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Posted by Grange Co-op on 3rd Mar 2015

Male: A stocky, bright yellow and black bird; has a yellow body, darker head with a bright yellow eyebrow; black and white wings. The conical bill is yellow in winter and pale green during summer. Female: Similar to male, with softer colors, gray head and throat. Immature: Same as female, but with a brown bill.Nesting: Female builds a cup nest of lichens, twigs, roots and mosses lined with finer materials, place at the end of a tree bran… Read more

Posted by Grange Co-op on 22nd Jan 2015

Male: Light gray crown and iridescent sides of neck. Female: Evenly brown on head and neck.Nesting: Flimsy, loose flat platform nest of twigs, grass, weeds and pine needles usually placed in a tree in a vertical fork or horizontal branch 3-30ft high, or occasionally on the ground. Nest often falls apart in a storm. 2 white, unmarked eggs are incubated by both parents. Parents feed the young a regurgitated liquid called "crop milk" for firs… Read more

Posted by Grange Co-op on 13th Jan 2015

Male & Female: Identical small, brown-tinged gray bird with small tuft or crest. The face is plain and the undersides are a lighter gray. Large dark eyes; stubby, bluish gray bill; bluish gray legsNESTING: Nests in natural cavities, abandoned woodpecker holes and birdhouses. Nest is made of grass, moss, fur and feathers. Female incubates 6-8 mostly unmarked white eggs for 14-16 days. young fledge at 6-21 days and are independent at 5 wee… Read more

Posted by Grange Co-op on 7th Jan 2015

Male: A small, gray-backed bird with a black cap and a prominent black eye stripe and white eyebrow and cheek. Sports a rust red breast and belly and a pointed, slightly upturned bill. Female: Similar to male, with a gray cap and more lightly colored underparts.NESTING: The female builds a nest of rootlets, grasses, mosses, and shredded bark in a natural cavity, old woodpecker hole, or birdhouse 5 - 120 feet above the ground. The entrance… Read more