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  1. I'd say that both #1 and #2 are Eastern Wood-Pewee. They both seem to have very long primary projections. On #2, it looks like there are the smudgy undertail coverts. Agree the bill appears dark on #1, but that may be a photo artifact, and I'd trust the structural appearance over that detail. Agree with Veery for #3.
    4 points
  2. that would be awesome. It had 4 chicks with it
    3 points
  3. "Why, it's nothing but a li'l ol' lint-pickin' weasel! Wassa matter, boy, ya hungry?" Foghorn Leghorn
    2 points
  4. 2 points
  5. Wacky looking thing. Bill, structure, other things wrong for Phoebe, I couldn't see this as anything besides an Eastern Kingbird I think. I find that bills often look a lot stubbier from underneath, so that could have something to do with the stubby appearance. As for hed contrast, I think it could be a lithing thing. White band on the tail eliminates pretty much everything I think as well...
    2 points
  6. BBC Chuckwalla Lizard, White Tank Mountain Regional Park; Buckeye, Arizona. Chuckwalla Lizard by R. Tompkins, on Flickr
    2 points
  7. Northern Shoveler (f)-6198 by peter spencer, on Flickr
    2 points
  8. Primary projection on #1 is way too long for a phoebe and its head is too small compared to its body. I'd say it's an Eastern Wood-Pewee (based on range). I agree with Veery for #3. Do you have any more photos of #2?
    2 points
  9. Now the next logical step is to open your iNaturalist account and continue down the rabbit hole.
    2 points
  10. Don't remember if we had a similar thread on the old forum. Eastern Swallowtail on Cutleaf Teasel by Greg Miller, on Flickr Tranverse Flower Fly by Greg Miller, on Flickr Red-spotted Purple by Greg Miller, on Flickr Male Needham's Skimmer by Greg Miller, on Flickr
    1 point
  11. Definitely Wilson’s Plover.
    1 point
  12. 1 point
  13. 1, 2. Look good for western. Long, droopy bill. Sometimes the rufous isn't as obvious. I'd call the rest except 5 Semipalmateds, and 5 is another Western, I think the pics just ended up out of order. Some of those birds look very short-billed, but I guess it could just be angle.
    1 point
  14. FREE Pizza you say? ? I'm down!! Female Cardinal. DuPage Co., IL
    1 point
  15. Bill is too heavy for a phoebe. This is a Myiarchus flycatcher, but I don't know if we can see enough in these photos to narrow it down to species.
    1 point
  16. 1. Eastern Phoebe 2. Great Crested Flycatcher 3. I agree with Veery.
    1 point
  17. For #1 ... If I saw that here in Florida, I'd call it an Eastern Phoebe, but would be open to other suggestions. Or maybe a Pewee.
    1 point
  18. Who wants deodorant? If you smell bad enough they get up from the table and I get free pizza!
    1 point
  19. Blue Grosbeak by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
    1 point
  20. Thirded. The second photo shows strong brown streaks underneath.
    1 point
  21. 1 point
  22. House Finch. Purple would have more purple pigment mixed with the red, I believe.
    1 point
  23. Hosmer Grove is a good place to see some of the native forest birds, on the way up to the top of Haleakala. The nearby Waikamoi Preserve is also great, but is limited in access. Contact The Nature Conservancy for more info about when they lead hikes into there.
    1 point
  24. 1 point
  25. "It's easy, do this then you just flap em."
    1 point
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