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Willie Braun

Pearl River, NY, United States


I was hiking in Pearl River and noticed this bird on the side of the path. I was intrigued by the colorings and was unusual enough that I wanted to find out the species.
Can you help identify


Found While Hiking In Rockland County NY

5 replies on “Found while hiking in Rockland County NY”

Aleene Jones says:

So sorry to see this, I wonder if he could be the victim of a collision with something?
Maybe high winds and blown into a tree???

Aleene Jones says:

This is a Yellow-shafted Flicker, a member of the woodpecker family.

Susan Motto says:

I was fortunate enough to identify this rare & unique bird.Unfortunately it flew away when I tried to take a picture.It was an Albino Sparrow.I love birds & have bird feeders all around my yard.I hope it returns,it was so beautiful.I read that it means “good luck “,I hope so.I live in Rockland County,N.Y.

Jeff sherer says:

I just bought a condo in a 55+ community that bars bird feeding. What are my options. Just sold my house and my wife and I love to see the birds squirrels and chipmunks

Holly Faulkner, Project Assistant says:

Hi Jeff, if you can’t put up feeders, a bird bath should still bring in the birds, and perhaps even some mammals. Birds are attracted to water just as they are to feeders. You can purchase a bird bath or simply use dishes or shallow pans. Birds seem to prefer baths that are at ground level, but raised baths will attract birds as well. Change the water every day to keep it fresh and clean. Scroll down on this page to the “water” section, which details how you can make the bird bath even more attractive, as well as strategies to keep it from freezing in winter (never add antifreeze). Otherwise, native plants and a garden can be helpful to wildlife as well.

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