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Name that Fledgling!

posted by Stephanie Greenwood at
on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 


At this time of year, sometimes a bird can show up and make you think "what in the world is that?"  With fledglings abounding right now, confusing and perplexing us birders, I thought we could play a game of "Name That Fledgling!" See if you can name them all!

 
Fledgling #1
Taken in my yard, Davis County

 
Fledgling #2
Taken above Gunlock Reservoir, Washington County

 
Fledgling #3
Taken in my neighborhood, Davis County

Fledgling #4
Taken in my neighborhood, Davis County
 
"Fledgling #5"
Okay, this one's technically not a fledgling, but a nest with nestlings.
Pay attention to the placement and construction of the nest and you can
"name the nestlings."  Mueller Park, Davis County. 

 Good luck!  I'll post the answers in a few days. 

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4 Comments:
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First one is a Fox Sparrow, second looks like a Brown-headed Cowbird, Third... hmmm. Spotted Towhee? Fourth sort of looks like a Quail, but I'm not sure on that one. And Last... Man, I really don't know my nests. Could it be a swallow? Looks like I need to study up on fledglings! ;)

Kendall

July 10, 2013 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Kenny Frisch said...

Here goes nothing:

1) Fox Sparrow
2) Brown-headed Cowbird
3) Spotted Towhee
4) Mourning Dove?
5) American Robin?

Thanks for the unique and challenging quiz! I can't wait to be wrong.

July 10, 2013 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger Rachel LeBlanc said...

Hey Steph,

This one is a puzzler! Thanks.

Here are my guesses:
Fox Sparrow
Brown Headed Cowbird
Spotted Towhee
Mourning Dove
Barn Swallow

July 14, 2013 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Greenwood said...

And the answers are...

Fox Sparrow
Brown-headed Cowbird
Spotted Towhee
California Quail
Cordilleran Flycatcher

Thanks for playing!

August 12, 2013 at 10:59 PM  

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