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  1. BBC Sora Sora by R. Tompkins, on Flickr
    3 points
  2. Twelve-spotted Skimmer by The Bird Nuts, on Flickr Tiger Swallowtail by The Bird Nuts, on Flickr
    3 points
  3. And a good example of why it can help to show photos that aren't the best.
    2 points
  4. Thin breast streaking, fairly sturdy looking legs, I like juvie Cooper's.
    2 points
  5. I've had a Red-breasted Sapsucker and a Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker in my yard within the past two weeks . The Sapsucker was 400 miles away from normal range and was a first county record, and the Flicker is a long ways away and a 3rd county record https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49251110 https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49056867
    2 points
  6. BBC Wilson's Snipe Wilson's Snipe by R. Tompkins, on Flickr
    2 points
  7. I'm having a hard time seeing the second bird as a House Finch. I'm thinking Brown-headed Cowbird because of the white throat, pointier beak, and solid brown head.
    2 points
  8. BBC Sora 10-16-2018 Sora by R. Tompkins, on Flickr
    2 points
  9. 1. Yes to Snowy, and I'd say Greater for at least the two yellowlegs to the left based on bill length. 2. Great Blue Heron
    1 point
  10. Definitely a Bald Eagle. Somebody here might be able to say how old. It sounds like more fun than watching shopping usually is.
    1 point
  11. 1 point
  12. Blackpolls. Note the pale feet.
    1 point
  13. I was walking with my camera, 2 blocks from my home in West Hollywood (a residential neighborhood at the base of the Hollywood Hills), mid-morning, I heard a crunching sound!...15 ft to my right, on the lowest branch of the tree, even with my head (~6ft), was this hawk(?), eating something grey - I think a pigeon?...it looked me straight in the eye, and kept eating...sensing no danger, I pointed my camera and started firing way!...I took several hundred photos - walking around the tree several times, while saying, in my best Obi-Wan Kenobi voice, "u don't want me - I am not a threat"...after about 15 minutes, the bird and I had tired of r encounter - it flew away, and I walked home (about 2 blocks)...is it a Hawk...?...
    1 point
  14. BBC Photo taken yesterday 10-16-2018 at The Riparian Preserve Water Ranch; Gilbert Arizona. Thanks in Advance. DSC_0222 (2) by R. Tompkins, on Flickr
    1 point
  15. Congrats! That looks lovely ๐Ÿ™‚
    1 point
  16. Xantus's Hummingbird Photo credit in photo:
    1 point
  17. Agree with Yellow-rumped Warbler and Brown-headed Cowbird.
    1 point
  18. BBC Here it is again. DSC_0797 (2) by R. Tompkins, on Flickr
    1 point
  19. Yah, cowbird looks good to me too, now that you say it.
    1 point
  20. 1 point
  21. Unless it's nesting season, you have nothing to fear from it or most other North American birds. You're too big to eat. You obviously know better than to approach it, so you won't be perceived as a threat. The only reason it would approach you is to force you away from nestlings. Magnificent photos!
    1 point
  22. Thanks Creeker. I'm color blind (especially red/green), so I can't always go by color. It does make birding a bit more challenging sometimes.
    1 point
  23. BBC Photographed 10-16-2018 at The Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch; Gilbert, Az. Thanks. DSC_0138 (2) by R. Tompkins, on Flickr
    1 point
  24. That's a juvenile Cooper's Hawk. They adapt well to urban settings.
    1 point
  25. It's a Domestic Muscovy Duck.
    1 point
  26. Why not Least Bittern here? Buffy orange color overall and what appears to be a dark cap.
    1 point
  27. Looks like an American Bittern, with those bold stripes and dark malar.
    1 point
  28. Sorry I've been so inactive on here lately. We've had a whirlwind of things going on lately, including..........Drum roll please.............................our family grew by one! My oldest sister got married this last Sat. (the 13th). It was a gorgeous wedding - I was a jr. Bridesmaid (I cried more than I am willing to admit......) - Yes, to answer your unasked question, I love her new husband. He is a great guy, they clearly love each other. He jokes around a lot too and he also teases me a lot but it is a loving teasing not meant to hurt. (like my brothers do sometimes ๐Ÿ™„) A shot the photographer took of the bride and groom.
    1 point
  29. Yep, looks like a Yellow-rumped to me. The second might be a House Finch. Kind of a tough pic on my phone.
    1 point
  30. Welcome to Whatbird. You did get good. Hereโ€™s hoping for a speedy recovery.
    1 point
  31. Yes, welcome! That middle pic is outstanding!
    1 point
  32. Song Sparrow by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
    1 point
  33. Parker River NWR, north coast of Massachusetts, October 4th of this year. Perched high on a bare snag in a mixed hardwood forest. No singing or vocalizating. Sat quietly for several minutes before flying away. No other birds in the immediate vicinity. Thanks!
    1 point
  34. I was in S. Dakota this weekend and saw this guy. I was just outside of Vermilion, SD. Is this a Harris's Sparrow? I don't see where it fits with any of the other sparrows.
    1 point
  35. In the backyard Young Cooper's Hawk with prey (House Finch) by hbvol50, on Flickr
    1 point
  36. Eastern Bluebird by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
    1 point
  37. Looks like an Orange-crowned to me. Broken eye ring, yellow undertail coverts, no apparent wing bars, short dark eyeline, thin unmarked tail (which appears to be missing some feathers) all lead me to that ID. The apparent bar on the tail looks like a shadow or a twig showing through in the first two pics.
    1 point
  38. Oct 8 in western Montana. Looking firstly at the tail pattern (what's left of the tail anyhow), the closest match appears to be Palm Warbler, but few other markings support this. Yellow underneath but with white vent area. Note the yellow patches on the chin and amongst behind the eye. Orange-crowned with an odd tail?
    1 point
  39. Seconded! Unique bird! I'm jealous!
    1 point
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