sides of head.

Comments

we found bird dead on ground so that is all we know, thank you for your help.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
lisannegarrett@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

mid day

Location

feeding around a pond, muskogee, ok

Characteristics

brown in color with bright yellow breast

Comments

have been putting out bread and crackers and corn for the ducks and geese that stay on my pond and these birds come in hords and eat as well


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Sean Mathews
Email:
seanmathews1@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Dec. 28th, Daytime, 12:00 PM

Location

Running across a road between field/wooded area

Characteristics

Dark, Almost the size of a duck, but much more slender. It had a very long tail that touched the ground but was very straight. It ran very fast across the road then flapped and flew to a tree. It reminded us of a scissor tail fly catcher, but was 3X as large if not bigger and it ran.

Comments

we thought it could have been a roadrunner, but have never seen one of those. Clueless as to what we saw is.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Michelle Richardson
Email:
fourwindsranch@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

12/29/04 12noon

Location

Cromwell, OK...overgrown grass w/in 200' of house

Characteristics

Flicker look, yellow breast w/ black throat patch. On the ground in a group of 6-8.

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Michael
Email:
Mas1494@AOL.com

Time of day/date

January 1 2005 8:37 am

Location

weeds and wood

Characteristics

concrete

Comments

scared and injured.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Lynda
Email:
rhuntely34@aol.com

Time of day/date

01/02/2005, 1:30

Location

on fence

Characteristics

red headed black and white speckled belly

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
maryogden@eastlink.ca

Time of day/date

December 25th 2005

Location

In the water. No farms nearby with domestic ducks

Characteristics

floated around

Comments

duck like, all white except a thin line of black on tail, orange beak. Smaller than a domestic duck which made us believe it was something different. Has been seen almost everyday for a week. A pair of them.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
maxsmyth@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

12:30pm

Location

my backyard

Characteristics

brown with black-tipped wings, yellow on throat and upper chest.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
sdw7449@cox.net

Time of day/date

noon 1/5/05

Location

back yard Moore, OK

Characteristics

fat, dark brown all over, on the ground

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Becky Luker
Email:
beckyluker@aol.com

Time of day/date

Morning

Location

Guthrie, OK in town

Characteristics

finch, red head and chest

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Don
Email:
dblbass@cox.net

Time of day/date

1/5/05. Actually all year around but today is the date and it's freezing!

Location

Bethany, OK on my patio where I feed the birds.

Characteristics

Dark grey back and a white or very light grey belly. There's a very lighter grey fading to a slight brown line between the back and belly. The beak looks grey and the feet are dark, maybe black.

Comments

It's on the patio eating bird seed with sparrows and an occasional Blue Jay and Cardinal.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Dean Williams
Email:
dewlaw@juno.com

Time of day/date

Early afternoon, 5 Jan 05

Location

Backyard feeder, Bethany OK

Characteristics

Ground feeder, chicken scratch or sunflower seeds

Comments

uniform color of soft medium brown over head and breast---wing stripes: black, white, black, feeding: content to sit and feed without nervous movement bill: looked longer than sparrow beak--maybe for insect feeding as well as seeds size: looked a little smaller than a sparrow black bill, black eye tail: black or dark brown? Your website has great photography--enjoyed much.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
lewandjudy@mindspring.com

Time of day/date

Dec. 28, 2004 noon

Location

Ft. Gibson Lake

Characteristics

gray, topknot, bird feeder

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
lewandjudy@mindspring.com

Time of day/date

Dec. 28, 2004 noon

Location

Ft. Gibson Lake

Characteristics

gray, topknot, bird feeder

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Carol Seacat
Email:
seeseacat@aol.com

Time of day/date

Since Christmas, at various times during the day

Location

Kansas City, KS

Characteristics

This bird looks just like a black phoebe, but has a yellow bill. It is very black, with a black breast and white belly. It has white edge feathers on tail. It is a little larger than a sparrow and fat.

Comments

We saw this in my mother's back yard and she is going crazy trying to identify it.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Carol Seacat
Email:
seeseacat@aol.com

Time of day/date

Since Christmas, at various times during the day

Location

Kansas City, KS

Characteristics

This bird looks just like a black phoebe, but has a yellow bill. It is very black, with a black breast and white belly. It has white edge feathers on tail. It is a little larger than a sparrow and fat.

Comments

We saw this in my mother's back yard and she is going crazy trying to identify it.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Don
Email:
dblbass@cox.net

Time of day/date

Morning through afternoon January 11, 2005.

Location

Bethany, OK on my patio

Characteristics

Brown like a Sparrow with a reddish breast and back.

Comments

There looked like a tuft on it's head but not as pronounced as a Cardinal or Bluejay. At any rate it didn't have a round head like a Sparrow. It was eating with sparrows. There were several and I haven't seen any others since then.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Mike Hickman
Email:
mikeh@wagonerassessor.com

Time of day/date

summers. anytime

Location

Wagoner, OK

Characteristics

Solid Blue

Comments

have seen this bird for 2 summers in the same area along gravel road just east of town, with agricultural land along road. this is not a Eastern Bluebird smaller and more blue than a bluebird.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
deseree
Email:
deseree.rose@okstate.edu

Time of day/date

December 4:00pm

Location

Mcloud, OK feeder back yard in country

Characteristics

red head, brown and white pied on back, hook bill black legs

Comments

primarily ate out of the feeder not off the ground. The birds would rotate with others on the fence at the feeder.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Lora
Email:
Diamondbabe3765@aol.com

Time of day/date

1-15-05 1030am

Location

El Reno, OK in front yard

Characteristics

Bright red head, brownish-tan body In a tree

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Lora
Email:
Diamondbabe3765@aol.com

Time of day/date

1-15-05 1030am

Location

El Reno, OK in front yard

Characteristics

Bright red head, brownish-tan body In a tree

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Karen
Email:
kmoore@sosu.edu

Time of day/date

01-16-2004, 8:54 AM

Location

DURANT OK - BACKYARD ON BARN

Characteristics

plump (of course it was freezing), white breast, grayish head, maybe a little white around the eyes, gray wings with two white wing bars, small slender black beak, black legs

Comments

when i first noticed this bird he was with a group of sparrows, dark eyed juncos, and cardinals. I did not notice the bird on the ground feeding with the other birds, he stayed mainly on the fence, barn or tree. My first thought he was a ruby crown kinglet...but i think he has to much white on his breast. By the way I have enjoyed your sight...I love to watch, identify, and photograph birds. Your sight has been very helpful. Thank you!


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
THERESE SCHEBLER
Email:
THERESE-SCHEBLER@UIOWA.EDU

Time of day/date

JAN 14,2005; APPROX. 10AM

Location

OXFORD, IOWA (NEAR IOWA CITY) ON MY DECK FEEDER

Characteristics

BIRD SIZE WAS LARGER THAN A SPARROW, SMALLER THAN A ROBIN. 100% BLACK, EVEN THE BEAK WAS BLACK. NO MARKINGS. IT WAS VERY COLD OUTSIDE, SO IT WAS FLUFFED UP, SO COULD HAVE BEEN SMALLER THAN I ORIGINALLY THOUGHT.(IF THERE WERE ANY MARKINGS ON IT, THEY WOULD HAVE HAD TO HAVE BEEN WAY UNDER THE BELLY OR IN AN OPEN WING WHICH I DID NOT SEE.

Comments

IT WAS ON MY DECK FEEDER (WHICH WAS JUST A SHALLOW TIN PAN NAILED TO THE DECK).IT CONTAINED SEEN (SUNFLOWER MIXTURE),NUTS AND BREADCRUMBS. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT IT WAS EATING. IT SAT RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PAN. I TOOK A PICTURE WITH MY DIGITAL CAMERA, BUT UNFORTUNATELY THE AUTOFOCUS WAS TURNED OFF AND THE PICTURES ARE BLURRY. BUT IT DOES SHOW THE BLACK COLOR AND BLACK BEAK. I ALSO HAVE ONE PHOTO WITH OTHER BIRDS (SPARROWS)NEXT TO IT, FOR SIZE COMPARISON. I CAN SEND PHOTO FROM HOME. THAT E-MAIL ADDRESS IS MY HUSBAND, JSCHEB@AOL.COM.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
THERESE SCHEBLER
Email:
THERESE-SCHEBLER@UIOWA.EDU

Time of day/date

JAN 14,2005; APPROX. 10AM

Location

OXFORD, IOWA (NEAR IOWA CITY) ON MY DECK FEEDER

Characteristics

BIRD SIZE WAS LARGER THAN A SPARROW, SMALLER THAN A ROBIN. 100% BLACK, EVEN THE BEAK WAS BLACK. NO MARKINGS. IT WAS VERY COLD OUTSIDE, SO IT WAS FLUFFED UP, SO COULD HAVE BEEN SMALLER THAN I ORIGINALLY THOUGHT.(IF THERE WERE ANY MARKINGS ON IT, THEY WOULD HAVE HAD TO HAVE BEEN WAY UNDER THE BELLY OR IN AN OPEN WING WHICH I DID NOT SEE. ***UPDATE** THIS WAS NOT ON THE PREVIOUS DESCRIPTION **THE BILL WAS SHAPED LIKE THAT OF A CARDINAL***NOT LONG AND POINTY, BUT SHORT AND BROAD.

Comments

IT WAS ON MY DECK FEEDER (WHICH WAS JUST A SHALLOW TIN PAN NAILED TO THE DECK).IT CONTAINED SEEN (SUNFLOWER MIXTURE),NUTS AND BREADCRUMBS. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT IT WAS EATING. IT SAT RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PAN. I TOOK A PICTURE WITH MY DIGITAL CAMERA, BUT UNFORTUNATELY THE AUTOFOCUS WAS TURNED OFF AND THE PICTURES ARE BLURRY. BUT IT DOES SHOW THE BLACK COLOR AND BLACK BEAK. I ALSO HAVE ONE PHOTO WITH OTHER BIRDS (SPARROWS)NEXT TO IT, FOR SIZE COMPARISON. I CAN SEND PHOTO FROM HOME. THAT E-MAIL ADDRESS IS MY HUSBAND, JSCHEB@AOL.COM.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
jennifer pitchford
Email:
jpitchford@totelcsi.net

Time of day/date

9am to10am last tuesday

Location

we live 3 miles west of lenapah,ok this bird was on top some branches in our cellar hole behind our home. it did not come to the feeders but went under the branches to look for food in the leave litter.

Characteristics

this bird was the size between a robin & a junco.the top color was grey-black on its head, back,wings,and tail feathers. there were white stripes on its wings and some white on tail feathers.rust color on its side and some on the

Comments

bottom. it reminded me of the red-rust color of a robin. but it was not a robin because it was smaller. also i saw white color in the middle of its throath and chest. the rust color started at the sides and went almost to the middle of its chest. i never have seen this bird before please help me figure out what it is. thank you


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Jimmy
Email:
jimmyfoshee@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Dec 12, 2004

Location

Near the Stillwater landfill. North Central Payne county

Characteristics

Mostly white with black leading edges on the wings. Fling low like a Northen Harrier gliding along with few wing beats. Sometimes rising a little higher so that you could see the underside of the bird.

Comments

I think this bird is identified as a black sholdered kite in my birding book. However, when I have looked in newer books, as mine is about 6 years old, I can not find a bird that looks exactly like this, nor is the black sholdered kite listed. Actually, I shot a short video with my digital camera from Perkins road of five of these birds over what I'm guessing was a kill, but it was close to dusk and the birds are mostly silhouettes. Also, I saw them frequently in the area during Late Nov. and most of Dec. but I haven't seen them lately. Thanks for any help you may have in identifying this bird for me.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Diana
Email:
Ridgekid1@cox.net

Time of day/date

January 20, 2005 8am approx. January 23, 4pm

Location

Oklahoma City, Residence near Walnut Creek Country Club

Characteristics

Black with colored (yellow or red) feather on wings. ( in a row not varigated)

Comments

Eating from feeder, have near seen this bird in this part of the neighborhood.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Judi Kiskaden
Email:
Kiskaden@comcast.net

Time of day/date

January 28,2005 mid morning

Location

Backyard feeder in Valencia, California

Characteristics

red-orange breasted, black head, black wings with white spotted design

Comments

Was on the ground looking for seed while a bluejay was at the feeder


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Judi Kiskaden
Email:
Kiskaden@comcast.net

Time of day/date

January 28,2005 mid morning

Location

Backyard feeder in Valencia, California

Characteristics

red-orange breasted, black head, black wings with white spotted design

Comments

Was on the ground looking for seed while a bluejay was at the feeder


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
vee mcnabb
Email:
veemc@hotmail. com

Time of day/date

noon january 2005

Location

backyard tulsa, at bird feeders

Characteristics

on fence, flew to ground took big hops on ground, eating seed. dark gray head to tail on top half, bottom half light gray

Comments

made extremely large hops, approx. 8 to 12 inches high.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Robert Dixon
Email:
rdixon@rmi.net

Time of day/date

Jan. 29, 2005 Noon

Location

Trinidad, Co Back Yard Feeder Area

Characteristics

Mostly white with gray markings on breast and gray inverted V above tail. We observed it in 3 locations: ground below feeder tree branches in trees left and right of feeder on feeder

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
susie
Email:
fivekiller59@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

2 PM at the Tenkiller Dam.

Location

Tenkiller Dam, Ok

Characteristics

It was sitting down on the rail. Solid black with circle of grey around eyes.

Comments

When I drove up it started to fly and changed its mind. Large bird. Dark Black with circle of grey around eyes.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Marlon Nelson
Email:
mnelson@texhoma.net

Time of day/date

January 31, 2005 @ 11:00 a.m.

Location

Duncan OK in a magnolia tree

Characteristics

white body, bright orange strip on back of head,with small black marks on white wings

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Willene Harrington
Email:
okron@cox.net

Time of day/date

January 30 7:00 am

Location

Broken Arrow OK, at a backyard suet feeder

Characteristics

approx 3 in beak to tail tip. greenish,yellowish brown on back. black and white stripe on wings, white markings around eyes, very narrow pointed beak approx 3/4 in in length, perhaps shorter

Comments

ignoring the seeds, seemed to be picking up small bugs from the stems of my rose of sharon in addition to eating suet. Totally unafraid of me, I got within 18 inches of it and it kept feeding.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Diane
Email:
didyann@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Location

Lawton OK

Characteristics

tan, on feeder seed and thistle bag

Comments

black and white feathers on wings


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Bobbye Cope
Email:
bobbye@brightok.net

Time of day/date

2/2/2005 11:02 a

Location

In a tree by my house as if to be peeking in...About 9 feet away from the house

Characteristics

Had a Fat Fat head gray body with black wings w/ white tips and black bandit eyes...Look like he had a mask on with his cheeks over powering the eyes...Had a beak that hung over on top just a bit..Flew from that tree to a small branch in A new mimosa planted last year...back of his tail looked black and white...Maybe a strip not sure but I do remember seeing the black and white...Have never seen any birds like that that were that big....

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Douglas Patton
Email:
douglas.patton@cox.net

Time of day/date

January 29, 2005 1:00 p.m.

Location

Edmond, OK, front yard of 5 acre tract in NE Edmond, Sourghum Mill and Coltrane area

Characteristics

Goldish or reddish feather underneath wings, moving very fast, seen 3 in the area, swwoping and circling front yard

Comments

My Mother's prized Yorkshire Terrier disappeared after seeing these birds; we presume they picked him up, he weighed about 1.0 pound. He was black and tan. The other Yorkie won't go outside without my Mom now. Sure he saw the whole thing happen. What is common in this area? We are now worried about the other Yorkie.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Barb Kelly
Email:
nsBKellybeggs@netscape.com

Time of day/date

1-05-05 morning feeder

Location

Oklahomo Wood backyard feeder

Characteristics

simular to the sparrow some birds have yellow neck brown wings This particular bird has light red almost light ruby neck brown wings with small amount of red underneath wing only one is present

Comments

Only one is seen with the yellow small birds at same feeder the small yellow birds have the same markings as this one except with the light red color, but only one


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Barb Kelly
Email:
nsBKellybeggs@netscape.com

Time of day/date

1-05-05 morning feeder

Location

Oklahoma Wooded backyard feeder

Characteristics

simular to the sparrow some birds have yellow neck brown wings This particular bird has light red almost light ruby neck brown wings with small amount of red underneath wing only one is present

Comments

Only one is seen with the yellow small birds at same feeder the small yellow birds have the same markings as this one except with the light red color, but only one


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
bwheeler17@cox.net

Time of day/date

February 11 5pm

Location

middle of the road

Characteristics

Dk grey, black feet, finch or cardnial beak

Comments

The bird is a little smaller than a robin but alittle bigger than a sparrow.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
TOM RASMUSSEN
Email:
RASMUSSENTOM@YAHOO.COM

Time of day/date

DEAD UNDER A POWER LINE OUTSIDE COALGATE OK

Location

COALGATE BIG BIRD WITH A COMPLETLY BALD RED HEAD AND NECK

Characteristics

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
TROY WILIAMS
Email:
BRIGHTON4EVER@AOL.COM

Time of day/date

FEB. 17 IN THE MORNING

Location

HASKELL, OK AT OUR PONDS EDGE

Characteristics

LONG THIN BEAK, BROWNS AND TAN STRIPPING WITH A LITTLE YELLOW AT THE TOP OF EYES, ITS CREST AND BELLY ARE A BRIGHT YELLOW. HAS SHORT TAIL FEATHERS.

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
Chrary@aol.com

Time of day/date

4 p.m.

Location

under shrubs Tulsa. Ok

Characteristics

has a broken wing. Long bill, could be a Wilson's shipe? by photos I have looked at.

Comments

Tail stands up like a turkey when scared. I need what to do with the poor bird and his poor broken wing.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
beckyluker@aol.com

Time of day/date

12:11PM Guthrie, OK

Location

Tree in my yard

Characteristics

Dark or brown body with light cream(white)spots. long dark yellow beak.

Comments

eating corn I leave out for squirrels


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Vernon Hunt
Email:
jlwhunt@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

February 22, 2005

Location

Newcastle Oklahoma South of River Highway 37

Characteristics

Red head with red throat and in feeder than flyes to nearest tree.

Comments

female is brintle brown


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Judy
Email:
satxhank@earthlink.net

Time of day/date

Feb 10-22

Location

Owasso, OK bird feeder

Characteristics

brown/red around head and breast. seen in trees around bird feeder - on birdfeeder and on ground where sunflower seeds have fallen. Usually more than one at a time are present.

Comments

Looks like a sparrow, but with bright red around head and breast - loves sunflower seeds from bird feeder. My subdivision has acre lots, and lots of trees near Verdigris/Catoosa/Owasso.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
jimtam98@beggstelco.net

Time of day/date

Feb 22 2005 10:00 am

Location

Mounds Ok

Characteristics

Brown with yellow chest

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Vernon Hunt
Email:
jwlhunt@yhahoo.com

Time of day/date

2/23/05 4:00 pm

Location

Newcastle south of river i-244

Characteristics

dark bodies with brindle brown back with a chevron of orange turning to yellow, in flight larger area of orange appears under wing. They covered the ground and bird feeder.

Comments

feed with female house finches and with birds that had some blue color around their neck


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Beverly
Email:
bwheeler17@cox.net

Time of day/date

around noon on feb 24

Location

Found in the garage, the cat got it. It might be something like a cardnial.It has red plumage on top and rusty red on the ends of the wings. The beak is large and orange.

Characteristics

I also think it has a broken left wing. How would i go about helping this bird.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Cathie Locker
Email:
stancathie@aol.com

Time of day/date

2/23/05

Location

Owasso,OK, in our back yard. Eating seeds from our bird feeder, from the ground..

Characteristics

On the ground, yellow throat/belly..Brown striped back

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Jackie
Email:
jaklnrose1055@aol.com

Time of day/date

February 28, 2005 about 12 noon

Location

Tuttle Oklahoma, at a birdfeeder in my front yard. My yard has several large trees. The feeder is in a silver maple.

Characteristics

Very distinctly marked black and white pattern- almost like zebra stripes. I've only seen the bird twice and didn't get that good of a look at it.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Sandy Baker
Email:
bakers@wyoming.com

Time of day/date

Feb 26, 27, 28 Approx. 10:00 AM

Location

Madill Ok. backyard

Characteristics

In tree then feeding on ground under feeder

Comments

After looking in your picture gallery I am almost positive the two birds I saw were Ringed Turtle Doves. However, is that possible in Ok? The pair were with approx. 12 Mourning Doves but seemed to be even "shyer". They only appeared for the 3 days and I have not seen them since. Thank you for your wonderful web site. I am a just-moved-here Northener and have learned a lot using your pictures and info. Thank you


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
ztsarchet@cox.net

Time of day/date

Date: 3/2/05

Location

Moore, OK, 73160, on Cowan Place

Characteristics

Bright red breast, a black back, was in the street but flew into a needle-leaf tree.

Comments

Seemed very shy, flew fairly fast, as small as a young adults wrist.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
ztsarchet@cox.net

Time of day/date

Around 4 pm, 3/2/05.

Location

Moore, OK, 73160, Highland park Neighborhood, in a backyard.

Characteristics

Had a red cap, 1/2 inch beak, a black beak, a grey breast, and a black back and tailfeathers.

Comments

Allowed me to get fairly closed to it, about 3 feet away. Was probably eating because it was in a berry bush.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Billy Russell
Email:
1yardman@cox.net

Time of day/date

morning

Location

backyard , goldfish pond, drinking/ bathing

Characteristics

not flighty in nature. they allowed me to get within 10 feet.Coloring was browns/grays( sparrow coloring, but richer) with bright yellow tipped tail and more on the wings and a little more on the body and head .

Comments

It was a small flock of 15 to 20. They were a little larger than a sparrow, with the head looking more like a cardinal. The birda did not seem to be that concerned with me untill I was about 20 feet away . When I stopped at about 10 feet three were still enjoying the pond. Activity resumed when I returned to the house. They left about 15 -20 minutes later.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Michele
Email:
rolinthunder34@valornet.com

Time of day/date

Location

Coweta, ok, in my yard

Characteristics

red beak, red head feathers, graish body, light red tails

Comments

second bird found dead in my yard with no apparent trauma. the first one was a red bird.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Andy
Email:
burmaa@aol.com

Time of day/date

2 pm March 5, 2005

Location

Tulsa, Ok In a large red cedar tree

Characteristics

in the cedar tree, this bird had a lot of red on its head, breast and even back, a small bill, looks like a purple martin's picture

Comments

was seen on a sunny, warm day along with cardinals, blue jays, robins, and, of course sparrows


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
shelley
Email:
alleyjoshjacob@wmconnect.com

Time of day/date

march 6 8 a. m.

Location

tahlequah, ok.

Characteristics

ground, white tail when in flight...

Comments

tan chest with a thick black crest in the middle of the tan. looked like it had a black mask. with a bit of red on the back of its head. otherwise looked like a greyish back


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Renee
Email:
reneepage@cox.net

Time of day/date

a.m.

Location

Yukon, OK

Characteristics

bright orange beak, olive green feather topped with orange on head, wings, and tail. Has been seen with male cardinal (could this be his mate?) Has been flying from small oak tree to it's reflection in the window for four days.

Comments

I have tried putting masking tape across the window but the bird still continues to dive into the window. I'm worried about this bird. Do you have any ideas?


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Trena
Email:
weelittlesoul@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

March 4, 2005 Several times between noon and dusk

Location

near Taft, Oklahoma, in the backyard of home.

Characteristics

Strikingly white. Body was entirely white except for black on wings and tail, small amount of yellow on head and light grayish blotches on back. First spotted in oak tree and later eating on ground and at a feeder.

Comments

Both my sister and I are known to be birdwatchers, so when our mother's neighbor spotted this bird we were called over. Both of us had the same first thought...a finch. It looked for all the world like a goldfinch in winter plummage, except with a greatly extended white area. Of course when the camera came out the bird was promptly run off by a group of house sparrows. We are stalking it now, but no shots so far. It was eating at a mixed seed feeder in my mother's yard and in the grass of the nieghbor's. It was alone the day we observed it, but the nieghbor said that it had come earlier with a flock of 'drab' birds. We're thinking...some sort of mutation?


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Linda
Email:
BrianMcElhiney@AOL.com

Time of day/date

In the months of October, December, February. More prevalent in the morning, don't see as many in the afternoon. (I only mention those months, because that is when I have traveled thru the state. I've not been thru in the summer months yet.)

Location

All along I-40 from OK City to Ft Smith and along I-35 from Ok City to Kansas. I think I've seen them all the way into Texas and in Kansas, but I don't remember for sure. Pretty sure I first saw them in Kansas though.

Characteristics

Large bird, (crow size or bigger? hard to tell) hawk like. Appears to be somekind of bird of prey. Brownish back with whiteish tummy. (I couldn't see close details to see if streaked or not. I don't remember head color, brownish I think.) They sit in trees, on cross bars or signs on the huge power poles, and signs along the road or just on the other side of the fence along the Interstate. I saw one or two on the ground in the grass in the median near a rest area. Sometimes they partially unfold their wings and appear to sun themselves. Usually one bird in a tree alone, but the next bird can be in another tree very close by.

Comments

I have seen many of these birds as I travel across the state. I have counted as many as 60 in a morning. They are beautiful to watch and I wondered what they are. I can never seem to catch a clear picture of any. (Hard to do at 65MPH!) I have also seen a SMALLER version of a similar bird. I saw the smaller one sitting on the edge of the unfinished concrete in the construction zone eastbound side of I-40 approaching Ft Smith, Arkansas. I thought to myself that the small one looked like and EXTREEMELY FAT Robin although slightly bigger and colored differently than a robin. It had the same coloring as the big birds I'd seen in the trees. I don't know if any of this will help. I hope so. Thanks!


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Ralph
Email:
apollo21lmp@charter.net

Time of day/date

9 March 2005, approx 4:00 pm CST

Location

Clarksville, Tn, feeder mounted just outside main door

Characteristics

seen on feeder mounted in metal railing

Comments

Brown on top and on wings with 1 or 2 lighter brown spots on wings, lighter brown on sides and tan or beige on belly, black sparrow-like beak and black eyes.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Jan Lankford
Email:
jerrylan4@cox.net

Time of day/date

3/11/05 early evening late afternoon

Location

Oklahoma City backyard tree

Characteristics

black with bright orange spots on wings seen mostly when in flight

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
out@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

MORNING

Location

ALVA BACK YARD

Characteristics

GRAY IN COLOR WHITE BELLY, WHITE ON THEIR TAIL WHEN THEY FLY MALES AND FEMALES MALES LOOK TO HAVE A DARKER HEAD THERE ARE A LOT OF THEM

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
dpb@brightok.net

Time of day/date

Feb.2005

Location

Rural Marlow,OK

Characteristics

sparrow colored except it has a red head

Comments

saw it eating at the birdfeeder


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Donna
Email:
minco281@aol.com

Time of day/date

March 13, 2005 10:00am

Location

west of Minco, OK in our backyard. We live in the country.

Characteristics

Saw this bird feeding in a open area pecking for insects. We have lots of cedars and oak trees in our back yard but he was away from the trees. He had a back apron around throat with a red V on the back of his neck. Had medium sized thin beek with a long tail. He had a pheasant look about him. His head was kind of gray with grayish yellow around his eyes. His body had speckles on it like a pheasant. He was about 12 inches long.

Comments

He pecked around our back yard for about 30 minutes in the same area but I couldn't get a picture of him without scaring him off. I have never seen him before. We have many different types of backyard birds but we've never had this type before. I have looked in my bird books but I didn't see anything that had a red V on the back of the head or a black arpon in the front. Do you know he might be?


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
tina.gorman@dobson.net

Time of day/date

March 14 7:30am

Location

Burns Flat, OK in backyard

Characteristics

looks like a sparrow with a red head and chest

Comments

same size as sparrow, I have a picture of it


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
tina.gorman@dobson.net

Time of day/date

morning and evenings

Location

Burns Flat, OK in backyard at feeder

Characteristics

bird is black w/ a moon shape of color on the top of the wings w/ red at the top and yellow at the bottom

Comments

I have a picture of this bird that I can email


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Lori
Email:
streakintigger@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

10:57 mid morning

Location

sapulpa okla, my driveway

Characteristics

sparrow brown with a red head like a cardinal and it a also looked to have maybe a few red feathers

Comments

am trying to get him / her on video or film to maybe send so i can figure out what this little guy is


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Jamie Cody
Email:
Jamie@CodysCountry.net

Time of day/date

Today, March 15, 2005 at around 4 pm

Location

South of Purcell Ok - in country, my feeder near my front porch

Characteristics

It was on my porch rail and would fly down to my tray feeder. I don't really know what size it is in relation to sparrows, but it was kind of small, not large like a cardinal. It was brown on the backside and had a pretty red breast, not orangey like a robins breast, but a pretty red

Comments

Trying to figure out what kind of bird this is.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Tara King
Email:
taraking@cableone.net

Time of day/date

Basically, every day and at anytime.

Location

Altus AFB, OK - in the backyard on our feeder.

Characteristics

Comments

It has red feathers on the head and on the breast. Looks mainly like a sparrow, which I think are the main feeders on the bird feeder. I was just curious - we have only lived in the area since September. Thank you - if you do know the bird type.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Kathy Hamblin
Email:
jankathy2003@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Each afternoon

Location

Tulsa, Ok backyard 31st/41st & Garnett

Characteristics

Looks like a sparrow with a red breast and some red on the head

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Stacy
Email:
sjohnson@saintfrancis.com

Time of day/date

AROUND 12:20 ON MARCH 18TH, 2005

Location

LAUREATE CLINIC

Characteristics

it was sitting on the ground and was very low to the groung, giving the appearance of a bird without legs. The bird was not skittish at all, perhaps due to being inhabited in popular areas.

Comments

It was a brown bodied bird, with a orange paint stroke acoss the tips of the wings and a blue paint stripe across the tips of the tail feathers. it sat very low to the ground


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
dwcrook@texhoma.net

Time of day/date

all day

Location

Velma oklahoma

Characteristics

feeding at a bird feeder, yellow on head and breast. slightly bigger than a sparrow

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Alicia Key
Email:
aliciakey@brightok.net

Time of day/date

Saturday and Sunday, 3-19-05 and 3-20-05. Saturday afternoon, and this morning (Sunday) at 9am

Location

my backyard 2 miles west of Lone Grove

Characteristics

in tree, perhaps building nest in ivy that's grown up the tree. breast is robin-colored, black head but grey around the eye with a black ring around it. tail seen from below looks to have some light markings, all i can see of rest of bird is dark grey. beak seems orangy-yellow

Comments

bird is not as large as robin, perhaps is approximate size of medium cardinal. our neighborhood is called Thousand Oaks- so lots of oak trees as you can imagine. There's an open field about a block away but this bird is in our tree. I haven't seen him at the feeders- we have black oil sunflower seed out but he might have been eating and I didn't see. I was only briefly in the yard yesterday and then have seen him early this morning. checked picture of baltimore oriole but beak doesn't match color.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Mary Penn Lepak
Email:
marylepak@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Early morning and mid-afternoon. There are 2 birds. A brown one and red one. I'm assuming the brown one is the female b/c she's building a nest in our blue globe spruce. The red bird just watches/protects from a distance.

Location

Jenks, OK in my backyard

Characteristics

Brown female and red male? Flight is fast and they are building a nest in my tree.

Comments

I think the red bird is a cardinal but I'm not sure? Can you give me any details about the 2 birds, characteristics, hatching times, etc. I'm assuming they are "not agressive" b/c they tend to fly away if we are too near the area. We can sit quietly and watch them however. My daughter absolutely loves it!


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Kelli
Email:
lilfrog1027@aol.com

Time of day/date

March 21, 2005 at about 9:00 am

Location

Amber, Ok, in a pond

Characteristics

brown body, green head with black, white and red

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
rick@leesupplytulsa.com

Time of day/date

AFTERNOON 3/20/2005

Location

BETWEEN COLLINSVILLE AND CLAREMORE

Characteristics

GREEN WITH GREEN BEAK AND FEET

Comments

FLOCK OF 8 TO 12, LANDED IN TREE AND FEEDING ON GRASS/SEEDS.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
rick@leesupplytulsa.com

Time of day/date

AFTERNOON 3/20/2005

Location

BETWEEN COLLINSVILLE AND CLAREMORE

Characteristics

GREEN WITH GREEN BEAK AND FEET

Comments

FLOCK OF 8 TO 12, LANDED IN TREE AND FEEDING ON GRASS/SEEDS.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
rick@leesupplytulsa.com

Time of day/date

AFTERNOON 3/20/2005

Location

BETWEEN COLLINSVILLE AND CLAREMORE

Characteristics

GREEN WITH GREEN BEAK AND FEET

Comments

FLOCK OF 8 TO 12, LANDED IN TREE AND FEEDING ON GRASS/SEEDS. PARROT SHAPED HEAD


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
jan jasay
Email:
janjasay@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

march 23, 2005

Location

carter, oklahoma outside yard at bird feeder

Characteristics

on ground and around feeder. orange/red head and breast, brownish wings and tail.

Comments

they seem to flock together. They are smaller than a sparrow. The color is vivid and don't know if the female is colored or not. they love sunflower seeds and feed very well.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
scott
Email:
scarpenter@muskogeehealth.com

Time of day/date

found it on the ground dead

Location

urban muskogee

Characteristics

body was an "olivey" color. white on the breast changing to a light yellow near the legs. narrow black band (bandit style) across the eyes. tail was kind of blunt. tail feathers were kind of short. most striking feature were a black band and a yellow band across the tail.

Comments

i have never seen one of these before and found it one of the most beautiful i have seen even dead. i showed it to someone who thought it was a type of finch. thank you so much for your help.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
scott
Email:
scarpenter@muskogeehealth.com

Time of day/date

found dead on ground

Location

urban muskogee

Characteristics

body and wings were an "olivey" color. the breast was white then changed to a pale yellow near the legs. "bandit" style black band across the eyes. short,narrow beak. tail kind of blunt. tail feathers were short and the most striking feature were the black and bright yellow bands across the end of the tail feathers.

Comments

i have never seen a bird like this one around here and was struck by its beauty even in death. thanks so much for your help.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
jilfer@cox.net

Time of day/date

early evening approx. 4:30

Location

front yard Del City

Characteristics

mostly a mottled brown/white/black spotty with a crest on head, seen running swiftly on the ground

Comments

thin long legs did not appear to want to fly when being chased by a neighborhood cat


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Cindy
Email:
jcjjme@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Every day during the morning hours for about the last week.

Location

In Grandfield Oklahoma on my son's air-conditioning window unit.

Characteristics

Solid black slender bird with a longer slender beak.

Comments

This bird has a very annoying squawk. It was like he had to suck in air and then squawk, squawk, squawk.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Donald Woods
Email:
dwoods@pldi.net

Time of day/date

March 24, 25, 2005. Between 0900 & 1100

Location

Blanchard, OK. on a "sock " type of feeder, filled with Nyjer seed.

Characteristics

Dark, lots of lighter strips. (no yellow). Same size or a bit smaller then the Gold Finch's feeding on the sock.

Comments

Tends to feed head down. Runs off the gold finches. No ring around eyes. White edge around end of tail feather. MAybe a flash of yellow on the underside of wing.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
joes brown
Email:
joesbrown@ionet.net

Time of day/date

3/26/2005 1:00pm

Location

edmond,ok front yard feeder sunflower seeds

Characteristics

green/yellow breast, black striped wings

Comments

color was chartruece with fine black lines


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
maryannmazur@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

March 27th around 2pm

Location

Owasso, OK in a vacant, grassy lot

Characteristics

white neck with dark stripe around it like a collar...brownish-reds and some white on body...ground nesting bird with two white-ish eggs speckled with brown in nest...they ran along the ground and sqwacked a high-pitched noise

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Bob Packer
Email:
lynnepacker@cimtel.net

Time of day/date

03/31/05 approx 1730 (5:30 pm)

Location

Lake Keystone, 296 W Ave off Highway 412 on mixed bird feeder

Characteristics

Grey, with pink tones underneath. Looks like a titmouse, but appears 'bald". Looks like "Einstein" with high forehead.

Comments

head appears to be white feathered about half way back behind eyes. Like a dog or coyote with mange is best way I can describe it. Otherwise appears like Tufted titmouse coloration.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Vernon Hunt
Email:
jlwhunt@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

3-27-2005 all day

Location

grady county, oklahoma in yard

Characteristics

Robin with white feathers except on breast which was orange

Comments

Probably 50 Robins looking through the leaves and this one was white all over except on the breast which was orange like the rest.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Gwenn
Email:
Gwenndyll@aol.com

Time of day/date

Daytime. Week of March 27th.

Location

Catoosa, OK

Characteristics

Colors- 2 brown rings around neck, belly was white, top of head brown, top of body brown, tail brown and white. Walked by putting one foot in front of the other. Didn't hop.

Comments

The two birds,(male and female), made a nest in the ground in some rocks where I work. It is in the middle of nowhere. It is also next to a playground. The birds have 3 eggs which are a middle tan color with black spots. They both take turns watching the nest. They call to each other when it's time to change. They fan the tail feathers and squack when you get to close.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Sandy
Email:
sheldenbrand@cwattsandsons.com

Time of day/date

6:45AM, April 1, 2005

Location

Mustang, Ok. in my bird bath

Characteristics

Small, with a crown(kind of like a cardinal) with a yellow belly and you could see red in his feathers very lightly, there were over 25 of them

Comments

It looked to me like a cardinal but it was not red enough and then I saw the yellow belly.... Some of them appeared to have colored beaks


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
biven8882hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Location

Oklahoma city near Botanical Garden

Characteristics

dark blue almost black body (m) mouse brown (f) pale almost white eyes

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
biven888@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Location

Oklahoma city near Botanical Garden

Characteristics

dark blue almost black body (m) mouse brown (f) pale almost white eyes

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Jan Lankford
Email:
jerrylan4@cox.net

Time of day/date

April 4, 2005 Late afternoon, early evening

Location

Oklahoma City, OK, in a backyard tree

Characteristics

shiny black feathers with bright orange spot on each wing close to shoulders. Orange spot is seen when bird is in flight. A small portion can be seen when the bird is not in flight.

Comments

My husband says it is an oriole. ??? The only oriole I am familiar with is mostly yellow with some black. ie Baltimore Orioles


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Vivian
Email:
vhons@rochester.rr.com

Time of day/date

unknown... April 7, 05

Location

Southern California

Characteristics

Black/Blue/Grey - Very long tail (apx 3 feet) I have photo

Comments

I'm trying to help someone on a chat board I moderate. Our board is regarding pet birds but he spotted this bird in his backyard and is looking for help to identify. Is there a way I can submit a photo as I do have one that he took. Here is his description: The bird has a black head with white on the cheeks,beak like a sparrow, the upper head looks very similar to a sparrow oir chickadee. The body is royal blue with grey on the chest/breast area. tThe tail is long,approximently 3 feet long. I've never seen one before and I know it's not naitive to southern california.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
dannyanddonna1@cox.net

Time of day/date

april 10, 2005; afternoon

Location

south grand lake

Characteristics

black body, brown head, black around eyes.

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Sarah
Email:
snappingturtle1973@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

mornign til night

Location

lawton oklahoma

Characteristics

black birds with long tails and longish beaks that flock like crows, settle in trees

Comments

they have the most bizarre voices...many different songs froma siren to a small roar


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Pam
Email:
ilvstval@excite.com

Time of day/date

april morning and late afternoon

Location

broken arrow oklahoma, in my back yard at the feeder

Characteristics

all black except a red streak and a yellow streak on half of its wings, starting at the top of the wing where it connects to its body.

Comments

it has a high pitched call. watches for you to leave the area so it can come feed. food has a mix of bird seed, corn sunflower seed etc


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
danielle balletto
Email:
sebastiansmom@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

April 15, 2005; 2am;

Location

Tulsa, OK; my fireplace (I live near LaFortune Park)

Characteristics

black with grey white underside, perhaps juvenile (there's another one still in the fireplace), flattens itself when it lands on the blinds or table (yes, it got out)

Comments

not sure if all birds do this but it's eyelids close from the bottom up. very tiny beak, stuccatto type of chirping.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Mona
Email:
rmdecker@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

April 16, 2005 Noon

Location

Yukon, OK

Characteristics

Dark gray - white neck ring - feeding on ground on a lawn

Comments

It scurried about very fast much like one of those birds that runs very fast across the beach.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Carrie Moore
Email:
camoore29@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

during the day (all day)

Location

Grove, OK, in a wooded area on Grand Lake

Characteristics

looks like a blue jay only smaller and gray also has a tuft like a tufted titmouse it has a white underside with black aroud the edges of the wings and gray on top

Comments

this bird is attacking mirrors and shiny objects around my home Especially car mirrors it will land on the mirror and peck at the mirror it wil also peck at my black shiny car and it is becoming a nusisance.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Mike Westfall
Email:
mhomwest@aol.com

Time of day/date

3-5 p.m.

Location

Moore,OK

Characteristics

3 black rings starting at throat reddish color on tailfeathers, nest on ground

Comments

I accidently walked by a nest i did not see it at first I saw the bird and it was very mad it kept turning around and spreading his tailfeathers out and making a screeching type sound untill "daddy" showed up


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
truman
Email:
telinda2004@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

04-15 2005

Location

dougherty okla.

Characteristics

gray, white, tan, & black-on ground-

Comments

black ring around neck,long legs & seems to run on ground & may have nest on ground.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Johnna
Email:
fireflyjc@cox.net

Time of day/date

daytime, evenings

Location

Tulsa, OK at my bird bath

Characteristics

lots of yellow, some black

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
marjoriem1@aol.com

Time of day/date

april 16, 2005 5 pm

Location

Tulsa, Oklahoma within the city

Characteristics

bright yellow with black wing tips on ground drinking water very fast in flight

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
lttlesneak3@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Mid morning and later in the afternoon. Light black body but the head changed from blue to green with the sun. Very pretty bird.

Location

Battle Creek Mi

Characteristics

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
jackson
Email:
jacks89@sprintmail.com

Time of day/date

041505

Location

stuart,ok

Characteristics

brown with a light colored chest,was sitting on a fence and flew close to the ground when disturbed.

Comments

looked like a large hawk about 18 inches in height with a 3 foot wing span


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Cindy
Email:
jriedl@cox.net

Time of day/date

All day

Location

Moore, OK

Characteristics

Red head, brown body

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Joe B
Email:
djbenton@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

all day

Location

North Oklahoma City

Characteristics

Gray and black does not fly very much

Comments

Was alone, but aquired partner yesterday. has kink of a dovish look.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Joe B
Email:
djbenton@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

all day

Location

North Oklahoma City

Characteristics

Gray and black does not fly very much

Comments

Was alone, but aquired partner yesterday. has kink of a dovish look.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
jack hatfield
Email:
jlhats@cox.net

Time of day/date

building nest in box.

Location

perkins, in back yard

Characteristics

solid yellow head and breast. from the shoulders down to the tail, starts redish brown to dark brown by the tail.

Comments

male baltimore oriole tried to run it off. their are making their nest from old leaves from under a shrub. very small about size of a wren. sings very loud


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Norma
Email:
lonnie.burns@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

april 21, 2005 off and on between 9:00am and 11:am then in the afternoon

Location

in our backtard in Oklahoma City

Characteristics

tan color with black andd white on the wings with red on the head on the feeder and on the ground

Comments

we have a new feeder and there are cardinals bluejays sparrows doves starlings and fantail grackles


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
parrish laughlin
Email:
warlock682002@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

4/20/05. 7:00 a.m

Location

lawton, oklahoma, on my street in my next door neighbors yard

Characteristics

light brown feathers,tan breast feathers, orange beak and feet{not a bill}white circle around eyes with dark stripes on sides of head,possiblly light spotted markings

Comments

i went outside to smoke a ciggerette when i got up as i always do. i looked next door and was watching my cat climb our tree. i looked in our neighbors yard and saw the bird squated down next to one of their trees.at first i thought it was a toy, but then it stood up{a little taller than a foot high mabey}but didn't fly off, it ran, not very gracefully mind you, sort of a wable, similar to a duck but i'm positive it wassent a duck because it's bill was pointed.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Gail McKenzie
Email:
gail081959@aol.com

Time of day/date

evening

Location

Chandler, OK In a pecan tree

Characteristics

It's all black with a strangly shaped tail. The birds tail is like an elongated triangle and is very large. The thing I found most strange about this bird is the noises it makes. It almost sounds as if it is hissing like a cat. It makes a lot of different sounds. this is the first Spring I've seen this particular bird in my area, I've lived here three years.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
diptula@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

morning on

Location

Bernice- front yard

Characteristics

grey-brown on ground in pairs

Comments

look like doves


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
laurensmalley@cox.net

Time of day/date

4-23-05 4:15

Location

Bixby,OK, in backyard ok

Characteristics

blue-gray with white edges on wings, ground, long tail, wide wing spand

Comments

on comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
laurensmalley@cox.net

Time of day/date

4-22-05 4:00p.m.

Location

Bixby,OK, my backyard

Characteristics

gray, tree, average wing spand

Comments

no comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
silvia
Email:
sulm123@cox.net

Time of day/date

morning

Location

yukon,ok

Characteristics

orange beak

Comments

has tag on leg and wants for last 3 days to get into our house


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
beeka@flash.net

Time of day/date

thru out day

Location

Tuttle, Ok

Characteristics

red-brown mix

Comments

about size of bluebird, no crown like a cardinal has


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
sgenerelli@us.imshealth.com

Time of day/date

Sunday, 4/24/05, @ 12:00 noon

Location

Wanaque, NJ, front yard at feeder

Characteristics

black with @ 1 inch streak of yellow on each wing. Bird was eating seed off of the ground. Looks like red winged blackbird, without the red.

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
glittekn@swbell.net

Time of day/date

morning and afternoon

Location

ardmore, ok

Characteristics

bright yellow, Black head and wing tips ? male female is green and yellow with black wing tips and head looks like a leaf blowing around on the ground, come in groups to feed in the grass

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
DEBBIE MORSE
Email:
ROOSTEROO@ITLNET.NET

Time of day/date

3PM---MARCH 25

Location

PIEDMONT, OKARCHE AREA

Characteristics

VERY SMALL BUT FULL GROWN BECAUSE HAD A NEST IN MY CHARCOAL GRILL --SOUNDED LIKE A LOCUST AND WAS BLACK AND WHITE

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
phamilton15@cox.net

Time of day/date

4/27/05

Location

Tulsa, downtown/riverparks

Characteristics

large, swooping predator

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
lsardone@rochester.rr.com

Time of day/date

05/29/05 0830 am

Location

Rochester, NY

Characteristics

kind of looks like a bigger sparrow, but has an orange chest. Backside of bird is grey I think.

Comments

trying to build a birds nest in my window


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Brenda Porton
Email:
pwalters@pine-net.com

Time of day/date

6pm in backyard on April 29, 2005

Location

Southeast Oklahoma - 7 miles North of Broken Bow

Characteristics

Black and White head, big beak, Black and White wings with Deep Red Breast, underside white feeding in all feeders

Comments

larger than a sparrow, but smaller than a robin very pretty bird


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Phillip
Email:
prl1974@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Afternoon

Location

Oklahoma City

Characteristics

Black with a dark (midnight) blue head

Comments

They seem to always be looking up and somewhat intimidating to other birds.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
smarts@cwis.net

Time of day/date

04-30-2005 11:30 a.m.

Location

stiger ok. in wooded area at bird feeder filled whth black sunflower seeds

Characteristics

white beak, black back, white on tips of wings, white belly, bright red patch on neck, feeding on sunflower seeds

Comments

feeding with cardinals, goldfinch, tit mice, not intimidated very much by other birds


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Teresa West
Email:
twest17@pisp.net

Time of day/date

April 29th & 30th, 5 to 7PM

Location

Nashoba Okla (Southeast Part of State) at back yard feeder

Characteristics

Black and white feathered with bright RED breast. Mostly black with white stripe effect from head to wing tips.

Comments

ate from the feeder and ground (sunflower seeds) Only saw one at a time, if there was a pair they did not make it known. love you website and have used it alot to identify my backyard friends. The photography is amazing!!!!


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Glenna Blackwelder
Email:
catsmeow@gbronline.com

Time of day/date

10Am-5/1/05

Location

Tulsa-backyard feeder

Characteristics

smooth dark grey/brown head, ruffled bright red on neck, maybe 3/8", red smoothes out going down body, but still red,(not as bright as a cardinal) down his body has fairly long tail feathers(like cardinal).His beak was a gold/yellow. He is bigger than a cardinal,

Comments

he was eating out of by birdfeeder, which is just a 1 1/2" deep 10" wide bottom of planter, which is hung off of the house. 1st time I have seen him. I looked through your photo gallery, but since my computer is so slow, after an hour I gave up. I looked at over half, just had no idea where to look. Thanks for your help- your pics are awesome!


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Kay
Email:
diez@charter.net

Time of day/date

morning

Location

Gallipolis, OH, in a city park on the Ohio River, SE Ohio

Characteristics

In Tree, Beautiful song.....for several hours......very melodic ta, ta, ta, (EEE), ta(G) ..4 even notes is how it began, and it sounded like a beautiful, vibrato human whistling. His breast was primarily a very bright orange fading to yellow orange, body a dark brown, short beak, rounded head. I didn't have time to really get a good look He stayed in the same two trees until a cannon went off (Civil War Reenactors) and flew away out over the river...I didn't see where he went. He stayed high in the tree tops (approx. 40 ft.)

Comments

His song was repeated over and over without pause except when he flew to another branch or tree. It was so beautiful, that it woke me up this morning and I enjoyed it until he left. We actually thought it might be a recording as it was so melodic, sounded like a professional whistler, and repeated over and over.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
René
Email:
SoonerSunshine@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Daily for the past week... all day long.

Location

Tulsa, OK... Brookside area

Characteristics

Brown head, black body.

Comments

This bird has become obsessed with the wheels on my car. My car has stainless steel custom wheels that have a mirrored appearance. This bird has taken to attacking its reflection in my wheel. It is so aggressive that every time this happens there is blood all over my wheel. I've tried shooing the bird several times, but it always comes back. I've covered the wheels with towels now, so maybe it will stop hurting itself now. Is this normal behavior??


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
greg
Email:
uffdainco@adelphia.net

Time of day/date

4-30-05

Location

colorado springs co.

Characteristics

white, black legs and bill tufted feathers on head on ground

Comments

walking in a wooded stream appeared to look like some form of egret?


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
shizukana@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

1 May 2pm.

Location

North Tulsa, OK

Characteristics

Black with Orange head

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Lee Woodward
Email:
leewoodward@webtv.net

Time of day/date

Sunday May 1st at five p.m.

Location

Tulsa Oklahoma..in our back yard Youpon Holly tree.

Characteristics

All black except small area of yellow trailing wing feathers and also yellow section in tail feathers. Very quick actions.

Comments

Never seen this bird ever in our tree. I looked through some of the wren pictures etc. but couldn't find it.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
sudye cauthen
Email:
sac4196@earthlink.net

Time of day/date

7 p.m., 1 May 2005

Location

Atlanta, GA

Characteristics

red on tree

Comments

a very small bit of black, as though the red bird had been outlined with a red crayon


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
sudye cauthen
Email:
sac4196@earthlink.net

Time of day/date

7 P.M., 1 May 2005

Location

Atlanta, GA Atlanta, GA

Characteristics

on a tree, hopped to another limb all red, except outlined in black as though with a crayon

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
corbyndoyle@netzero.net

Time of day/date

5/1/2005

Location

Spavinaw Creek right where it empties into Spavinaw Lake.

Characteristics

Solid yellow head and breast and grayish-brown wings/tail.

Comments

I did a double-take when I saw this bird. I am 100% novice birdwatcher and have never seen a bird like this. My step-Mom said it was probably a finch. Very pretty little bird, I got a good long look as it perched in branches at water's edge. Highlight of my day as I got skunked fishing.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
corbyndoyle@netzero.net

Time of day/date

4/23/2005

Location

Spavinaw Creek where it empties into Spavinaw Lake.

Characteristics

Pretty large bird, I would say slightly larger than a mature red-tail hawk. It kind of had a sea-gull form (pointy wings). I am a total amateur when it comes to bird ID in case you haven't noticed.

Comments

This bird had what appeared to be a fish in its talons and it landed high up in a tree at the water's edge (how the heck does a bird land on a branch with prey in its talons?) Anyway, the bird only sat on the branch for a hot second and then it flew around in big circles with this fish in its talons for a good 2-3 minutes before it finally disappeared from my view. It had white undersides of its wingtips and belly with a dark blotch in the middle of each wing. Very pretty, graceful bird.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
john bedell
Email:
john.bedell@yukonps.com

Time of day/date

1:30 p.m.

Location

yukon Ok. Near our pond in front of our house. Wooded.

Characteristics

Red Chest bright blue head and wings. On lower limbs fluttering from on limb to another.

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
andrea kerstetter
Email:
wickedfairy@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

5-1-05 about 1:00 or 2:00 P.M.

Location

owasso-sperry openland on telephone wire

Characteristics

black with tail feathers taht were rounded. tail curved oved. Small bit of blue on feathers.

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
J. Curtis
Email:
jane.curtis@us.army.mil

Time of day/date

5/1/05 6pm

Location

pond in Stillwater ,Ok

Characteristics

swimming in pond. Landed like a duck.

Comments

The bird was larger than a wood duck . It was a brown/gold color with white and black in the wings. It appeared to have a brownish red ruffle on the back of its head.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
mIke
Email:
m.b.ludewig@netzero.com

Time of day/date

Sunday,April 24 at 6:30pm

Location

Lake Eucha (near Jay, OK), mid-lake, north side

Characteristics

see below

Comments

The bird was a warbler. When viewed from my boat, with binoculars, up in the tops of trees (30-50') high, we observed NO EYE RING OR WINGBARS Total face and throat was black, Back was olive green All of the underside, from the throat to the tail, was yellow The warbler was singing -- I'm not good with warbler songs, but it was melodic and sweet (i.e., not a song like the Northern Parula or Black&White warbler's, for example). All the above info was confirmed by my fishing partner. My best guess for the bird is the Mourning Warbler, but its "location" high in the trees doesn't fit and my field guides show its head as charcoal colored with a black area visible below the throat --its hood was definitely black, not gray. This was a warbler I have never seen before and it was entirely different from the other OK warblers I have seen -- Yellow, Wilson's, Black & White, Prothonotary, Tennesse, Orange-crowned, Nasville, American Redstart, Northern Parula, La Waterthrust, Ovenbird, Yellow-rumped, and the Chestnut-sided. It was not a Common Yellowthroat or a Connecticut -- possibilites that others have mentioned. Any thoughts or ideas? Thanks for your help.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
july1099@itlnet.net

Time of day/date

during day

Location

woodward, ok, backyard

Characteristics

eating from tube feeder very tiny, brown w/some white . smaller then the house finch

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
jtannehill@avsb.com

Time of day/date

5/2/05 - approx 6:30pm

Location

Coweta, OK - on Maple tree in front yard

Characteristics

red head and breat with light brown body

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Joan Heard
Email:
dheard@cox.net

Time of day/date

Monday, May 2nd. Afternoon.

Location

Edmond, OK

Characteristics

Pale blue breast with a tinge of pale grey. Back, grey. Head has black marking and back is pale grey.

Comments

Have never previously seen this bird locally.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Joan Heard
Email:
dheard@cox.net

Time of day/date

Monday, May 2nd. Afternoon.

Location

Edmond, OK

Characteristics

Pale blue breast with a tinge of pale grey. Back, grey. Head has black marking and back is pale grey.

Comments

Have never previously seen this bird locally.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Joan Heard
Email:
dheard@cox.net

Time of day/date

Monday, May 2nd. Afternoon.

Location

Edmond, OK

Characteristics

Pale blue breast with a tinge of pale grey. Back, grey. Head has black marking and back is pale grey.

Comments

Have never previously seen this bird locally.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Joan Heard
Email:
dheard@cox.net

Time of day/date

Monday, May 2nd. Afternoon.

Location

Edmond, OK

Characteristics

Pale blue breast with a tinge of pale grey. Back, grey. Head has black marking and back is pale grey.

Comments

Have never previously seen this bird locally.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Joan Heard
Email:
dheard@cox.net

Time of day/date

Monday, May 2nd. Afternoon.

Location

Edmond, OK

Characteristics

Pale blue breast with a tinge of pale grey. Back, grey. Head has black marking and back is pale grey.

Comments

Have never previously seen this bird locally.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Joan Heard
Email:
dheard@cox.net

Time of day/date

Monday, May 2nd. Afternoon.

Location

Edmond, OK

Characteristics

Pale blue breast with a tinge of pale grey. Back, grey. Head has black marking and back is pale grey.

Comments

Have never previously seen this bird locally.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Joan Heard
Email:
dheard@cox.net

Time of day/date

Monday, May 2nd. Afternoon.

Location

Edmond, OK

Characteristics

Pale blue breast with a tinge of pale grey. Back, grey. Head has black marking and back is pale grey.

Comments

Have never previously seen this bird locally.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Joan Heard
Email:
dheard@cox.net

Time of day/date

Monday, May 2nd. Afternoon.

Location

Edmond, OK

Characteristics

Pale blue breast with a tinge of pale grey. Back, grey. Head has black marking and back is pale grey.

Comments

Have never previously seen this bird locally.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Joan Heard
Email:
dheard@cox.net

Time of day/date

Monday, May 2nd. Afternoon.

Location

Edmond, OK

Characteristics

Pale blue breast with a tinge of pale grey. Back, grey. Head has black marking and back is pale grey.

Comments

Have never previously seen this bird locally.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Bonnie
Email:
bonniedarlene@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

Daily at the hummingbird feeder

Location

north of Clinton, OK

Characteristics

A hummingbird that is dark with a black head and a white ring around it's neck

Comments

I can't find more than a couple of hummingbirds listed in my bird books and this one isn't. Any info would be appreciated.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Tim Smith
Email:
jts@totalnet.us

Time of day/date

May 3 at dusk (8:00)

Location

Durant, OK near Lake Durant (800 acre water shed)

Characteristics

Light gray with white stripe on bottom (and maybe tops) of their winds. Flying very erratic, probably chasing gnats and mosquitoes.

Comments

My martins all went into their house and would not come out all evening while their birds where present. We flying in a pack of 15-20 much like martins done. Have never seen this bird on our property in the past 10 years. Body shape was almost hawk-like.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
laurie@cardjunkies.com

Time of day/date

Every day for the last several days, all times of day.

Location

Lawton, OK. We live on the south side of town. Out the back door overlooks a field.

Characteristics

Several types of birds are feeding in our backyard. I have a mixture of seeds, including sunflower seeds, and fruits and nuts in the feeder. I've identified many types of sparrows, black birds, grackles, mockingbirds, cardinals, etc. The two I'm writing about are sparrows, I'm guessing. They both feed from the ground and the feeder. I believe the one is a white-crested sparrow. Several of these. Sparrow coloring, white stripes on the head. One wide, two narrow on either side of the wide stripe. The other has a black stripe that runs from the neck, up the head and ends at the neck. No other white or black is present anywhere on the bird.

Comments

We also have a smaller bird that we thought was a Heary Redpoll. But I don't see that bird on the list that you have of birds native to Oklahoma. And the pictures of these birds that I have seen don't resemble them much. It looks like a sparrow, but has red head, neck and breast.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
mary ann
Email:
july1099@itlnet.net

Time of day/date

all day

Location

woodward, ok backyard, tube feeder

Characteristics

very small, smaller than a house finch. grayish/black, white belly, some yellow in wings when open

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Teresa
Email:
trose1@cableone.net

Time of day/date

evening and morning

Location

Madill, Oklahoma, in a ruel backyard

Characteristics

blue head, orangeish belly, yellow-green-blue stripped wings. Feeding at my birdfeeder hanging from a tree limb

Comments

It seems frightened easily


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Steve C.
Email:
stevecorinth613@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

4 May 2005 , 12pm - 1:45 pm noon & early afternoon

Location

Dallas, Texas, on my 2nd floor balcony, first on our patio table, and then the ledge - the 2 birds didn't seemed bothered by my looking at them through the glass window, and they seem to have claimed our balcony. It may be the same two that I've seen over the past 2 or 3 weekends in my neighbor's potted plants.

Characteristics

They're both brown , and have beautiful brown feather patterns with different shades of brown, like 6 or 7 darker brown spots in the middle of brown feathers on their wings. The feathers seem to lay on eachother with circular ends to them like on a pheasant or quail, but I'm pretty sure I wasn't looking at one of those. They have tiny little heads, and look like doves, but I've never seen brown doves of this size.

Comments

They seemed very much like husband and wife, and just sat on my patio table and with the same pigeon/dove eye pattern or look in their eyes (that's what it reminded me of), they would huff up their bodies, both had huge feathery breasts, and they seemed to want to fill their lighter-colored breast-feathered chests with so much air, that I was afraid they were both going to explode on my balcony. For a second there, it seemed like all chest and no birds. Then they hopped up on my balcony ledge and I bet if I go check that they're still there now, 2 hours later. Their beaks look elongated and black , slightly curved down at the end and sharp at the tip. Their beaks don't look way too long to be a pheasant or quail, but look more like that of a killdeer. We also had about a 3 or 4 month problem with a male cardinal early, early in the morning who'd perch outside our window and slowly progress through his own version of a Tom Jones-like playlist in his own bird mind, but apparently there were no takers. It sucked because he was out there every morning and he even adjusted to daylight savings to annoy us at 3 am. I thought he was a mockingbird, because for weeks he was only heard by us and couldn't be seen from our window in the early morning hours, and then one time I spotted him from our balcony and was shocked that he was a fat, ugly cardinal male. Strangely though, he quit coming around about the same time all those catholic cardinals were in the news recently. First though, I just want to I.D. those two - brownish quail-killdove-pigeondeer-things outside on my balcony, because I think they've taken up residence and now I need to go clean off my table and corner of my chair. Oh , shoot, sorry, I just realized this is an Oklahoma, site, sorry about that,.. well, I'll leave this message for you all in case you all were board there at bird i.d. central and wanted to help me out. Cheers, sincerely, Steve C.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
ppoolgw@wmconnect.com

Time of day/date

early morning

Location

Mounds,

Characteristics

black, fan tail, tree

Comments

large long tail


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
ppoolgw@wmconnect.com

Time of day/date

early morning

Location

Mounds,

Characteristics

black, fan tail, tree

Comments

large long tail


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
july1099@itlnet.net

Time of day/date

all day

Location

woodward, ok feeder

Characteristics

like sparrow, but head has wide black and white stripes

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
tanya@tcmsOK.org

Time of day/date

a.m.

Location

Kansas OK

Characteristics

White & black back, white belly, red throat

Comments

feed on bird seed mostly on the ground


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
martin moran
Email:
marty4382@msn.com

Time of day/date

6pm edst

Location

90 miles north of nyc

Characteristics

black head, black throat, white in between; beak about 1/3 of an inch from face; black ring around throat or upper chest; dark gray wing, lighter gray breast below ring

Comments

couldn't find it in Auduban's 1950 ed.; seems to be trying to nest with mate in birdhouse in our back yard


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
nan@sstelco.com

Time of day/date

Mostly dark with really black head and red spot on his breast

Location

Kansas OK.

Characteristics

on feeder containing sunflower seeds

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Shawn
Email:
sps308@msn.com

Time of day/date

5/1/05, 8:00AM

Location

Clear Spring Md

Characteristics

Slightly smaller than a Robin, Black with white flecks in wing feathers and breast, red bib under the neck. White/light underbelly. Spotted on my bird feeder

Comments

I've never before seen this species. It appears to be a song-bird. Definitely not a climbing bird, woodpecker, or a predator. Can you help?


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Kari
Email:
tykesfamily@aol.com

Time of day/date

all daylight hours

Location

Prue/Sand Springs Oklahoma

Characteristics

female, dull colors tan and brown Male, red headed-dark pink with red/pink chest and white to tan underbelly.

Comments

hung ivy outside, bird built nest, 5 eggs blue a few specs. Eggs just hatched, male is now around he has a red head


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
kristin-bramlett@ouhsc.edu

Time of day/date

5/5/2005 and middle of the day

Location

oklahoma city, ok in the city

Characteristics

white stripe on dorsum of wings proximal to body.

Comments

the bird is a grayish color. Maybe a little tan. Very common bird


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
RON MYERS
Email:
rlmyers313@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

Evening

Location

Spiro OK. back yard

Characteristics

AT BIRD FEEDER, IN TREE

Comments

THIS BIRD WAS APPROX. SPARROW SIZE WITH BRIGHT RED BREAST & HEAD BRIGHT BLUE WINGS WITH A BRIGHT YELLOW BACK AND SMALL BEAK


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
ron
Email:
landman74464@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Location

tahlequah ok on gravel road

Characteristics

nests on gravel blends well has thick black stripes on neck kind of looks like sand piper or snipe

Comments

thought maybe was a least tern sounds like one but not the same in color


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Sharon
Email:
dands95@cebridge.net

Time of day/date

Wed.May 4th. Off and on all day.

Location

Spiro, OK. My backyard.

Characteristics

Bird has Black hood, white body, black & white on wings and has a deep red on throat. Beautiful bird.

Comments

Just not sure what kind they are. I believe we have about 6 of these showing up. I thought maybe from the Oriole family, just do not know. Never have seen these before.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Roger Eiland
Email:
reiland@intergate.com

Time of day/date

5/8/05 - 9:00 AM

Location

Grove, OK In back yard

Characteristics

black head w/slight crest, white or light tan breast, dark gray wings and back with light white stripes along wings, dark gray tail with bright white trim across end of tail - appeared to have a short bill..

Comments

would take short flying hops above grass while watching the ground, then land to pick something up.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Roger Eiland
Email:
reiland@intergate.com

Time of day/date

9:00 AM

Location

Grove, OK

Characteristics

see previous submission, submitted in error.

Comments

Previous submission changed bird size before I submitted it. The bird appeared to be slightly smaller than a robin.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
kwadenpfuhl@cox.net

Time of day/date

All day, everyday since 2 weeks ago.

Location

Moore, OK on the front porch

Characteristics

A blueish back and a tan/gold belly. They are building a nest. They can glide and hover over the ground looking for nest building materials.

Comments

The nest they are building is made of mud and dirt and they are putting it on my front porch on the the side of the brick. I've never seen this type of bird before so I'm curious.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
shelly
Email:
shelly_cory2000@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

5 /5 /05

Location

b0koshe, ok backyard

Characteristics

black,white,red on breast

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
L. Cardona
Email:
lcardona@wilnet1.com

Time of day/date

Evening

Location

Purcell, OK.

Characteristics

Stripped feathers gray and white. In nest in tree

Comments

new born in nest made of twiggs


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Kathy Hensley
Email:
handhcon@msn.com

Time of day/date

10:30 am on May 9th 2005

Location

Grove ok at my back yard feeder

Characteristics

Black body and head with white on the wings and under body and a red breast this wasn't a robin

Comments

it had a large beak


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Pat Tatman
Email:
etatman@cwis.net

Time of day/date

5/8/05 6PM

Location

Stigler,OK, in back yard near bird feeder

Characteristics

ground- black head,wings & tail, crimson red on chest, white under body.

Comments

I can't recall ever seeing this bird befor.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Priscilla Smith
Email:
psmith66@mac.com

Time of day/date

8-10 a.m. 5/8/05

Location

Cushing Oklahoma - my yard - rural area

Characteristics

black - red on top portion of wing next to body, narrow yellow ring below the red

Comments

Began seeing these birds after putting up a new feeder on 5/7 - female is also black, but area on wing is pale yellow. I'm using wild bird seed, if that helps.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
alyce
Email:
alyce_bates@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

early may afternoon

Location

wilburton oklahoma, in a yard on a feeder

Characteristics

lion a feederght colored mask around eyes some red on chest

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
alyce
Email:
alyce_bates@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

afternoon, early may

Location

Wilburton ok. In a back yard

Characteristics

light colored body, mask around eyes. some red on chest. On a feeder

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
alyce
Email:
alyce_bates@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

afternoon in early may

Location

wilburton ok back yard

Characteristics

light colored body, mask on eyes and some red on chest. On a feeder

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
lisa
Email:
weim24@aol.com

Time of day/date

see below

Location

1/2 mi from the river in Jenks

Characteristics

Comments

I'm not very knowledgeable about birds, but I have one that's made a nest on the blade of a ceiling fan on my patio. The bird is about 5" long and 3 " tall. It is a deep chocolate brown with a white chest. I saw part of a broken shell which was white and about 1-1/2" oval. The bird is on the nest from about dusk and is gone at 6:00 am when I check. One day last weekend, I saw it bringing food to the nest and when it bent over, it seemed to almost have a tuft on its head. Do you have any ideas?


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
brsissy@cs.com

Time of day/date

May 10 2 pm

Location

Yukon, Ok near the farmhouse

Characteristics

bright orange body,when wings are spread you can see some yellow,some black around face and wing-tips flying from tree

Comments

flew up in a tall tree and flys quickly from tree to tree


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
brsissy@cs.com

Time of day/date

May 10 2 pm

Location

Yukon, Ok near the farmhouse

Characteristics

bright orange body,when wings are spread you can see some yellow,some black around face and wing-tips flying from tree

Comments

flew up in a tall tree and flys quickly from tree to tree


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
brsissy@cs.com

Time of day/date

May 10 2 pm

Location

Yukon, Ok near the farmhouse

Characteristics

bright orange body,when wings are spread you can see some yellow,some black around face and wing-tips flying from tree

Comments

flew up in a tall tree and flys quickly from tree to tree


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
brsissy@cs.com

Time of day/date

May 10 2 pm

Location

Yukon, Ok near the farmhouse

Characteristics

bright orange body,when wings are spread you can see some yellow,some black around face and wing-tips flying from tree

Comments

flew up in a tall tree and flys quickly from tree to tree


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
brsissy@cs.com

Time of day/date

May 10 2 pm

Location

Yukon, Ok near the farmhouse

Characteristics

bright orange body,when wings are spread you can see some yellow,some black around face and wing-tips flying from tree

Comments

flew up in a tall tree and flys quickly from tree to tree


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
brsissy@cs.com

Time of day/date

May 10 2 pm

Location

Yukon, Ok near the farmhouse

Characteristics

bright orange body,when wings are spread you can see some yellow,some black around face and wing-tips flying from tree

Comments

flew up in a tall tree and flys quickly from tree to tree


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
cyndi johnson
Email:
brsissy@cs.com

Time of day/date

May 10 2 pm

Location

Yukon, Ok near the farmhouse

Characteristics

bright orange body,when wings are spread you can see some yellow,some black around face and wing-tips flying from tree

Comments

flew up in a tall tree and flys quickly from tree to tree


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
brsissy@cs.com

Time of day/date

May 10 2 pm

Location

Yukon, Ok near the farmhouse

Characteristics

bright orange body,when wings are spread you can see some yellow,some black around face and wing-tips flying from tree

Comments

flew up in a tall tree and flys quickly from tree to tree


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
cyndi johnson
Email:
brsissy@cs.com

Time of day/date

May 10 2 pm

Location

Yukon, Ok near the farmhouse

Characteristics

bright orange body,when wings are spread you can see some yellow,some black around face and wing-tips flying from tree

Comments

flew up in a tall tree and flys quickly from tree to tree


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
cyndi johnson
Email:
brsissy@cs.com

Time of day/date

May 10 2 pm

Location

Yukon, Ok near the farmhouse

Characteristics

bright orange body,when wings are spread you can see some yellow,some black around face and wing-tips flying from tree

Comments

flew up in a tall tree and flys quickly from tree to tree


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
cyndi johnson
Email:
brsissy@cs.com

Time of day/date

May 10 2 pm

Location

Yukon, Ok near the farmhouse

Characteristics

bright orange body,when wings are spread you can see some yellow,some black around face and wing-tips flying from tree

Comments

flew up in a tall tree and flys quickly from tree to tree


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
cyndi johnson
Email:
brsissy@cs.com

Time of day/date

May 10 2 pm

Location

Yukon, Ok near the farmhouse

Characteristics

bright orange body,when wings are spread you can see some yellow,some black around face and wing-tips flying from tree

Comments

flew up in a tall tree and flys quickly from tree to tree


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
bjag@iwvisp.com

Time of day/date

may....10 am...

Location

trees....

Characteristics

red chest and head...some darker on back and wings.

Comments

Beak is wide...like nut or fruit eater


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Charles
Email:
cjkonan@peoplepc.com

Time of day/date

Middle of the night...all night. All day. Starting first week of May.

Location

OKC, close to Canadian River. Lots of close tree cover. I believe it is nesting in some bushes. That is where it was making all of it's racket at night.

Characteristics

Bushes at night. In big tree next to bushes all day.

Comments

Wings and tail are blk & wht. It's song is loud and has many variations....all night..all day.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
kwhite76Hotmail.com

Time of day/date

5-7-05 morning

Location

Warner,ok ,on front porch

Characteristics

male bird is light brown marked like a sparrow with a red breast female bird is light gray

Comments

sing pretty


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Joyce Smith
Email:
joycesmith@cableone

Time of day/date

These birds are in my back yard all day

Location

Altus, Oklahoma

Characteristics

rust color in trees

Comments

This bird looks like a faded out red bird. Has total rust color mixed with brown


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Joe Fusco
Email:
jfusco@okstate.edu

Time of day/date

5-14-05 Early evening. Have spotted bird in mornings and evenings for the past week or two. It is nesting in a bird house in our front yard.

Location

Stillwater, OK. Residential area near a wetland (Teal Ridge).

Characteristics

Solid grayish-blue head with rust-colored throat. Throat turns to white mid-way through breast. Rust color carries on around sides so it appears to cover breast and belly when viewed from the side. Top of wings is also blue.

Comments

I have a couple of decent pictures I can email to you if that would help. She is nesting in a small birdhouse we put up in our front yard for the barn swallows that are prevalent in the area. At first, we thought it might be a red-breasted nuthatch but it doesn't fit the description well enough.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Connie
Email:
csberry48@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

all day

Location

antlers, okla

Characteristics

looks similiar to a scissor tale except tail is all one piece, grey with a big white streak.

Comments

there are 3 of them and every day they get in my drive way and two of them will get on the ground while the 3rd observes, and it reminds me of a boxing match. they will stand off and look at each other jump around and then jump at each other and roll on the ground. then will get up and start over..


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Monty Tolbert
Email:
mdtolbert2002@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

05/14/05 @ 5:00pm

Location

north of Sulphur, Ok. in our vineyard.

Characteristics

black & orange, low flight, resting in a Oak tree

Comments

first time I have seen this bird. It was not afraid to get close to us. Dominate color was a very bright orange.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
sue46@comcast.net

Time of day/date

May 14 at 11:30 in the morning

Location

Hershey, PA, in a locust tree outside our kitchen window

Characteristics

Black upper parts (Including beak?) with white belly: various sizes of roundish white markings on its sides:

Comments

The bird didn't perch for more than a few seconds. It hopped from branch to branch throughout the tree. At first I thought it was interested in our feeder, but I never saw it go there. It seemed to be about the size of a sparrow or a little larger. The locust tree is covered with seed pods now, but the bird didn't show an interest in them, either.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Kay Hamilton
Email:
jknokla2@peoplepc.com

Time of day/date

10 am 5-15-05

Location

North of Mannford,Okla at our backyard feeders in the country ,close to lake Keystone.

Characteristics

bright orange body, black head, wings have black and white tips. landed in tree and also on seed feeders.I cannot find it in you site but have found about 10 new birds to me there.

Comments

This is a beautiful bird.I thought the buntings that feed here are too but this one is larger and the brightest orange color.I was able to get a photo ,but it's not a great one.This is the first out of 3 years years here,tha I seen the bird,he comes back several times today to eat today.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
KELLY
Email:
kjohnson4kids@cox.net

Time of day/date

DAILY IN THE SPRING

Location

NORMAN

Characteristics

BLACK BIRD WITH SHINY BLUE AROUND HEAD AND OVER BACK OF NECK

Comments

THESE BIRDS ARE FLOCKING TO MY FEEDER IN DROVES AND THEY AREN'T VERY ATTRACTIVE, BUT WE WERE JUST WONDERING WHAT THEY WERE


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
KELLY
Email:
kjohnson4kids@cox.net

Time of day/date

DAILY IN THE SPRING

Location

NORMAN

Characteristics

BLACK BIRD WITH SHINY BLUE AROUND HEAD AND OVER BACK OF NECK

Comments

THESE BIRDS ARE FLOCKING TO MY FEEDER IN DROVES AND THEY AREN'T VERY ATTRACTIVE, BUT WE WERE JUST WONDERING WHAT THEY WERE


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Jeff
Email:
jeff.moses@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

daily throughout the day

Location

Weatherford, feeding from a hummingbird feeder in town

Characteristics

male is bright yellow breasted with sharp black head and wings with yellow accents

Comments

male and female pair show up at alternating times to feed from a hanging hummingbird feeder. The feeder is missing one of the small flower inserts for a hummingbird, so there is a large hole that these birds are able to feed through. The male has very bright yellow and black colors, while the female has a bright yellow breast with a drab gray head and back. The birds are larger than sparrows, but smaller than robins. We had two identical birds here 2 years ago, but not last summer. Wonder if they are the same pair. They show up in early May and are usually gone by late July. Have been told by some that they are gold breasted finches, but to me they do not resemble a finch. They are larger and have longer beaks than the finches we see around here.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Robert Wiggins
Email:
wigginsr@pldi.net

Time of day/date

About 3 p.m. May 15, 2005

Location

5 miles southwest of Ringwood, OK in blackjack timber.

Characteristics

Very large (crow size) woodpecker. I got a picture of him. He looks like the pileated woodpecker in my book, but I have never seen one in this area before. Can it be? <br><img src="http://www.sandbur-ranch.com/imgsrvc/PileatedWoodpecker5-15-05.jpg">

Comments

In case my picture wouldn't open he had a pointed red topknot, white on his head, black wings, and white on the breast. If the link that I provided doesn't work for you I can send the picture via email.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Jennifer Finley
Email:
jenny889202@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

Sunday, May16th, 4:00PM

Location

an elementary school playground in Ardmore, OK

Characteristics

dark gray feathers with a distinct white ring around its neck

Comments

My daughter encountered some young boys with a baby bird and they were throwing it at her and she took it from them and brought it home to care for it. I have no idea how old it is, it does move around and chirp. We have now idea what to feed it, how much to feed it or what to do with it. It is a beautiful bird with a very distinctive chirp.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Teri Jorgensen
Email:
teri@mussonbrothers.com

Time of day/date

late afternoon

Location

Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Characteristics

red body and head with olive green wings

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Teri Jorgensen
Email:
teri@mussonbrothers.com

Time of day/date

late afternoon

Location

Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Characteristics

red body and head with olive green wings

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Diane
Email:
4dacres1@mchsi.com

Time of day/date

Morning, early afternoon

Location

Eating oranges on a feeder, South Dakota

Characteristics

Very large, muted, almost rusty orange, black head, orange band goes around head so black does not connect on back, large white spots on black wings, striped black and white down back...can't find any oriole that looks like it...

Comments

I believe this to be some sort of oriole, as it sound like an oriole, looks like one, eats oranges etc...It is very large and the white wing spots are very prominant...but there is no match in my books


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Diane
Email:
4dacres1@mchsi.com

Time of day/date

Morning, early afternoon

Location

Eating oranges on a feeder, South Dakota

Characteristics

Very large, muted, almost rusty orange, black head, orange band goes around head so black does not connect on back, large white spots on black wings, striped black and white down back...can't find any oriole that looks like it...

Comments

I believe this to be some sort of oriole, as it sound like an oriole, looks like one, eats oranges etc...It is very large and the white wing spots are very prominant...but there is no match in my books


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Laurie Brown
Email:
laurie.brown@lindebocpp.com

Time of day/date

Sunday afternoon, 5/14 and Monday evening, 5/15

Location

Broken Arrow, OK on a nest on my front porch

Characteristics

The bird is very small with a red head. It is feeding its babies in a small nest that is attached to the brick on my front porch.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Nolan Kraszkiewicz
Email:
n_kraszkiewicz@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

8:50 pm 5,17,05

Location

Tulsa Oklahoma Grass field

Characteristics

Brown beak tan white and brown in color

Comments

its a baby bird it looks like a scissor tail but it is not one


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Carroll
Email:
crbllfam@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

All day

Location

Lamont Oklahoma...my yard

Characteristics

black body, yellow beak, red legs

Comments

birds had nest in my eves, one baby bird now abundand due to neighbors' cat....need help identifying and any info on how care for a wild baby bird.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
David Longmire
Email:
dlongmire@aol.com

Time of day/date

May 18, 8:30 a.m.

Location

Oklahoma City, backyard

Characteristics

dark gray, with black cap on head

Comments

tail was long, like a mockingbird, bill also similar to mockingbird.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
David Longmire
Email:
dlongmire@aol.com

Time of day/date

May 18, 8:30 a.m.

Location

Oklahoma City, backyard

Characteristics

dark gray, with black cap on head

Comments

tail was long, like a mockingbird, bill also similar to mockingbird.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Sarah
Email:
sarahgp@iwon.com

Time of day/date

Yesterday, May 17, 2005. Around 6:00

Location

Around Keota, OK. in a small tree then flew to the ground

Characteristics

Thought it was strange because it was a beautiful turquoise color with darker areas, possibly brown or black, around the wing area.

Comments

No one I have asked has seen this color bird before. The color was brillant turquoise looking.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
David Bliley
Email:
darkheath2001@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

18May05 - 2PM

Location

Oklahoma City. I have a lot of birds in my backyard. Which actually surprises me since I'm on NW35th St. Not too far from downtown.

Characteristics

Black or a super deep blue that looks black. Very sleek bird with a fairly long thin bill. They were about 12-15 inches in length, beak to tail. The tail sort of fans out. There were three of them, possibly a 4th that looked similar shape-wise, but smaller. "She" was a kinda rust brown.

Comments

Actually, they are still out back. Now on the ground looking for food, I guess. There are also a few other birds and squirrels as well. When they took off from the branch of the tree, they used slow powerful wingbeats to get airborne. I could actually hear them (wingbeats) from about 20-25 yards. Two of them (the males) were on the same branch briefly about a foot apart. The one closer to the tree was inching his way towards the outside bird slowly, then the outside bird took off and the other followed shortly thereafter. That's when I heard the wingbeats. Anyway, I'd really appreciate knowing what these are. They are incredibly beautiful. I hope I've given you enough info to ID them. Thanx again, david


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Corky Ternet
Email:
corinne.e.ternet@boeing.com

Time of day/date

Now

Location

My deck - made a nest in an artifical flower hanging basked - has babies.

Characteristics

Redish head, and throat - brown body

Comments

Pretty warbling


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Corky Ternet
Email:
corinne.e.ternet@boeing.com

Time of day/date

Now

Location

My deck - made a nest in an artifical flower hanging basked - has babies.

Characteristics

Redish head, and throat - brown body

Comments

Pretty warbling


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Darlene
Email:
Buchecks@aol.com

Time of day/date

all day

Location

Bristow,OK

Characteristics

blue tail black upper back white belly

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Jeremy Spradlin
Email:
medisprad@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

from may 12 to present.

Location

meeker, ok

Characteristics

yellow lips around beech close to head. Grey/brownish feathers. long legs. tail about inch to inch and a half long and about that wide.

Comments

found bird on my carport drive. had little to no feathers. now bird looks almost full grown. has grey/brownish feathers. yellow lips around edge of beech near head. has long legs. doesn't chirp, it kinda squaks.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Dianne
Email:
dbuckley@rose.edu

Time of day/date

May 18, 2005 afternoon. But have seen them for at least two weeks now from inside the builing. Stood outside yesterday and spent 5 minutes or so observing them.

Location

Rose State College, flying around the Student Center. Possibly nesting on top of building or close to it.

Characteristics

Brownish with streaks of dull red running through the top half of the bird. Don't sound exceptional in any way. Seem to stick together.

Comments

Flutters like a sparrow. Have a grouping of 4-6 of them all clustered around the building at the west side. Have never let me get close enough to look at them until yesterday even though I have seen them before. Don't appear to be juveniles because no larger ones have been seen. Will get startled and fly off into our large pecan trees (which are close) but immediately return to building.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Delores
Email:
deloresj10@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

Thursday, May 19, 2005, 11:00 a.m.

Location

Eufaula, Oklahoma, back yard

Characteristics

Rust colored with long tail and beak

Comments

First appearance, it looked like a rust colored mocking bird


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Delores
Email:
deloresj10@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

Thursday, May 19, 2005, 11:00 a.m.

Location

Eufaula, Oklahoma, back yard

Characteristics

Rust colored with long tail and beak

Comments

First appearance, it looked like a rust colored mocking bird


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Delores
Email:
deloresj10@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

Thursday, May 19, 2005, 11:00 a.m.

Location

Eufaula, Oklahoma, back yard

Characteristics

Rust colored with long tail and beak

Comments

First appearance, it looked like a rust colored mocking bird


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Delores
Email:
deloresj10@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

Thursday, May 19, 2005, 11:00 a.m.

Location

Eufaula, Oklahoma, back yard

Characteristics

Rust colored with long tail and beak

Comments

First appearance, it looked like a rust colored mocking bird


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
sassy@mari.net

Time of day/date

5-19-05 7:00 p.m.

Location

Marinette, WI in an apple tree

Characteristics

smokey grey, cardinal like tuft on head, white stripes on either side of its beak

Comments

It was eating the flowers off of my apple tree, it would pick some petals and drop them on the ground, but then it would pick some and eat them.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
littrellboss@aol.com

Time of day/date

may am

Location

Lebanon, OK in mud and grass nest

Characteristics

dark wings and back tan brown belly, quick flight

Comments

nest is muc on the base with grasses on the top half built on a beam under porch roof


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Sue Thee
Email:
dinghysam72@aol.com

Time of day/date

early morning and evening

Location

guthrie, ok, along country roads

Characteristics

on the road, flies low in front of car before finally veering off. Dark blue? with yellow on back of neck, orange breast/belly.

Comments

i seem to see them only in the warmer months.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Lisa
Email:
dentonld1@aol.com

Time of day/date

5/21/05 7:45PM

Location

Owasso, OK in a field behind yard

Characteristics

Has laid eggs on the ground, the eggs are cream colored with brown spots. The bird has a white breast with black ring across top of breast by neck

Comments

Bird runs on ground.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
babygoat1990@msn.com

Time of day/date

May 21, 2005 9:00AM

Location

State Lake, Montgomery County, Kansas

Characteristics

Black with a red, bald head, on a telephone pole

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
pam jurney
Email:
pdjurney@juno.com

Time of day/date

May 18 7 a.m.

Location

Edmond, backyard

Characteristics

black with iridescent sheen

Comments

A mother and father building a nest from dead bermuda grass in our grill. A few days later, a comfortable nest was built and a blue egg was laid.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Ron Johnson
Email:
LCADB104@aol.com

Time of day/date

May 17,2005 12-3

Location

Tulsa, OK

Characteristics

one has red pattern on both head, shoulders. back, and chest then fades to brown speckled white. other bird is just brown and white speckled.

Comments

Eggs are nested in a hanging plant (million belles plant) on patio of an apartment. They are small eggs, bluish in color maybe having little brown spots (i did not want to touch). the birds do not seem to sleep in the nest at night and the two eggs that are there have been laid a day apart.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Teresa
Email:
teresawhe@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

May, mid-morning (9am)

Location

Skiatook, Ok, in a short grass field, near water

Characteristics

ground bird, small head upright from body, short beak. You have to get very close to it before it takes flight, stays low. Upon landing, it holds its wings out for several seconds before folding them back in. Generally in pairs tapered wings Brown / tan about 10 inches

Comments

Have seen them several times, but am new to Oklahoma and not sure what they are! :) Can't find a 'perfect' match anywhere. long neck and small head. The first time I saw it the heavy full body surprised me, in the grass I just see the dainty head and neck.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
S. M.
Email:
sybsmail@cox.net

Time of day/date

May 10-21

Location

Tulsa, Ok. Has a nest in my large rose bush

Characteristics

Rusty red (somewhat like the color of a reddish dachshund - maybe a little darker)with white spots of various sizes. It also has a long tail.

Comments

It seems a little longer than a robin.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Christine
Email:
cmc@okiescuba.com

Time of day/date

normally morning or late afternoon, evening

Location

Tulsa, in backyard, approx. 61st between Mingo and Memorial

Characteristics

beautiful golden brown, with a white brown striped underbelly. Keeps checking out my garden! Lands on the fence and raises it's tail feathers at times to make itself a "v".

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Ali Males
Email:
ld.am.males@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

May 16, 2005 8 AM

Location

Pryor OK - My front porch

Characteristics

Birds were brown in color with a dove like face, about the size of a Robin but more slender and trying to build a nest on top of the ceiling fans on my front porch.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Jayne
Email:
Genii25202@aol.com

Time of day/date

about 8 am, May 25, 2005

Location

Van Buren AR, backyard feeder

Characteristics

orange-red breast; dark, almost black head, back and tail, sparking an irridescent green tone as it moved in the light

Comments

alone at the feeder (using standard wild bird mix); flew away and returned -- flying "style" similar to bluebird flight; also similar to the bluebird in build I have checked my Peterson's Guide to Eastern Birds and cannot find a match Your time is appreciated


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
sgutierrez@okay school.k12.ok.us

Time of day/date

8:00 pm

Location

okay ok yard

Characteristics

brownish with red on breast, in flight and on the ground

Comments

eggs are light blue, male and female are similar


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
sgutierrez@okay school.k12.ok.us

Time of day/date

8:00 pm

Location

okay ok yard

Characteristics

brownish with red on breast, in flight and on the ground

Comments

eggs are light blue, male and female are similar


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Bob Dani
Email:
rndani@cox.net

Time of day/date

Wednesday, May 25, 2005. Will see this bird several times of day, going to the bird bath for water.

Location

Edmond, OK. located in the backyard area coming and going from bird baths.

Characteristics

gives the appearance of sometype of sparrow. However the head, and back around the tail feathers colors are rust looking.

Comments

This bird gives the appearance of a "House Finch." And it could be?


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
july1099@itlnet.net

Time of day/date

early afternoon, in a tree in yard

Location

woodward, ok, in tree

Characteristics

black and yellow (gold) tree, and flying around

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
juanita
Email:
123asd@cox.net

Time of day/date

may 26 2005 afternoon

Location

tulsa ok backyard

Characteristics

red-orange back brown breasted on our fence

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Heather Wilkes
Email:
jrfpvarsity07@netscape.net

Time of day/date

early afternoon May 26, 2005

Location

Oklahoma City,Oklahoma in a neighborhood with lots of trees behind. The bird was spotted in our tree about 7' high

Characteristics

it has a bright orange beak and its body is brown and thats all I can tell. The bird was in its nest in our tree.

Comments

bright orange beak, brown, its egg is a baby-blue color with alot of brown spots. Its nest is circular made with little twigs. Thats all i can tell.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Gerald Kohler
Email:
gkohler633@comcast.net

Time of day/date

05/26/05 10am

Location

Ocala Florida on a golf course

Characteristics

Two shades of brown, medium brown body light brown breast seen on grassy ground

Comments

have seen birds in large groups in Nothern Florida. Did not see in winter but saw from May until November.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Caren
Email:
carenwegley@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

5/26/05 at 8:30 am

Location

tulsa, ok sitting on a dumpster in an industrial area

Characteristics

It kinda looked like an overgrown wren while it was sitting. when it flew off, it circled for a minute. It had white marks down by the tip of the wings in this shape >.

Comments

I think it might be one of the birds that catch insects at night under security lights.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Caren
Email:
carenwegley@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

5/26/05 at 8:30 am

Location

tulsa, ok sitting on a dumpster in an industrial area

Characteristics

It kinda looked like an overgrown wren while it was sitting. when it flew off, it circled for a minute. It had white marks down by the tip of the wings in this shape >.

Comments

I think it might be one of the birds that catch insects at night under security lights.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Dianne Clewien
Email:
dclewien@rcrnet.net

Time of day/date

Actually the size is probably between a sparrow and a robin. They are seen all times of the day. There are 2 sets nesting on my front porch. They come back year after year.

Location

Hominy, OK on my front porch

Characteristics

They have blue-black wings,reddish throat and the belly is sort of a beige/cream color.

Comments

These birds starting with one pair nesting on my porch several years ago. Last year two pair showed up. They are not agressive birds per say, but they will "dive bomb" anyone who it seems they are not "familiar" with. One or the other of the pair is always with the nest. They usually hatch out 4 eggs. All these years I thought they were possible barn swallows, or some sort of wren but they do not match any of the pictures on you site. Then I thought maybe they were starlings but could not find a picture of one on your site. Can you help me to identify my "Boarders". I have pictures of them if you would like to see them.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Sheryl
Email:
Maineisok@aol.com

Time of day/date

May 27, 2005 @ 5:30 PM

Location

Luther, Oklahoma at a hanging bird feeder with sunflower seeds

Characteristics

Green breast, Orange beek

Comments

Split tail, not afraid of people. not scared easily


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Shelly
Email:
sll964@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

May 26 believe it was morning

Location

tulsa, OK riverside

Characteristics

bright red triangle on back of neck, black patch on underside towards belly.

Comments

Lived in Tulsa all of my life (minus 2 yrs) and have never seen this bird before.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Christian Webb
Email:
CBWEBBS@Yahoo.com

Time of day/date

All Day

Location

Caddo County, Oklahoma - Nested on the side of our house.

Characteristics

Blueish is color. Light breasted. Forked tail. Nested on the side of the house.

Comments

A mated pair has built a nest on the side of our house primarily from mud and twigs. They seem to take turns incubating the four or so speckled eggs within the nest. They appear to be some type of swallow as they have a rather long forked tail. They are a blueish color with a light colored breast with what I would describe as a "medallion" looking marking near the throat. They have a small head and beak with very dark eyes. I would describe their size as between a sparrow and a robin.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Jan
Email:
jmiller@ptsi.net

Time of day/date

11:00 a.m. 5-29-05

Location

Goodwell, Oklahoma golf course

Characteristics

smooth gray with a little white around back, gray and white spotted on belly, darker gray tail. Pretty dark eyes -- not yellow. He had a relatively long, bent beak.

Comments

He/she came toward us, hopping from branch to brach until he/she got quite, probably to defend a nest but didn't show a threatening demeanor. He didn't make any noises or calls but stared straight at us without fear. We were within 5 feet of him. We walked away, he didn't leave first. I looked at thrasher or the American Pipit as possibilities but don't believe that's what it was.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Jan
Email:
jmiller@ptsi.net

Time of day/date

11:00 a.m. 5-29-05

Location

Goodwell, Oklahoma golf course

Characteristics

smooth gray with a little white around back, gray and white spotted on belly, darker gray tail. Pretty dark eyes -- not yellow. He had a relatively long, bent beak.

Comments

He/she came toward us, hopping from branch to brach until he/she got quite, probably to defend a nest but didn't show a threatening demeanor. He didn't make any noises or calls but stared straight at us without fear. We were within 5 feet of him. We walked away, he didn't leave first. I looked at thrasher or the American Pipit as possibilities but don't believe that's what it was.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Linda Thompson
Email:
LThom26468@aol.com

Time of day/date

Evening around 6:00 p.m.

Location

Lawton, OK on my fence by an alfalfa field

Characteristics

grey with wings outlined in white

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Dee
Email:
Dee66TBRD@aol.com

Time of day/date

daytime end of May 2005

Location

Edmond, OK. back yard (1/2 mile North of Lake Arcadia and 100 yards from back yard pond) ~ hoovering close to window at back of house.

Characteristics

it had a blue head, bright red chest and brown/black back and wings. . . I don't recall seing a bird with these markings (similar at first impression) to a blue bird, however, the brown/black on it's back led me to believe it could not be a blue bird.

Comments

the bird hoovered close to the window~somewhat similar to the way that a humming bird will hoover ~ it did not attempt to fly into the window . . . my neighbor saw this bird hoovering at the bedroom window at the back of her home; she has a pond at the back of her property approximately 100 yards from the house.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Jerry
Email:
Ravenheart313@charter.net

Time of day/date

June 28th 2005 am hours before 9

Location

Just outside Dewy, OK Delaware Indian pow wow grounds

Characteristics

Brown back White front, Pointed beak... In a tree eating bugs.

Comments

Had a sound that was almost like a laugh.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Bob Woolery
Email:
bob@perrylab.com

Time of day/date

05/21/2005 10:30 am

Location

Perry, OK my backyard

Characteristics

Breast and head appear to be bright solid yellow. When bird flys away it has a bright yellow band on its tail about 1/3 of the way up from end of tail.

Comments

Bird seemed to be quite calm and content to watch me work. About an hour later two of the same birds appeared.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Kristin
Email:
babysugar370@aol.com

Time of day/date

I see this bird all times of day. It lives on my carport.

Location

McAlester OK

Characteristics

Very small bird with a red head and a brown body

Comments

This bird has taken up residence in one of my hanging ferns. I took the fern down to water it and noticed a small nest with 5 eggs. The were a little smaller than a marble. I left the nest alone and about a week ago the eggs hatched. The mother bird always stays close by and watches as I water the fern. I am always careful not to get the nest or the little birds wet. Just curious as to what kind of bird this is...I don't remember seeing it at the feeder.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Mandy
Email:
honeydoremi@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

the observation took place in the afternoon on Tues, May 24 2005.

Location

The bird was sighted near Ely, Minnesota among a pine forest with a lake and a marsh nearby.

Characteristics

The bird had a black underbelly a black body, and a red head. The red went all the way to the shoulders of the bird, and it had a large crest. The beak was black. It clung to the sides of the pine trees and hopped around a lot. Sometimes it would hop around on the ground, but it seemed to prefer the lower levels of the trees.

Comments

It was mostly on red pine. There was a house nearby, but most of the area was pretty sparsely populated. It was definitely not a pileated woodpecker. The body was entirely black, except for the red head. (It flew above me, thats how I know)


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Mandy
Email:
honeydoremi@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

the observation took place in the afternoon on Tues, May 24 2005.

Location

The bird was sighted near Ely, Minnesota among a pine forest with a lake and a marsh nearby.

Characteristics

The bird had a black underbelly a black body, and a red head. The red went all the way to the shoulders of the bird, and it had a large crest. The beak was black. It clung to the sides of the pine trees and hopped around a lot. Sometimes it would hop around on the ground, but it seemed to prefer the lower levels of the trees.

Comments

It was mostly on red pine. There was a house nearby, but most of the area was pretty sparsely populated. It was definitely not a pileated woodpecker. The body was entirely black, except for the red head. (It flew above me, thats how I know)


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Mandy
Email:
honeydoremi@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

the observation took place in the afternoon on Tues, May 24 2005.

Location

The bird was sighted near Ely, Minnesota among a pine forest with a lake and a marsh nearby.

Characteristics

The bird had a black underbelly a black body, and a red head. The red went all the way to the shoulders of the bird, and it had a large crest. The beak was black. It clung to the sides of the pine trees and hopped around a lot. Sometimes it would hop around on the ground, but it seemed to prefer the lower levels of the trees.

Comments

It was mostly on red pine. There was a house nearby, but most of the area was pretty sparsely populated. It was definitely not a pileated woodpecker. The body was entirely black, except for the red head. (It flew above me, thats how I know)


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
timhills1@cox.net

Time of day/date

6/2/05 4:30pm

Location

Broken Arrow OK, backyard

Characteristics

black throated

Comments

Stay on the ground and if the babies were near they act like their wing was hurt.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Stephenie Surbey
Email:
klakahross@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

May 15th or so started nesting on the side of my house.

Location

Bixby, Ok Nesting on side of house under a shelter.

Characteristics

brown, longish tail, darker head then body and some spots on whitish chest. Catches bugs and does not seem to visit my feeder. Very shy

Comments

the nest is mud, moss and has three white eggs and one bluish egg with brown spots on it(I have picture of eggs and nest if that would help maybe). I have been looking at bird books and am thinking some kind of Thrush (Swainson's) or a Phoebe???? Any help would be greatly appriciated. I live in a neighborhood but out in the country we have lots of trees around us and it is a rocky area mostly but sort of close to the river.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
LINDA JONES
Email:
ANTIQUEGALPAL@AOL.COM

Time of day/date

EVERY DAY

Location

LEXINGTON,OKLA.

Characteristics

IN TREES....CREAM COLORED BREAST, IRRIDESENT BLUE ON BACK AND WINGS, HEAD AND BEAK ARE RED...NEVER SAY SUCH A BIRD....I LIVE IN THE COUNTRY

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Jim Lee
Email:
golfinpal@aol.com

Time of day/date

6-6-05 1:30p.m.

Location

Oklahoma City at Lake Hefner

Characteristics

on an outside door and top of small tree at the Bahama Breeze Restaurant - top of door of the lake overlook deck - outside door/or window door that is

Comments

it was a little wren/small sparrow looking bird but not as fat looking as a sparrow. The bird had an orange head and breast and an orange spot on the just below mid back area - an orange patch. The wings were grey and whitish stripped. And the tail looked maybe greyish and above the orange spot near the middle of the back was greyish.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Jim Lee
Email:
golfinpal@aol.com

Time of day/date

6-6-05 1:30p.m.

Location

Oklahoma City at Lake Hefner

Characteristics

on an outside door and top of small tree at the Bahama Breeze Restaurant - top of door of the lake overlook deck - outside door/or window door that is

Comments

it was a little wren/small sparrow looking bird but not as fat looking as a sparrow. The bird had an orange head and breast and an orange spot on the just below mid back area - an orange patch. The wings were grey and whitish stripped. And the tail looked maybe greyish and above the orange spot near the middle of the back was greyish.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Jim Lee
Email:
golfinpal@aol.com

Time of day/date

6-6-05 1:30p.m.

Location

Oklahoma City at Lake Hefner

Characteristics

on an outside door and top of small tree at the Bahama Breeze Restaurant - top of door of the lake overlook deck - outside door/or window door that is

Comments

it was a little wren/small sparrow looking bird but not as fat looking as a sparrow. The bird had an orange head and breast and an orange spot on the just below mid back area - an orange patch. The wings were grey and whitish stripped. And the tail looked maybe greyish and above the orange spot near the middle of the back was greyish.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Jim Lee
Email:
golfinpal@aol.com

Time of day/date

6-6-05 1:30p.m.

Location

Oklahoma City at Lake Hefner

Characteristics

on an outside door and top of small tree at the Bahama Breeze Restaurant - top of door of the lake overlook deck - outside door/or window door that is

Comments

it was a little wren/small sparrow looking bird but not as fat looking as a sparrow. The bird had an orange head and breast and an orange spot on the just below mid back area - an orange patch. The wings were grey and whitish stripped. And the tail looked maybe greyish and above the orange spot near the middle of the back was greyish.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Angela Miller
Email:
admiller5@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

4:00 in afternoon June 6th, but has been seen the previous day as well in the afternoon

Location

PRyor, OK our backyard under our tree in the corner by a privacy fence, lots of mulch around base of a pear tree

Characteristics

grey, they are always see walking around the base of tree, havent seen them fly, there are two of them, we can't tell if there is a ground nest or not becasue it is pretty messy under the tree with lots of mulch, etc. We are trying to clean out around the tree, that is why we noticed them. Now we don't want to bother them if there is a nest or eggs. They almost look like pigeons or doves or something. Unusual, I haven't ever seen anything like them before. They stick very very close together with one antoher.

Comments

Thin neck, fatter body, light gray in color, two birds, they stick together, under the tree, haven't seen them flying around. Don't seem to get too scared off when we come around, in other words, they don't fly away.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Ken Murrell
Email:
km4inok@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

June 7, 2005, approx. 7:00 a.m.

Location

Cushing, OK

Characteristics

Orange breast, large yellow spot on the back, and body somewhat gray.

Comments

Fluttering wings, and another, gray, of the same species arrived.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
okiegran@sstelco.com

Time of day/date

June 6,2005 approx. time 10:00am

Location

in my backyard at the bird feeder

Characteristics

dark blue head, orange breast, chartruese on upper back

Comments

Like a painted bunting, but the head was darker


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Jan Bingham
Email:
janet-bingham@utulsa.edu

Time of day/date

first week of June

Location

Broken Arrow, OK. We have woods behind the house.

Characteristics

The Daddy bird (I got a better look at him when he made a visit to the nest) is brownish with narrow white strip on both sides of body starting at the head. Tail is almost as long as the body, square tipped with stripes running acorss it. Beak looks a little long for such a small bird. Body is more round than long.

Comments

Mama bird has built a nest in a fern on our patio right next to the house. It has 3 eggs in it. She is tolerant of someone on the patio unless someone gets too close then she flies to the fence and waits.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Jan Bingham
Email:
janet-bingham@utulsa.edu

Time of day/date

first week of June

Location

Broken Arrow, OK. We have woods behind the house.

Characteristics

The Daddy bird (I got a better look at him when he made a visit to the nest) is brownish with narrow white strip on both sides of body starting at the head. Tail is almost as long as the body, square tipped with stripes running acorss it. Beak looks a little long for such a small bird. Body is more round than long.

Comments

Mama bird has built a nest in a fern on our patio right next to the house. It has 3 eggs in it. She is tolerant of someone on the patio unless someone gets too close then she flies to the fence and waits.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Kathy
Email:
kathymartin446@mcloudteleco.com

Time of day/date

6/7/05 @ 6:30 p.m.

Location

Newalla, in Eastern Oklahoma County feeding from thistle feeder, hung in large Oak tree, within 15 ft. of house

Characteristics

A pair, the male (I assume) had red head (no crown like the cardinal), red breast and red back (under the wings) rest of the body was brown, evenly colored, no markings. Female was brown. Beak similar shape to Cardinal, but brown or black.

Comments

The birds came into feed on the feeder, flew off to the nearby trees, then returned for a second helping a few minutes later. This is the first time we have noticed these birds. Our feeders are frequented by Cardinals, Chickadees, Titmouse, Sparrows, Finches.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
lorenak@classicnet.net

Time of day/date

7:00 AM until 12:00

Location

Purcell Ok backyard in town

Characteristics

Dark grey almost black with the top of head velvet black or dark blue reast of body is velvet also. No other outstanding marks. Building nest in evergreen across street.

Comments

Cannot find bird in any of our birs books or charts.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
talissa@arbuckleonline.com

Time of day/date

6/9/05 at 6:30p.m.

Location

South Lake Murray,OK, in our front yard

Characteristics

it has a greyish-blue coloring and a cone(top knotch) on its head.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Mary Hocker
Email:
mljd@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

June 10,2005 11 am

Location

Ponca City,OK

Characteristics

male by mud bird nest and female in nest-maybe vise versa. nest built on a security light under eve of house. black head, underneat throat was dark red rest was dark blue or black. split tail

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
coxscorner@itlnet.net

Time of day/date

06-06 to date in our yard. Grey verylively bird with darker grey tail feathers, seems to be alone, no apparent mate.

Location

I am located on N. Washington Street in Elk City,Ok

Characteristics

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Patricia Pilkington
Email:
ppilkington@yst.org

Time of day/date

Friday, June 10 2005, 8:30am

Location

Tulsa OK backyard

Characteristics

It was not in flight-it was picking seeds out of the gutter. I did not see the wing spread.

Comments

Bird had a long narrow beak. It was brown with black spots all over the body. It had a patch of red at the base of the head/neck. It had a black 1/4 moon laying on it's side (looked like a smile) on the lower neck/high chest.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
diane curry
Email:
oklahomadidi@aol.com

Time of day/date

june 11,2005.....between 4 and 5 oclock in afternoon

Location

shamrock ok at back yard feeder

Characteristics

large red beak...red head...red breast

Comments

the female was orange bill,more brown than red..reddish brown head seen several times same times


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
caitsith0@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

morning and evening

Location

tulsa, in a large suburban yard

Characteristics

approx. duck sized body, on the ground, crane or cranelike, black and brown with a crown of long white feathers on its head, white stripe under its eye and on forehead, body feathers were brown with a black stripe down the middle of each feather.

Comments

I think it was eating crayfish out of the open ditches thanks in advance


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Joncee
Email:
brac1123@aol.com

Time of day/date

Morning and evening

Location

Oklahoma City,Ok, in a housing addition

Characteristics

It is light gray with darker wings, above each eye there is a very light gray line that curves down.I have seen it on the ground gathering food and in a tree feed the babies.

Comments

Two days ago my husband and I found a nest made of straw that fell from a near by tree. It had four babies inside. My husband and I feed them and since the nest was starting to fall apart we put it in a basket a placed it in a tree close to our porch so cats could not get to them. We feed them again the next day and by that afternoon they were being cared for by the bird I discribed. I have no idea if it is the mother or if it has just adopted the little babies. I am very interested in what it might be. Thank you


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
cobaletto@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

early morning to late evening

Location

front yard kingfisher ok

Characteristics

bright orange with black wings in trees

Comments

very agressive cobaletto


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
shirleyfiler57@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Looks like a sparrow with a red spot on it's head.

Location

central Illinois in my front yard on the flowers.

Characteristics

acts like a normal sparrow.

Comments

Keeps coming back to my flower bed.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
shirleyfiler57@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Looks like a sparrow with a red spot on it's head.

Location

central Illinois in my front yard on the flowers.

Characteristics

acts like a normal sparrow.

Comments

Keeps coming back to my flower bed.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
shirleyfiler57@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Looks like a sparrow with a red spot on it's head. Saw this bird at midday.

Location

central Illinois in my front yard on the flowers.

Characteristics

acts like a normal sparrow.

Comments

Keeps coming back to my flower bed.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
shirleyfiler57@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Looks like a sparrow with a red spot on it's head. Saw this bird at midday.

Location

central Illinois in my front yard on the flowers.

Characteristics

acts like a normal sparrow.

Comments

Keeps coming back to my flower bed.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
shirleyfiler57@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Looks like a sparrow with a red spot on it's head. Saw this bird at midday.

Location

central Illinois in my front yard on the flowers.

Characteristics

acts like a normal sparrow.

Comments

Keeps coming back to my flower bed.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Lynn V. Sivils
Email:
lsivils@fpwk.com

Time of day/date

061105

Location

jackson, ms reservoir area tree over feeder

Characteristics

red/black face and head/similar to cardinal but smaller

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Joni Slone
Email:
bjjjonislone@aol.com

Time of day/date

early morning & evening (everyday) Not usre about mid day.

Location

Moore, OK At my house

Characteristics

blackish/tan to reddish breast They soar when flying.

Comments

Has built a mud nest on side of brick wall if our home, under an eave. There are a part of them. Eggs in the nest. They are not afraid of people. Will fly all around us, as we sit on the front porch.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
georgia taylor
Email:
mtnhi@prodigy.net

Time of day/date

June 14 , 2005 Long thin legs.

Location

In brush , unprotected out in open

Characteristics

Looks like a sandpiper. Laid 4 spotted eggs. Nest is unprotected out in open.

Comments

I have taken several pictures of this bird. If it's not a sandpiper, I'll be surprised. Tell me where I can send a picture of bird for identification.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
smokem@cox.net

Time of day/date

June 16, 2005 1 PM

Location

Lake Yahola

Characteristics

Comments

The nest with eggs were on the ground under a tree, once we got close the bird ran off across parking lot, didn't fly. It runs really fast. Has long legs and a dark beak. Dark rings around the neck. Brownish on top and white underneath. The eggs are kind of a greenish blue and black marbled color. I have a picture of bird and nest/eggs if you can provide me with an address to email it to.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
smokem@cox.net

Time of day/date

June 16, 2005 1 PM

Location

Lake Yahola

Characteristics

Comments

The nest with eggs were on the ground under a tree, once we got close the bird ran off across parking lot, didn't fly. It runs really fast. Has long legs and a dark beak. Dark rings around the neck. Brownish on top and white underneath. The eggs are kind of a greenish blue and black marbled color. I have a picture of bird and nest/eggs if you can provide me with an address to email it to.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Randy Bradley
Email:
rbradleyudc@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

I have noticed them the last few weeks outside my office window, in the large trees with other birds that do not look like them. Thye usually show up in the late afternoon

Location

Norman OKlahoma in trees in town

Characteristics

Head is red no crest, chest is red winds and back are a light brownish color. They are in the tree outside my office. When i see 1, I usually see 2 or 3. They fly together sometimes and sometimes they fly around with other birds about the same size.

Comments

See above


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
trknmother@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Location

wagoner ok in neighborhood tall trees

Characteristics

yellow with black wings and tail

Comments

watch this bird at different times of the day it just flys from tree to tree not covering more than an 8th of a mile, i figure it is nesting considering i have two different types of birds in my yard now with babies.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Justin
Email:
jtnov26@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

all day

Location

Norman Oklahoma in my driveway

Characteristics

brown body with white belly , black rings around its neck

Comments

it has laid eggs in the middle of our gravel driveway when you get near it runs off acting wounded we have pictures


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Justin
Email:
jtnov26@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

All day

Location

Norman,Okla.

Characteristics

Brown body with white belly. Black rings around neck.

Comments

Has built nest in middle of gravel drive. When approached it runs off acting wounded. BEAUTIFUL BIRD!!!!! Thanks for your help.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Richard Wyczynski
Email:
rwy@datalinkok.com

Time of day/date

6-3-05 daytime

Location

Norman, ok in residential area

Characteristics

Black-smaller one was greyish. Unafraid of human. Smaller than crow but crow like appearance with longer tail.Working ground in yard under trees and setting in trees.

Comments

unusual call-sounds like it is clearing throat and then produces the call.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
blabrie@boardermail.com

Time of day/date

June 19, 2005; 12:00 noon and 9:00 pm

Location

Northeast Oklahoma City, on leaves in a wooded yard

Characteristics

Brown/gray - blended in very well with the dead leaves. Sitting on two eggs that were light gray with darker marks. Eggs were larger than robin eggs, but smaller than chicken eggs. Small beak, higher on her face with relatively big eyes.

Comments

She did not move until we nearly stepped on her. She fanned her tail but stayed close to the eggs for half an hour, apparently after she felt safe that we weren't after her or her eggs.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Rex W. Brown
Email:
rcbrown@nbnet.nb.ca

Time of day/date

9:30 AM

Location

In Town on a Power wire

Characteristics

brownish back and tail withmore of a speckled breast, with a very definite black bib on throat and rectulanger bright red patch on back head

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Rex W. Brown
Email:
rcbrown@nbnet.nb.ca

Time of day/date

9:30 AM

Location

In Town on a Power wire in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada

Characteristics

brownish back and tail withmore of a speckled breast, with a very definite black bib on throat and rectulanger bright red patch on back head

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Rex W. Brown
Email:
rcbrown@nbnet.nb.ca

Time of day/date

9:30 AM

Location

In Town on a Power wire in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada

Characteristics

brownish back and tail withmore of a speckled breast, with a very definite black bib on throat and rectulanger bright red patch on back head

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Nancy
Email:
aileen.6@netzero.com

Time of day/date

late afternoon

Location

near lake

Characteristics

head blue; back green, breast, burnt orange.

Comments

comes to bird feeder late afternoon. Its colors are brilliant.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Kathy J
Email:
koensk@pldi.net

Time of day/date

11:05am 6/21/05

Location

Drummond, OK in my back yard 101 Oklahoma

Characteristics

Red body, black ring around eye, red beak, brownish red wing, no crest on head

Comments

The female looks the same only duller in color


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
katchar@comcast.net

Time of day/date

June 7, 2005 ... morning

Location

Oklahoma City .... backyard

Characteristics

black all over, long neck and legs, similiar to "black crow"

Comments

bird has long "split" tail feathers


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
tina crawford
Email:
scott-crawford@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

About 2 weeks ago at approx. 9:00 pm

Location

Moore oklahoma in my flower hanging basket

Characteristics

don't have a description of the mother, she moves to fast. But the five eggs that were in the nest were little white eggs with brown spots. Two have hatched and the babies have grey peach fuzz type feathers.

Comments

I was just wondering if you could give me some info. The nest started with 5 eggs, we check on the eggs daily. Two of the eggs hatched and were still 3 eggs. I checked them today 06/22/05 at 9:00pm and there was only 1 baby and two eggs. I read on the internet that mother birds sometimes move their birds once they hatch. Do they move their babies that soon after hatching. The first 2 eggs hatched Sunday and on Wednesday at 4:00pm both babies and 3 eggs were there, at 9:00pm there was 1 baby and 2 eggs.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Gracen
Email:
gjohnsen@jcsnetwork.com

Time of day/date

evening

Location

N.W. Oklahoma City back yard

Characteristics

mainly brown, but has a red (blush) head and throat, with a patch of red on its back just above the tail

Comments

Lovely little bird. Not a bright red, but a pretty blush red. Rest of his body is brown, but may have some white on its breast, since I always see him in the evening light cannot be certain. Seems slightly larger than a sparrow, but not as large as a robin or mockingbird


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
ting_yuet@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

June 23,around 7 p.m.

Location

Enid, Ok, at Meadowlake Park near the lake

Characteristics

white,herron or cranelike, on the ground, can fly

Comments

it was about waist high; it fished; had a long neck; it dropped the fish it was hunting when it sensed my presence and flew into the woods


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Sherry Schauer
Email:
sdschauer@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

6/22/05 around 7:05Am

Location

Paoli, Oklahoma, on road in rual area

Characteristics

real pretty blue, not like a blue jay.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
grif_pcg@msn.com

Time of day/date

all day long

Location

back yars

Characteristics

black with orange sholder patches

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
griff_pcg@msn.com

Time of day/date

all day long

Location

back yars

Characteristics

black with orange sholder patches

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Linda Carl
Email:
lindac@onalot.com

Time of day/date

June 22, 2005 Off and on from 9 am to 4 pm.

Location

NE Okemah, OK

Characteristics

At feeder. dirty yellows, muted reds and when it took off all I saw was RED. Vibrant orange beak. About twice the size of a parakeet with that same shape form. No crest.

Comments

Was only here that one day off and on maybe passing through. I have 2 photos to send.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Richard Bradley Bonds
Email:
bradsarabonds@cox.net

Time of day/date

June 2005, morning hours

Location

Fort Smith, AR (near Oklahoma), in back yard

Characteristics

trim build, long, pert tail, like a Mockingbird, brownish all over, stout orange bill, blue head cap

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Randi
Email:
ryavon@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

June 25, 2005 approx 11 - noon.

Location

Edmond, OK backyard. Where lots of trees and a creek.

Characteristics

Silver flight feathers, black mask face, seen in tree and flying around neighbor hood.

Comments

Looks like a Mississippi Kite, but not sure.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Brett
Email:
gboys34me@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

5:45pm

Location

Edmond, OK Neighborhood

Characteristics

Tree to ground - try to get something - groud to low hanging limb - back to ground. Bird was a 50/50 mix of bright fiery orange and black - NOT A ROBIN.

Comments

Lifetime hunter and lover of nature. Have never seen this bird...nothing like it. Wife said must have been an escaped pet. I'm not sure of that because it was very, very Robin like...in profile and behavior.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
jamescleveland@cox.net

Time of day/date

6-18-05/7:32 a.m.

Location

Tulsa, Ok., in a parking lot

Characteristics

deep bright yellow body with dark crown/ on ground

Comments

perhaps slightly larger than a sparrow/may have been a fledgling


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Jean
Email:
billyjean2002@onalot.com

Time of day/date

June 24th evening

Location

Okemah, OK

Characteristics

Orange beak, tawny colored body, redish orange on shoulders, more reddish underbody

Comments

eating from bird feeder with basic seeds and black sunflower seeds.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Kati
Email:
mchisum@pldi.net

Time of day/date

june 27, 2005 10:12 am

Location

blanchard, OK yard of rural area

Characteristics

taupe with brown, walking along ground

Comments

head was striped front to back, light and dark brown


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Kati
Email:
mchisum@pldi.net

Time of day/date

june 27, 2005 10:12 am

Location

blanchard, OK yard of rural area

Characteristics

taupe with brown, walking along ground

Comments

head was striped front to back, light and dark brown


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Mendy
Email:
kooi5@cox.net

Time of day/date

Today and the last couple of weeks - Both in the morning and late afternoon

Location

Edmond, OK in our backyard

Characteristics

Brown, with light chest with brown spots, long tail, long sharp beak - two of them, always see them in pairs - seemed to be looking for nesting materials - picking up dry bean pods from our catulpa tree

Comments

likes to burrow into the ground. Puffs up and wiggles down until it is laying in the dirt. with it's coloring - it was hard to see them in the ground - likes the spot where a tree trunk was ground up


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Glovanna Blackledge
Email:
glovanna@mcloudteleco.com

Time of day/date

8:30 pm to dark

Location

Ada Oklahoma, flying above hospital.

Characteristics

This bird had narrow wings and would flap fast and make his calls while flapping fast then would flap slower.

Comments

The birds are dark in color and I only saw them out in the evening hours. They call and flap their wings quickly during the call and flap slower when not sounding their call. Then they would apparantly dive and during diving sounded almost like a jet engine. It scared me the first time I heard the sound, I thought a plane was crashing. It's not a large bird like a hawk, but not small like a sparrow. I'd say they are about medium sized with rather long narrow wings.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Belinda
Email:
birncoco@aol.com

Time of day/date

5:00pm central

Location

Tulsa, Ok., in backyard, near creek

Characteristics

light brown, red-orange beak...did not have a crest on head like cardinals.

Comments

The beak is really more bright orange. Wings are a little darker brown than body.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Theresa Vander Lugt
Email:
jvbigo@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

daytime

Location

nesting in an open shed on a shelf

Characteristics

black head, brown back, white breast with spots under bill

Comments

layed three eggs which are whiteish, in a nest made of mostly moss and grass. nest is on a top shelf in an open shed. have a time lapsed dvd of the bird.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Brenda Wilson
Email:
wineismyline@coxinet.net

Time of day/date

06/28/2005 9:00 AM

Location

North Oklahoma City--Edmond, Ok

Characteristics

Grey on top, Medium Yellow Breast, tail fans out in flight, Catches insects in flight. Pointed bill.

Comments

This could be the female, because she took the insect right to the chicks in the nest.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Brenda Wilson
Email:
wineismyline@coxinet.net

Time of day/date

Location

North Oklahoma City, Edmond in my back yard.

Characteristics

Grey upper, yellow bellie, fanned tail in flight

Comments

catches insects in flight This may be the female


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
neglka@msn.com

Time of day/date

early afternoon; June 28, 2005

Location

Bellevue, Washinton. In a large Cedar near an apartment complex.

Characteristics

Black underside and head, blue back.

Comments

was investigating a food source on a patio (cat food. Seemed crow-like though not quite as big as a crow. Very noisey


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Danny Goodpasture
Email:
danny@djoil.com

Time of day/date

Nesting in corner of cieling on patio and now 3 new borns.

Location

Enid, OK

Characteristics

Blue back, yellow or cream underside. Fly very fast and stay close to nest.

Comments

These birds built a nest in the corner of brick walls, under a high cieling on the patio.In the mornings,there are several around. In the evenings, looks like 3 babies and 2 adults at nest.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
jgoude@macark.com

Time of day/date

6/26/05 6am

Location

cameron, ok, roadside

Characteristics

turquoise and rose, ground

Comments

usually observed during early morning hours or at night perched on the tar road


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
jgoude@macark.com

Time of day/date

6/26/05 6am

Location

cameron, ok, roadside

Characteristics

turquoise and rose, ground

Comments

usually observed during early morning hours or at night perched on the tar road


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
michelle9259@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

06/29/05 at approximately noon

Location

Moore, Oklahoma in my front yard

Characteristics

was gray and white with maybe some brown and black. Has a fan type tail with white center. Was searching for food for babies in nest in a tree in our front yard. Only saw briefly while flying

Comments

I'm trying to figue this bird out because a baby fell out of the nest and we are trying to raise it now. Baby is small with gray fuzz


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Joan
Email:
teachnbowl@aol.com

Time of day/date

noon 7/28/05

Location

east of Wagoner OK in a tree on the golf course

Characteristics

lots of yellow with red on the wings (beautiful!)

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
Homesqueeze@comcast.net

Time of day/date

6-24-05 around 11am

Location

Riverside Co. Calif.

Characteristics

Color- brown with green irradesents, long beak, little white Vs.On the grown

Comments

opens beak in ground to find food. loves taking a bath


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
Homesqueeze@comcast.net

Time of day/date

6-24-05 around 11am

Location

Riverside Co. Calif.

Characteristics

Color- brown with green irradesents, long beak, little white Vs.On the grown

Comments

opens beak in ground to find food. loves taking a bath


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
Homesqueeze@comcast.net

Time of day/date

6-24-05 around 11am

Location

Riverside Co. Calif.

Characteristics

Color- brown with green irradesents, long beak, little white Vs.On the grown

Comments

opens beak in ground to find food. loves taking a bath


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
Homesqueeze@comcast.net

Time of day/date

6-24-05 around 11am

Location

Riverside Co. Calif.

Characteristics

Color- brown with green irradesents, long beak, little white Vs.On the grown

Comments

opens beak in ground to find food. loves taking a bath


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
Homesqueeze@comcast.net

Time of day/date

6-24-05 around 11am

Location

Riverside Co. Calif.

Characteristics

Color- brown with green irradesents, long beak, little white Vs.On the grown

Comments

opens beak in ground to find food. loves taking a bath


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
Homesqueeze@comcast.net

Time of day/date

6-24-05 around 11am

Location

Riverside Co. Calif.

Characteristics

Color- brown with green irradesents, long beak, little white Vs.On the grown

Comments

opens beak in ground to find food. loves taking a bath


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
Homesqueeze@comcast.net

Time of day/date

6-24-05 around 11am

Location

Riverside Co. Calif.

Characteristics

Color- brown with green irradesents, long beak, little white Vs.On the grown

Comments

opens beak in ground to find food. loves taking a bath


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
Homesqueeze@comcast.net

Time of day/date

6-24-05 around 11am

Location

Riverside Co. Calif.

Characteristics

Color- brown with green irradesents, long beak, little white Vs.On the grown

Comments

opens beak in ground to find food. loves taking a bath


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
Homesqueeze@comcast.net

Time of day/date

6-24-05 around 11am

Location

Riverside Co. Calif.

Characteristics

Color- brown with green irradesents, long beak, little white Vs.On the grown

Comments

opens beak in ground to find food. loves taking a bath


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
Homesqueeze@comcast.net

Time of day/date

6-24-05 around 11am

Location

Riverside Co. Calif.

Characteristics

Color- brown with green irradesents, long beak, little white Vs.On the grown

Comments

opens beak in ground to find food. loves taking a bath


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
Homesqueeze@comcast.net

Time of day/date

6-24-05 around 11am

Location

Riverside Co. Calif.

Characteristics

Color- brown with green irradesents, long beak, little white Vs.On the grown

Comments

opens beak in ground to find food. loves taking a bath


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
Homesqueeze@comcast.net

Time of day/date

6-24-05 around 11am

Location

Riverside Co. Calif.

Characteristics

Color- brown with green irradesents, long beak, little white Vs.On the grown

Comments

opens beak in ground to find food. loves taking a bath


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
Homesqueeze@comcast.net

Time of day/date

6-24-05 around 11am

Location

Riverside Co. Calif.

Characteristics

Color- brown with green irradesents, long beak, little white Vs.On the grown

Comments

opens beak in ground to find food. loves taking a bath


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
Homesqueeze@comcast.net

Time of day/date

6-24-05 around 11am

Location

Riverside Co. Calif.

Characteristics

Color- brown with green irradesents, long beak, little white Vs.On the grown

Comments

opens beak in ground to find food. loves taking a bath


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
Homesqueeze@comcast.net

Time of day/date

6-24-05 around 11am

Location

Riverside Co. Calif.

Characteristics

Color- brown with green irradesents, long beak, little white Vs.On the grown

Comments

opens beak in ground to find food. loves taking a bath


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
Homesqueeze@comcast.net

Time of day/date

6-24-05 around 11am

Location

Riverside Co. Calif.

Characteristics

Color- brown with green irradesents, long beak, little white Vs.On the grown

Comments

opens beak in ground to find food. loves taking a bath


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Firewoman
Email:
boomerms@sstelco.com

Time of day/date

From dusk till 4am to 5am of a morning.

Location

Day Town, Kansas/Colcord, OK area. Walker's 20 Acer woods. Fly's around the house gathering food.

Characteristics

Looks like it could be a Hawk or Owl, no commom sound, kind of like a screech, but sounds simmular to a hawk. IF an owl, very large owl. no normal owl like face, but may have short beak. med to dark in color. Seen on groung and in tree tops. I know it lives here also. See every night.

Comments

He/She sometimes sits on the ground for no known reason, just as to say hey I said Im right here, now be polite and say hello. Then flys back where he last was perched. To hollar again then flys of to catch his food. I have seached and search the internet for sounds to match and pictures. I have came close but no exact matches.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Dawn
Email:
dkmcateer@verizon.net

Time of day/date

7/1/05 9:00 AM

Location

Cranberry Township, Pensylvannia on a backyard brid feeder filled with sunflower seeds.

Characteristics

Bird has a black back and wings with white, speckled markings. Breast is white. Throat is red.

Comments

Although listed as "Robin" sized, the bird is a little smaller than a robin but larger than a sparrow. This brid has a short beak which reminds me of a grosbeak type bird.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Judy
Email:
rudderbug38@aol.com

Time of day/date

07/01/05 approx.8:00pm

Location

birdfeeder in eastern Oklahoma City, OK

Characteristics

very dark brillant blue, solid with darker areas on wings and tail, yellow beak on arch and on bird feeder

Comments

small slender body


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Marilyn
Email:
oolyart@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

July 1, 2005

Location

Northwest Oklahoma City, building nest in my mailbox.

Characteristics

gray brown, fine feathers, solid color mainly, mate looks same, beak is thin longer than most and curves downward. Beautiful throated song.

Comments

very small, thin sits in tree, eats pecan nuts, worms, nest material are soft three inch sticks and soft matter


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Diann
Email:
mikehuddleston@cox.net

Time of day/date

7-2-05 8pm

Location

driveway Owasso OK

Characteristics

Spotted on the ground very small and slim charcol body w a red head and throat.

Comments

I heard the song first then spotted this small bird on my driveway. The song was sweet soft with a bubbling sound.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
fesimm@aol.com

Time of day/date

7/2/05 - 8:30 p.m.

Location

Des Moines, Iowa, rural housing development, deck of house.

Characteristics

Red with blue head and 3-4" tail

Comments

Bird was sitting on potted cactus eating corn. Question whether this might have been escaped parrot.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
fesimm@aol.com

Time of day/date

7/2/05 - 8:30 p.m.

Location

Des Moines, Iowa, rural housing development, deck of house.

Characteristics

Red with blue head and 3-4" tail

Comments

Bird was sitting on potted cactus eating corn. Question whether this might have been escaped parrot.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
kenneth tate
Email:
romatic_idealist@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

july 4, 2005, 11am

Location

shawnee,ok

Characteristics

bright yellow with black streaks on wings, erratic short flights, feeding on my russian sunflowers, obvious female accompanying, female with some yellow but mostly greyish

Comments

I've hunted and fished oklahoma for 50 yrs and have never seen this bird !!


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Bonnie Leatherman
Email:
bleatherman@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

All day

Location

Back yard in Muskogee, OK

Characteristics

Reddish head and chest, remainder of body is tan with narrow brown stripes, eats from bird feeder only, no red on females. They are only a little smaller than a sparrow and the Body is more slender than a sparrow.

Comments

There are usually several of them at the feeders and in the trees. They sit calmly on the feeders and eat for a while at each sitting without raking the seeds out on the ground. They have been here since late spring - don't remember seeing them in the winter.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
fmhinton@swbell.net

Time of day/date

july 4, 2005

Location

hugo, oklahoma in back yard

Characteristics

yellow breast, slightly larger than a sparrow but smaller than a robin

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
fmhinton@swbell.net

Time of day/date

july 4, 2005

Location

hugo, oklahoma in back yard

Characteristics

yellow breast, slightly larger than a sparrow but smaller than a robin

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
fmhinton@swbell.net

Time of day/date

july 4, 2005

Location

hugo, oklahoma in back yard

Characteristics

yellow breast, slightly larger than a sparrow but smaller than a robin

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
fmhinton@swbell.net

Time of day/date

july 4, 2005

Location

hugo, oklahoma in back yard

Characteristics

yellow breast, slightly larger than a sparrow but smaller than a robin

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
layton@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

summer early morning

Location

Claremore, OK

Characteristics

black with white breast

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Linda Temple
Email:
lgtemple@juno.com

Time of day/date

pair has set up housekeeping on our back patio.

Location

NE Oklahoma City

Characteristics

brown with mottled chest, but with more of a "crown" than sparrows I'm familiar with. Not a significant difference between the male and female in color or size. Nest is built of mud and grass and wedged between wall and light fixture. Eggs are white. The second brood has just hatched.

Comments

They were absolutely determined to have the second brood in the same location, tho we had gotten rid of the first nest. Day after day (for more than two weeks), they (she?) tried to re-build the nest, and we discouraged them. We finally gave up and let them have that area of the patio again. Thanks for your help.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
msakmar@litttlelighthouse.org

Time of day/date

Early Morning Dusk

Location

Tulsa, Oklahoma in my backyard

Characteristics

Steel gray, on the ground, dark gray bill, black head with a white curved strip under the eye. Has a feather that goes back behind its head that is black. long legs and a long thick neck

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
P. Rock
Email:
cameretwo@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

June & July late afternoon and evening

Location

Perched about 6 foot above on metal poles for flower garden

Characteristics

brown & white speckled chest, light legs, slightly masked eyes, hooked vulture like bill, black or dark brown and white bars in flight

Comments

We've had 2 of these birds lately. Although, I believe one has disappeared. The lone bird seems to call from his perch. The peach is next to a wooded area. I have seen them eating worms. I suspect a hawk or a young eagle of sorts.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Vaughn Webb
Email:
Vaughnw23@aol.com

Time of day/date

Early Evening, 7-8pm

Location

3 miles north of Guthrie,OK on a telephone pole

Characteristics

Red throat, turning from orage to yellow by the time it reaches the belly which is speckled. the rest of the bird is a greenish color

Comments

Its hard to tell because of the lousy binoculars we have, but there seems to be black around the eyes and bill


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Vaughn Webb
Email:
Vaughnw23@aol.com

Time of day/date

Early Evening, 7-8pm

Location

3 miles north of Guthrie,OK on a telephone pole

Characteristics

Red throat, turning from orage to yellow by the time it reaches the belly which is speckled. the rest of the bird is a greenish color

Comments

Its hard to tell because of the lousy binoculars we have, but there seems to be black around the eyes and bill


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Stephen
Email:
alleycat220@mailaka.net

Time of day/date

noon day

Location

Alex, OK alog side gravel county road.

Characteristics

blue-green irridescent with orange breast

Comments

Had seen this bird type several times. I have not seen this bird all year round, but my wife said she may have seen it during the winter.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Stephen
Email:
alleycat220@mailaka.net

Time of day/date

noon day

Location

Alex, OK alog side gravel county road.

Characteristics

blue-green irridescent with orange breast

Comments

Had seen this bird type several times. I have not seen this bird all year round, but my wife said she may have seen it during the winter.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Stephen
Email:
alleycat220@mailaka.net

Time of day/date

noon day

Location

Alex, OK alog side gravel county road.

Characteristics

blue-green irridescent with orange breast

Comments

Had seen this bird type several times. I have not seen this bird all year round, but my wife said she may have seen it during the winter.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
stephani owen
Email:
bullfrogst@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

july 11, 2005 about noon

Location

del city ok residental area

Characteristics

hawk like, white head & underbody dark grey tail and wings and beak and feet

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
stephani owen
Email:
bullfrogst@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

july 11, 2005 about noon

Location

del city ok residental area

Characteristics

hawk like; white head & belly; dark grey tail and wings and beak and feet

Comments

several sighted flying. been noticing them alot lately. even sounds like a hawk.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Deana
Email:
mrsshots@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

afternoon

Location

Higginsville, MO in a front yard feeder

Characteristics

black head, red body, red beak

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Sally Morgan
Email:
pmorgan6@sbcglobal.net and shaws@swbell.net

Time of day/date

Evenings for the last 2-3 weeks

Location

Edmond, OK, back yard

Characteristics

Large red bird, gray head, very much too small for its body, a large yellow beak (the same shape as a cardinal's). Beak is at least half as large as the head

Comments

Bird feeds in the evenings; seems to have a mate of the same size and more brownish in color.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
terrykat@yadtel.net

Time of day/date

most any time

Location

around a pond in mocksville,n.c.

Characteristics

black with red stripe on wing.

Comments

the red on the wing is alot more noticeable when ion flight.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Michael A. Hughes
Email:
mhughes@mailclerk.ecok.edu

Time of day/date

7-11 through 7-13-05 intermitently

Location

Powerlines in university parking lot

Characteristics

Tumbling, looping flight nearly to ground from a perch on power lines--agressive feeders.

Comments

Can't pin down what type of kingbirds (pair). Have a large bill and almost wedge-shaped head,nearly indistinct white throat patch, dull yellow-green belly, distinct dark eye mask, obvious notch in tail, relatively long wings and tail. Hard to make out backs but they don't seem to show any yellow or green, seeming to be almost uniformly dark brown versus black or pale brown. Nothing distinguishes coverts or tail edges. Seem too dark to be western kingbirds. Acoustics are too bad to make out their call.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Michael A. Hughes
Email:
mhughes@mailclerk.ecok.edu

Time of day/date

7-11 through 7-13-05 intermitently

Location

Powerlines in university parking lot

Characteristics

Tumbling, looping flight nearly to ground from a perch on power lines--agressive feeders.

Comments

Can't pin down what type of kingbirds (pair). Have a large bill and almost wedge-shaped head,nearly indistinct white throat patch, dull yellow-green belly, distinct dark eye mask, obvious notch in tail, relatively long wings and tail. Hard to make out backs but they don't seem to show any yellow or green, seeming to be almost uniformly dark brown versus black or pale brown. Nothing distinguishes coverts or tail edges. Seem too dark to be western kingbirds. Acoustics are too bad to make out their call.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Michael A. Hughes
Email:
mhughes@mailclerk.ecok.edu

Time of day/date

7-11 through 7-13-05 intermitently

Location

Powerlines in university parking lot

Characteristics

Tumbling, looping flight nearly to ground from a perch on power lines--agressive feeders.

Comments

Can't pin down what type of kingbirds (pair). Have a large bill and almost wedge-shaped head,nearly indistinct white throat patch, dull yellow-green belly, distinct dark eye mask, obvious notch in tail, relatively long wings and tail. Hard to make out backs but they don't seem to show any yellow or green, seeming to be almost uniformly dark brown versus black or pale brown. Nothing distinguishes coverts or tail edges. Seem too dark to be western kingbirds. Acoustics are too bad to make out their call.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Michael A. Hughes
Email:
mhughes@mailclerk.eock.edu

Time of day/date

7-11 through 7-13-05 all day intermittently.

Location

Powerlines in paved university parking lot in Ada, OK.

Characteristics

Tumbling, looping flight from perch on power lines--like some flycatchers--sometimes nearly hitting the ground.

Comments

Can't pin down what type of kingbirds (pair). Have a large bill and almost wedge-shaped head,nearly indistinct white throat patch, dull yellow-green belly, distinct dark eye mask, obvious notch in tail, relatively long wings and tail. Hard to make out backs but they don't seem to show any yellow or green, seeming to be almost uniformly dark brown versus black or pale brown. Nothing distinguishes coverts or tail edges. Seem too dark to be western kingbirds. Acoustics are too bad to make out their call.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Michael A. Hughes
Email:
mhughes@mailclerk.ecok.edu

Time of day/date

7-11 through 7-13-05 intermitently

Location

Powerlines in university parking lot

Characteristics

Tumbling, looping flight nearly to ground from a perch on power lines--agressive feeders.

Comments

Can't pin down what type of kingbirds (pair). Have a large bill and almost wedge-shaped head,nearly indistinct white throat patch, dull yellow-green belly, distinct dark eye mask, obvious notch in tail, relatively long wings and tail. Hard to make out backs but they don't seem to show any yellow or green, seeming to be almost uniformly dark brown versus black or pale brown. Nothing distinguishes coverts or tail edges. Seem too dark to be western kingbirds. Acoustics are too bad to make out their call.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
xxmcd@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

anytime there everywhere

Location

piedmont, oklahoma in my front and back yard

Characteristics

colors: grey, white, black. they lay eggs on the ground they have long legs

Comments

they tweet a lot


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
bynump@cox.net

Time of day/date

July 13, all day long. Eating bird seed and stabbing at the ground. Flicks beak and head back and forth moving leaves and grass out of the way to get at the dirt.

Location

Oklahoma City. In front of house in the lawn and next to the sidewalk.

Characteristics

Brown body with white breast and brown spots on breast.Has very long brown tail.

Comments

Seems to be a ground feeder. Stabs at the ground to eat. But will also eat the seed I put out.Flys up into the tree next to the house. Have only seen this one. Could this be a "Sand Piper"?


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
sherry jantzen
Email:
sjtwmt@cox.net

Time of day/date

Evenings

Location

El Reno, back yard.

Characteristics

This is a solid brown bird. He eats seeds off of a table in my back yard. He has no color, other than his head may be a lighter shade of brown than his body. He has a long tail and brown legs/feet.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Krista
Email:
kristaschumacher@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Saturday, July 16, 2005, at 11:15 a.m.

Location

North of Mannford overlooking Lake Keystone, northeast of Pawnee Cove

Characteristics

at bird feeder on shepherd's hook, red on bottom underbelly, possibly blue on top

Comments

Recently have seen a yellow warbler (probably April or May) and painted bunting July 2, 2005 at same location, middle of day. Also think have seen mostly red bird (no, it was not a cardinal :), seemed to have some sort of stripe on edge of wing, hard to tell, but saw up close very quickly.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
hootietail@cox.net

Time of day/date

Friday, July 15 at 4:00 pm

Location

Oklahoma City

Characteristics

Sparrow colored except for a reddish tinged head and neck

Comments

First thought was it is a sparrow, then noticed red. Knew even a female cardinal wouldn't have that much red. If it is a very young male, I didn't realize they had so much brown at that size.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
hootietail@cox.net

Time of day/date

Friday, July 15 at 4:00 pm

Location

Oklahoma City

Characteristics

Sparrow colored except for a reddish tinged head and neck

Comments

First thought was it is a sparrow, then noticed red. Knew even a female cardinal wouldn't have that much red. If it is a very young male, I didn't realize they had so much brown at that size.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Paula
Email:
redhouse93@cox.net

Time of day/date

3:30pm, Sat, July 16, 2005

Location

West Tulsa

Characteristics

grey-brown almost the same color as a sparrow, only slightly bigger than a sparrow. without the speckled markings or a sparrow, solid colored. darker streaks descending from the brow to 1" or so behind the eye. Longish, narrow slightly downturned beak. rooting around in the growth on the ground under a living room window. It's a heavily shaded area under a couple of tall trees and a crepe myrtle. I'm pretty sure it's the bird that made a dense nest in our hose rack. I'd also like to know what it's song sounds like because I've been hearing a newcomer out there lately. We also have a couple of pairs of thrashers that have returned to our hedge for about 3 years now - what do they sound like? Besides their squawking at the cats in the windows.

Comments

Think I covered most of it above Thanks!


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Paula
Email:
redhouse93@cox.net

Time of day/date

3:30pm, Sat, July 16, 2005

Location

West Tulsa

Characteristics

grey-brown almost the same color as a sparrow, only slightly bigger than a sparrow. without the speckled markings or a sparrow, solid colored. darker streaks descending from the brow to 1" or so behind the eye. Longish, narrow slightly downturned beak. rooting around in the growth on the ground under a living room window. It's a heavily shaded area under a couple of tall trees and a crepe myrtle. I'm pretty sure it's the bird that made a dense nest in our hose rack. I'd also like to know what it's song sounds like because I've been hearing a newcomer out there lately. We also have a couple of pairs of thrashers that have returned to our hedge for about 3 years now - what do they sound like? Besides their squawking at the cats in the windows.

Comments

Think I covered most of it above Thanks!


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
alan1725@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

The weekend of June 25 and 26, 2005, morning and evening

Location

Locust Grove, OK. In a grove of trees behind house

Characteristics

Bright red, no crest like a cardinal, a little black on the body.

Comments

What is it? We have searched the internet and all red birds are identified as Northern Cardinals. Thanks for you help. We were vacationing in the area and would really like to know the name of the bird.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Sylvia
Email:
SylviaCall@aol.com

Time of day/date

7-17-05 late morning

Location

south canadian river, south oklahoma city, just north of the river about 2 to 3 miles Brandywine housing addition

Characteristics

two tone grey, soaring,not flapping its wings except when smaller birds were chasing it, white or grey head,

Comments

three of them together, soaring or gliding,large circular pattern, blunt tail, pointed wings, relatively low flying, looks like a mississippi kite but bigger? rounded head


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Sylvia
Email:
SylviaCall@aol.com

Time of day/date

7-17-05 late morning

Location

south canadian river, south oklahoma city, just north of the river about 2 to 3 miles Brandywine housing addition

Characteristics

two tone grey, soaring,not flapping its wings except when smaller birds were chasing it, white or grey head,

Comments

three of them together, soaring or gliding,large circular pattern, blunt tail, pointed wings, relatively low flying, looks like a mississippi kite but bigger? rounded head


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
sammy@carrollsweb.com

Time of day/date

mornings

Location

south coffeyville, ok

Characteristics

light brown back, cream colored breast, long legs, white stripes on wings and tail, long tail

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
sammy@carrollsweb.com

Time of day/date

mornings

Location

south coffeyville, ok

Characteristics

light brown back, cream colored breast, long legs, white stripes on wings and tail, long tail

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Denise Weber
Email:
scienceteacher@att.net

Time of day/date

2 PM EST, July 15, 2005

Location

Greentown, PA in a tree near a small lake.

Characteristics

Soft gray body, bright white breast, large curved-down ivory beak

Comments

This bird was larger than a blue jay. The bird was a very soft (looked like velvet) solid gray color on back and wings with no lines or other breaks in color. Its breast was very bright white. Its head was gray. The noise it made was like a clucking noise one can make with your tongue to make a horse gittyup. I thought it was a type of kingfisher or heron due to its location and beak size, but no photos of these birds confirmed this for me.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
saundro@cox.net

Time of day/date

Location

woods, Edmond, OK

Characteristics

blue tail, red breast

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Dotty Duncan
Email:
dotty_duncan@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

evening

Location

south central okla

Characteristics

unknown

Comments

I'm interested in what bird makes the "whiporwhill" sound.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Caroline
Email:
cstolhand@hilanddairy.com

Time of day/date

Saturday Afternoon

Location

Wellston, OK - wooded area - backyard bird feeder

Characteristics

light gray, seems to hang out in the woods behind our house.

Comments

has a crest on top of it's head like a cardinal or a blue jay. Looks like a light gray blue jay, only quite bit smaller.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Terry Long
Email:
tllong@cableone.net

Time of day/date

midday

Location

ponca city

Characteristics

brown small bill hawk

Comments

This seems to be a young bird, it's beak is like a Kistril, it's color is lite brown with no markings. I have a photo!


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
peter reid
Email:
killaconda04rap@netscape.net

Time of day/date

early spring every couple months since mid day never seen it any where in area before

Location

horse ranch midlle island new york

Characteristics

two long thin tails aprx. 2.5 feet long with oval tip very unique coloring almost like dark rainbow color

Comments

fast flying bird its there and gone only apears every couple months


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
peter reid
Email:
killaconda04rap@netscape.net

Time of day/date

early spring every couple months since mid day never seen it any where in area before

Location

horse ranch midlle island new york

Characteristics

two long thin tails aprx. 2.5 feet long with oval tip very unique coloring almost like dark rainbow color

Comments

fast flying bird its there and gone only apears every couple months


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
peter reid
Email:
killaconda04rap@netscape.net

Time of day/date

early spring every couple months since mid day never seen it any where in area before

Location

horse ranch midlle island new york

Characteristics

two long thin tails aprx. 2.5 feet long with oval tip very unique coloring almost like dark rainbow color

Comments

fast flying bird its there and gone only apears every couple months


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
2063@cox.net

Time of day/date

afternoon, 7/27/05

Location

tulsa, downtown

Characteristics

hurt on ground with wings expanded, gray underneath black face & wings

Comments

bird is hurt, clinging to edge of driveway, wings out


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Joni
Email:
joni1957@verizon.net

Time of day/date

Morning...for the past few weeks

Location

North Texas near the Verizon Bldg in Irving. If they're here, they must be in OK too.

Characteristics

On the ground. Gray smooth body feathers (much sleeker than a sparrow). Head color is not a scarlet but close to a bright red. The color fades as it goes down the neck and then disappears into the gray feathers. Too small for a cardinal.

Comments

Been here and in Ok all my life and have never seen these before.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Joan
Email:
barkerblonde@wmconnect.com

Time of day/date

feeds at the feeder off and on all day

Location

Front deck about 11 miles west of Purcell Ok

Characteristics

small shiny-backed,lighter than olive green, on its back, with a rosy breast. It is bigger than a wren but smaller than a sparrow. It feeds at my deck feeder every day so far this summer.

Comments

It is very sleek, reminds me of a swallow in size but without the swallowtail. Very alert, I watch my birds from the window over the deck, at the slightest movement, this bird flits away.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Debbie
Email:
mccartyfan1@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Early evening

Location

Enid, backyard

Characteristics

Feathers are chocolate brown, belly is white with black spots.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Dee G.
Email:
oldbonz@cox.net

Time of day/date

July 29, 2005 about 2:00 P.M.

Location

Omaha Nebraska in back yard.

Characteristics

Bronish gray, white speckles on back, bright fire engine red spot on back of head near top, large black spot on chest below neck and above stomach.

Comments

It appeared shortly in my back yard and was walking around in the grass feeding on something in the yard...bugs maybe? The Audubon Society in Omaha said since there is not bird with that description it could be either something that has already migrated from somewhere north, or a caged bird that has got lose.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Holly
Email:
hctorix@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

10:30 a.m. August 1st, 2005

Location

Huntsville, AR, Backyard bird feeder

Characteristics

Bright blue body, yellow undertail(not sure aboaut top side), yellow beak.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
tiki
Email:
tiki@mytownisp.com

Time of day/date

5 pm--August 1st

Location

wooded creek bed behind my home in Rentiesville Ok

Characteristics

in the tree brances---bright red with black---black in face---like a mask--no crown or crest

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
billy
Email:
garrisons2@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Location

Foss Oklahoma

Characteristics

top black head gray in tree

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
billy
Email:
garrisons2@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

Location

Foss Oklahoma

Characteristics

top black head gray in tree

Comments

some type of hawk or falcom


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Pamela
Email:
jefferyandpamela@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

last month

Location

Waurika Lake Area

Characteristics

Bird was thin and black, landed on the ground near out camp site, stayed moving around, but when he flew he had a red coloring circle under his wing, this may have been a pin dot on the outside of his wing that was note noticed, but when the wing was spread the red circle under the wing was very pretty.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Jerry Cruncleton
Email:
kogagili@countycable.com

Time of day/date

08/02/05, 5:00 p.m.

Location

3.5 miles west of Prattville, OK.

Characteristics

Only got a brief glimpse. It was flitting around low in the trees and on the ground with two other birds that seemed drab or non-descript by comparison. It was basically gray-brown with patches of yellow, green, blue, and red.

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Laurie
Email:
H20maiden@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

July 14, 2oo5

Location

on rocks off the Pacific coast of La Bucana, Mexico

Characteristics

body was black with long yellow legs and a long pointed beak that was bright red. They arrived making lots of noise in a flock of about 7 or 8

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Flora Mae Roszel
Email:
flowergirl74003@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

6 pm August 2, 2005

Location

5 miles west of Skiatook, OK rural housing addition. My large open (1.5 acre) back yard that opens to a rocky cliff and river.

Characteristics

some were mostly dark royal blue, with some charcoal, ligher breasts, some mostly charcoal, with blue on wings, and white spots on upper back

Comments

There were about 6 of these birds at my birdbath. only two mostly blue ones. the rest had the speakled back. We've just moved to the area from Bartlesville. I have never seen these birds at my feeder in Bartlesville. (I don't have any feeders out yet as we have just moved in). Thanks for your help.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Phil McKeever
Email:
philmckeever@cox.net

Time of day/date

Location

In my back yard in Broken Arrow

Characteristics

Red, white, blue, black, gray,,

Comments

Give me an address and I'll send pictures.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Pam Fisher
Email:
pjerel54@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

aug.2005

Location

colbert, bryan co. ok

Characteristics

a dull charcol color with splotches of a dull red it was sitting on my patio...a beak like a cardinal..head similar to one.

Comments

It is the first we have noticed this bird. We have all live in this area most all of our lives..my sister in law has lived on this acreage and has commented that she hasn't a clue as to what kind of bird it is. It was not at all afraid of my presence. Just flew up and perched on the back of a lawn chair.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Pam Fisher
Email:
pjerel54@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

aug.2005

Location

colbert, bryan co. ok

Characteristics

a dull charcol color with splotches of a dull red it was sitting on my patio...a beak like a cardinal..head similar to one.

Comments

It is the first we have noticed this bird. We have all live in this area most all of our lives..my sister in law has lived on this acreage and has commented that she hasn't a clue as to what kind of bird it is. It was not at all afraid of my presence. Just flew up and perched on the back of a lawn chair.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Pam Fisher
Email:
pjerel54@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

aug.2005

Location

colbert, bryan co. ok

Characteristics

a dull charcol color with splotches of a dull red it was sitting on my patio...a beak like a cardinal..head similar to one.

Comments

It is the first we have noticed this bird. We have all live in this area most all of our lives..my sister in law has lived on this acreage and has commented that she hasn't a clue as to what kind of bird it is. It was not at all afraid of my presence. Just flew up and perched on the back of a lawn chair.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Pam Fisher
Email:
pjerel54@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

aug.2005

Location

colbert, bryan co. ok

Characteristics

a dull charcol color with splotches of a dull red it was sitting on my patio...a beak like a cardinal..head similar to one.

Comments

It is the first we have noticed this bird. We have all live in this area most all of our lives..my sister in law has lived on this acreage and has commented that she hasn't a clue as to what kind of bird it is. It was not at all afraid of my presence. Just flew up and perched on the back of a lawn chair.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Pam Fisher
Email:
pjerel54@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

aug.2005

Location

colbert, bryan co. ok

Characteristics

a dull charcol color with splotches of a dull red it was sitting on my patio...a beak like a cardinal..head similar to one.

Comments

It is the first we have noticed this bird. We have all live in this area most all of our lives..my sister in law has lived on this acreage and has commented that she hasn't a clue as to what kind of bird it is. It was not at all afraid of my presence. Just flew up and perched on the back of a lawn chair.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Pam Fisher
Email:
pjerel54@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

aug.2005

Location

colbert, bryan co. ok

Characteristics

a dull charcol color with splotches of a dull red it was sitting on my patio...a beak like a cardinal..head similar to one.

Comments

It is the first we have noticed this bird. We have all live in this area most all of our lives..my sister in law has lived on this acreage and has commented that she hasn't a clue as to what kind of bird it is. It was not at all afraid of my presence. Just flew up and perched on the back of a lawn chair.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
wbivens
Email:
blindmelon1971@aol.com

Time of day/date

middle of day

Location

binger, oklahoma @ lake ft. cobb

Characteristics

well it was actually fishing, greyish with a black rump, and maybe a black throat, possibly some yellow on breast

Comments

When it called it sounded like someone laughing.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Mark Morris
Email:
mwmorris1@comcast.net

Time of day/date

Every day from mid-morning until dusk. Comes in mid to late summer and leaves first part of November. This is the third summer.

Location

Mesquite Tx (suburb of Dallas). It sits in my pecan tree in the backyard.

Characteristics

Black cap with white stripe on face. Long white plume coming from top of head. Approx. 2 to 2 1/2 ft tall. Yellow legs.

Comments

The first year it looked like a juvenile. Last year came with 2 others but they did not stay. This year there are 4 birds. I believe them to be Yellow Crowned Night Herons but cannot figure out why they are in my yard. I do not live by wetlands. The closest lake is about 12 miles away. They do like the swimming pool. At dusk they sometimes run around the pool deck. I have alot of pictures if you would like to look at them. I could use some help with positive identification and maybe some insight as to why they might be in my yard. It is really exciting to watch them. Thank you.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
frankie g reyna
Email:
frankie@artreyna.com

Time of day/date

over the last 3 days...aug.4/6.2005...1st noticed @ noon...

Location

back yard in san antonio, texas...

Characteristics

brown...red around eyes...stripped under feathers...legs are red...found on the ground...low flight...hangs around under the trees & by the fence...

Comments

call is long & high pitched...the longer it calls the higher it goes...call seems to last about 5 seconds...hangs out near the fence...we've got several piles of leaves there...it every so often digs around in them...is active on the ground during the day...roosts in the trees & on the fence @ night...each time around 6 to 8 foot off the ground...


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
frankie g reyna
Email:
frankie@artreyna.com

Time of day/date

over the last 3 days...aug.4/6.2005...1st noticed @ noon...

Location

back yard in san antonio, texas...

Characteristics

brown...red around eyes...stripped under feathers...legs are red...found on the ground...low flight...hangs around under the trees & by the fence...

Comments

call is long & high pitched...the longer it calls the higher it goes...call seems to last about 5 seconds...seems to call after it eats...hangs out near the fence...we've got several piles of leaves there...it every so often digs around in them...is active on the ground during the day...roosts in the trees & on the fence @ night...each time around 6 to 8 foot off the ground...


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Mallory
Email:
malloryklan@earthlink.net or djmallory at saintfrancis.com

Time of day/date

Today, August 7, 2005. Also seen last year about this time. Very few seen. One group of four and one group of three. Seen at around 6 p.m.

Location

Highway 20 between Owasso and Claremore. Also on our property at the same location.

Characteristics

Have only been seen in flight, low flying. Head, back and wings are bright green. Breast and bellies are bright blue. No red or yellow on them such as on a bunting. Only green and blue visible. Very bright though, like a bunting.

Comments

I though my neighbors and husband were dreaming when they described these birds. Today I saw a group of three fly over, very low, breathtakingly bright in color. I immediately got my books out but everything that comes close has red, yellow and/or white mixed in. They almost look like a parrot in color.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Kelly
Email:
silver_bullet_gurl@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

5:00 7-16-05

Location

Caddo OK in front yard

Characteristics

Had mutiple colors on body. Orange, yellow, red, purple and black. On ground scavenging for food.

Comments

I have never seen this bird before and its colors were amazingly bright. They were not as visible to the naked eye but through binoculars they were very bright.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Debi Colston
Email:
colston@itlnet.net

Time of day/date

8-10-2005 8:00 am last sighting, other sightings have been in either morning or evening

Location

Corn Ok, first sighting male was feeding of a thistle stalk, he has been spotted high in the treetops, and feeding off of the Mimosa tree flowers.

Characteristics

The male has a black, or very dark head, wings, and back, his belly form below the neck to tail is a very bright yellow-orange. The female is a dull yellow-brown color, very drab.

Comments

The male always flies with two females. The females songs are low and throaty, a sort of trill. His song, however, is a very high, clear note, sounded once. They do not seem to be heavy feeders, and I believe are nesting in either an oak or a mulberry tree. We have not seen these birds in this area before.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Mary Ellen Goff (I go by both names--Mary Ellen)
Email:
mekgoff@msn.com

Time of day/date

Different times of day this past 2 weeks, whenever we renew the birdseed.

Location

Metro Denver, right here in the city.

Characteristics

Bright orange and black. In tree and on ground.

Comments

I've lived in my house for over 22 years and have never seen a bird like this. Seems at home with common sparrows as they eat from the bird feeder and clean up the spilled seed on the ground. Very skitterish, just like the sparrows. Neither the sparrows nor this bird are fearful of the noise from human conversation or the TV as we sit on our covered back porch, but the least movement on our part, and they immediately fly up into the grapevines. I've got several digital photos of the bird and would send them to you if I had an e-mail address. My neighbors have seen the beautiful bird and want one in their backyard. He/she's darling.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Mary Ellen Goff (I go by both names--Mary Ellen)
Email:
mekgoff@msn.com

Time of day/date

Different times of day this past 2 weeks, whenever we renew the birdseed.

Location

Metro Denver, right here in the city.

Characteristics

Bright orange and black. In tree and on ground.

Comments

I've lived in my house for over 22 years and have never seen a bird like this. Seems at home with common sparrows as they eat from the bird feeder and clean up the spilled seed on the ground. Very skitterish, just like the sparrows. Neither the sparrows nor this bird are fearful of the noise from human conversation or the TV as we sit on our covered back porch, but the least movement on our part, and they immediately fly up into the grapevines. I've got several digital photos of the bird and would send them to you if I had an e-mail address. My neighbors have seen the beautiful bird and want one in their backyard. He/she's darling.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Mary Ellen Goff (I go by both names--Mary Ellen)
Email:
mekgoff@msn.com

Time of day/date

Different times of day this past 2 weeks, whenever we renew the birdseed.

Location

Metro Denver, right here in the city.

Characteristics

Bright orange and black. In tree and on ground.

Comments

I've lived in my house for over 22 years and have never seen a bird like this. Seems at home with common sparrows as they eat from the bird feeder and clean up the spilled seed on the ground. Very skitterish, just like the sparrows. Neither the sparrows nor this bird are fearful of the noise from human conversation or the TV as we sit on our covered back porch, but the least movement on our part, and they immediately fly up into the grapevines. I've got several digital photos of the bird and would send them to you if I had an e-mail address. My neighbors have seen the beautiful bird and want one in their backyard. He/she's darling.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Kaye Eden
Email:
eden@tds.net

Time of day/date

6 p.m. Aug. 10

Location

Stonewall OK - in tall weeds near house - birds feeding on seeds

Characteristics

dark dull blue body, slightly darker head, and blackish wings, gray beak shaped sort of like a finch's -- female not seen as well, appeared brownish

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
P. Morgan
Email:
pyamorgan@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

early morning around 7:30 am. Friday 8-12-05

Location

okc, ok (se part of city) located in my front yard in a tree (I'm not sure of tree type).

Characteristics

the bird had a red head, the body area was brownish

Comments

the bird remained on the branch for an unusually long length of time. It may have been a juvenile, but I'm not sure. The red head portion did not seem to resemble the cone of a Cardinal. Branch of tree where bird perched was free of leaves.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Madge
Email:
madgegentry@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

August 13 and other dates before, early morning hours

Location

Antlers, OK, backyard, sitting on fence in garden, sometimes sits on tomato plants, but doesn't eat from them.

Characteristics

blue-green, maybe turquoise body, black wings, yellow beak.

Comments

I didn't find it in your photo gallery, it is really a rare bird to me.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Sherry Heim
Email:
OKheim@cox.net

Time of day/date

11:00 am

Location

Southwest Tulsa, backyard

Characteristics

Green bodies, chests, and wings. Blue tail, and peach colored face.

Comments

Four birds were together in the back yard. They were there at the same time as a bunch of other more common birds. I'd never seen anything like these. At first glance, I thought the bird was a canary that had escaped, but when I saw 4 together, I knew that wasn't the case.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
ewrcp@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

8/1/05

Location

5 mi west of purcell on state hwy 39

Characteristics

very bright blue with brown or black, very small on wire fence about 12 to 18 in from ground

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Art Rotter
Email:
jrotter@dialoregon.net

Time of day/date

8-14-2005

Location

Yachats, Oregon in back yard, near feeders

Characteristics

ground feeder, sparrow like, white stripe on side of head to the beak, center stripe white with some color towards the beak. White neck ring, extending to breast, fading into light orange on upper breast. Breast fading down to buff on lower breast. One white wing bar with lower bar stretching across lower back to both wings. Some white striping on tail, narrow. Overall brown bird on back with light orange streaking throughout. Sparrow type beak and dark legs. It was feeding among white crowned sparrows. Slightly more wary than white crowned.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Bill Schwarz
Email:
wagg1es@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

2:00PM

Location

Bird Feeder pole, Missouri

Characteristics

Gray with little or no neck.

Comments

I have a photo of the bird I could e-mail to you if you would like.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Dannie Russell
Email:
dannierussell@aol.com

Time of day/date

Dusk

Location

Hay field in the driving (mowed) lane

Characteristics

On the ground but flew off low

Comments

This bird was darker in color and had a very long beak aprox. 3inches, It may have been a whip-poor-will however I am not sure what one looks like.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
dvdmcconnell@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

around noon

Location

Foster, Oklahoma

Characteristics

sounds like a puppy crying

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
tptulsa@cox.net

Time of day/date

Location

broken arrow, OK

Characteristics

orange perch bird type beek, split tail w/ light red on it. blueish head and yellow chest. The bird liked to eat suet and seed off the ground.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
cassie Parsons
Email:
cassie.l.parsons@us.ibm.com

Time of day/date

between 4 & 6 pm Aug 16-19

Location

collinsville, ok

Characteristics

at a feeding station near a large cedar tree

Comments

elongated body, rather than round. back was darker beige/lt brown. seemed the beak was long and narrow & dark. What I noticed that made me most curious, was the dark brown spots on the pale beige chest.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
arv4fun@aol.com

Time of day/date

8/25/05 at 6:15pm

Location

Lockport, NY in a walnut tree

Characteristics

tan and orange feathers with a bright orange beak

Comments

bird repeatively everyday flies into the window and sits on the windowsill outdoors and pecks to get in.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Ashley
Email:
artist4christ2003@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

About 1:15 in the afternoon on Thursday Aug 25th.

Location

Crossroads Mall in Oklahoma City

Characteristics

Large brown bird of prey, with lots of white feathers on it's legs. Looked like a hawk with brown and yellow feathers.

Comments

Beautiful bird swooped down and killed a smaller bird in a grassy area in the mall parking lot. I drove over to it and tried to take it's picture. It didn't seem to scared of me and let me watch it from about four feet away. When I tried to get closer it flew away while grasping it's prey in it's mouth.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
pokyokie@cox.net

Time of day/date

4:00 pm 8-26

Location

NW OKC hw hiway and council

Characteristics

on ground eatinf a dove....black stripes on tail

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Terri
Email:
terria23@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

11;41 a.m. August 27, 2005

Location

Boston, MA

Characteristics

Grey and white, I thought it was a blue jay; the size of a blue jay,with a tuft on its head like a blue jay, sitting in an oak tree

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
hubintim@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

August, morning

Location

Weatherford

Characteristics

yellow chest, very annoying, loud call in mornings

Comments

Seems like some kind of Jay


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
pace
Email:
********************

Time of day/date

07/25/05 1:00 PM

Location

fontana dam nc. on grassy river bank

Characteristics

black crested head pale gray body black underneath tail. on ground. then low flight toward water

Comments

we chased them on the ground through the tall grass and had to get almost up to them before they took flight


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Linda
Email:
mcritch@juno.com

Time of day/date

all day

Location

Claremore, Oklahoma in my flower garden perched on my sunflowers eating the seeds.

Characteristics

Male is bright yellow with black on head and wings. Female is more mustard colored. They are beautiful and I've never seen them before.

Comments

I have seen two males at a time but only one female at a time. They are very tiny. I have seen the female and males feeding at the same time. The female looks like the bird on the menu page of this web site.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
rebekkatravis97@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

02 aug 05 1530

Location

Tinker AFB ok

Characteristics

flight bird marbled brown and white feathers, large eyes on side of head, small bill with lots of fluff around bill, white underbelly with gray stripes. whites under his chin, and looks like two rows of black stars in the upper portion of his wings.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Lee Connor
Email:
leecon3@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

all hours of day. Every day.

Location

Norman, Ok. at bird feeder. Using wild bird seed.

Characteristics

greyish with black hood. feeds at bird feeder all hours of day. looks like it could be some type of wren, sparrow or finch.

Comments

looks like it has a mask on its head and eyes.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Janet
Email:
djschell@srt.com

Time of day/date

08/31/05 at dussk

Location

Minot, ND, flower garden

Characteristics

Pink, black stripes, flower in flight

Comments

Long tongue that curled


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Jim
Email:
jopolly@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

4:00 PM 9-5-05

Location

2m East 6m South Anadarko,Ok Behind home, on fence rail 12' from house and 1' behind home on trellis.

Characteristics

Almost solid orange to goldish orange, orange beak, black eyes and feet. Underside of tail and part of back had a grayish orange color. I would put the length at 6 to 7 inches.

Comments

I also saw a male pileated woodpecker about 25' behind house. Have pictures of both birds.



Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
whboothedvm@caddoelectric.com

Time of day/date

Sept 6 3:30 pm

Location

Anadarko Oklahoma bird bath

Characteristics

Blue gray in birdbath drinking

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
dpatrick@eagletownisd.org

Time of day/date

Summer

Location

Southeast Ok

Characteristics

deepp dark blue

Comments

see it crossing roadway in the country


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
dpatrick@eagletownisd.org

Time of day/date

Summer

Location

Southeast Ok

Characteristics

deepp dark blue

Comments

see it crossing roadway in the country


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
dpatrick@eagletownisd.org

Time of day/date

Summer

Location

Southeast Ok

Characteristics

deepp dark blue

Comments

see it crossing roadway in the country


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Angela
Email:
Angumn3102@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

09/07/05 1:30 pm

Location

Backyard - WA

Characteristics

black back and head two white stripes on sides of head red stomache short tail

Comments

Ate seeds landed on tree and pecked at unseed bugs on it (possibly) Small bird


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Marjorie
Email:
margehelen@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

Sept 6, at about 2:00pm

Location

In Iowa at a state park at a smarshy area. It was flying around the trees.

Characteristics

brown with buff or yellowish breast.It also had a tuft on its head

Comments

It was some kind of flycatcher. It did not seem to have any wing bars.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Marjorie
Email:
margehelen@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

Sept 6, at about 2:00pm

Location

In Iowa at a state park at a smarshy area. It was flying around the trees.

Characteristics

brown with buff or yellowish breast.It also had a tuft on its head

Comments

It was some kind of flycatcher. It did not seem to have any wing bars.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Marjorie
Email:
margehelen@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

Sept 6, at about 2:00pm

Location

In Iowa at a state park at a smarshy area. It was flying around the trees.

Characteristics

brown with buff or yellowish breast.It also had a tuft on its head

Comments

It was some kind of flycatcher. It did not seem to have any wing bars.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
troycarpetman80 @cox.net

Time of day/date

am

Location

norman oklahoma

Characteristics

grey,flight

Comments

looks like a folcon and makes a real distink noise


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
jane
Email:
cmsmythe04@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

10am Sunday

Location

backyard, Norman Oklahoma

Characteristics

had a red/orange bill, long tail feathers (reddish) mostly brown with (reddish highlights)

Comments

at bird feeder, no special bird feed-good just got another look,


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Carol Ralstin
Email:
ralstin@ cox.net

Time of day/date

Morning around 11:00. It was a summer morning

Location

Enid, Ok. jumped over fence into back yard

Characteristics

the bird was bluish gray. It had feathers that stood about 3inches off it's head. Walked very upright. It walked strange. It's legs were not real long but not real short.It had a fairly long tail. The bird stood about 2foot to 21/2 foot tall.

Comments

I first saw it jump on top of my fence. It jump straight down to the ground. it walked kind of like a duck. (But it wasn't a duck.)It walked across our yard to the other side of the fence. It did not fly, it just stood flat footed and jumped to the top of the fence. It stood there a second and hopped to the other side. where it went from there we do not know. We tried to find it so we could get some pictures, but it was gone. I have never seen anything like it.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Becca Lombardi
Email:
blombardi@bridgeportlendingllc.com

Time of day/date

9-14-05 3:00 P.M. 9-15-05 3:00 P.M.

Location

Oklahoma City 4101 Perimeter Center Dr. Outside Office building

Characteristics

On 9-14 one dead in grass next to sidewalk On 9-15 one alive, but appearing ill sitting on wood chips next to office building. Also a different one dead on front "porch" of building. All three birds are mainly yellow. They're not goldfinches. The closest photographs I've found are of female yellow warblers. The live one had black eyes. The dead one on 9-15 has pink legs, yellow breast and olive-y/greyish wings.

Comments

The live bird flew up from the ground to a slanted sill under the windows. It was unable to hang on there and weakly fluttered/fell onto the wood chips. It was breathing very rapidly and kept closing it's eyes. It seemed to be a fully-feathered adult bird with no obvious injuries. When I went back to check on it apprx. 30 minutes later I couldn't find it.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
jacob miller
Email:
jacobmiller86@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

noon to 4:30

Location

tulsa,ok, on car lot

Characteristics

dark brown, usually on ground hunting bugs, long legs(4 in.),long beak, long neck, long toes

Comments

neck is moves raptor-like, walks pigeon toed, not afraid of people


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
jacob miller
Email:
jacobmiller86@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

noon to 4:30

Location

tulsa,ok, on car lot

Characteristics

dark brown, usually on ground hunting bugs, long legs(4 in.),long beak, long neck, long toes

Comments

neck moves raptor-like, walks pigeon toed, not afraid of people


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
jacob miller
Email:
jacobmiller86@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

noon to 4:30

Location

tulsa,ok, on car lot

Characteristics

dark brown, usually on ground hunting bugs, long legs(4 in.),long beak, long neck, long toes

Comments

neck moves raptor-like, walks pigeon toed, not afraid of people


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Walker and Elizabeth
Email:
sbconner@bellsouth.net

Time of day/date

8:00 am.

Location

in a tree by our house in a fairly wooded area.

Characteristics

beautiful white and black zebra-ish stripes with a red/organge beak. My kids said it looked like a skeleton.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Walker and Elizabeth
Email:
sbconner@bellsouth.net

Time of day/date

8:00 am

Location

fairly wooded area by our house.

Characteristics

black and white zebra-like stripes with red/orange beak. Beautiful!

Comments

My children said it looked like a skeleton!


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
sandy
Email:
sangar@iw.net

Time of day/date

october 3 am

Location

gayville, south dakota

Characteristics

black around eyes yellow on tip of tail

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
sandy
Email:
sangar@iw.net

Time of day/date

october 3 am

Location

gayville, south dakota

Characteristics

black around eyes yellow on tip of tail

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
sandy
Email:
sangar@iw.net

Time of day/date

october 3 am

Location

gayville, south dakota

Characteristics

black around eyes yellow on tip of tail

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
sandy
Email:
sangar@iw.net

Time of day/date

october 3 am

Location

gayville, south dakota

Characteristics

black around eyes yellow on tip of tail

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
sandy
Email:
sangar@iw.net

Time of day/date

october 3 am

Location

gayville, south dakota

Characteristics

black around eyes yellow on tip of tail

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
sandy
Email:
sangar@iw.net

Time of day/date

october 3 am

Location

gayville, south dakota

Characteristics

black around eyes yellow on tip of tail

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Denise
Email:
diazdp@aol.com

Time of day/date

AM October 5, 2005

Location

South Lyon, Michigan (SE MI between Detroit and Ann Arbor) in my back yard near some apple trees with a large flock of starlings ... pecking at stuff in the grass.

Characteristics

Grey on top, tan on bottom, black bib under neck, very distinct red triangle on back of head. Speckled black spots (very attractive) on back and rear. Some white in the middle of the tail.

Comments

Long, thin beak ... Longer than that of most back yard birds I see ... head was "dove-like" for lack of a better way to describe it. This was not a hawk-like head. The head was smooth -- no plumage. The bird was smaller than a hawk (?) but larger than most common birds I see in my back yard. Larger than a crow. Legs were stocky like a falcon. The bird was not skittish and stayed for a good while.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
ANNETTE
Email:
AMJ4JMJ@AOL.COM

Time of day/date

OCT 12, 2005

Location

BACK YARD IN MY PINE TREES GUN HILL WAY WARR ACRES

Characteristics

SHE WAS GRAY WITH A LARGE BODY LIKE A FAT, FAT DOVE. SHE HAD A TAIL ABOUT 7-8 INCHES LONG.

Comments

SHE HAD A SMALLER HEAD. SHE JUST SAT IN THE TREES PREENING HERSELF FOR THE LONGEST TIME. WHEN SHE SHOOK HER WINGS THEY WERE LARGE AND HER TAIL SPREAD OUT WITH LONG BLACK FEATHERS. WHEN SHE SAT ON THE BRANCH HER TAIL HUNG DOWN LIKE A PARKEET'S. SHE TURNED SIDEWAYS AND HER BODY WAS STILL HUGE COMPARED TO HER HEAD. I CALL HER ANTOINETTE.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
johnston_ginger@woodland.k12.ok.us

Time of day/date

Oct. 16, 5:30p.m.

Location

Fairfax, OK on a road by a pasture

Characteristics

reddish looking on the ground

Comments

tall, the head had a spike feathery look, long legs, moved fairly fast, never did see it fly, it went into the bushes


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
johnston_ginger@woodland.k12.ok.us

Time of day/date

Oct. 16, 5:30p.m.

Location

Fairfax, OK on a road by a pasture

Characteristics

reddish brown looking on the ground

Comments

tall, the head had a spike feathery look, long legs, moved fairly fast,long tail, never did see it fly, it went into the bushes


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Jeff Cozbey
Email:
jcozbey@braden.com

Time of day/date

10/18/2005. All day. This bird was on my deck at 7:30am looking in my window. He was out there until 7:00pm the same night.

Location

Catoosa Oklahoma

Characteristics

Grey colored, Pigeon like body. Feet had 3 large toes with skin flaps on either side but they did not go all the way to the base of the toe like typical webbing. This lead me to believe this was some kind of water fowl. The beak was straight for about 12mm then sloped downward. Did not look like he could fly well because he had a fat body.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
rbmoo437@aol.com

Time of day/date

moderate about 75 degrees

Location

Claremore, OK on the side of tree

Characteristics

Red on back of neck,in tree like a woodpecker

Comments

Yellow breast, brown on back with white and on under side of wings, chracteristics of a woodpecker slightly larger than a robin but smaller than a pidgeon.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
rbmoo437@aol.com

Time of day/date

moderate about 75 degrees

Location

Claremore, OK on the side of tree

Characteristics

Red on back of neck,in tree like a woodpecker

Comments

Yellow breast, brown on back with white and on under side of wings, chracteristics of a woodpecker slightly larger than a robin but smaller than a pidgeon.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Margot Heyne-Bell
Email:
margot.heyne-bell@mci.com

Time of day/date

10/21/2005 Friday morning, 8:30 AM

Location

6929 N. Lakewood (MCI), Tulsa, Ok 74063 It was standing on the rocks that surround the pond at the running track

Characteristics

big grey torso standing on long skinny legs.

Comments

Reminded me of storks and flamingos, the way it was standing. It appeared to be gazing out over the water for food


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Jennifer
Email:
jrmcnulty2000@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

October 24th, 2005 about 6:30PM

Location

My front yard

Characteristics

Bright yellow head, Orange blaze on back of neck, emerald/purple body with a very large and long plume in the back. Much like a peacock. About the size of chicken.

Comments

It was looking around in my front yard and was not disturbed by my close proximity. Slowly walked across the street to my neighbor's yard where it went into some bushes. Appeared that it may be flightless. I believe it may someone's missing exotic bird as I can't find info on it anywhere. I was able to take several digital photos.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
carri
Email:
kehkeh1@aol.com

Time of day/date

I have been visiting oklahoma city the past two weeks and have noticed large flocks of birds that are very noisy at dusk and even later into the evening. They are flying and jumoing in and out of trees near the freeway, or mall. They are very noisy. I was just curious as to what type of bir they were and why they were so active in the evening , especially after dark?

Location

trees at mall, or other small trees near restraunts and gas stations.

Characteristics

large beaks

Comments

Very noisy, flying around very erraticly.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Tammy
Email:
lavoiet@crowedunlevy.com

Time of day/date

11/02/05 at 8:45AM

Location

Seen it through the window on the 18th Floor of building downtown, OKC, OK. It was pecking/eating at the pebbles in the mortar on the building. Days earlier wasps were same place.

Characteristics

It was a tiny bit smaller than a robin. It looked like an Ovenbird - speckles all over the body; but there was no white. It was solid brown/black with orangish speckles all over. Plump little fat bird, cute. Slight black around the eyes, like it was wearing black eyeliner. Not in a tree but on the side of a skyscraper (18th floor).

Comments

Why would it be on the side of a skyscraper/building? There are no eaves, no sills, no overhangs, just straight wall, why would it be there - pecking at the wall? The wall has pebbles in the mortar and earlier there were approx. six or seven wasps/yellowjackets in the same location. Not sure why... no nests, nothing.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Jodie Joyce
Email:
jjoyce@kanokla.net

Time of day/date

7:45 a.m. 11/19/05

Location

Nescatunga in backyard of house pecking in ground along with sparrows

Characteristics

Grey almost bluish color with a red band of back of neck - has a black band on top part of chest. black striped wings and darker grey striped on lower body and tail. Long beck

Comments

seemed to be pecking fast like a woodpecker, but feathers were smooth and head roundish.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Peggy
Email:
whitewolf2751@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

November 19th and 20th and at 6:30 a.m.

Location

Rural McAlester,(Arpelar) drinking from a back yard bird bath 2 mornings in a row.

Characteristics

Gray with black V-shape on breast.

Comments

It had a long beak that was shaped like a crooked-bill thrasher's only this bird was a medium gray color and had a destinct black "V" on it's chest. It was longer/larger than a robin and shaped more like a mockingbird, probaly about 9-10 inches long.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Jerry Happy
Email:
jhappy@grainsystems.com;bhappy@bright.net

Time of day/date

11/24 noon

Location

claremore lake ok

Characteristics

all white with protruding large yellow bill

Comments

swimming in lake


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
David L. Whitehurst
Email:
david.whitehurst@wisplinx.com

Time of day/date

Midday

Location

Piedmont in my yard

Characteristics

Looks like a dinosaur bird, had a wing on its head. Similar to a roadrunner, but large.

Comments

Looked like some bird that ought to be extinct. We thought it was some type of roadrunner. It had long legs but the bird was rather big.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Donovan and Jodi
Email:
dragontail@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

10:15 am Sunny clear day

Location

Fort Worth, TX, backyard suburban

Characteristics

Orange to brown belly soft looking, Gray and dark stripes all the way down it's neck and back. The dark spots looked like an alligator print. 3 to 4 inch long and very narrow beak as it stuck the beak deep in the grass maybe into the dirt to get food. As it walked it's body bobbed up and down like it was dancing but the head remain perfectly still. Strangest thing I ever saw. The face was very flat and triangle shaped. Eyes were big and dark.

Comments

After watching it for a while we noticed it froze completely stiff. Then we saw a car approach from behind it, so we ran out and scared it away to save it. The bobbing looked like it was humping. Sorry, but I don't know how else to describe it, but it was funny. I've never seen this in the wild or on TV before. Body shape was kind of like a miniture emu. When standing up the head disapeared in to the body showing no neck. The neck showed when the beak would go for food and the neck was rather short.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
lisa stopp
Email:
lstopp@unitedkeetoowahband.org

Time of day/date

12-2-05 noon

Location

cherokee county

Characteristics

he is beigish-brown with a yellow belly and yelloe-tipped tail. The yelloe tips are borded at the top with a small black band. He has a black mask around his eyes, outlined with white.

Comments

he flew into my window at ground level


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
lisa stopp
Email:
lstopp@unitedkeetoowahband.org

Time of day/date

12-2-05 noon

Location

cherokee county

Characteristics

he is beigish-brown with a yellow belly and yelloe-tipped tail. The yelloe tips are borded at the top with a small black band. He has a black mask around his eyes, outlined with white.

Comments

he flew into my window at ground level


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
lori
Email:
L4evryng@aol.com

Time of day/date

6:00 am, daybreak. This bird was flying alone and several dark smaller birds, maybe 30 or so flying higher and behind in a flock. All headed SE.

Location

Riverside County, California. Somewhat near the Santa Ana River.

Characteristics

Flew about 20 to 30 feet over head. Not much higher than the roof top. Wide wing span, all white underneath. As it flew overhead I could see the silhouette of the bird against the sky. I could see the beak clearly, and above the eyes, on the forehead, there appeared to be a 'horn' pointing at slightly less than a 90 degree angle to the beak. It was pronounced, maybe the length of first two sections of the little finger. I say 'horn' because this bird was in flight, and this didn't move as a feather would....

Comments

I know I saw this, yet I'm beginning to doubt it. If you have any ideas, please let me know, I'd very much appreciate it! The vision of this bird is very clear in my mind, it was just so unusual, I stood watching as it flew away. Thank you very much....


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Josie
Email:
JosieH44@aol.com

Time of day/date

December 4 at 2: 30Pm

Location

Altus, Oklahoma, at a lake

Characteristics

Black,on thw ground by a pack of ducks eating seed off of the rocks

Comments

Very small beak and little round body


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Donna
Email:
scampsnowwhite@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

2:30 pm central time 12/5/05

Location

Moore Oklahoma - in my back yard we live in an addition small field behind house - cut down

Characteristics

walking on ground - brownish in color - little crown on head - faned tail

Comments

I do have a picture that might help you describe it


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
enztwoenz@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

December 9

Location

Duncan,Ok

Characteristics

brown and black speckled running on ground

Comments

large bird with long scissor like tail. Black mohawk like plume on head.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
rick128al@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

all day

Location

yard in midwest city

Characteristics

red beak, green and red body. This bird has been roosting against the bathroom window and from sunrise to sunset returns frequently during the day and comes right against the frosted window and flies up against the glass repeatedly, then flies away but returns often during the day. The clicking noise of his beak can be heard thruout the house. This has been over a year now. He sort of looks like a cardinal (pointed crest on head) but is neither red (male) or brown (female). I'm trying to figure out what it is.

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
karen jacobson
Email:
karenj454@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

afternoon of Dec 6, in central Wisconsin, rural area near Elderon, WI

Location

it was trying to perch on a telephone wire next to a field but was too large to balance there

Characteristics

all black, but when it took flight, you could see a beautiful white stripe going across the underneath side of it's tail about an inch or two from the end of the tail and (I think) two white patches at the end of the wings (underneath)

Comments

I thought it might be an immature eagle or some type of hawk because of it's size, but it is very black with only those few markings underneath.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Diane
Email:
dmj@jennings5.net

Time of day/date

during daylight hours

Location

Northwest Edmond, Oklahoma on 1-acre lot at bird feeders and around cedar tree in back yard

Characteristics

it looks like a black phoebe but has a yellowish beak. It is dark grey to almost black on upper half and has a white underbelly...it has been eating the thistle seed that has spilled on the porch. It is about the size of a blue bird or a sparrow and I have never seen a bird like this before. We move more rural 8 months ago...

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Diane
Email:
dmj@jennings5.net

Time of day/date

during daylight hours

Location

Northwest Edmond, Oklahoma on 1-acre lot at bird feeders and around cedar tree in back yard

Characteristics

it looks like a black phoebe but has a yellowish beak. It is dark grey to almost black on upper half and has a white underbelly...it has been eating the thistle seed that has spilled on the porch. It is about the size of a blue bird or a sparrow and I have never seen a bird like this before. We move more rural 8 months ago...

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Diane
Email:
dmj@jennings5.net

Time of day/date

during daylight hours

Location

Northwest Edmond, Oklahoma on 1-acre lot at bird feeders and around cedar tree in back yard

Characteristics

it looks like a black phoebe but has a yellowish beak. It is dark grey to almost black on upper half and has a white underbelly...it has been eating the thistle seed that has spilled on the porch. It is about the size of a blue bird or a sparrow and I have never seen a bird like this before. We move more rural 8 months ago...

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Carol Qualls
Email:
clzoo@cox.net

Time of day/date

2pm CST 12-20-05

Location

On a bird feeder in my backyard next to the house, in Broken Arrow OKlahoma

Characteristics

Black and white - no other colors - A 1/4" to 1/2" of white from the head to the tail - like a stripe - wings look like a checker board of white and black - very beautiful bird - a very small tuft of black on top of its head. It's belly is all white but on top of the body and head is mostly black. Very brave bird - fought off 5 sparrows at once and never left the perch of the bird feeder.

Comments

As I wrote before - a very brave bird - he hung onto the perch of the bird feeder while the sparrows kept flying around and landing on the perch - he just moved around it and pecked them off - as many as 5 were on the bird feeder with him.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Kathy
Email:
marykb@health.state.ok.us

Time of day/date

early mornings generally

Location

Hulbert, OK at my backyard feeder

Characteristics

black on top, gray on bottom, on the ground most of the time picking up seed.

Comments

does not chase off other birds, do not bother other birds, smaller than Finch size, black on the head and on the wings, and gray from mid section down, have a round head


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Bridget
Email:
britiko@cox.net

Time of day/date

Dec.20th,2005 10a.m.

Location

Sapulpa Oklahoma Backyard

Characteristics

Greenish Blue Head, Black Throat, Blackish blue green back. Three rows of All white Flight Feathers. Long billed beak yellow around eyes. Large Fan Black Tail Feathers

Comments

I have photos I can email to you. This bird is beautiful. Have never seen one like it before. Looked in all my books and can't find anything like it.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Audrain Newberry
Email:
anewb14499@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

8:30 am 12/22/2005 Thursday

Location

Elk City, Oklahoma playing around and on the Yucca Plant on the west side of the house on the rock patio by the driveway.

Characteristics

dark on head, back, wings and light or white on breast and stomach.

Comments

He was just playing on the Yucca plant. Hopping from stalk to stalk. Then flew off in a flash!


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Dana
Email:
gilbert4k@att.net

Time of day/date

12-24-2005

Location

near Morris Ok

Characteristics

big white breasted looks like a hawk but haven't ever seen one so big before what kind could it be?

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Dan Stoner
Email:
danstoner@cox.net

Time of day/date

November 18, 2005. Late Morning (11am or so)

Location

North-Central Caddo County (near the towns of Cogar & Gracemont), on a brush pile just on the edge of a wooded mixture of cedars, oaks, & other trees; mostly cedars however. Also, large grazing pastures & wheat fields very nearby (within 100 yards).

Characteristics

Distinct all-black head (like an executioner's hood). Other colors (though I've forgoteen exactly which is where) were white or off-white with mottled black specs, I think on the underside. I believe it had a patch or 2 of yellow on it, and a mostly black or dark gray back/top & tail. Body shape overall was very simple & basic, like a songbird - smallish, with a smooth head, 'normal' beak (not too thick, thin, long, or short).

Comments

It was perched low on a brush pile, about 4 feet off the ground, about 10-12 yards away from me. I was being very still, so don't know if it saw me. It's colors were quite distinct & beautiful, with sharply-contrasting areas of coloration. However, due to my poor memory and failure to jot down a description, I've forgotten exactly what colors were present, and where on its body; but, I believe that I would instantly recognize it if I saw a picture of one or another one - I'm kicking myself for not jotting down the description. But I've run through all the color plates of the National Audobon Society Field Guide - Eastern Region, which includes all of Oklahoma, and nothing matches it, strangely. I've never seen anything like it in my 36 years that I recall, and so it's certainly interesting to me. Any ideas? Thanks!


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Toni Ricks
Email:
toni_ricks@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Morning and afternoon December

Location

Okmulgee and Wilburton

Characteristics

Gray wings and head...not a solid color Bright yellow breast

Comments

One was in the yard in Okmulgee, obviously a victim of a cat. The other was spied from a moving vehicle. The beak was large and curved downward


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Janice
Email:
rskiy@alltel.net

Time of day/date

afternoon

Location

Stilwell, Ok in a cleared area in the woods. Our backyard.

Characteristics

brown speckled body with red triangle on top of head and a black area (a bib) on the chest area. Was feeding in the long grass.

Comments

seemed to be by itself or maybe one or two more in the area.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Betty Barnett
Email:
tjbty@aol.com

Time of day/date

December 30, 2005 4:30 p m

Location

Norman, Oklahoma Front yard bird feeder

Characteristics

Head, back, tail a charcoal color white tummy several seen in bird feeder

Comments

when in flight, there may be some white tail feathers. At first I thought it was a mockingbird but it is too small


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
russman10_4@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

fallocober

Location

on a lake eufalla

Characteristics

grey body head of a turkeyred

Comments

swim like a goose live around resorts for bread scrapes ect. not afraid of peopple


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
russman10_4@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

fallocober

Location

on a lake eufalla

Characteristics

grey body head of a turkeyred

Comments

swim like a goose live around resorts for bread scrapes ect. not afraid of peopple


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
russman10_4@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

fallocober

Location

on a lake eufalla

Characteristics

grey body head of a turkeyred

Comments

swim like a goose live around resorts for bread scrapes ect. not afraid of peopple


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
russman10_4@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

fallocober

Location

on a lake eufalla

Characteristics

grey body head of a turkeyred

Comments

swim like a goose live around resorts for bread scrapes ect. not afraid of peopple


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
karenjacobsen@cox.net

Time of day/date

Right around dusk.

Location

Choctaw, OK in my front yard.

Characteristics

Mixed brown/black/white. Small like a wren. In a small hole in a tree.

Comments

A little bird lit on a tree then made it's way towards a hole that had been made by perhaps a woodpecker? then poked it's head in the hole, kinda spread it's wings then went to sleep for the night! The bird's coloring matches the tree bark exactly and, as I said, if you didn't see it go to the hole you would never find it because it is so completely camouflaged! Can you tell me what this bird is? It is absoultely amazing....I've never seen this before. Thanks,


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
The Koepls
Email:
koepl@bmi.net

Time of day/date

January 7, at 9:15 a.m.

Location

Nezperce, ID, in my graveled driveway

Characteristics

This bird has an all black head; grayish/brown back and short grayish/brown tail; cream colored breast and body; grayish/brown rounded, short wings; beak is whiteish color, short, and thick. The bird hops on the ground and perches in the trees. When flies, it goes up and down, like a roller coaster. It does not stretch it's neck or tail out. It is a compact, bunchy, little bird.

Comments

This bird is about 5" long from beak to tail tip. We see it in the late fall and all winter. It dosen't seem to mind the weather, because it eats the bird seed (we put out) even in the rain. It seems like a friendly, happy bird.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Matthew
Email:
matsuda66@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

08 Jan 2006 at 1230.

Location

Stillwater, OK in bird bath

Characteristics

bird is dark gray. Has crest. Black band across eyes and extending toward back of head. Gold chest with gold at tip of tail.

Comments

Does not like Robins. Left every time a Robin appeared


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
mousie_ok@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Jan.10, 2006, all day

Location

Ponca City, OK, yard birdfeeders

Characteristics

Black to dark charcoal gray color on back and a light gray to white underneath. Mainly at ground feeder but also on tree feeders. Quick and moved a lot.

Comments

Kind of an orange bill. Kind of a round body like a chickadee.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
cliffk
Email:
my021144@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

early January, am 'til about noon

Location

Tipton, OK. in a wheat-field, and also my back yard

Characteristics

body is about the same as a large dove, breast area is very YELLOW, rest of bird is grey or grey-black

Comments

birds usually appear in groups of 8 to 12 birds


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Lisa & Cassi Denard
Email:
denards@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

9:00 a.m. 1/14/06

Location

Edmond, OK in our front yard (approx. 3 acre area) Very open.

Characteristics

Shades of gray/drown with red on the back of the neck, black on the throat (like he is wearing a bandana)and a longer than usual red/orange beck. There are approx. 6-10 birds staying and "working" on the ground. They are pecking continously on the ground.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Brenda
Email:
vlorie@brightok.net

Time of day/date

8:00am 1-14-06

Location

Springer, OK, My backyard in the country

Characteristics

Yellow, black, dark gray, On the ground near a tree, steeling dogfood from my dog.

Comments

yellow on some of face and all of belly. Body was dark gray and had a black line across eyes almost like a bandet mask.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Tammy Solis
Email:
tammylsolis@cox.net

Time of day/date

Friday morning, January 13, 2006, approximately 9:30 am.

Location

Residential backyard in south Tulsa, Oklahoma

Characteristics

White head and white on sides, black or dark overall color. On the ground.

Comments

This bird had caught a rabbit and was finishing it off in the backyard. Appeared to be at least 18 inches in height and did not resemble what one would believe to be a chickenhawk.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Nancy Bird
Email:
okwdcarver@sstelco.com

Time of day/date

Jan. most of this month so far during daylight hours

Location

Mayes county, Rose, OK. we bought a 10 acre parcel of land in the south eastern most part of Mayes county and had to clear several hundred trees in order to get our house and driveway built.

Characteristics

These birds are primarily very dark brown on the back and back of their heads. They have "dirty" white bellies and seem to hop as they fly short distances. They are mostly in an area on the edge of where we cleard the land to put the house in. The trees are red and white oak and hickory. There is a large amount of fallen brush still as we just did all of this clearing this past summer. There is no water souce close to our house, but they seem to be in little packs of 8 to 10 birds and they primarily stay very low to the ground. We had tried to plant winter wheat, but it has been too dry and the seeds are still on the top of the soil in many places. That is where I see them in small packs as they come into what will be our yard eventually and feed on the winter wheat seed. I don't know exactly where they nest. I don't know a lot about birds, but these little guys are fascinating to watch as they flit around from place to place.

Comments

I don't know if I have given you enough information, but I could try to catch a picture of one with my digital camera and email it to you, if that would help.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
susie
Email:
keanusue@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

11:30 a.m.

Location

san fernando valley suburbs in southern calif.

Characteristics

brown with white spots at top of tall tree

Comments

I heard the sound of the bird first and then went to look at it . It was kind of fat and it had along pointy beak.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Charlotte Thomas
Email:
cltchickie@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

Usually in the mornings and on into the afternoon sometimes. The first time I saw him was Monday, January 23, 2006.

Location

Washita Point on Lake Texoma, southeast of Kingston.

Characteristics

Black and white with a ruby red cap and ruby red throat with white and black stripes on his face from the long black beak to the back of the head. He has a white stripe down his back and his wings are black with white stripes. His belly is a very pale yellow with tiny black spots around the outside edges. Except for the belly, this bird has all the same colors of the Redheaded Woodpecker, just not the same markings.

Comments

I believe this bird to be a woodpecker of some kind but he's not in my Oklahoma Bird Book and I haven't been able to find him on the internet. He looks a lot like the hairy woodpecker but the solid red cap (not a spot) and throat and strong black and white back do not match. He was side-by-side with a hairy woodpecker for a few seconds and they are definitely different. He has been at my woodpecker suet feeder for several days. He's a real beauty and I'm stumped as to what he is. I hope you can help.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Cindy Pullin
Email:
cvZPULLIN@COX.NET

Time of day/date

9:00 am to about 9:20 am, Friday, Jan. 27, 2006

Location

home backyard in Norman, Ok. about 1/2 West of I 35

Characteristics

on ground feeding on a small bird. Thought it might be an American Kestral but it has a gray back with several medium sized white spots. The breast was more speckled than striped and was brown, red and white. It's head was almost completely gray. While bigger than a robin, I'm not sure it was as big as some of the crows I've seen around here. To be quite honest, at the very first casual glance through the window to check the level of seed of the feeder I thought it was a dark-eyed Junco because we have a lot of those around. But the size, behavior, etc quickly told me I was wrong. But the gray was about the same exact color.

Comments

It had already caught the bird when I first saw it through my bathroom window. I got a pair of binocolurs to try to identify it (yesterday I saw a hawk flying around being chased by smaller birds). Watched it about 15 minutes, then got my camera to try to take a picture of it. Didn't work. It fed on the ground, would look up every time I moved (I don't know if he could see my movements through the window), would often turn its head to check his surroundings. I have several bird feeders; this area is one of the corners of our property, has several slash pines, 2 red buds, and a 10' tall Japanese maple arranged in kind of a triangle in the corner. There is a bird bath in the center front. I have one seed feeder and one suet feeder hanging off an easy to reach branch of one of the red buds. We enjoy watching the birds flitting around the trees through our bathroom windows. (this is the master bath). Frequent visitors to the feeders (either in this corner or the other area in the back yard) are the sparrows, cardinals, blue jays, Juncos, goldfinches, flickers, chickadees, mockingbirds, and of course, the grackles. Not as often we have the downy woodpeckers, nuthatches and even once this winter, a pileated woodpecker. What I saw today was not near as bit as the pileated woodpecker. Thanks for any help you can give me.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Cindy Pullin
Email:
cvZPULLIN@COX.NET

Time of day/date

9:00 am to about 9:20 am, Friday, Jan. 27, 2006

Location

home backyard in Norman, Ok. about 1/2 West of I 35

Characteristics

on ground feeding on a small bird. Thought it might be an American Kestral but it has a gray back with several medium sized white spots. The breast was more speckled than striped and was brown, red and white. It's head was almost completely gray. While bigger than a robin, I'm not sure it was as big as some of the crows I've seen around here. To be quite honest, at the very first casual glance through the window to check the level of seed of the feeder I thought it was a dark-eyed Junco because we have a lot of those around. But the size, behavior, etc quickly told me I was wrong. But the gray was about the same exact color.

Comments

It had already caught the bird when I first saw it through my bathroom window. I got a pair of binocolurs to try to identify it (yesterday I saw a hawk flying around being chased by smaller birds). Watched it about 15 minutes, then got my camera to try to take a picture of it. Didn't work. It fed on the ground, would look up every time I moved (I don't know if he could see my movements through the window), would often turn its head to check his surroundings. I have several bird feeders; this area is one of the corners of our property, has several slash pines, 2 red buds, and a 10' tall Japanese maple arranged in kind of a triangle in the corner. There is a bird bath in the center front. I have one seed feeder and one suet feeder hanging off an easy to reach branch of one of the red buds. We enjoy watching the birds flitting around the trees through our bathroom windows. (this is the master bath). Frequent visitors to the feeders (either in this corner or the other area in the back yard) are the sparrows, cardinals, blue jays, Juncos, goldfinches, flickers, chickadees, mockingbirds, and of course, the grackles. Not as often we have the downy woodpeckers, nuthatches and even once this winter, a pileated woodpecker. What I saw today was not near as bit as the pileated woodpecker. Thanks for any help you can give me.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Glenn Dixon
Email:
glendixon@earthlink.net

Time of day/date

early morning and evening mostly

Location

Cedar lake, Oklahoma

Characteristics

very much like a sparrow,but smaller, and mostly yellow also, some have distintive green colors

Comments

I have only noticed these very small birds for the last 2 years. Perhaps they are migratory? They are not afraid of the larger birds, and seem to really enjoy the feeders on my porch.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Peter Foster
Email:
pifoster@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

Monday, January 30th at 1:00 pm

Location

68th and Yale parking lot in Tulsa, OK

Characteristics

The bird had a round bill like a finch or cardinal, a black face with a bright red-orange head (cap and back of head), and a bright red-orange breast fading into yellow-orange near the bottom. Wings were light brown and the tail was light brown. The bird's back was red-orange. Smooth and even colors, no markings. No peak or crown (like a cardinal) on it's head.

Comments

I had a chance to view the bird very closely as it landed on my parked car's sideview mirror and attacked it's own reflection in my window for around five minutes. I was sitting in the driver's seat watching it. It was slightly smaller than a full-grown robin but larger than a sparrow. I've never seen a bird like this before and I'd love to know what it was. It was a beautiful bird. Thanks for any help in identifying this bird.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Don McGinnis
Email:
furniturfixr@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

wednesday 02/01/06 9 am

Location

back yard fence 3028 S.W. 96sh St Okc

Characteristics

blue Gray body, Light gray on breast, Hooked beak

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
autumn_keillor@yaoo.com

Time of day/date

2:00 pm

Location

lawton, oklahoma

Characteristics

dark, on the ground

Comments

odd shaped tail, makes different kind of sounds


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
autumn_keillor@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

2:00 pm

Location

lawton, oklahoma

Characteristics

dark, on the ground

Comments

odd shaped tail, makes different kind of sounds


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
dclark@wynona.k12.ok.us

Time of day/date

7:30 a.m. January 24, 2006

Location

Wynona, Ok about 10 ft. away from school sidewalk

Characteristics

speckled brownish color sitting on ground pecking through the grass quite a bit larger than a meadowlark

Comments

didn't seem to be concerned even with people walking down the sidewalk and cars passing on the highway couldn't see the stomach didn't see it fly off


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Laurel Webster
Email:
LoLoWeb2@gmail.com

Time of day/date

2/12/05 1:00PM

Location

Yard in wild rosebushes

Characteristics

red breast, forked tail , beak alittle longer than a robin

Comments

Looked like a robin but bigger and when it flew it had white and black under its' tail.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Laurel Webster
Email:
LoLoWeb2@gmail.com

Time of day/date

2/12/05 1:00PM

Location

Yard in wild rosebushes

Characteristics

red breast, forked tail , beak alittle longer than a robin

Comments

Looked like a robin but bigger and when it flew it had white and black under its' tail.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
james
Email:
jamesrh74@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

12-3pm, 02/13/06

Location

tulsa, ok, in my backyard

Characteristics

it looks like a large woodpecker. Red on the back of it's head. black spotted in the chest.

Comments

but very large for a woodpecker. was on my birdbath. I've seen it several times. I guess it was about one foot in length from head to tail. About the size of a large pigeon, but more slender looking.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Dana Brunson Homer
Email:
dana@meadowsage.com

Time of day/date

Summer 2005

Location

Boomer Lake, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Characteristics

On ground hanging out with a flock of Canada Geese. I have a scanned image here: http://pics.meadowsage.com/goose.jpg It's various shades of brown and is about the same size as a canada goose.

Comments

My inlaws saw this bird last summer and haven't been able to identify it.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
jd_degiacomo@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

1:30, 2/16/06

Location

Shawnee, OK, Trees lining a Pond Dam

Characteristics

In Tree, Small, Light Gray, with a small red strip on breast...

Comments

look like a sparrow, but was light grey with red on its breast, it didn't have a completely red belly, but just a small red strip.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Cody
Email:
codypete@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

February 15, 2006 1200 hours

Location

North end of Stillwater Regional airport

Characteristics

Black back with a single white strip along the junction of the tail feathers and body.

Comments

Appeared to be a bird of prey.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Alice Lundstrom
Email:
alundstr@msn.com

Time of day/date

9:00 am Saturday, February 16,2006

Location

Norman, OK in back yard

Characteristics

long beak, bright yellow belly,

Comments

very fat, split tail, long beak, eating sunflower seeds on the ground


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Joey Movsesian
Email:
josephmovses1792@aol.com

Time of day/date

Feburary 18 at about 12:30 P.M.

Location

Broken Arrow, OK in my backyard next to a field

Characteristics

Sort of like a western meadowlark but not as much yellow only a little yellow on the back of the neck. It had a black blotch under its beak almost like a beard. Liked to take refouge in my birdfeeder. But also ate on the ground with the other finches.

Comments

We had a snowstorm and it took refouge in my birdfeeder. Seemed really friendly.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Joey Movsesian
Email:
josephmovses1792@aol.com

Time of day/date

Feburary 18 at about 12:30 P.M.

Location

Broken Arrow, OK in my backyard next to a field

Characteristics

Sort of like a western meadowlark but not as much yellow only a little yellow on the back of the neck. It had a black blotch under its beak almost like a beard. Liked to take refouge in my birdfeeder. But also ate on the ground with the other finches.

Comments

We had a snowstorm and it took refouge in my birdfeeder. Seemed really friendly.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
pdewolfe@cox.net

Time of day/date

2/18/06 5:00pm

Location

Yukon, Oklahoma - backyard of city residence

Characteristics

small head, larger than dove, brownish with white spots on back

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Cindy Van Kley
Email:
cvk9bahai@cox.net

Time of day/date

2/19/06 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Location

Spencer, OK backyard feeders

Characteristics

light brown with reddish breast and little bit of red on mid back near tail, no crest, groundfeeding what the sparrows knock out of the hanging feeder

Comments

We've also got cardinals, male and female, and it doesn't look like the femal cardinal. much smaller. Slenderer than the sparrows


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Cindy Van Kley
Email:
cvk9bahai@cox.net

Time of day/date

2/19/06 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Location

Spencer, OK backyard feeders

Characteristics

light brown with reddish breast and little bit of red on mid back near tail, no crest, groundfeeding what the sparrows knock out of the hanging feeder

Comments

We've also got cardinals, male and female, and it doesn't look like the femal cardinal. much smaller. Slenderer than the sparrows


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Kevin
Email:
kevin.brown@student.oc.edu

Time of day/date

january 6 pm

Location

edmond, OK, lake arcadia

Characteristics

white, on water

Comments

There were a bunch of these white birds hovering over lake arcadia, many would swoop down for fish.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Marge Turner
Email:
countryhearts1953@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

2/19/06 2:45 p.m.

Location

Between Calvin and Stuart, OK in my backyard

Characteristics

It is a woodpecker...has a red top knot, fluffed out...not a red head like the red headed woodpecker

Comments

the sides of its head are white with black stripes. its wings are solid black except when it flys then there is white seen. I watched one outside my office window for about 15 minutes and then it was joined by another one a little bit larger. I watched them both for about another 15 minutes.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
tk butler
Email:
tk17.butler@cox.net

Time of day/date

February 20 - around 7:00 a.m.

Location

1014 NW 100th - OKC regular old neighborhood - in backyard, with an alley running behind, bird was located inside fence

Characteristics

little smaller than a crow, but larger than a robin. flat headed, sharp hooked beak, white chest, dark body (black, charcoal, grey?) solid color back area changing to "spotted" below wings, then solid white chest, talon type claws, dark eye-

Comments

My first instinct was to think it's either a hawk, falcon, or kite. It was on the ground 'defeathering' a bird and eating it(it was sparrow or junco-can no longer tell, tried to identify what was left by the feathers, but could not) Stayed on the ground for a long time eating. A blue jay came near on the fence across the alley from it squawking. It would just raise it's head and stare until the bird went away, then it would resume eating. Stayed until something spooked it. Flew off taking it's breakfast with it. Beautiful bird. Didn't see any sign of red/muddy brown color - don't think it was a Redtail Hawk, smaller than that. Thanks for your help!


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Wayne
Email:
wb4946@aol.com

Time of day/date

2/22/06 4:30 PM

Location

Ketchum, OK on my farm at the barn. About 6-8 in the group

Characteristics

Shiny dark grey to black top and white belly.

Comments

Similar to White-brested Nothatch, Fox sparrow, Palm Warbler. They seem to be trying to nest,


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Wayne
Email:
wb4946@aol.com

Time of day/date

2/23/06 9:30 AM

Location

Ketchum, OK Farm near one of my ponds

Characteristics

Saw my first bluebirds (3) of the season today. We had about 30 last year. Put up four bluebird nesting boxes last summer.

Comments

No response needed.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Wayne Beverage
Email:
wb4946@aol.com

Time of day/date

2/23/06 9:45 AM

Location

Ketchum, OK near pond

Characteristics

Long graceful flight into pond.

Comments

It looked similiar to a Little Blue Heron but I don't know if they are in this location? Maybe a relative of the Little Blue. It did seem to be more grey,


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
teresa cooper
Email:
teresacooper_4@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

feb 24, 2006 7:30 am

Location

richards, MO in front but rural area near river

Characteristics

have seen in tree before, today 2 were eating on ground under pecan trees, flew away when heard us. look like large wood peckers

Comments

have lived in are all our life have never seen this type of bird. we are located southwest missoui near kansas line on 40 acres of timber and hay ground with river.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
PATTY BRIGGS
Email:
PBRIGGS@MEDIASOFTUSA.COM

Time of day/date

2/23/06-02/24/06 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

Location

OKLAHOMA CITY (BROADWAY EXT) AT WORK PUT UP A BIRDFEEDER

Characteristics

HEAD AND BELLY SMOOTH DARK RED TO A BURNT ORANGE BACK WINGS AND TAIL LIGHT BROWN TAIL IS ABOUT 3 INCHES LONG AND SLINDER

Comments

THESE 2 BIRDS ONE IS DARK RED THE OTHER IS THE BURNT ORANGE THEY SIT AT THE FEEDER EATING DO NOT LIKE THE SPARROWS WILL JUMP AT THEM THE DARK RED ONE DOES NOT LIKE THE BURNT ORANGE ONE AND WILL FLY AT IT AND CHASE IT AWAY THE OTHER BIRD IT WILL EAT WITH LOOKS LIKE IT BUT I DO NOT SEE COLOR ON ITS BELLY OR HEAD, MATES? I WISH I HAD CAMERA LOOKED THRU YOUR LIST BUT DIDNT SEE ANYTHING LIKE IT.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
pennylmuddy@walmartconnect.com

Time of day/date

feb 24 2006

Location

wagoner county

Characteristics

white bottom purple or black top,in a tree

Comments

ate from a bird feeder


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Steve
Email:
sdelance@foxvalley.net

Time of day/date

Morning (10am) 2/25/2006 Afternoon (4:30) 2/21/2006

Location

Dewey, OK, in my back yard

Characteristics

grayish head and back with white belly, long thin tail, black pointed beak, slight mask around black eyes, whitish markings on wings (more visible in flight from underside), seen on fence, ground and tree, no cresting on head, about the size of a cardinal

Comments

from other pictures I've seen looks a bit like a Rock wren, but the tail is longer and the bill seems straighter


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Priscilla
Email:
psmith66@mac.com

Time of day/date

8 a.m. 2/25/06

Location

Cushing, OK at my feeder.

Characteristics

grey body, red head, VERY short tail

Comments

Larger than our red-winged blackbirds, this bird holds on to the end of our bird feeder, reaches around to grab feed, then taps his beak against the side of the feeder (cedar wood) as he eats. We only see what I assume is the male - no female that we have observed. Not shy - doesn't spook and fly away when other birds, including the blackbirds - come to the feeder.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Debra Arvin
Email:
darvin@ednet10.net

Time of day/date

2-26-06 about 4:00 pm

Location

East of Cumberland on a fence.

Characteristics

Sitting on a fence, Red hawk of some sort.

Comments

Larger than average hawk. Spectacualr orange and red color.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Jennifer Downs
Email:
Jennifer@Downs.net

Time of day/date

most recently, 4pm, March 5th

Location

Oklahoma City - Warr Acres area

Characteristics

I don't know!

Comments

I'm trying to identify a bird by its call. I've not ever been able to tell what bird was making the sound. It sounds like a wood pipe or flute, and it's two sounds, the first being higher and louder. If I could put a word to it, it might be "SISsel". It's high-pitched, like a rubber-duckie being squeezed, but maybe not quite that high. I thought it must have been one of the water birds on the lake at Guymon, but never could tell for sure. I've now heard it several times inside OKC. Thanks again!


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
roxanne moore
Email:
tcsmommy@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

3-07-06 noon

Location

atlanta ga in a office park

Characteristics

tan head with black mask trimmed in white--yellow belly turning to white tipped under tail and yellow tip on tail-gray wings with white lines-with orange tips--very smooth feathers-sleek body

Comments

seems to love berrys---several of these 5-6 have been crashing into the windows and hurting themselves


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
rosie
Email:
toadierat@cox.net

Time of day/date

march 9 2006 all day

Location

oklahoma city

Characteristics

black bird with a white stripe at bottom of wings

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Michael
Email:
Michael.Kraemer@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

10 March 2006 around noon.

Location

Norman, Oklahoma

Characteristics

3 Birds sitting on my patio. One appears to be female, the other two are males.

Comments

These birds have beaks that do not look like Sparrows., Waxbill? The male heads are cinnamon in color, not orange or red but cinammon.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
godlop@cox.net

Time of day/date

9:30 a.m. march 12

Location

OKC, Ok N.W. side of city in front yard

Characteristics

body of a sparrow, smaller head with burgundy color on head and chest. Sparrow markings on lower body.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Judy
Email:
www.jerileighsmom@aol.com

Time of day/date

Jan.-March Day hours

Location

Tuttle ok back yard

Characteristics

Shaped like a cardnal color of sparrow has crest and beak like a cardnal.The markings are brown-black with lighter mixed in. The face is dark.

Comments

This bird is slightly smaller then a cardnal but looks very much like one other then the color. Eats from the feeder and on the ground.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
michelleandjeff@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

Location

atoka, ok in backyard

Characteristics

blackish gray and white striped wings

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Jerry
Email:
klr650az@gmail.com

Time of day/date

East of Phoenix Az

Location

Saquaro Lake

Characteristics

Gray

Comments

I have a picture of this bird but can't identify it.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Debbie
Email:
debgirl58@cox.net

Time of day/date

March 21, 2006, it had a red head, and a highlighted red chest and a red stripe going down his back.

Location

Bethany, Oklahoma

Characteristics

he was eating out of our feeder

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
debi Holcomb
Email:
debiholcomb@prodigy.net

Time of day/date

March 22, 2006 11:00 am

Location

Tulsa, OK

Characteristics

Light brown body. Entire head was white with an orange beak. Setting in a Cedar tree being chased off by a male Cardinal. (similar in size to the cardinal more sleek body than a robin)

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Jaime
Email:
jaime@betterhosts.net

Time of day/date

03/22/2006 1200

Location

Jenks, OK Residence

Characteristics

Bright yellow belly with black collar. Head was black and yellow. Body was white and grey striped. Had a long, thin beak and large feet set farther back than that of a sparrow.

Comments

Eating out of backyard feeder.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Debbie
Email:
debgirl58@cox.net

Time of day/date

March 22, 2006 - all day long

Location

Bethany, Ok in our back yard feeder

Characteristics

he has a red head with a red stipe going down the back and a red chest. His mate looks much like a sparrow. They are always together.

Comments

The bird looks like it could be like the beginning of a cardinal turning totally red. But it is definately not a woodpecker.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Deb
Email:
debgirl58@cox.net

Time of day/date

All day, everyday.

Location

Bethany, OK

Characteristics

I know these are some kind of greckles, very beautiful in color, with a yellow eye.

Comments

Any ideas on how to keep these away. My husband and I just started with putting out bird houses. Just a week ago, so when we saw the greckle we thought "great, how beautiful" then he told all his buddies and now there are sometimes 20 birds in our trees scaring away the cardinals, and the new red chested bird I wrote you about. Between the greckles and the squirls, they harding have a chance. Please anything you have to offer, I would appreciate.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
arcticshefox@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

random days at late morning to late noon.

Location

broken arrow,OK,in trees above creek.

Characteristics

tawny/golden "fuzzy" legs and belly with dark spots, soars/glides, found in top parts of trees.

Comments

seen two (might be mates) around what looks to be like a nest. seen active mostly on warm days. looks to be about +12in. high(about the size of my cat.)


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
CJ Devin
Email:
cjdevin@tulsacounty.org

Time of day/date

3/22/06 11am

Location

Tulsa, Ok Back yard Feeding with a flock of Grackles on sunflower seed off the ground.

Characteristics

This bird was also black but with a white face. It had a large white patch around it's eyes. It's body was somewhat fuller and a little heavier than the Grackles. It did not have a long tail like the others but was a little shorter in length as well as a little stockier.

Comments

This bird could have easily been mistaken for another Grackle. It blended in pretty well but a second glance revealed the differences, mainly the white face around the eyes. It was not a pigeon or a dove. I see these birds regularly. This was a bird I have never seen before and I do enjoy regular bird watching although I do not consider myself to be an expert, by any means. It was feeding off the ground right along with the rest of the blackbirds. Eventually, it flew away.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
CJ Devin
Email:
cjdevin@tulsacounty.org

Time of day/date

3/22/06 11am

Location

Tulsa, Ok Back yard Feeding with a flock of Grackles on sunflower seed off the ground.

Characteristics

This bird was also black but with a white face. It had a large white patch around it's eyes. It's body was somewhat fuller and a little heavier than the Grackles. It did not have a long tail like the others but was a little shorter in length as well as a little stockier.

Comments

This bird could have easily been mistaken for another Grackle. It blended in pretty well but a second glance revealed the differences, mainly the white face around the eyes. It was not a pigeon or a dove. I see these birds regularly. This was a bird I have never seen before and I do enjoy regular bird watching although I do not consider myself to be an expert, by any means. It was feeding off the ground right along with the rest of the blackbirds. Eventually, it flew away.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
ellen hargrove
Email:
bradorellen@aol.com

Time of day/date

Friday, March 24th about 1pm

Location

Jenks, OK (on fence in neighborhood)

Characteristics

breast: light brown & white patterned head & rest of body: grey/brown small short beak curved down (yellow at the base, black towards the tip)

Comments

i have a snapshot that i think would be more helpful than my description. may i email it to you?


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
jayne.mcdaniel@msn.com

Time of day/date

early march, mornings

Location

north of Claremore, OK, built a nest in our decorative basket hanging by the door on our front porch

Characteristics

dusty brown, light underneath, the male has red on throat and top of head

Comments

they have laid 4 turqouise blue eggs, they have very rapid flight, and the male is very musical, especially in the early stages of establishing a nest


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Kevin Curtis
Email:
kgcurtis@cableone.net

Time of day/date

3/25/2006 morning

Location

Lake Texoma, East end, Oklahoma side

Characteristics

dove gray face, black eyes, black bill, tufted head feathers, black stripe from beak to back, very pale pinkish orange breast. Seen on a bird feeder.

Comments

There seemed to be a pair of these birds, however they appeared virtually identical.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
mlculhane@ba.k12.ok.us

Time of day/date

March 30, 2006

Location

Broken Arrow Ok, 71st and Co Line, New Additon Front Porch corner rain awning.

Characteristics

nest with white headed bird

Comments

scissortail flycatcher?


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Donna Mullins
Email:
dsmullins@ou.edu

Time of day/date

my dog found a bird....a little larger than a giant homer pigeon, but I can tell it is a baby..it is slate gray in color and has very large feet (almost like fingers) and little web flaps on each toe, but the fee are not webbed...

Location

in the middle of the city of Norman, OK

Characteristics

I think it might be a young bird that has fallen out of our large tree and is still too young to fly....we have alot of large black birds around our property and I'm wondering if it might be one of their young, but I don't even know exactly what type of bird they are.......I've contacted the Wild Care Center in Noble, but no one has called me back. I think it might be able to eat by itself, but I don't know what to put out for it......help......

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Quinton weeks
Email:
shotgun150@aol.com

Time of day/date

3/30/2006 appros 5pm

Location

in claremore ok. in a yard

Characteristics

it was on the groung eating.it makes dove noises,hangs with other doves.the coloring is way off.this is an off white.

Comments

i have photographs.i have seen this several times over the last three years.i dont know how to forward pictures to you.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Quinton weeks
Email:
shotgun150@aol.com

Time of day/date

3/30/2006 appros 5pm

Location

in claremore ok. in a yard

Characteristics

it was on the groung eating.it makes dove noises,hangs with other doves.the coloring is way off.this is an off white.

Comments

i have photographs.i have seen this several times over the last three years.i dont know how to forward pictures to you.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
sally
Email:
tuppy0606@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

6.30pm, gmt,

Location

south coast of uk, near small mudflat area, near motorway.

Characteristics

jet black body, plain white head, flew overhead with a whole fish in its mouth, stocky body, short neck and beak, reminded me of a bird of prey, not a water bird....a bit larger than a kestrel

Comments

it flew towards a motorway embankment, but landed in bushes at base of tree line, not in a tree i hope u can help, many thanks


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
texaszephyr@cox.net

Time of day/date

3/30/06 10am

Location

Broken Arrow, Ok

Characteristics

Red on top of head, red breast & small amount of red in middle of back along the wing edges. overall color was grayish brown. Seen in bush & at bird bath.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Steven Bailey
Email:
cabeman@fullnet.net

Time of day/date

aprox.6:00 pm.

Location

Nowata, Ok. (in town)

Characteristics

perching bird

Comments

very much like a sparrow except grayish color also dull red on head and chest.The other bird with it was simular but no red on it.Was eatting sunflower seeds at the feeder when the starlings and common grackles were not there. Also had some cedar waxwings show up then leave (didn't feed on seeds)quickly.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
REDLENDER@HOTMAIL.COM

Time of day/date

DAY

Location

TULSA, OK

Characteristics

BLACK WITH IRRIDESENT HEAD

Comments

STRANGE SOUNDS


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Jayne
Email:
jayne.mcdaniel@msn.com

Time of day/date

It has built a nest in a decorative basket on my front porch. They laid 4 blue eggs, which have now hatched.

Location

North of Claremore OK

Characteristics

The male has reddish color on top of his head and on throat.

Comments

The first time I noticed them was early March and the male especially sings. I had thought at first that it was some sort of sparrow mutation. The female looks more like a sparrow, but more gray than brown in color.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Ashley
Email:
heavenzkiss777@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

4/4/2006, around 10:00 pm

Location

Henryetta Oklahoma, in my fenced in back yard, eatting seed(for song birds) off the ground.

Characteristics

Its body was grey, it had a black head, it was upside down on the fence alot. When it flew it would always drop down a bit when taking off of the fence.

Comments

The only other thing I can think of is that it would grab a little bit of seed then fly away again, instead of sticking around.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Ruth Ann
Email:
ruth2755@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

4/3/06 at 10:30 AM

Location

Oklahoma City OK, in a tree in our yard

Characteristics

tree, red head, gray body, long beak

Comments

I thought it might be a warbler, my daughter thinks it might be a wren.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
nermalski1101@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

afternoon

Location

Alamosa, CO

Characteristics

wading in water, rust-colored head and neck, black and white body, long legs and neck, long, turned up beak.

Comments

pokes head into water frequently, feeds in small groups


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Email:
nermalski1101@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

afternoon

Location

Alamosa, CO

Characteristics

wading in water, rust-colored head and neck, black and white body, long legs and neck, long, turned up beak.

Comments

pokes head into water frequently, feeds in small groups


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Carrie
Email:
TinkerbelleIss@aol.com

Time of day/date

April 22 morning

Location

Drive way, pecking at ground.

Characteristics

Red Spot on head, a black rectangle on chest. Some colering similar to a mourning dove. Also some striping on back. Looks like a cross between a morning dove and a woodpecker.

Comments

I have seen this bird twice. The first time was early March, ( I think) Also the bird has a rather long hooked beak. Both times I saw it in the morning.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
rick
Email:
rsmith122@stny.rr.com

Time of day/date

april 19th thru 22 in the early after noon thru late afternoon

Location

alfred, new york in the woods at about 2500 ft elevation.

Characteristics

wood pecker with a red patch on head and a red v shaped patch on neck and breast, the back looks like a skeleton with the black and white markings ,and in the same trees each day.

Comments

this bird was very friendly and came very close to us and our dog and was very volcal talking alot,we know its a woodpecker but what species is it .have not seen this one in any book or internet site, it had very vivd color and pattern.thanks


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Kathryn
Email:
dylanfan@cox.net

Time of day/date

3:00 p.m.

Location

Yukon, Oklaoma

Characteristics

blue violet solid color bird flying 10 feet off the ground. Going from tree to tree. Beautiful bird. Thought it might be a bluebird but this bird was blue all over. It is between the sparrow and robin in size.

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Kathryn
Email:
dylanfan@cox.net

Time of day/date

around 2:45 p.m.

Location

Yukon, Oklahoma

Characteristics

Violet blue bird. Blue all over. Flying approx 10 feet above ground going from tree to tree. Not a bluebird we looked that up. He was by himself.

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
bigbones12@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

6:00 evening

Location

glenville,PA eating a ground hog near corn field

Characteristics

white breast sown to it feet and light brown it was on the ground and in the tree

Comments

there were a pair the one bird sat of to the side. the bird sat on top of the dead ground hog. there were turkey buzzard circling it. This bird was diffently the king. The crows would bother it also. We have a red tail hawk around and we even seen it that night. it was larger then the hawk


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
chris
Email:
csteele@cox.net

Time of day/date

after dusk, nighttime.

Location

Rural Lincoln County, central OK

Characteristics

N/a see below

Comments

For years I've heard birds that call only at night. Of course this is hard to describe, its a two part call: a short short flit, followed by a longer "frilll" We here them while camping, very loud and pretty. Wondered if it is a whipporwill, but don't see those listed as being in Okla. Any help appreciated. nice site.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
chris
Email:
csteele@cox.net

Time of day/date

after dusk, nighttime.

Location

Rural Lincoln County, central OK

Characteristics

N/a see below

Comments

For years I've heard birds that call only at night. Of course this is hard to describe, its a two part call: a short short flit, followed by a longer "frilll" We here them while camping, very loud and pretty. Wondered if it is a whipporwill, but don't see those listed as being in Okla. Any help appreciated. nice site.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
chris
Email:
ctsteele@cox.net

Time of day/date

after dusk, nighttime.

Location

Rural Lincoln County, central OK

Characteristics

N/a see below

Comments

For years I've heard birds that call only at night. Of course this is hard to describe, its a two part call: a short short flit, followed by a longer "frilll" We here them while camping, very loud and pretty. Wondered if it is a whipporwill, but don't see those listed as being in Okla. Any help appreciated. nice site.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
chris
Email:
ctsteele@cox.net

Time of day/date

after dusk, nighttime.

Location

Rural Lincoln County, central OK

Characteristics

N/a see below

Comments

For years I've heard birds that call only at night. Of course this is hard to describe, its a two part call: a short short flit, followed by a longer "frilll" We here them while camping, very loud and pretty. Wondered if it is a whipporwill, but don't see those listed as being in Okla. Any help appreciated. nice site.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
chris
Email:
ctsteele@cox.net

Time of day/date

after dusk, nighttime.

Location

Rural Lincoln County, central OK

Characteristics

N/a see below

Comments

For years I've heard birds that call only at night. Of course this is hard to describe, its a two part call: a short short flit, followed by a longer "frilll" We here them while camping, very loud and pretty. Wondered if it is a whipporwill, but don't see those listed as being in Okla. Any help appreciated. nice site.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
Gigiw12@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

April 24; 7:30 a.m.

Location

Edmond, OK

Characteristics

On ground and then in oak tree. Scarlet red breast and head.

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Janet Brett
Email:
bronte212@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Ongoing

Location

Fairland, OK. The bird has built a nest in a hanging basket under my porch. She has laid 5 tiny white eggs and is currently sitting on them.

Characteristics

The male bird has a bright red face. The female has a little bit of red in her plumage, but not as bright as the male.

Comments

This same pair of birds were looking to nest under our porch last year. They would sit on our window ledge and peer into the house. One day, when I had the door open, the male flew into the house and received a swipe from my cat's paw. Fortunately, I managed to capture him and put him outside and he flew off. While this was going on the female was frantically flying up to the window and peering in. After this incident I didn't see them around my porch again. But I am certain it is the same pair that have returned this year.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Del Cockrell
Email:
del@radioschool.com

Time of day/date

daily, between sunup and sundown

Location

grass fields / around our house

Characteristics

I think these lay their eggs on or near the ground. They also will fly to our brick outside wall and latch on to it like a bat for a few seconds at a time? They are dark with yellow breasts.

Comments

Very aggressive when someone is around. Will literally "dive-bomb" around my tractor when I'm mowing..... and when we are out on the patio. Sometimes you can't see them -- but you can hear them swooshing down -- until they pass your line of sight. One is trying to nest behind my outdoor patio speakers. Of course, when the speakers are on, it flys off. I'm thinking either a Kingbird and/or Western Meadowlark?


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Del Cockrell
Email:
del@radioschool.com

Time of day/date

daily, between sunup and sundown

Location

grass fields / around our house

Characteristics

I think these lay their eggs on or near the ground. They also will fly to our brick outside wall and latch on to it like a bat for a few seconds at a time? They are dark with yellow breasts.

Comments

Very aggressive when someone is around. Will literally "dive-bomb" around my tractor when I'm mowing..... and when we are out on the patio. Sometimes you can't see them -- but you can hear them swooshing down -- until they pass your line of sight. One is trying to nest behind my outdoor patio speakers. Of course, when the speakers are on, it flys off. I'm thinking either a Kingbird and/or Western Meadowlark?


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Tammy
Email:
kgrlup@pldi.net

Time of day/date

4-24-06 @ 4pm

Location

Enid OK

Characteristics

black with bright red at top of wings, we saw them on the side of the road

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
ejdunn77@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

April 24th, 6pm

Location

Bixby, OK in Backyard, which is 6 flat acres.

Characteristics

Has bright yellow breast and black feathers everywhere else with some white.

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Mouse
Email:
theladys@mbo.net

Time of day/date

trunk of junk car, nest w/5babies smaller than a half dollar w/feathers already starting on wing tips

Location

pink oklahoma

Characteristics

only black to dark blue wings starting to try and come in

Comments

a friend of mine bought some old junks cars from a guy in pink when he got the cars home and unloaded them the next day a grass nest was found w/5 baby birds that had just the tips of the wings starting to try and grow, they have been eating very well and now have ther eyes open, still not enough feathers to tell anything about what kind. please help what bird would put a nest in the trunk of a car this is the 1st time this has ever happened to him in all the time hauling cars


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Diane
Email:
dmj@jennings5.net

Time of day/date

all day

Location

Edmond, Oklahoma at finch feeder

Characteristics

brown and white...seems a little larger then house finch...beak seems also longer and sharper then finche...definite brown stripes on whitish belly has definite white stripe going from eye area but is bigger then the English HOSP female and the tail is longer...if it weren't so big, I would think she was a female finch. Is is possible she is a female woodpecker? Also, we don't have a lot of foliage around our house (we live at Penn and Coffee Creek) but I am sure I saw a chickadee, because it was completely marked differently then the HOSP...no grey on head or black on throat like them...Any ideas? Thanks...I have gone through a lot of your photos trying to identify the striped bird... Diane

Comments

The striped underbellied brown and white bird seemed skittish...


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
kimfowler@valornet.com

Time of day/date

Location

Broken Arrow, OK. Nesting on the ledge of our covered porch.

Characteristics

mostly grey body with a black head. the head is slightly fuzzy with a tuft that sticks up.

Comments

The bird has a very loud and repetitive sound. Very annoying.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Christy Mead
Email:
okiecdm@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

Morning and throughout the day at a feeder on my back porch.

Location

Gore, Oklahoma

Characteristics

yellow billed, blue to turquoise in color. Nervous acting bird...hard to photo because each noise scares it away and my camera does not take very good pics.

Comments

The only bird that I have found that comes close to this bird is a yellow billed finch from a picture found on a website. However, it was photographed in Brazil so it said. We also get the wild canaries green, red, turquoise, violet, and yellow. I would like to know the names of these birds please.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
nanabennett0320@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

Morning at feeder

Location

Little Rock Ar Back yard

Characteristics

Black with white chest and red on neck

Comments

small white spots


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
dora
Email:
dsteinek@aol.com

Time of day/date

4/30/06, 9 a.m.

Location

back yard

Characteristics

Black and white with a v-shaped big red marking on white stomach. Wings black with while spots

Comments

Eating my sunflower seeds and chasing off finches from feeders


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Ron Lakey
Email:
beardedbuddha@cox.net

Time of day/date

April 30, 2006 11:00am

Location

Tulsa, OK, in backyard

Characteristics

A little larger than a sparrow. It was flying with and eating seed with the sparrows. Same shade of brown on the back with yellow stripes over the brows and a yellow chest. It has a smooth head. It also had a black bib on the throat.

Comments

No crest or "horns", but it looked a lot like a picture of a horned lark and kind of like a meadow lark but it was too small. It seemed to get along with all the other birds. I have several feeders in the back yard and at any given time there will be sparrows, cardinals, house finches, robins, blue jays, starlings, crackles, gold finches, chickadees, and downey woodpeckers.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
donna
Email:
scottsdonna@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

3pm to 7pm

Location

Lawton,Ok in my back yard on the hummingbird feeder drinking the nector,returned many times.

Characteristics

bright yellow belly,black head, and looked like finch wings but was a larger bird.

Comments

have picture but not close enough for details


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Carol Steeples
Email:
carolsteeples@talktalk.net

Time of day/date

Location

Colchester, Essex, England

Characteristics

Black bird, line of yellow spots either side of breast/belly, some had red crests on head.

Comments

Seen on the ground in a flock of 6.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Carol Steeples
Email:
carolsteeples@talktalk.net

Time of day/date

Location

Colchester, Essex, England

Characteristics

Black bird, line of yellow spots either side of breast/belly, some had red crests on head.

Comments

Seen on the ground in a flock of 6.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
katsuee818

Time of day/date

AM

Location

Norman, Okla

Characteristics

white chest, dark brown wings with red nail looking feathers on tip of wings. light tan head

Comments

he hit our window at work and died. we have never seen a bird like this


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
katsuee818

Time of day/date

AM

Location

Norman, Okla

Characteristics

white chest, dark brown wings with red nail looking feathers on tip of wings. light tan head

Comments

he hit our window at work and died. we have never seen a bird like this


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Bill
Email:
wkeckjr@comcast.net

Time of day/date

4/25/2006 2 PM

Location

Norman rt9 & 24st across from the postal training center in Pebbil brook park at the north west end of the pond in the fallen trees

Characteristics

full blue body head and beak dark blue wite strip under beak and eye wite strip on neck tan brest and neck ligh blue under wings jumping from lim to lim over water

Comments

beak about 3 inches legs 4 inches feet like a hawk standing on a 4 inch dead tree I have picture. How do I attch them?


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Chris Yingling
Email:
yinglingc@bsd.k12.us.pa

Time of day/date

5/2/06 4:30 pm

Location

Chippewa twp. Beaver Falls,PA

Characteristics

They were on the ground getting worms There were 3 of them

Comments

They were about 18 inches high black with what looked like white spots all over them there head was small and very white they had little red things on each side of there heads were the ears would be and one right on top of there heads I have never seen anything like this before


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Mike
Email:
RedneckKritterz@aol.com

Time of day/date

5-03-06 6:00 p.m.

Location

El Reno, OK in my front yard

Characteristics

Black with a long tail

Comments

Solid black with high irridescence and a long tail.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
tandcbales@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

all day

Location

kellyville,okla

Characteristics

coal black with a red and a yellow strip on wings

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Morgan Gorbey
Email:
morgysporgy@aol.com

Time of day/date

May 4th, 2006 3pm

Location

Cordell, OK, in a large tree in our front yard.

Characteristics

Gray. Looks like a hawk but can not find what kind of hawk.

Comments

There is two of them in my tree. One flew away and the wing span is huge.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Laura
Email:
nascar_fan_no8@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

may 4th 4 p.m.

Location

lake thunderbird norman ok

Characteristics

lovely song...varying from a high pitch chirp to what sounds like frogs chirping...quite a repertoire ...white and grey...white patches center wing...tail grey on outside then white with black in center

Comments

it was perched atop a telephone pole and among the wiring....mid size...beautiful markings including the above mentioned white oval on gery wings....rather drab looking sittin there i was attracted by the song the amazed at the colors upon flight wiht the wing and tail striping


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
hollyberry10110@aim.com

Time of day/date

may 3 2006 5:00

Location

Norman, Ok

Characteristics

black and brown in a tree

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
hollyberry10110@aim.com

Time of day/date

may 3 2006 5:00

Location

Norman, Ok

Characteristics

black and brown in a tree

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Shari
Email:
grdngrl1953@aol.com

Time of day/date

evenings

Location

Wagoner, OK, backyard birdfeeder out in the country

Characteristics

Very small slender teal or turqouis birds, not as rounded as a regular bluebird. They are solid blue and do not have the red or brown breast. They seem to come in groups to feed from our bird feeder. We saw them last year and now they are back. Their heads are more of a darker royal blue and they appear to have grayish tipped wings. They are very small.

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Gene Etchison
Email:
getchison@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

Location

Nest in cedar tree in back yard Owasso OK

Characteristics

Comments

Brown, reddish head. Nest contains 2 or three chicks


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
rocky white
Email:
magic929@cox.net

Time of day/date

may3 afternoon

Location

enid,ok my garage

Characteristics

dark blue or purple back and head light brown throat and belly outer part of tail is longer than the fan almost scissor like and curves slightly under in flight in my garage anyway

Comments

there are two sometimes three of these birds staying in my garage which i keep open they come and go as they please and stay inside at night usually sitting on a ceiling fan blade they arent very afraid of people or the dog


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Jessica
Email:
nikki_whitefeather@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

May 1st, 2006, afternoon

Location

Oklahoma City, OK, in front yard

Characteristics

In tree, beige with a black throat, black beak, fluttered around quickly

Comments

It had a crisp chirp and liked to play in the water I was spraying on my plants.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
mrfixit@wavelinx.net

Time of day/date

may 5 8am

Location

grand lake, ok

Characteristics

black wings with traces of white and a white breast with a distinctive red kerchief. rounded body , bigger than a sparrow

Comments

eating sufflower seeds out of a feeder


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
jack
Email:
soonerjack@msn.com

Time of day/date

May 6, 9;45 AM

Location

St. Louis,Ok, at a thistle feeder

Characteristics

reddish orange breast, blue head, yellowish feathers on back.

Comments

Seemed interested in the thistle feed, landing on several feeders and inspecting them, but not eating.Then flew to the ground where we have placed sunflower seeds.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Karen
Email:
faithwalk@cfaith.com

Time of day/date

May 5 & 6, 2006 late evening and around 10am

Location

Norman, OK (out in the country) on my feeder

Characteristics

Orange/redish belly, grayish/brown back (almost tree trunk color)and dark head

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Kathleen
Email:
kspsavedbygrace@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

May 1, 2006

Location

Lawton, OK, building a nest in corner of carport

Characteristics

Male is bright orange and brown, female is brown

Comments

Their song is high and very melodical.


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Email:
fsffarms2002@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

2pm

Location

pasture

Characteristics

grey underside dark wings and body plumage with tear drop coloring at eyes

Comments

hooked beek


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
eweed@mps.k12.ar.us

Time of day/date

6:00 p.m. on 5-7-06

Location

in my yard, Heavener, OK

Characteristics

Blue wings, yellow body, red head

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
Chelmick@neok.com

Time of day/date

Any time of day at bird feeder on back porch. Feeder is just a open bowl with black sunflower.

Location

Miami oklahoma in center of town. Residential.

Characteristics

A little less plump than robin. Head is jet black. Bright red patch under head on chest the size of a quarter. Rest of lower body pure white. Wings are jet blagk with individual feathers white spaced out on them.

Comments

Have seen 2 males today and now female shows up. She is brown on head , no chest patch and duller. Both sexes have a seed eating type bill. Lived here 51 years and never seen either one. Have feed at this location 17 years. No bird like it on your pictures. Thanks


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
lori
Email:
loretl4@cableone.net

Time of day/date

6:30 pm 5/7/2006

Location

Duncan, Oklahoma, in my backyard

Characteristics

rusty redish brownish backand head, white underside with horizontal black strips on belly,pretty long black beak

Comments

To me it looked like maybe a woodpecker or roadrunner.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Robin
Email:
tweettweet1970@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

This morning. 7:10 a.m. May 8, 2006. I peeked out my blinds to see what might be out there and I saw it. It was awesome!

Location

Sand Springs Oklahoma, just northwest of Tulsa. It was in my back yard, on my birdfeeder. Eating suet.

Characteristics

Bright orange with solid black head and a little white on back (wings) It was eating suet.

Comments

I hope I get to see it again. It was so pretty. Thanks for your help.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Lona
Email:
lona.smith@boldt.com

Time of day/date

4pm on 05/07/06.

Location

Mustang, OK in a bird bath (rural area)

Characteristics

Black wings, back and head with yellowish/orange belly and underside. Flew from birdbath to large tree, chasing a sparrow.

Comments

took a quick "bath" in the birdbath before flying up into a tree.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Peggy
Email:
okiemeg@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

recently, late morning

Location

Hinton, Ok., in yard around the bird feeder

Characteristics

much like a female cardinal, but there was such a large number (7-8) with no larger males present, is reason I don't think their cardinals.

Comments

Color gray, dark gray, with red highlights.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Peggy
Email:
okiemeg@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

recently, late morning

Location

Hinton, Ok., in yard around the bird feeder

Characteristics

much like a female cardinal, but there was such a large number (7-8) with no larger males present, is reason I don't think their cardinals.

Comments

Color gray, dark gray, with red highlights.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Laura
Email:
llclayton@comanche.bz

Time of day/date

All day long as she has nested (and babies) right next to my front door.

Location

Jones, Ok House on 2 acres Oklahoma City, OK At office window, 65th & Western, singing!

Characteristics

Red head and chest and shoulders, male & female, otherwise looks sparrow-like.

Comments

Songbird


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
anna vanderhoef
Email:
www.avanderhoef@bankofdeerfield.com

Time of day/date

MAY 7, 2006 6:00p.m.

Location

at feeder in wooded rural area near Madison, Wisconsin

Characteristics

red-orange head and tail, creamy white breast, gray, mottled wings, long pointed yellow beak

Comments

voracious suet eater, agressive, wouldn't back off against blue jays or large woodpeckers, warbler


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Sherry
Email:
fishingal42@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

5/08/06 6:00 pm.

Location

Shawnee, OK

Characteristics

White body with bright red on breast and back. Wings were black and white and the beak was almost parrot like. On the fence by the bird feeder.

Comments

It never went to the feeder, but watched all the other birds eat, then flew to the ground and picked at the sunflower seeds.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Susan Graham
Email:
honeybear@sstelco.com

Time of day/date

May7,2006

Location

Kansas, OK, in tree

Characteristics

Black head,golden orange body, in tree

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Susan Graham
Email:
honeybear@sstelco.com

Time of day/date

May7,2006

Location

Kansas, OK, in tree

Characteristics

Black head,golden orange body, in tree

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Susan Graham
Email:
honeybear@sstelco.com

Time of day/date

May7,2006

Location

Kansas, OK, in tree

Characteristics

Black head,golden orange body, in tree

Comments


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
crystal
Email:
crystal.zehm@okbu.edu

Time of day/date

late afternoon, early May

Location

Shawnee, Ok

Characteristics

black, ground, big, long tail

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
jennifer
Email:
jjjr2003@aol

Time of day/date

05/04/06

Location

okc/backyard

Characteristics

3 inches long 2 inches tall black head with white stripes on the sides grey chest some black feathers on its back I think it may have still been very young because it still had some baby feathers on its head had a triangle, flat beak that was grey and turned yellow towards the back it was in a tree

Comments

it had black eyes and short tall feathers


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
crystal.zehm@okbu.edu

Time of day/date

during the day past few months

Location

Shawnee, Ok on our college campus

Characteristics

black with bright yellow beak...orange legs...slightly smaller than a robin but bigger than a sparrow...

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
lyssaok@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

05/08/06 Approx 1:00 PM

Location

Eufaula, OK Front Porch of home in rural Eufaula

Characteristics

Black, with orange belly and strip of white on wing

Comments

Wings reminded me of a Mockingbird.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Toby Bennett
Email:
benne@charter.net

Time of day/date

may 12, 2 p.m.

Location

shawnee, oklahoma

Characteristics

dark gray/brown, dull, juvenile, narrow beak, perching bird

Comments

Fledgling (I think), slightly flattened head. I thought it was a baby starling but beak isn't as long as a starling's. Short tail-feathers but I don't know if that's because of the age. My cat caught it - I'm not sure what to feed it until I can get it to wildlife rescuers.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Terry Jarrard
Email:
tjarrard@gmail.com

Time of day/date

Most of April. all day and into the evening. Eggs hatched a couple weeks ago, they left the nest around 5/8 or 5/9.

Location

Collinsville, OK nesting in my forsythia bush.

Characteristics

reddish brown color, picture of mother on nest at http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1960/1021/1600/100_3777.jpg picture of mother in flight http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1960/1021/1600/100_3770.jpg

Comments

Both mother and father stayed close to the nest. and would bawk loudly if we came close to the bush. We stumbled upon then when trimming the bush. Babies left nest on 5/8 or 9. Mom or Dad was in the tree screeching at me cause I was close to the baby. Finally found it, and it didn't really fly. maybe an inch or 2 at a time. I saw one today (5/12), can fly a few feet at a time just inches above the ground. I have not seen the parents since the babies left the nest. If you want/need more info, please email me.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
JUDITH
Email:
jwrite@ecity.net

Time of day/date

5/13/06 4:45 PM

Location

Des Moines, IA back yard. Flew in and perched on the wood pile, then flew out

Characteristics

bluegray bird with light yellow-orange small oval crown and small bright yellow "shoulders"

Comments

I suspect this is a warbler of some sort and migratory. Not in our Iowa book of birds. But I can't find it in Sibley, either so maybe a juvie. Really a cute, compact bird. Couldn't see breast but I think it's a lighter bluegray.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
sassysteel@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

9:00am

Location

broken arrow

Characteristics

yellow with black spot on forhead, and black tail at rim

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Email:
sassysteel@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

9:00am

Location

broken arrow

Characteristics

yellow with black spot on forhead, and black tail at rim

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Ellen
Email:
mrsechid@sbcglobal.net

Time of day/date

May 14, 2006 at 10:00 am

Location

Moore, OK in a butterfly plant on a front porch

Characteristics

red face and chest in a hanging plant

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
aronyellowstripe@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

mid day 5/14/6

Location

McAlester OK grassy field near water

Characteristics

seen on a fence post it was solid black with red on the wings in a triangel shape on the part like the shoulder

Comments


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Cathleen Truitt
Email:
Cathleentruitt@aol.com

Time of day/date

mornings, spring-time May 2006

Location

Hulbert Ok front yard in town at feeder

Characteristics

white under-belly, grey wings, black on face and head like a cap

Comments

small bird like a finch but i cannot find a photo of a finch that matches this little bird. there are several who come to the feeder every day.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
vav2112@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

may 9th

Location

oklahoma city

Characteristics

black with brite yellow on the breast

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
mark
Email:
leamanhondo@aol.com

Time of day/date

Location

norman 2 miles from lake thunderbird

Characteristics

red

Comments

this is not a cardnal, the female is a green color


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Adam Enochs
Email:
Onyxae@htomail.com

Time of day/date

5:00pm

Location

miami OK

Characteristics

Redish brown top, off white bottom, White stripe on both sides of his head

Comments

This bird reminds me of a sparrow just odd colors


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Adam Enochs
Email:
Onyxae@htomail.com

Time of day/date

5:00pm

Location

miami OK

Characteristics

Redish brown top, off white bottom, White stripe on both sides of his head

Comments

This bird reminds me of a sparrow just odd colors


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
robert j volkmann
Email:
rjvolkmann@new.rr.com

Time of day/date

sunday may 14th approx 10:45 a.m

Location

oshkosh,wi-i live on lake winnebago and this pair of birds were observed walking btw mine and my neighbors house perhaps feeding on what we call here lake flys

Characteristics

entire bird was snow white except for the tuff on the heads which were of a carmel color. they had a chicken like walk long skinny legs which if memory serves were a tan color the carmel tuffs on the heads were i dont know perhaps 4 inches in length i kind of went back on a angle in other words they didn not stick sttraight up

Comments

i have never to my memory seen this type of bird around here we have been experincing below normal temps here with strong north n.e winds and rain for days.i myself have had a blue and gold macaw for 17 years and have some idea of what people keep for pets as far as exotic birds go and what we saw were notsomeones house pets they probably stood taller than a crow with there skinny long legs but body mass were perhaps a bit slighter trieg taking a pic useing a phone but through the window did not turn out to good.i am a waterfowl hunting guide on this lake and can only discribe the tuffs on their heads as those foung on the large mergansers not the hoodeds that have the full crowns


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Pete
Email:
pseliga@cntus.jnj.com

Time of day/date

May 15th, 2:13PM

Location

Office complex in Radnor, PA

Characteristics

- Hoppped/walked around window ledge. - Brown had, black body - Dark Beak

Comments

Appeas to be some markings on the plumage on the body, but it is hard to see as there is not much contrast between the two colors. Pecks at the reflective material on the windows as if to fend off a predator or potential mate (itself).


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
JESS ICA PEERY
Email:
JESSICA_PEERY@MYWAY.COM

Time of day/date

Location

GREENVILLE, OK. BUILT NEST IN MY PORCH AWNING.

Characteristics

HEAD- RED BODY- BLACK NEST IS MADE OF MUD

Comments

I HAVE HEARD IT IS A SPARROW AND IT LOOKS LIKE A SPARROW BUT IT IS RED AND BLACK I WAS HOPEING YALL COULD TELL ME THE EXACT NAME AND WHAT IT LIKES TO EAT BECAUSE I WAS GOING TO BUY A BIRD FEEDER AND I WAS NEEDING TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF FOOD TO GET THERE ARE TWO OF THESE BIRDS AND THEY COME BACK EVERY YEAR TO THE TWO NESTS THEY HAVE BUILT ON MY FRONT PORCH MY KIDS MY HUSBAND AND I REALLY ENJOY THEM SO I WAS TRYING TO FIND OUT AS MUCH INFORMATION ON THEM AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP THEM AROUND AS LONG AS POSSIBLE THANKS


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Nancy Poe
Email:
wyntergrasmeek@aol.com

Time of day/date

5/13 through present - all day

Location

Has made a nest in our flower pot. Yukon, OK

Characteristics

brownish gray, small head, long black beack, white stripe on wings

Comments

Has two solid white eggs in nest. Will let us come pretty close before flys off. Usually just ducks and guards nest with black beady eyes. I thought I could easily identify, because have seen before - but haven't found a picture yet. We're not touching the pot put we water plants around it. She is on the nest almost all day.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
darrell
Email:
firesafety552@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

may 15, 2006

Location

Bernice State Park Grand Lake

Characteristics

flight, dives for fish

Comments

gull like bird with large wing span and long beak. Black head...The bird would hover and then dive for fish.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
JoAnn Braniff
Email:
jonmarbran@mcloudteleco.com

Time of day/date

On 5/16/06 a pair begain building a mud nest on the side of my fireplace on the back patio - they continue building the nest today.

Location

SE 59 & Peebley Road - evidently not very far from where you live.

Characteristics

Reddish/Orange underbelly that continues up it's neck and black feathers from top of head to tail - they're not robins, smaller and sleeker

Comments

They're not afraid of the big dogs that lay on the patio - isn't it late to be nesting?? We've seen blue birds, cardinals, blue jays, robins and numerous other birds in the yard - but never this pair and have no idea what kind of bird they are - thanks


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Paul Quillin
Email:
eggman68@prodigy.net

Time of day/date

5/17/06,10:00AM

Location

Guthrie, OK, 1 block above Cottonwood Creek

Characteristics

A Nesting Pair, gathering nesting material. Dark wings with light, possibly gray or blue gray body and head, could be some sort of kite.

Comments

Have seen them about three days running. Appear to be coming north from creek and overflying houses and trees. Did land shortly in trees but then returned south toward creek. The creek has tall cottonwood and elms. south of creek are farms and open fields.South of houses on cleveland ave, the land shears down to creek bottom.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Debbie
Email:
ddrayon@cox.net

Time of day/date

Evening 5/16/2006

Location

Backyard, Jenks OK

Characteristics

Soft brown color

Comments

Robin like size. Very protective of nest/they must have one near by White bands across wings


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Mike
Email:
mmrperfect@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

noon and 2

Location

grove ok

Characteristics

brown speckled black,blue and orange around the eyes, on the ground

Comments

ran out of the yard thru the fence, didnt fly off.


Approximate size:
smaller than a Sparrow
Name :
Shirley
Email:
hanners@sandites.org

Time of day/date

all day, every day

Location

north of Sand Springs, OK, on my patio

Characteristics

Brown (wings marked like a Goldfinch) with a tan/orange breast and blue head. Feeding on thistle seed on the ground.

Comments

At first I thought it was a female Indigo Bunting because I have several males, but when looking at my bird book, that is not how they describe the female. It is slightly larger than the male Indigo Bunting. Thanks


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
Linda Funkhouser
Email:
joelinf@msn.com

Time of day/date

Around the first of May, 2006

Location

On Spring Creek, east of Masie, Ok

Characteristics

Friends called it a "water turkey". I didn't see it myself.

Comments

It dives into the water and is said to go down about 20ft and can stay for a few minutes. Would like to know the proper name and see a picture if possible. Thank you!


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
christopher marshall
Email:
narctic@hotmail.com

Time of day/date

all times of the day but they fly more at night

Location

oklahoma city,oklahoma in a residental back yard

Characteristics

grayish on top with white underbellie black stripe around eye area nesting in the top of the trees in my backyard

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Donna Potter
Email:
mpotter50@charter.net

Time of day/date

May 19, 2006 late afternoon / eary eveing

Location

Bethel Acres, Ok along dry creek bed amunst brush and pecan trees

Characteristics

greenish/blue head with red/orange chest andyellow to gold back

Comments


Approximate size:
Larger than a Crow
Name :
dennis
Email:
mccollum73741@yahoo.com

Time of day/date

mid day

Location

helena okla

Characteristics

in tree. blue gray. hooked beak. soft screech sound. small hawk looking.

Comments

several return here this time of year. come to same tree.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Email:
delaine_endorf@admworld.com

Time of day/date

5-20-06 4:00 p

Location

arkansas city, ks / newkirk, ok area

Characteristics

male - dark blue back and golden belly female - seems brownish-gold

Comments

nest was built in hanging flower basket on front porch - male sits on fence as if to guard and dive bombs if in the area female - on nest leaves if approached


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Susan Vincent
Email:
vincentsl@bps-ok.org

Time of day/date

Daily - all hours

Location

Bartlesville, Oklahoma, backyard - nest in a bush.

Characteristics

Reddish brown with brown speckles, long, large tail

Comments

bird searches through leaves & takes insects to babies.


Approximate size:
Crow-sized
Name :
Joyce
Email:
jsproule@adelphia.net

Time of day/date

dusk and dawn

Location

Oklahoma City

Characteristics

white under wings

Comments

noisy bird, dive-bombs VERY fast, ?looking for insects. Viewed in the air above the hotel. Appeared bigger than robin. Seen dusk and dawn - maybe out all night. From Massachusetts, visiting OKC this weekend. Fascinated by what this bird could be. Lookin' forward to reply.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Annette
Email:
office@lakeviewpark.org

Time of day/date

Weekend of May 19-21, 2006

Location

Oklahoma City in my backyard

Characteristics

It looks like a finch...has those markings, but it is almost completely white with very light brown markings, but in the pattern of a house finch. It's that size and shape, with a more narrow body than a sparrow's. The bird was feeding on the ground and at the feeder with black oil sunflower seeds. Other birds there at the same time were sparrows, mourning doves, and starlings.

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
jhccjc@localnet.com

Time of day/date

Morning

Location

Duncan

Characteristics

marked alot like a robin except it had yellow breast with a strip of white down the middle of the breast. we thought it may be some sort of a orieal...not sure

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
jhccjc@localnet.com

Time of day/date

Morning

Location

Duncan

Characteristics

marked alot like a robin except it had yellow breast with a strip of white down the middle of the breast. we thought it may be some sort of a orieal...not sure in tree and also on our bird bath..

Comments


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Email:
jhccjc@localnet.com

Time of day/date

Morning

Location

Duncan

Characteristics

marked alot like a robin except it had yellow breast with a strip of white down the middle of the breast. we thought it may be some sort of a orieal...not sure in tree and also on our bird bath..

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
Debbie Haynes
Email:
dch300@aol.com

Time of day/date

05-15-2006 @ 8;00AM

Location

Piedmont, Oklahoma, front porch

Characteristics

Purple body with yellow belly, making mud nest

Comments


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
marcia rowland
Email:
mrowland@altusschools.k12.ok.us

Time of day/date

Location

Altus, OK in a hanging basket on my front porch

Characteristics

Comments

I really haven't gotten a good look at the birds. I'm almost positive there are eggs from 2 birds in the nest. I just took it down to water the plant the other day and found the nest. There are 3 pale aqua with a tiny bit of speckle eggs and two more speckled (white and brown). The more speckled eggs are a little larger 2 eggs. The nest is made up of quite a lot of arbivata and just sitting atop the hanging basket ivy. I have only seen the birds quickly fly away when I go out on the porch.


Approximate size:
Sparrow-sized
Name :
John Hamilton
Email:
Twisted@msbit.net

Time of day/date

March 23,2006 6:30 pm

Location

Velma,Oklahoma. Flying across the road.

Characteristics

Shinny medium green.Flys like a sparrow

Comments

I have only seen 2 of them in my life.Both have been 3 days apart. Next time I get to see one I will try to get a picture and send it to you.


Approximate size:
Robin-sized
Name :
Nancy
Email:
nancyk@upperspace.net

Time of day/date

sun up to sun set.

Location

Chouteau, Oklahoma. Bird has been trying to fly into a 42" round window on the north side of house.

Characteristics

This bird is RED. Almost cardinal red, but not as bright. It is NOT a female cardinal. But about the same size. It's not exactly a solid red, there are some darker red areas on wings or maybe black from quills showing thru.

Comments

He stays in rodadendrum bush or on hummingbird feeder hook next to the window and gently flys up and down the window to find a way in. He's there every morning - all day long - til sun sets!! On occassion, I have seen a solid yellow bird, same size, come up to this window and do the exact same thing. One morning both birds were perched, but the red bird finally won out and the yellow one left. This bird has been at my window for almost a