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  1. 3 points
    Pacific-golden Plover molt has recently begun:
  2. 2 points
    I agree with young Red-shouldered. Harriers have longer wings with a different underwing pattern and a smaller head with a unique face shape. Young Cooper's Hawks have different tail, back, and head patterns, bright yellow eyes, longer tails, and shorter wings. Red-tailed Hawks have shorter tails, dark patagial marks, and they're usually bulkier with larger bills.
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    Looks better for Cooper’s.
  5. 2 points
    This is a Little Blue Heron.
  6. 2 points
    On a recent business trip to Miami, picked up a 2 misses from last time as well as 2 rarities. However no pics as I did not bring the camera. 622-625: Thick-billed Vireo, Western Spindalis, White-winged Parakeet, and Spot-breasted Oriole.
  7. 2 points
    This red-naped sapsucker was enjoying my yaupon holly berries. First time I've seen one in my area. Brownwood, TX is pretty far east for them.
  8. 1 point
    Seen on the rock wall outside Harvest Inn, St. Helena, CA.
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    The same orange color visible on the bill is also on the neck and wing. That’s what makes it look like a lighting issue to me. Besides, head/bill shape look better for Tundra or Trumpeter.
  10. 1 point
    Maybe it's an odd overgrown bill, but I know it was the bill because the bird moved to different places and always seemed to be using the bill to dig under the rocks searching for something. It was a very long curved bill. It looked very much like the woodpeckers we have here but much smaller - did not look like a juvenile; about the size of a robin. most mysterious. We've lived here since the early 70's and have never seen any bird like it before. Thanks for all your fast quick help. Any other thoughts are welcome.
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    That is a Fox Sparrow. Hermit Thrushes have much thinner bills and the spots on their breast fade out toward the belly and flanks.
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    Looks like a Common Raven to me.
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    My guess is this little guy is a sparrow, if so what kind of sparrow? Thanks, photographed today near creek early afternoon, Northern California.
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    This is a young Red-shouldered Hawk. The tail pattern fits, as well as the wing crescents in the flight shot as well.
  21. 1 point
    Got with go pro right outside my house
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    I'm thinking Red-shouldered, with the longish tail with dark bars wider than light, and the translucent crescent on the primaries when they're spread. Definitely leucistic on a couple wing feathers.
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    Based on the barring on the flanks in the first pic, and the length of the bill, I like Wilson's Snipe here.
  26. 1 point
    With the extensive white on the undertail, I would say Glue-gray Gnatcatcher.
  27. 1 point
    It doesn't look white to me in the photo, but I wasn't there. I've never seen a leucistic (that's how you spell it) Sandhill either, but they do exist. http://majikphil.blogspot.com/2018/08/floridas-rarest-birdall-white-sandhill.html
  28. 1 point
    Can anyone ID this bird we saw in Delta, BC this morning? We tried Merlin on the image, but it thought it was a pigeon.
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    BBC White-lined Hummingbird Moth 3-17-2019. DSC_0020 (2) by R. Tompkins, on Flickr
  31. 1 point
    Agree with Canadas
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    Neither of them look significantly smaller than the others and the second is at an angle, so its beak is foreshortened. Both look like Canadas to me.
  33. 1 point
    1 and 4 are Yellow-rumped Warblers. 2 is a Gnatcatcher, not sure which species. 3 is an American Goldfinch.
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    Osprey - Roberts Bay, Sidney B.C
  36. 1 point
    An Angry bird. Fluffed up Green Heron. To be my avatar.
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    Sometimes they are in the trees, Charlie. Sometimes they are in the wind. I kind of object to the way they eat up the juniper berries and leave purple deposits on my flagstone pool deck!
  40. 1 point
    Great Frigatebirds, Males in breeding dIsplay. Great distinguished from Magnificent by green on back. Galápagos.
  41. 1 point
    Barred Owl by hbvol50, on Flickr
  42. 1 point
    Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla) by hbvol50, on Flickr Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla) by hbvol50, on Flickr
  43. 1 point
    Quack Quack,here ducky,ducky!!
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    At this point in time I have overlap between the winter resident rufous hummingbirds and the arriving black-chinned hummingbirds.
  46. 1 point
    Eastern Bluebird by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  47. 1 point
    A few birds from the way south. Go along with egg thief earlier. Antarctic Terns
  48. 1 point
    Don't be judging me...It's not like you've never looked to see what's between your legs before. IMG_5298 by lonestranger102, on Flickr
  49. 1 point
    Red Shouldered Hawk With watersnake Botanic Gardens Ft Worth 5-18 Red Shouldered HAwk by johnd1964, on Flickr
  50. 1 point
    Roadside Hawk by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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