Asked on Jan 15, 2018

What kind of bird is this?

by Gail
How this very small bird got in my house, bathroom more specific, I haven't a clue. Every time I caught it, it would wiggle out of my hand before I could get it back outside to let it go. I've looked on some websites to identify it but to no avail. I don't recall seeing this one on our property before but will put out food if I know what to put out.
q what kind of bird is this
  22 answers
  • Inetia Inetia on Jan 16, 2018
    Go to the library and check out a bird book; preferably with birds from where you live.

  • Rosemary Kelly Rosemary Kelly on Jan 16, 2018
    It looks like a Wren.

  • Gail Gail on Jan 16, 2018
    I have Hummingbirds & it isn't a hummingbird. When I turnef it loose, it flew away as any other birds we have here.

  • 71729639726 71729639726 on Jan 16, 2018
    If it is coming in your house by the bathroom. Check your exaust fancover outside. And any holes around the roof and flashing. I live in Kentucky and we call that bird a young Sparrow. If you have a hole anywhere in your house 1 inch or larger they will build a nest there. Especially in the winter when heat rises.

  • Gail Gail on Jan 16, 2018
    Thank You Rosemary Kelly. That's what it looked like, a little Wren. I will check my bird feed as well as what the Wren's main diet consists of & make sure they have good available thru the winter. I love birds, can you tell??

  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Jan 16, 2018
    Sparrow is the first thing I thought, but it's a Wren.

  • Joyce Joyce on Jan 17, 2018
    Its a wren!

  • Gail Gail on Jan 17, 2018
    Thank you!

  • Monica Opp Monica Opp on Jan 17, 2018
    Agree. It is definitely a Wren.

  • Nancy leissa Nancy leissa on Jan 17, 2018
    kkk It's an owl

  • Dotty McMillan Dotty McMillan on Jan 17, 2018

  • Cynthia Whitney Cynthia Whitney on Jan 17, 2018
    Pretty sure it's a wren. It's definitely not a hummingbird. They eat bugs so don't worry about feeding it. If you have plenty of flowers to attract bugs there will be natural food. If you have bird houses, it might use one of those but it has to have the tiny hole or a bigger bird will take it over.

  • Tina @ Repurposed Life Tina @ Repurposed Life on Jan 17, 2018
    Looks like a Carolina Wren to me! They love to build there nest inside structures instead of outside:) . This is one of mine!! They are they are a lot of fun to watch!

  • Gail Gail on Jan 17, 2018
    Thank you Cynthia for your information. I do have plants & flowers & normally plenty of bugs & insects around. I hadn't thought about bird houses, but I have qúite a few I've used in other decor I can put out that do have very small doors. I didn't think there would be any birds around that might actually use them. Now I have reason to put them outside.

  • Linda Ahlgren Linda Ahlgren on Jan 17, 2018
    Definitely a Carolina Wren!!

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jan 17, 2018
    I also believe it's a wren. An owl has a short hooked beak and sits upright. A flamingo is pink. Not a sparrow due to it's speckled chest.

  • Gail Gail on Jan 17, 2018
    Aawweeee. Thank you for the picture. Definitely going to be putting some bird houses out for them now that I know the little wrens are here.

    We have these in Missouri they are wrens

  • Gail Gail on Jan 17, 2018
    I was outside doing few things & tossing out sime parrot seed castings for poultry & other birds & was watching all around me for wrens. I actually saw some. Maybe they've been here a while & being so small I just didn't notice them. Anyway, they are welcome to stay & I'll gladly put out houses for them.

    MANY THANKS to ALL if you who have responded & helped to educate me about this little bird I now welcome to our place !!!

  • Deb4789507 Deb4789507 on Jan 29, 2018
    It's a Carolina Wren