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  1. Female wood duck Female wood duck by johnd1964, on Flickr
    6 points
  2. Red-tailed Hawk Red-tailed Hawk (Juv.) by Johnny, on Flickr Red-tailed Hawk (Juv.) by Johnny, on Flickr
    5 points
  3. How about a Wooden-legged Goose?
    5 points
  4. 3 points
  5. Yellow Warbler I didn't even have to cheat on that one. ?
    3 points
  6. And I present - An X-shaped House Sparrow!
    3 points
  7. Yes, both Yellow Warblers. The first is a little misleading, the bird is puffed up, and the white feathers are actually down feathers underneath it's regular yellow plumage coming through. Orange crowned wouldn't show this much yellow, especially in this intensity, as well as on the head and back.
    2 points
  8. millipede - Every year, we put our used Christmas tree outside near our feeder station and every year we get a chipping sparrow nesting in it. By nesting time the needles have fallen off and its just a dead tree laying there, but they use it. We prop the tree up against a large lilac bush and tie it with sting to prevent it from blowing over
    2 points
  9. The eye color, as you mentioned, would be the first and most reliable thing to look for in any overlap area on the Gulf coast. Boat-taileds in that area will have dark eyes, Great-taileds will always have yellow eyes.
    2 points
  10. Zontrichia capensis, getting a snack from Mom/Dad (Rufous-Collared Sparrow).
    2 points
  11. Vermillion flycatcher
    2 points
  12. I agree with your daughter.
    2 points
  13. my daughter says yes...
    2 points
  14. Yes on both. Edit: Sniped! How does dred do that?
    2 points
  15. Yep both look good to me
    2 points
  16. One vote here for Herring, and I agree with first winter.
    2 points
  17. Barred Owl photographed in a local park.
    2 points
  18. Sometimes you just get the urge to do silly stuff with your photos. ?
    1 point
  19. Fine, but this is not an Eastern at all. Western without a question.
    1 point
  20. Thank you, akiley. I actually meant to type "Boat-Tailed" for confirmation in these pics--I was basing ID on eye color. But there are Great Tailed Grackles on the central/northern Gulf Coast occasionally.
    1 point
  21. If I didn't know that, and I didn't, is there anything in the pictures that would help ID them? Looks like in some areas along the coast of Louisiana and Texas there could be some overlap making it a frustrating bird. While looking in Sibley, just drawings, it shows great-tailed as being more purplish on the body and the boat-tailed as being greener. My untrained eyes, and the lack of other ID marks pointed out in the guide, would have me guessing great-tailed. Though while looking at Sibley's it seems the supercillium (if I spelled that correctly) looks good for boat-tailed on the female and the dark eye is good for the gulf coast boat-tailed... but I'm rambling. I guess if I'm ever in the overlap area I'll be reporting a lot of boat-tailed/great-tailed... ha. As for the crow... Studying the branches(I know how dumb I sound) the birds look to me like they are on the smaller side, combined with what you heard, I'd want to call them fish crows... BUT... that's just speculation so I'd agree with crow sp. as was mentioned. To add to that... anyone that ever reports to eBird, if you can be certain of a bird ID by call(even if you don't see it) you can still report them being present.
    1 point
  22. 1 point
  23. Common NIghthawk Common Nighthawk Anahauc NWR 7-18 by johnd1964, on Flickr
    1 point
  24. Black-Vented Oriole
    1 point
  25. American Crows American Crows Fort Worth Nature Center 2-23-19 by johnd1964, on Flickr
    1 point
  26. Notice I am keeping quiet on this one... hmm... I can't see the bill well, is it marked? The wingtips also, not clear enough for me to determine the sharpness of the edging, can't see 'mirrors' well either. (yes I am analyzing Sibley guide now) Are those little pink legs lol? Can't really tell that either. Really don't know what to say.. curious to hear others.
    1 point
  27. I'd call this a spotted sandpiper
    1 point
  28. I went back and forth on which way to take it... Between being tired and, well considering how I do find myself getting under people's skin(unintentionally) more often than I'd like... I chose poorly. Thanks for clarifying. John Landon, glad there's more consensus on the bird for you. Also, glad you're using eBird. Two thumbs up for that. :) There are BIG areas in Arkansas with not enough eBirders... It's an extremely useful tool when there's enough data.
    1 point
  29. I only began feeding the birds last year. I have become much more observant of the various Hawks I have seen then I had ever been in the past. I live in a more rural setting now. I have seen a couple red tails on my trees this past year. Saw one nearly grab one of my squirrels just as I stepped outside. I now know what a Cooper's hawk looks like, as they were camping my feeders. It has been amazing seeing the large variety of birds that visit my feeders. I am trying to get better at identifying hawks. So, I try to get a picture if I can. (I also try to get pictures of new birds I see and am unsure of). That bird yesterday was very striking and no doubt beautiful. The hawk today, one yesterday and the ? one in Jan were the biggest birds (of prey) I have ever seen in the wild. When that bird flew over me in Jan, It had come from someplace behind me as I was watching activity across the street. It was flying low. It really scared me, as I saw it only after it passed me and it was just so huge! On a drive out of town last week, I began counting all the hawks I saw perched along the highway! It seemed like every mile , there was another one. Hopefully, all 3 of the jumbo size raptors are just female red tail hawks and mystery solved. I am hoping some day I will be able to tell which raptor is which even with all their differences in appearance. We do have eagles in this area too. And if I ever see one, I am just hoping it will have the characteristic markings so I know what I am seeing! I really appreciate all of your help. And I a hoping to see the bird again and get better pictures
    1 point
  30. Structurally I think it looks good for American Golden, the bill is hard to judge in this, but the contrasting supercilium is also good for Golden. If it was me, although most features seem good for Golden, I'd be uncomfortable counting it. I don't know how common Golden Plover is in Arkansas, but here it's reasonably uncommon.
    1 point
  31. I recently came across a thread on another forum (not a wild bird forum) in which the OP claimed the raptor they photographed was four feet tall! It was a Red-tailed.
    1 point
  32. This is a domestic Mallard. ?
    1 point
  33. Striped Skunk,white variant
    1 point
  34. Sorry, I don't know how to do the selective quotes. Just for you Millipede while I was out this morning I grabbed a shot of our bird. He would not cooperate and stand next to a Canada Goose for me but he did do his famous "barnyard goose" impression.
    1 point
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  37. Red Bellied Woodpecker.
    1 point
  38. Tricolored Heron by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
    1 point
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