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What bird might I have seen at the sunflower feeder? Black head, red throat, white breast, black wings. Couldn't see the rest of the body as it flew away. Locale is about 2 miles from Missouri River here in St. Joseph, Mo.

Got rid of a bunch of cats last week and birds seem to feel safe to come around.

Tried to look it up on the net but got a headache from all the possibilities (that didn't match).

Thanks in advance.

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ok gonna take a stab at this one,, a downy woodpecker? or a yellow bellied sapsucker? <-- I was amazed that this bird wasn't yellow,, he looks alot like the downy woodpecker.

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Leechbait hit it!!! First time I've seen this one! Saw it again just now and it has the white splotches on the wings that I didn't see before.

Thanks for the help on a new find for me.

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Beautiful birds, I haven't seen any up in my area yet this spring, but I had a few frequently hit the feeder last year around this time, maybe a little later!!

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Here is a Rose-breasted Grosbeak that showed up yesterday at the feeder.

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~Sue slithers under the door~ humiliated

Nothing to be humiliated by smile but I think everyone knows a woodpecker when they see one, that's why I GUESSED with the grossbeak. laugh Well soon enough they'll be up my way. I haven't seen anything yet except the purple finches!!!

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~Sue slithers under the door~ humiliated

Sue, that gave me a chuckle. Bird ID long distance from a written description ain't the easiest thing. gringrin

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Originally Posted By: leechbait
Rose breasted gross beak?!?!?!

but he said it had a white breast laugh

Their beaks aren't gross either. wink

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Wife still wonders where the red belly is on a Red Bellied Woodpecker blush .

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ah well , my stab in the dark from a far away place failed,, lol I am only just beginning to id birds myself,, so no worries! I learned something from this post!!!

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Wife still wonders where the red belly is on a Red Bellied Woodpecker blush .

LOL, I've wondered that myself! We have a huge catelpa tree and as soon as it starts to bud the grosbeaks will be here so I hope to get some pics soon. they bud late.

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