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Re: RFID, nestling

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  • Mary Ann
    Heather, my guess is bigger than a warbler, but maybe a young Cowbird?? (see http://www3.sk.sympatico.ca/dudrl/CowbirdJuvinile- Cypress2001-Jul.jpg ) - Mary
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 9, 2003
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      Heather, my guess is bigger than a warbler, but maybe a young
      Cowbird?? (see http://www3.sk.sympatico.ca/dudrl/CowbirdJuvinile-
      Cypress2001-Jul.jpg )

      - Mary Ann, Swift Current
      http://wwww3.sk.sympatico.ca/dudrl/

      --- In Saskbirds@yahoogroups.com, Robert Johanson <johanson@e...>
      wrote:
      > A new member asked me to post the following message:
      >
      >
      > Hello .... I'm a pending memeber of the group at the moment, but I
      > have a pressing bird Ident question .... : ) As a "hobby"? my house
      is
      > filled to the lid every spring and summer with injured and abandoned
      > baby birds that people bring to me to raise and release ....
      >
      > I am handfeeding a very small bird at the moment, and I am trying to
      > determine what type of bird it is so I can alter its diet
      accordingly.
      > The bird is not small as in young, it is almost fully feathered,
      but
      > it is small enough to sit comfortably in a shotglass. I am thinking
      > it is a warbler, but I am eager to ask you and the group for help
      with
      > what species of small birds are present in the area the bird was
      found
      > in (east of Saskatoon towards Humboldt)
      >
      > The wild rose shrub where the bird and nest were origionally located
      > was cleared by a bushmower, and the operator noticed the bird in its
      > nest on the ground and picked it up, bringing it to me yesterday
      > evening. There is no brush left whatsoever that I could return the
      > bird to.
      >
      > The nest is small compact cup made of lint, horse hair and small
      fine
      > strands of grass. It is a deep nest. There was one and only one
      baby
      > bird in the nest. It has most of its feathers, the flight feathers
      > and tail feathers are still encased in sheaths 1/3 the length of the
      > feathers. The bird itself is a dusky brown grey colour with a
      creamy
      > throat and breast, black barred feathers with a faint yellow/gold.
      Its
      > legs are quite long for a small bird, and very delicate. It eats
      like
      > a banshee, begs almost constantly, and is preening itself. It also
      > quite often jumps out of he nest to perch on the edge of he
      container
      > it is in and is very agile.
      >
      > Anyhow, any help that could be given as to what kind of bird this is
      > wold be greatly appreciated. Currently the bird is eating farmed
      > worms (meal & wax) and various bugs, but it certainly knows what
      kind
      > of bugs it wants (no grasshoppers!) .... IF you could post this
      > message to the group on my behalf I would appreciate it. Thanks.
      >
      > TTYL
      >
      > Heather - Delisle
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