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unusual but boring bird in my yard (1 Viewer)

I have a pair of birds visiting the bath, they are like dark unspotted flickers, don't align well as catbirds or mockingbirds or starlings as they have NO SPOTS, no dark or light cap, but are lighter on the throat than elsewhere. Longer than average beak used to poke at wood, too, but not a tree woodpecker in behaviour, just looking for bugs. And they perch in a cedar. We have an immature robin visiting, entirely different coloring but similar profile, robin beak shorter. NOT shiny like a grackle, not female redwings.
Hi Mike and a warm welcome to you from all the Staff and Moderators.

The behaviour your describe sounds more like a woodpecker or flicker, so a picture would certainly help if you can get one. Meanwhile I'll move your post to the ID forum, as they're probably better placed to be able to help you. Could you narrow down the location a bit and describe the habitat round about too please?

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I look forward to hearing your news.

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