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  2. ricardo00

    Juvenile Cooper's Hawk or . . .?

    Thanks Blackburnian!
  3. I saw this bird last week in Minnesota, possible Dickcissel? I hope my link will lead to the photos OK. Thank You! https://imgur.com/a/cWZb3cN
  4. lonesome55dove

    Birds of North America

    165. European Starling 166. Canada Goose 167. Ring-necked Pheasant 168. California Quail
  5. blackburnian

    Juvenile Cooper's Hawk or . . .?

    Yes to Coopers, not sure on age.
  6. akiley

    A Piper Among Plovers

    Yes! You got it!! You're absolutely right about the marks- main pointers are: 1) Neck is the same color as the body, as you mentioned. Little Blue Herons have contrast between the neck and the body; the necks are purplish where the rest of the body is dark blue. 2) This bird's plumage changes quite a bit over the course of the spring into the fall, but around this time of year, it begins to acquire some distinctive yellow color on the lores, definitely not typical of pure LBHE. 3) Also the various white patches on the body are another good mark (although they can be hard to see sometimes). 4) The bill is rather large and long compared to typical LBHE. I have seen this guy every year since 2014- such a awesome bird and a blessing to be able to study and enjoy!
  7. blackburnian

    Maine seabirds (offshore)

    Agree with gannet. Iā€™d go Common for the Tern.
  8. This hawk kept squawking, was thinking it is a juvenile Cooper's hawk? In Palo Alto in july. Thanks for your thoughts!
  9. atxrvabyrd

    A Piper Among Plovers

    Holy cow, I think we did see it. Here are the two pics I got of it. We saw it first from across the marsh as we were standing at the labyrinth. Then we drove across towards the pavilion and there is was. Close up it seemed larger than I expected from a little blue heron and somehow different, but couldn't put a finger on it. But that I'm looking: the neck has a white stripe along the underside, and isn't a different color from the body and it also seems thinner. There's also some yellow around the eye, which I suppose the LBHE shouldn't have either. Am I getting the relevant markers? Missed it last summer and didn't look at the reports closely enough ahead of our visit to know to be on the look out this year. DSC05277 DSC05275
  10. Hello, Taken earlier today in the south end of Lake Simcoe, Ontario. My guess is Redhead, Greater Scuap (both would be rare and even more so with chicks) , not sure on the third pic but you can see a big white wing patch, and Lesser Yellowlegs? Thank you for any help or corrections.
  11. Bigdaddy44

    Hummingbird ID

    Thanks everyone.
  12. Royal Tern with lunch Anahauc NWR 7-18 Royal Tern with lunch Anahauc NWR 7-18 by johnd1964, on Flickr
  13. Sean C

    Hummingbird ID

    agreed
  14. Sean C

    Whatbird's Young Birders!

    agreed. I think early morning has the best birds, but evening is also good.
  15. Aveschapines

    Where have we been?

    It came out great the first time I made it, although I do know my way around the kitchen šŸ‘
  16. bearcat6

    In Flight

  17. HamRHead

    Where have we been?

    It should be the same as yours. On second thought I've never made it before so it'll probably be a flop.
  18. The Bird Nuts

    Where have we been?

    Ignore my previous post about the link issue then. Maybe it has been fixed or maybe it just happens every once in a while. šŸ™‚
  19. Aveschapines

    Where have we been?

    Can I have a bite of your bannock?
  20. Aveschapines

    Where have we been?

    OK; I was on my PC (Windows 10, Chrome). I'll try now on my phone. Yes, I have the same option on my phone, so I'm guessing that the difference is that I'm a moderator. Sorry to lead you all astray.
  21. The Bird Nuts

    Where have we been?

    Okay, I'll try it: https://www.flickr.com/photos/birdnuts/ Hmm, it worked!
  22. HamRHead

    Where have we been?

    I'll try it from my Android... https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/baking-in-the-wild-how-to-make-bannock-bread/ Yep, worked!
  23. HamRHead

    Where have we been?

    I haven't tried on my PC but on my phone there is no way to turn off the edit notification.
  24. Aveschapines

    Where have we been?

    OK; maybe that's one of my modly superpowers šŸ˜„ And I didn't know about that link issue. Here's a little test (and you should make these immediately): https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/baking-in-the-wild-how-to-make-bannock-bread/ Ok, it did turn blue and underlined immediately. Will submit now and see if it works. Edit: it worked! Strange that it doesn't for you??? Oh, and I'm going to click on show that it's been edited for the sake of science šŸ˜„
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