Apr 17 2013 Wordless Wednesday: Two little dickie birds Two Peruvian speckled birds on their equally speckled perch. 🙂 I would love to know what they are. Can anyone please enlighten me? Share this:SharePinterestLinkedInTwitterLike this:Like Loading... Related
They are certainly very speckled and cute. Some people are so knowledgeable about birds, but sadly I’m not one of them even though my maiden name is Birdsong! 🙂
I love the way that birds are always in pairs.
what a beautiful “capture”
They certainly look like sparrowhawks – as for the rest, did you catch their accents?
Anyway, when in doubt all sparrow types are LBJs (Little Brown Jobs) so these could be BBJs.
No, I was too far away to catch their accents, but I guess they would be squeaking Peruvian. 🙂
It looks as though you have your answer there then, ad. 🙂
Yes, I think we have the correct answer, Hopestar. 🙂 Hugs
I’m not a bird watcher nor do we have birds here that look like them. I read on one of the other comments that they are the American Sparrowhawk??? I think I’ll wikipedia that. It sounds like they might be endangered. Anyway, nice shot of them.
Thanks, Issy. Yes I was reading that because of suburban development, their numbers have declined in recent years. 😦
Progress … or not. It’s a shame.
Considering the range, tail feathers, and how it looks in this photo it could be a kestrel
Thanks for your input, Eddie. Yes, the American Kestrel is colloquially known as the Sparrowhawk, so I think you’re correct. 🙂
Lovely capture! I spotted an Indian sparrowhawk in the mango tree outside my window and it looked quite similar! A little grayer and smaller, but the speckles are near identical! The parakeets that were living there all this while have been missing ever since 🙂
Oh dear. I think I’d prefer to have the parakeets in the mango tree, if I had a mango tree. 😀
Me too 😀
I am clueless, but if anyone should know, that would be Phil 😀
Yes, I think Phil is an expert on birds. 🙂
Well spotted AD !
Had know idea know you were a twitcher 😀
Well neither had I, Poppy. 🙂
Beautiful pics of the Sparrowhawks 😀
Thanks so much, Dianne. It was a lucky shot. 🙂
Most of my shots are just ‘lucky shots’ 😀
Not me I’m afraid, birds are Not my forte!
Only in pies. 😀
Thanks, Adrian. 🙂
Oh I forget, the most recent comments go to the top here. So I’ll change the phrase in the *below* statement from “above comment” to ‘below comment’ 🙂
Thanks for your endorsement and confidence in your above comment Sylvia. 🙂
I can give you a 100% positive ID that they are indeed speckled birds. 😛
But Sparrow hawk sounds good too. 😀
Hahaha. Well it’s nice to know that we’re in agreement, Phil. 😀 Thanks for your expert opinion. They will forever more be sparrowhawks in my book, until proved otherwise. 😛
Looks like the mystery is solved before I arrived. Giving the location where they were shot might have helped. (Or did I miss something?)
Greetings, Gunta. You might have missed the word “Peruvian.” 🙂
Well, can’t claim to be totally awake at the moment…. 😉
Have another cuppa java. 😀
Might try it. Head’s all stuffed up today.
😦 Feel better soon.
I know! It’s a bird!! 😉
I just knew it would take a graduate’s superior brainpower to work this one out. 😀
Fantastic couples 😀
Glad you liked them. 🙂
They look somewhat Falcony, but I have no idea!
Lovely pic though AD 😉
Yes, definitely hawkish. 🙂
I agree with Lance, they look like peregrines.
Thanks, Gilly. Now I’m hovering between Lance and Arkenaten. 😀
Wish I could help. Obviously birds of prey but, which ones. Once you know, you’ll have to do another post on it.
Thanks, Susan. I’m waiting for http://phillanoue.com/ to throw in his pennyworth. 🙂
Ooooh an argument! They are adorable, and I’ll go with your decision as to what to call them! 🙂
I wonder if I’ll get to the bottom of it, Marsha. I do like mysteries to be solved. 🙂
It sounds like you made a decision. But someone didn’t agree. So I’m siding with you. I’m political. I say, go with the lady who has power over the blog! That would be you! 🙂
Yes, always play safe, Marsha. That’s my motto too. 😛
very sweet shot!
I don’t know what they are, but there cool and your words start out like a children’s poem. Fun! Nice shot, ad.
Thanks, Gemma. I think I will just call them Peter and Paul. 😀
I am sure the Ark is right but they seem to have juvenile feathers 🙂
Yes, they do look like young ones, don’t they? 🙂
I think they are Speckled Peruvians.
Thanks for your input, Frank. 🙂
Hundred bucks says they’re American Sparrowhawks.
I think you’re right on the button, Ark. I don’t know about the 100 bucks though. 😀
Figure of speech, dear heart, figure of speech.
Grew up with a bird book under my arm. Until I turned 13 or 14 when I discovered the other sort or birds were a bit more interesting. 😉
They look like Peregrine Falcons to me. But I could be wrong.
Here’s a photo of one:
Thanks, Lance. A definite possibility. 🙂
I think it’s a hawk – great shot !!!
Thanks, Viveka. I’ve had a few similar answers, and I think we’ve settled on the American Sparrowhawk.
Too small for being an eagle … sure it’s a hawk.
Perhaps it is a category of eagle
Thanks, Magdalena. Definitely some sort of hawk. 🙂
No idea 😦
The Ark has come up with what I think is the right answer. 🙂
They look like Falcons hon. 🙂
Thanks for your suggestion, Sonel. 🙂