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  1. Agreed. Also, not to doubt the validity of the sighting, but I have seen people tricked by fake GH Owls before...
    4 points
  2. Welcome to Whatbird! It is a Chukar as The Bird Nuts said. A wild bird in some areas and a farm-raised bird in others so it may be an escapee. Where are you located? I doubt that it is in need of care...it looks perfectly fine to me. If you think it needs food birdseed or cracked corn are good choices and a container with fresh water. ?
    3 points
  3. BBC Phainopepla 11-24-2018, Boyce Thompson Arboretum; Superior, Az. Phainopepla (female) by R. Tompkins, on Flickr
    3 points
  4. I photographed this Nuthatch in a dark section of woods, with just a small bit on sunlight peaking through. It made for some nice bokeh in the photo.
    3 points
  5. Vermillion Flycatcher by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
    3 points
  6. You might want to read "What to do if you find a baby or injured bird" at the top of the page. Wild or rather feral Chukars (descended from imported European and Asian birds) live mostly in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, and adjoining states and provinces, as you can see here. If you're not in that range, it's a domestic bird, and the same is probably true if it doesn't seem afraid of people. It would most likely be from a game farm. The owners might well want it back, but I'd feel something of a dilemma about whether a bird from a game farm is better off hanging around a residential neighborhood, where it might get killed by a cat or dog or car, or on a game farm, in captivity waiting to be shot. It might depend on the game farm's practices. I think it could also be someone's pet or ornamental bird. If it does seem to be sick or injured, not just tame, and you decide to take it to your nearest wildlife center, you might want to call first. I don't know whether all wildlife centers take escaped domestic birds.
    2 points
  7. Pictures taken Thanksgiving week, close to Jaco. 1. IMG_9008 by H W, on Flickr 2. IMG_8877 by H W, on Flickr 3. IMG_8893 by H W, on Flickr 4. IMG_9340 by H W, on Flickr 5. Crested Caracara ??? IMG_9360 by H W, on Flickr
    1 point
  8. Looks better for a Broad-tailed, with that nice even throat pattern and faint rufous wash to the sides.
    1 point
  9. I was conned once by a life-size, beautifully carved Great Blue Heron. He even moved around occasionally, being mounted on a swivel and nudged by the breezes. It wasn't until I viewed the photos at full size until I realized what I was seeing.
    1 point
  10. Lesser Scaup, I'd say.
    1 point
  11. I can't agree. There's no reason to shrink images when you can use an external site, and it can make them harder to identify. (Cropping them, on the other hand, can make them easier to identify, but still use an external site.)
    1 point
  12. I'm on my phone, but I think both look good.
    1 point
  13. "The Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe sported a metal nose. I think his was brass. Mine is chrome plated!"
    1 point
  14. I'm thinking it's an immature male or a molting adult male.
    1 point
  15. Thanks! Here are a few specialties from Hawaiʻi: 311. Hawaiian Goose 312. Hawaiian Coot
    1 point
  16. No matter where I go, I can’t escape them!!!!
    1 point
  17. Ooh, the Canvasback are new for this winter season. When I was there Monday, there were a good number of Ring-necked, some Blue-Winged Teal, and then Scaup and a ton of Shovelers. I also had a King Rail pop out and give me a good look at it. Tell the Siskins they need to come give the goldfinches at my house a run for their money, lol.
    1 point
  18. Yes I didn't hear "bad idea" but rather "not for me".
    1 point
  19. I’m hoping to learn to play guitar. I’ve developed a passion for music and really want to learn to play.
    1 point
  20. Well, getting my Thanksgiving spirit on................................................with a cold. ??
    0 points
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