Bird with Gray back, head and white chest

by Patricia
(Goderich, Ontario, Canada )

I live in Goderich Ontario. I have a pine tree just outside my apartment. I am fortunate to have many birds visit in the winter and I feed them.


Recently I saw one I had not seen before. It was about the size of a Grackle but, had a 'full sized head'.

It had a light/medium gray back and head and a white chest. There were some white markings on the back.

Would love to know what it was.

Thanks.

Hi Paricia - I'm not sure what that bird could be, but one of our readers may know.

If you know what this bird could be, please comment and let us know.

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May 30, 2014
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Shrike
by: Caroline

I believe you had a Northern Shrike or Loggerhead Shrike. Both have similar markings, but the Northern is a little larger.

May 04, 2013
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Bobolink
by: Joanna

Try looking up a bobolink, this sounds similar to what they look like.

Apr 12, 2013
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Perhaps
by: Patricia

Nancy was kind enough to suggest a Moching Bird. Lookd up a photo and, unfortunately, it is not 'my' bird. Thanks for input and...will keep looking and hoping.

Apr 12, 2013
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GRAY BIRD IN GODERICH
by: Patricia

Thanks to Beth for your input. I've looked up a photo of the Gray Jay and it is not 'my' bird. I do appreciate your comments though. Will keep looking! Patricia

Apr 09, 2013
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Bird with gray back, head and white chest
by: Beth

Could your sighting have been a Gray Jay, a bird about the size of a Blue Jay but with the colouring you described?

Apr 09, 2013
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Bird
by: Nancy

Possibly a Northern Mocking Bird.

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