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  1. 7 points
    Red-breasted Nuthatch getting bossy over the feeder with the chickadees.
  2. 4 points
    I had a Veery close encounter with this Veery cool bird today.
  3. 4 points
  4. 3 points
    American Kestrel, male by hbvol50, on Flickr
  5. 3 points
    I've been fortunate this spring on getting a few good shots of Prairie Warblers. This one is my favorite so far... Prairie Warbler by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  6. 2 points
    Rails are secretive birds of the swamps and marshes, which there are plenty in Brooklyn/Queens...I am sure it was heading to one of them. Sadly window strikes are very common during migration as birds see skyline reflections and try to fly right on through. Some birds just get temporarily stunned but most fair far worse.
  7. 2 points
    These birds have their own house. They don't need to encroach on my property! They assume unlimited privileges with regard to the backyard buffet, garden, hot tub, and pool.
  8. 2 points
  9. 2 points
    Welcome. I'm with HamRHead, Virginia Rail. Rails are birds that hang out in marshy wetlands and spend most of their time in tall reeds. If there are any of those near the river or its tributaries, that's likely where it came from. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Virginia_Rail/overview
  10. 2 points
    Excuse me, do you mind?!?!?
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  12. 2 points
    Despite being poured on multiple times yesterday (and also managing to get sunburned. . .), I had a really good day yesterday. The two I was most excited about, as they were both nemesis birds for me: Roseate Spoonbill by midgetinvasion, on Flickr
  13. 1 point
    Z-95 Headhunter Star Fighter
  14. 1 point
    Yellow-Crowned Night Heron
  15. 1 point
    Adult Male and second year male Orchard Orioles there.
  16. 1 point
    X wing Fighter :)
  17. 1 point
    Southern California this past weekend. Thanks. Forster's? Least? Reddish Egret? Based on eBird, I think most of these are Elegant...the one in the upper right seems to have a larger bill, but I'm not sure if that's just normal variance in Elegants.
  18. 1 point
    I think those 3 top center birds are Caspians.
  19. 1 point
    Agree with female Common Yellowthroat.
  20. 1 point
    For starters. This bird is not a Northern Mockingbird. Looks to be a species of flycatcher. Maybe Eastern Phoebe? Not that great with them. But the most interesting part is how you saw it drinking. Super cool! Never seen that before. Maybe it wasn't drinking? Maybe it was trying to wash something irritating off it's head.
  21. 1 point
    I agree with Common Yellowthroat.
  22. 1 point
    Looks like a Common Yellowthroat. Tennessee Warblers have dark eyelines, light superciliums, shorter tails, straighter beaks, and a more horizontal posture.
  23. 1 point
    Agree with House Sparrow. (This ID is on the house!!)
  24. 1 point
    Yep, House. House on a house?
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  27. 1 point
    Those look bigger. Caspian?
  28. 1 point
    Song Sparrow. 🙂
  29. 1 point
    To me it looks off for a Willet. Maybe a Greater Yellowlegs.
  30. 1 point
  31. 1 point
    Yeah I think Horned is correct.
  32. 1 point
    I'm going to say, this early in spring, that far north, adult female.
  33. 1 point
    Here are pics showing tail length. I hope they help. I also cropped in more and lightened photos some.
  34. 1 point
    Why not immature Broad-wing? It looks a lot like this one.
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point
    1-3 are correct. I think all of those are Elegants.
  37. 1 point
    Oriole, Yellow-Backed
  38. 1 point
    I don't vary the proportions, but I don't have the same seasons here, and I have hummers all year. I also don't measure; I eyeball about 1:4 sugar:water, stir, and serve! I've heard that flower nectar varies a lot in sugar content, so doesn't seem necessary to be that precise with the homemade stuff. But I agree, not 1:3!
  39. 1 point
    Neotropic Cormorant
  40. 1 point
    First three Anna's. Next four Allen's. Slight possibility of Rufous on the last four, but it's late for that here.
  41. 1 point
    Swainson's Hawk going for a dive at the World Center for Birds of Prey flight show.
  42. 1 point
    Couldn't decide which photo I liked best... Indigo Bunting by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr Indigo Bunting by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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