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  1. More Yellow ? How about a Common Yellowthroat ? Here is an example of a handsome adult male.
    5 points
  2. Immature Osprey caught up close at the San Joaquin Marsh Ecological Reserve in Irvine, CA
    4 points
  3. An image of a loving couple entitled "Dance Me" A Link to the video that inspired the shot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGorjBVag0I "Dance Me to the End of Love" by Leonard Cohen (worth the watch, viewed over 39 million times !)
    3 points
  4. Yellow it is ! How about a Yellow Warbler ? Light as a Feather !
    3 points
  5. White-tailed Kite by Jason, on Flickr
    3 points
  6. OK...very good. I am reading of brown-headed cowbird now. i am not liking what i read so far! the male look cool , though. There;s behavior of laying eggs in other nests is bad sounding , but they are native bird to usa so it is cool. you and others are right with identification, akiley. it looks like it to me. I love having this website to check with experts! Connecticut has so many birds! yes, westport and surrounding towns seem too nice to think some person or people stole away my clothing. maybe it was just mistake. Speedo is not good to wear in usa anyway i am finding. i will blame the cowbird for my naked feeling . ha ha ha I will come here with more bird questions....thank you all. Happy to learn birds of america now.
    2 points
  7. Had a nice Roseate Tern today! Roseate Tern by Patrick Felker, on Flickr
    2 points
  8. The Chukar I subscribe to an App that notifies me when an unusual bird shows up in my area and sure enough, this one was right where they said he would be ! This guy is certainly unusual on the Coast of New Hampshire across the street from the beach ! He certainly didn't fly here with those stubby little wings and plump little body ; - ) He was very friendly and calm, my presence was obviously no cause of concern to him. Every bit the handsome, self assured gentleman. I swear if I had some cracked corn he would have come to my hand ! Likely an escapee from some nearby farm, it was a pleasure to have made his acquaintance.
    2 points
  9. I've recently been enjoying watching Osprey fish. They slowly circle overhead and, once they see something, they stop circling and begin descending. Slowly at first, then quickly into the water. It's interesting because you can tell when they see something, just by the way they fly. This one seemed interested in me too. I wonder what it was thinking as it flew by, watching a person on the ground staring up at it.
    2 points
  10. Mississippi Kite,Only known nesting pair in jersey, ever...been coming back for 6 years now..
    2 points
  11. Here is another thread we used to have.
    1 point
  12. Welcome! We understand you're excited to learn about that mystery bird you saw, and we're delighted to help. Some members can give you an answer based on a surprisingly small amount of data. Still, the more information you provide, the more likely we'll reach a correct identification. Please start a new post for your bird; your request may be overlooked if you add it to an existing discussion. At a minimum, please include these items: ⦁ What did the bird look like? If you have photos (or audio files!), you can drag the files directly into your post. You can also link to most popular photo sharing sites If not, what colors were the head, body, wings, and tail? Can you compare the mystery bird to a bird you're already familiar with? Was it smaller, fatter, longer necked, shorter tailed, etc.? ⦁ Where did you see the bird? Please tell us what state or province you were in. Other useful items are geographic region, city or county, local or national park, body of water, etc. Please avoid using zip codes; researching them slows your request. ⦁ When did you see the bird? Often the month is enough, although the day or week is better. Time of day is also useful (early morning, middle of the night, etc.) That information is usually enough, but some birds are very similar. These items can be useful in narrowing down the options: ⦁ What was the local environment? Was the bird in a forest, desert, beach, urban area, etc.? Was it raining, snowing, windy, etc.? ⦁ What was the bird doing? Was it hopping, flying, singing, sitting still, etc.? If it was eating, what was it having for lunch? ⦁ Were there other birds? Did they look like the mystery bird or were they different? Were there a few of them or many? Please limit your requests to five birds per post. When there are more than five ID requests in a single post, it becomes difficult to follow the discussion of each bird or photo. If you think you know what the bird is, please enter its name as a tag. For multiple species, it's easier to use tags than to list them all as a lengthy title. Also, tags improve search results. You can enter the location as a tag, too. To use tags in a new post, look for 'Tags' near the top and click '+Choose'. Enter your tags separated by commas, such as 'Carolina Wren, Blue Jay, Lexington, South Carolina' (without the quotes). Please be patient. We have many active members, but we aren't Facebook or Twitter. It may be a few hours before our members respond, especially if your request requires research. If you don't have a reply within 24 hours, feel free to 'Bump' your question. Sometimes a bird can't be identified. All of us here have had sightings and photos that left us scratching our heads. That's just part of birding. Thanks for joining us! We hope you come to enjoy birding as much as we do. Please also check out our tips for new birders thread for lots of helpful information and suggestions to improve your birding experience.
    1 point
  13. Great Black Hawk, Biddeford ME by Seth Davis, on Flickr If accepted, this will be the 2nd N. American Record, and obviously the first for Maine!
    1 point
  14. Adult female Baltimore actually show a fair bit of black mottling on the head. I'd say it's a youngster.
    1 point
  15. Apologies to my english (as usual)!!! i was at a beach & swimming this weekend in Westport Connecticut and I was thinking to birds and I see this bird by parking lot then it flew to woods and i got to be obsess to chase it and chase it. I know there are many sparrows of connecticut but this was bigger and it had the striping on chest. I manage the picture and I have hope to learn what it is. i hope it is a bird worth it because when I got back to beach all of my clothing was stole! Walk home wearing only small speedo was not fun! But I still love USA and connecticut more than poland! thank you if you can identify Peitr
    1 point
  16. I agree with Brown-headed Cowbird. Not sure if it's a female or a juvenile. Oh no- really sorry about your clothes! Westport is the town right next to where I am!
    1 point
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  18. Brown-headed Cowbird was my first impression.
    1 point
  19. Short tail and a diffuse breastband -- this looks like a juvenile Tree Swallow.
    1 point
  20. Out of likes.................................but LOL!
    1 point
  21. Wow! Good day! 12 would have been lifers...............
    1 point
  22. Yes to all. The second is a Yellow-headed Blackbird.
    1 point
  23. Juvenile Yellow crown night heron Ft Worth TX Nature Center 8-18 Juvenile Yellow crown night heron Ft Worth TX Nature Center 8-18 by johnd1964, on Flickr
    1 point
  24. Agree with grackle, but I think those glossy black feathers coming in on the breast indicate a young male.
    1 point
  25. Juvenile Horned Lark for the first two, and a Savannah Sparrow for the third.
    1 point
  26. We had lots of Coots with babies here in Oregon. But the water hole is now dried up so they have gone some where.
    1 point
  27. I think the flycatcher is a Pewee that's molting it's primaries.
    1 point
  28. I agree with BH Cowbird. The flycatcher isn't a Pewee- primary projection is too short and the bird is too compact overall. It's probably one of the western empids, but that structure kinda looks Eastern Phoebe like to me. I'm not quite sure. @The Bird Nuts
    1 point
  29. Thanks! I'll definitely keep working on it. For now, how about some yellow! (Yellow is one of my favorite colors, so I'm glad some of the birds decided to hang out near the flowers.) More yellow, for good measure:
    1 point
  30. Immature Red-tailed Hawk. I met this guy on a jobsite near Canobie Lake in Salem, NH. It was great fun to watch him throw his small stick in the air and pounce on it over and over. Preoccupied with his exercise he (?) paid me little mind and allowed me to get pretty close for some nice shots.
    1 point
  31. This is a white tailed or Mississippi kite?
    1 point
  32. Not the best pictures, but definitely the coolest thing I saw yesterday. Momma rail and babies
    1 point
  33. Apparently the ones in the US show a bit more contrast between the back and the belly, and they have fewer spots on the upper breast on average.
    1 point
  34. Your English is better than our Polish! Welcome.
    1 point
  35. Yes, these are Ospreys, and they look like nestlings. Ospreys are present in Poland, however it's a different subspecies. American Osprey is P. h. carolinensis, and the nominate subspecies of Europe is P. h. haliaetus.
    1 point
  36. It looks like an Osprey's nest. I don't know if there are Ospreys in Poland as I'm not familiar with European birds so wait for more people to comment. 🙂
    1 point
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