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    In case you didn't get to see it. Not the best photos, but better than what people's phones got! Lunar Eclipse 1 by midgetinvasion, on Flickr Lunar Eclipse 2 by midgetinvasion, on Flickr Lunar Eclipse 3 by midgetinvasion, on Flickr Lunar Eclipse 4 by midgetinvasion, on Flickr Lunar Eclipse 5 by midgetinvasion, on Flickr Lunar Eclipse 6 by midgetinvasion, on Flickr Lunar Eclipse 7 by midgetinvasion, on Flickr
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    One more totality shot, that shows the color better. Totality by midgetinvasion, on Flickr
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    You were right with your second ID. The bird in the tray is an American Goldfinch. The Goldie has much more black on the wings and tail. Goldies also prefer different seeds from other finches, so that's why their beaks look that way.
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    Yellow-rumped Warbler. ๐Ÿ™‚ Audubon's... Myrtle's...
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    Western Meadowlark. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Upland Sandpiper. ๐Ÿ™‚ Photo Credit: Wikipedia / Johnath [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
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    Nice shots! I'd say your guess is rightโ€”feathered legs, no white scapulars, nondescript tail. A juvenile red-tail would have many narrow, distinct white [edit: dark!] bands. Maybe the gape is a little short and the head is a little brown, but I haven't seen many of these guys and don't understand their variation. (Uh-oh, better see what Melierax said.)
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    The bird perched on the side is definitely a Pine Warbler. Notice the thinner bill, light eyering, brighter yellow/green color, and gray wings with two wingbars. The bird in the tray is indeed an American Goldfinch.
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    It's an Aythya sp duck (Redhead, scaup) and the pale eye suggests it's likely a male in eclipse plumage or a juv male. Bill color and head shape have me thinking Redhead.
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    I believe the bird standing on the feeder is a pine warbler. The one inside looks like a American Goldfinch. The bill looks like a cone that is being distorted by angle and lighting. Edit (got sniped by @Charlie Spencer!!!)
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    Burrowing Owl IMG_0973 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr
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    Yep, looks good for a Sharpie with the thick streaking, large eye, even tail feathers, and small, rounded head.
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    Black-crowned Night Heron giving me the eye:
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    Probationary Warbler High Island TX 4-16 Probationary Warbler HIgh Island TX by johnd1964, on Flickr
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    Harlan's are highly variable but here are some images from google that are similar to your bird. This one's tail matches: And this one's facial pattern matches. if this one were a bit younger, it would have white spots on its back and a striped tail. Immature Red-tails are basically splotchier versions of the adults.
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    Dark Harlan's. Wings are not long enough for Swainson's. Rough-legs and Broad-wings have an obvious dark tail band. Not an accipiter. Hefty appearance with wide tail. Harlan's are very dark with distinct white speckling, matching this bird perfectly. I like the white mask ๐Ÿ™‚
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    I agree with those ID points. Very light colored head is a good mark as well. Back is a softer gray with white spots localized on the wings. Stance, behavior, and wing length are also good things to look at.
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    I'm not sure about the shape, that's why I asked. No, I didn't hear it...it was darting in and out of a cord of firewood that I was stacking in the woodshed, I had to work hard to get a few pictures of it. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Ivory..i believe my poor vision is the reason i first thought goldfinch..sorry about the incorrect id. I agree with pine warbler now that you point out the field marks, plus the darker more olive coloring. This is why i love this page, i learn so much from all of you!
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    "Serve it up, waiter! My pal Willie said I could have whiskey for my wren, beer for my houses!"
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    Zanate (Great-Tailed Grackle)
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    Well, I don't have a photo, but at least I can continue with species I saw in 2018 Christmas Bird Counts (as all of my previous entries have been: Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus (Strong-Billed Woodcreeper).
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    Vermillion Flycatcher
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    I just saw this Northern Flicker in my back yard (near Boise, Idaho). It looks like an Intergrade to me but I wanted to double check. I've never seen one before. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks!
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    I'm wondering if it might be ill since it seems to be acting strangely. I know my chickens will stay away from the others and keep their necks tucked in and fluff up their feathers when they're sick.
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    These photos were taken recently at Big Talbot State park (far Northeast Florida) at a location know for both Saltmarsh and Nelson's sparrows. I had as many as six birds darting in and out of the rocks at high tide. I believe some of these photos are of the same bird (but certainly not all). Would like some ID help with those who have more experience differentiating the two species. Thanks! Matt_K
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    A male Northern Cardinal feeding on sumac.
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    Sunrise January 2, 2019 from my driveway.
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    Rich colour, distinct supercillium, short fine dark bill. Winter for me. Scott
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    My wife and I are debating which type of Hawk this is- Red-tailed or Red-shouldered. Two photos of the same bird from the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge today. Thanks for your help!! Jim
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    Yes, you see how the dark gray that is on top of the head extends all the way down the neck? That's what gives Sharp-shinned what we call a "hooded" appearance. On an adult Cooper's, the dark gray does not go down the neck, giving it what we call a "capped" appearance.
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    Heres a few birds that are known because of tags, the first one is a second year bird,which I would have called a first year if I didnt have the tagging info,almost no white on it at all, so again, aging them can be a tossup sometimes.. another Two year old, extensive white, one of the prettiest eagles I have ever seen, again this bird and the one above are the same age,shows how varied they can be, this one might be further along in its second year,maybe closer to three then the one above... Just cool to see any of them, but I love the juvy plumage more then the adults...
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    I only planned to take a picture of one woodpecker! Looks like another snuck in the back door!
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    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. ๐Ÿ˜›
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    "Rolling...rolling....rolling down the river..." IMG_7444-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr
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    I'm feelin' punky and ready to party! Is my lipstick on straight?
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    My most recent lifer (as of this writing) is the Wedge-tailed Shearwater:
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    Just some of the 117 lifers on a recent trip to Provence, France... Bonelli's Eagles European Bee Eater Linnet Red-billed Chough White Stork Wood Pigeon Euro Black Vulture Griffon Vulture
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