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  1. If they make enough noise and are in the right place at the right time, a healthy meal is delivered on the fly without even a touchdown !
    5 points
  2. Brown Pelican Anahauc NWR 7-18 --Brown Pelican Anahauc NWR 7-18 by johnd1964, on Flickr
    5 points
  3. Great blue heron taking off after being pestered by some terns. 0C3A8717-4 by lonestranger102, on Flickr
    3 points
  4. Yes. The black and white checkered pattern on the wings plus the barred orange breast and belly is distinctive. EDIT: Posted at the same time as Bird Brain!
    2 points
  5. Yes, Red-shouldered Hawk is correct. The checker-board pattern wings is a good ID mark.
    2 points
  6. I watched in amazement as this BCNH caught this big fish (I think called a "Sunny"), held it for a minute or so until it stopped moving & swallowed it in 1 gulp. Black-crowned Night-Heron by Johnny, on Flickr Black-crowned Night-Heron by Johnny, on Flickr Black-crowned Night-Heron by Johnny, on Flickr Black-crowned Night-Heron - Happy Heron by Johnny, on Flickr
    2 points
  7. Not much more beautiful than a fledgling Barn Swallow
    2 points
  8. Actually, male Wood Ducks molt into their breeding plumage around now. They should be in full breeding plumage in September. Many but not all species of ducks have similar molt timing.
    1 point
  9. In addition to everything TBN said, a female Vermilion will show a white throat (and, depending on the bird, a white supercilium), which contrasts sharply with brown auriculars and crown. This contrast is, for me, what really sets them off from Say's Phoebes.
    1 point
  10. It's difficult for me to explain shorebird differences, but I'll try. Yellowlegs have more densely-spotted wings and back (especially around the neck and shoulder areas) and a less prominent eyering than Solitary Sandpipers. Yellowlegs also have longer, yellower legs, longer necks, and very slightly thinner bills. Their heads also tend to look more gray to me than the brownish Solitaries.
    1 point
  11. Great minds think alike!! ?
    1 point
  12. Actually a Blackburnian Warbler.
    1 point
  13. Agree, Red-tailed. Don't know why it would be rare... ?
    1 point
  14. looks like a red tail to me, not sure how they say they are rare any time or any where in NY though
    1 point
  15. Looks like American Bittern.
    1 point
  16. It certainly looks looks like an American bittern to me.
    1 point
  17. Osprey being cooperative and hunting my side of the shoreline. 0C3A0863 by lonestranger102, on Flickr 0C3A0847 by lonestranger102, on Flickr
    1 point
  18. Don't be judging me...It's not like you've never looked to see what's between your legs before. IMG_5298 by lonestranger102, on Flickr
    1 point
  19. 201: Pinyon Jay Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) by A S, on Flickr 202: White-headed Woodpecker White-headed Woodpecker (Picoides albolarvatus) by A S, on Flickr 203: Pigeon Guillemot Pigeon Guillemot (Cepphus columba) by A S, on Flickr 204: Tufted Puffin Tufted Puffins (Fratercula cirrhata) by A S, on Flickr 205: Common Scoter Common Scoter (Melanitta nigra) by A S, on Flickr I'll post a few more later, but don't want to put too many photos in the same post.
    1 point
  20. These fledglings patiently perch fairly close together while the parents acrobatically swoop through the sky catching up bugs along the way. The young hear their parents calling on their return and when they come in close, each young'n makes noise and flutter up a storm, trying to attract the most attention. "Pick Me ! Pick Me !"
    1 point
  21. Elegant trogan, southeast AZ....Lifer
    1 point
  22. Yes, this is a Henslow’s.
    1 point
  23. Not a Savannah Sparrow (bill's too big for one thing). I don't have experience with Henslow's, but it looks like a Henslow's to me.
    1 point
  24. Ladder-backed Woodpecker FowlContent #79
    1 point
  25. From a couple days ago - Mourning Dove carrying nesting material: And a Cedar Waxwing:
    1 point
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