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  1. 8 points
    My first picture. I'm so happy. I was in the kitchen and i heard the familiar gobble of my neighborhood trespassers. They have no respect for private property. Shameful. πŸ˜›
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  4. 4 points
    Grrrrrr - power lines!
  5. 3 points
    Merlin (compact, large-headed appearance, solid blue-gray back, wide black and white bands on the tail).
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  8. 2 points
    Red-legged Honeycreeper by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  9. 2 points
    Agreed. Also, it's a female. πŸ™‚
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    I don't know about the species that have down that way, but with that deep rusty orange color looks closer to an orchard oriole.
  12. 2 points
    The white mottling making a V on the back is a good sign for a Red-tail, and the light brown tail with lots of narrow dark bands are a good sign for an immature Red-tail.
  13. 2 points
    What you want to look for on the Coop's tail is not roundedness but that the inner tail feathers are shorter than the outer (a "graduated tail"). When the tail is folded, like this one, the inner feathers are underneath, so you can see all the tips, a little like nested measuring spoons.
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    Bay-headed Tanager by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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  16. 1 point
    I'm so excited. I have a new camera on the way. It has the full set up. filters, several different size lenses and a whole cornucopia of bells and whistles. It's a Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm IS II Lens + Professional Bundle. Ever since my house burned down along with my camera I've had no way to get pics. Got my settlement from insurance so I thought I would splurge a bit. The doctor has turned my illness around. I told people on here I probably wouldn't live past Christmas but my health is improving and I can get outdoors again. I'm tired of being in this darn bed. I've been set up for physical therapy three times a week. It's going to be hard on me but it means I can walk again so I'm excited. This has been the most blessed Christmas I've had in years. First I was going to lose my leg then they said my health was deteriorating rapidly and my outlook didn't look that great and now I'm on the mend. Got a new aggressive proactive doctor and things are getting so much better. The camera is supposed to get here before Christmas so this is my christmas gift to me. You'll probably be getting pictures of white-crowns, House Finches and a stray crow or two in the next couple of weeks. Depending on my mobility. Please suffer this fool kindly. I've had a rough couple of years and I need a break.
  17. 1 point
    Saw this little guy mid morning in Northern Ca today close to the Llano Seco wildlife area. When he flew off he would flutter in the same spot for several seconds. I don’t even have a guess what he is.
  18. 1 point
    Seen today near Venice Louisiana
  19. 1 point
    Pine Siskins have smaller, very pointy bills, shorter, notched tails, and usually two wingbars and a hint of yellow on each wing. Siskins also don't have the prominent eyelines, malar stripes, or crown stripes; their heads (and pretty much their whole bodies) are evenly streaked. Welcome to the forum!
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    Welcome to Whatbird! It is not a Pine Siskin...so I'm pretty sure Song Sparrow is correct. Great photos too. πŸ™‚
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    You need to put up a sign..."Trespassers Will Be Shot"...with a camera of course!
  25. 1 point
    Wow, that is an interesting duck. I think it's safe to assume it has domestic duck in it, possibly a Mallard x Muscovy.
  26. 1 point
    Does it count if the wire is thicker than the bird? 🀨
  27. 1 point
    Yep, immature Cooper's with the thin, crisp streaking on the breast, uneven tail feathers, and small, "serious-looking" eye.
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    Yep, that's a Blue-headed Vireo. Also, your description could very well be a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, but we won't be able to confirm without a photo.
  30. 1 point
    @DebbieI'm guessing there was water under the utility line she's perched on, or at least very close. Kingfishers dive from perches for small fish. They sometimes will hover briefly before making a dive, or abort the dive when they determine there's nothing to go after.
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    Agreed, Orchard Oriole.
  35. 1 point
    Thanks, we did. And Happy New Year to you and all Whatbirders. Yesterday a Hermit Thrush hit our picture window. It sat for a long time and closed its eyes. We put the cat inside and after some time the bird perked up and started to run around. We put it up on a perch where it stayed for a while. Later it was gone. I think it will be okay.
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    Can't tell by this photo. Red-shouldered are not sexually dimorphic.
  39. 1 point
    Red-shouldered is correct. The checkered wing pattern along with the red shoulder patch are good ID marks. Nice shot!
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  41. 1 point
    Red-shouldered, I believe
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