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  1. Those are actually Green Hairons.
    4 points
  2. WOW! The yard is busy today! Just saw four hawks at once battling over a fresh robin kill. Three were really small and one was much larger. Are these Sharpies and Coopers?
    3 points
  3. This is the Punk subspecies.
    3 points
  4. 3 points
  5. Vermilion Flycatcher Vermillion Flycatcher Anahauc 1-16 by johnd1964, on Flickr
    2 points
  6. Unspotted Saw-whet Owl. ? [Photo credit: Wikipedia/ By MauricioCalderon - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44024276]
    2 points
  7. No matter where I go, I can’t escape them!!!!
    2 points
  8. Thank you all so much, I never had laughed so much early in the morning. Best answers ever.
    2 points
  9. 2 points
  10. Green Herons are like chameleons ? They change position and look like a totally different bird! I've been confused by them many times. Plus it looks like yours is stretching in a stiff breeze (or used too much hair gel).
    2 points
  11. Happy Turkey Day to all the Statesiders! (And belated Happy Turkey Day to the Canadians!)
    2 points
  12. Turkey Vulture 1-Yolo Bypass NWR 2-20-2014 094 by littlebear_elder, on Flickr
    2 points
  13. Yard Bird...San Diego Great Horned Owl
    2 points
  14. White-tailed Kite IMG_7370-001 by littlebear_elder, on Flickr
    1 point
  15. We don't know all that much about the Iceland Gull complex- a lot is unknown. But current believed taxonomy is this: Iceland Gull is a polytypic species with three subspecies: 1) nominate glaucoides- of Europe which is thought to occur in the East on rare occasion. All white primaries with no gray whatsoever. But that ID is extremely complicated. 2) Kumlieni- ("Kumlien's Gull") Adults with slight gray in primaries, and immautures with mostly pale primaries- Your birds' primaries are a little darker than I would like for a typical kumlieni 3) thayeri- the bird formerly known as Thayer's Gull. Much darker overall in immature plumages with darker brown primaries. The problem is that there are many birds that fall somewhere in the middle of kumlieni and thayeri. We don't really know what that means. A lot of birds fit nicely into one or the other, but others not so much. It does seem like a gradient to some extent like you mentioned. There'll have to be a lot of work done before we really get to the bottom of the complex.
    1 point
  16. Life is good. At least, life is good if you're not the robin. It's great when you can get two frequently confused species to show up together for comparison!
    1 point
  17. The first is a Sharpie and the second is a Cooper's. That must have been quite the sight! Great shots!
    1 point
  18. Welcome to Whatbird! Sounds like you saw Ruby-crowned Kinglets.
    1 point
  19. Thanks! Here are a few specialties from Hawaiʻi: 311. Hawaiian Goose 312. Hawaiian Coot
    1 point
  20. Good night, everybody! We're here all week! Try the quail!
    1 point
  21. On his way to have his bill pierced.
    1 point
  22. 1 point
  23. Immature White-crowned Sparrow.
    1 point
  24. This one speaks for itself also............ 1-Yolo Bypass NWR 12-14-2013 033 by littlebear_elder, on Flickr
    1 point
  25. 1 point
  26. Occellated Turkey. Wild Turkeys if you live in Central America like Aves.
    1 point
  27. Wait a sec. are those wild turkeys or a different species?
    1 point
  28. Red-winged Blackbird. ?
    1 point
  29. I would rather do my own root canal with a pair of Vice-Grips, a Dremel tool, and a bottle of Jack Daniels*. I run a fantasy NASCAR league nine months out of the year; that's close enough for me. Call me when I retire in six or seven years and have the time to do the job properly. * Available combined in our convenient 'Root Canal Gift Pack', with birthday or holiday packaging. No stamps, please. Five or ten cent deposit required where applicable.
    1 point
  30. Wilson's Warbler by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
    1 point
  31. Harris' Hawk by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
    1 point
  32. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Ruby-crowned Kinglet by Johnny, on Flickr
    1 point
  33. BBC Costa's Hummingbird,11-18-2018 Avondale, Az. Costa's Hummingbird by R. Tompkins, on Flickr
    1 point
  34. This is mostly because I don't see a lot of Cooper's hawks
    1 point
  35. Yellow-rumped Warbler Yellow-rumped Warbler by Johnny, on Flickr
    1 point
  36. 1 point
  37. mabey Ross's goose Anahauc NWR 10-18 by johnd1964, on Flickr mabey Ross's goose Anahauc NWR 10-18 by johnd1964, on Flickr mabey Ross's goose Anahauc NWR 10-18 by johnd1964, on Flickr
    1 point
  38. From now on I'm just going to post pictures I take from now on, if you see what I mean. 310. Ladder-backed Woodpecker
    1 point
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