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  1. 7 points
    Hoot hoot! Today I saw a Great Horned Owl! (Perhaps for the first time.) This was at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
  2. 5 points
    Northern Saw-Whet Owl Northern Saw-whet Owl -3874 by peter spencer, on Flickr
  3. 4 points
    Can I add another pair of kestrels. Male left female right
  4. 3 points
    Christmas eve present, d25 is a male born in 2011 at the Manasquan nest, in central New Jersey,he shows up around this time of year when they drain the local lake. High iso and no light but always cool to see that he is still alive and thriving, watched him chase and grab a Great blue heron for breakfast..
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    Red Crossbills (from Jan. 2018) Male: Lifer Red Crossbill by MerMaeve, on Flickr Female: Lifer Red Crossbill by MerMaeve, on Flickr
  7. 2 points
    https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51358365 here's the list and in case any of you were wondering..... I STILL NEED SONG SPARROW
  8. 2 points
    Hi all!! Sorry I haven't been on in a while I wanted to update: Yesterday I went on the Clermont Christmas bird count. we saw 86 Sp. (I saw 85 personally), including a rarities 1 Snail Kite, 15 Rusty Blackbirds and 20 Barn Swallows. My 2019 yearlist is 87 after yesterday. I got 4 lifers (Easter Screech-owl, Eastern Meadowlark, Vesper Sparrow and Rusty Blackbird) which brings my lifelist to 192. Also got 14 county lifers, which brings my county list to 118.
  9. 2 points
    I only planned to take a picture of one woodpecker! Looks like another snuck in the back door!
  10. 2 points
    This morning at No Name Key, FL Key deer buck. Not much bigger than a great dane. It is tough to have to work a project in Key West in the winter. Traffic stinks
  11. 2 points
    Male Common Eider crashing down
  12. 1 point
    With the yellow underparts, yellow undertail coverts, and yellow undertail, this looks good for a Yellow Warbler.
  13. 1 point
    Wood Stock by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  14. 1 point
    Yes, Lesser Black-backed on the right in pics 1-2. The rest look like Herrings.
  15. 1 point
    Looks like a Sharp-shinned to me.
  16. 1 point
    True to form New Mexico has reverted to her old self. It is 36 and raining. The snow that has been on the ground for nearly a month is gone. The mud is about 6 inches deep. Asi es Nuevo Mexico. And they call it The Land of Enchantment. Good thing is the wind will kick up and have it dry in two days or so.
  17. 1 point
    Domestic in khaki coloration, a common mutation in domestics.
  18. 1 point
    I'll trade you a Song Sparrow for 5 of the birds that you saw that would be lifers.
  19. 1 point
    Thanks!! yes, I had a fabulous time!!
  20. 1 point
    From what I can tell from the photos it looks good for an Orange-crowned. Definitely doesn't have the wing-bars or eye-ring of a Ruby-crowned. What is your location? Helps to know location as it can narrow down possibilities for an ID.
  21. 1 point
    1. Lincoln’s 2. Swallow. ?
  22. 1 point
    Spots vs. stripes! Neat. Here's are some Yellow-headed Blackbirds. Male: Female:
  23. 1 point
    Yep! Pacific Golden Plover is correct!
  24. 1 point
    Looks like a Cooper's with the thin, crisp streaking, blocky head, and graduated tail feathers. Nice shot!
  25. 1 point
    I think this is a sharpie but you can correct me if I'm wrong. Either way - someone put a bad on it
  26. 1 point
    It is a Golden Eagle, but I don't see anything that suggests juvenile.
  27. 1 point
    "Well, you can't say I didn't try to tell you!! I told you you'd had enough to drink already, but 'Nooooooo, you said! I can handle it!' You wouldn't listen to me! Now you're paying the price!!! Happy New Year!!!" 1-Yolo Bypass NWR 03-22-2014 040 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr
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    The taxonomy of Asian Buteos is rather complicated currently and it is quite difficult to differentiate the exact Buteo species given the degree of overlap in their ranges and plumage differences. Based on range (HBW), Eastern Buzzard (Buteo japonicus) should be the most likely option in Thailand, although the paper below states that the Buteo japonicus from their native range in Japan look very different from the typical ones found in Thailand, which they propose are of a different subspecies under the Common Buzzard. Himalayan Buzzard is also possible (based on plumage) although HBW does state that Thailand is out of range. From what I've read in my attempts to identify the buzzards I saw in Thailand, there doesn't seem to be any consensus on the ranges of various species/subspecies and how they are split. Personally, I was unable to satisfactorily identify the buzzards I saw in Thailand myself. If you're interested, this is the paper that gives a good overview of the Buteo complex in Asia: http://www.caluta.liitin.net/Caluta/Caluta4.pdf. But also, I'm not an expert on raptors and this is just my two cents based on my readings. Cheers!
  31. 1 point
  32. 1 point
    New at photographing birds with a new camera (Nikon P900). Have a long ways to go to be as good as you guys but I was happy to catch this pic of a Cedar Waxwing today.
  33. 1 point
    I painted this Shoebill cartoon yesterday (mostly watercolors). @birdbrain22, how did I do?
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    "Hey, Honey? Ya know that list of potential retirement locations we've been working on? Strike Kirkland, will ya? Thanks, my darling! You're the best!"
  36. 1 point
    Got down to -9. I'm not getting out of bed today. nuh uh. no way.
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    The kid in me (what's left of it), not to mention the adult in me, would be ecstatic as well.
  39. 1 point
    Hi, I think this is a Common Buzzard. Note its broad tail, and short neck. In addition, the diagnostic dark spot on the carpal joint really makes me think that you've got a Common Buzzard here. Nice pictures and Happy New Year!
  40. 1 point
    Female Red-bellied woodpecker. Male Red-bellied woodpecker.
  41. 1 point
    This look scared me just a little. Great Gray by Fred Durkin, on Flickr
  42. 1 point
    Mallards in the pond behind my house in Myrtle Beach, SC.
  43. 1 point
  44. 1 point
    Pine siskin attack in Covington Louisiana this morning
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