Chickens in the Basement

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Yellow Bird, Yellow Bird

Look what was in the chicken house yesterday afternoon!







I have never seen a bird like this at any of my feeders or in the woods. I wonder what attracted him to the chicken house. It couldn't have been the lovely smell!






It looks like he is wearing a yellow Batman mask over a black cap. He was smaller than a goldfinch and larger than a hummingbird.





He wasn't very happy with me holding him. When he finally escaped from my grasp, he flew a lap around the garage (I'm sure he saw my baby quail in a cage and thought he had barely missed that fate!), found the door and was gone.




I have searched my bird books but have had no luck in identifying him. If you know what type of bird this guy is, please let me know. I want to add him to my "Look What I Saw" list!

Note: Even though it looks like I'm squishing him in the photos, I promise he was not injured!

Thanks to Katie, Terri, Sharon, and 437 for identifying this guy! He is a male hooded warbler. He was probably heading south for the winter when he slammed into the window in the chicken house and couldn't figure out how he got in there! Let me think of some other questions I want answers to and get them posted.


2 comments:

Kate Spike and Her KatS said...

Since birds are starting to migrate, my guess would be that if you don't recognize him, he's probably heading south from wherever the heck it is that it's starting to get cold (which ASSUREDLY isn't down here). Such a pretty bird. But it sure looks like you were squishing the heck out of him in that one picture!

437 said...

look up a photo of a Hooded Warbler, it looks pretty close.
I'm not sure if I can post links or not in the comment section but will try and post a link to a photo for you.
Beautiful bird either way!
http://www.enature.com/flashcard/show_flash_card.asp?recordNumber=BD0386