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  1. 4 points
    This is the fourth year that scissortail flycatchers have nested in our Oak tree. Here are a couple of pics I took this morning of them feeding the babies in the nest.
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    I've mostly got settled after moving - I got this eastern kingbird on a quick trip to town. Retirement has it's advantages but I haven't had time to find them yet!
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    Just sharing. My daughters and I were strolling on Jekyll Island here in Georgia yesterday. A park ranger caught our attention and showed us the plover chicks. They had hatched just the day before! Cute little buggers. I could not get close enough for decent pictures, but at least you can get an idea. Wilson's Plover parent and chick by midgetinvasion, on Flickr Plover adult and chicks by midgetinvasion, on Flickr One day old Wilson's Plover by midgetinvasion, on Flickr
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    Baby birds are just too cute... Clark's Nutcracker and Black-billed Magpie:
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    Mississippi Kite - across the street from my house Red Tail Hawk - Backyard
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    Avocet on it's nest
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    Horned Lark. Wasco County, Oregon
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    I have two bluebird boxes - one uses 3 years ago but not since - the other last year had two fledglings that left the nest but when i went to clean it there were two dead fledgings there this year - did not think the box was being used but about a month ago..saw that it was...again only two left - when I went to clean the box , I was fully expecting to find others that did not get out,, But the nest was empty.....it is usual to have only two??
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    Saw this last week at Darlington Provincial Park just east of Toronto on Lake Ontario. Seemed to be bigger than the other Ring-billed Gulls. My only guess is Herring Gull.
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    Orilla Verde National Whatever-it-is Area, Taos Co., N.M., on a steep slope with trees and scrubby bushes. Sorry about the wind, which makes the low-pitched buzzes at the beginning of the vocalization hard to hear. Ignore the Spotted Towhee. https://clyp.it/igr5dkkx
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    Took these pictures near Palestine, TX the first week of June
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    I tentatively agree with Cooper's Hawk. Definitely not any kind of falcon. Merlins have much longer wings, dark eyes, and thin pale bands on a dark tail.
  17. 1 point
    Most Sharpies have moved north for the breeding season, so I'm going with Cooper's Hawk.
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    House Finches are not native to Hawaii, as are most birds I saw there. 😟 (They are not even native to eastern North America, so I don't think I have ever seen them in their natural habitat!) To eastern North America, they were introduced due to illegal pet trade in NYC in the 1940s, and to avoid getting caught by the Migratory Bird Treaty, some owners released the birds. Even before coming to the east, they were introduced to Hawaii in the 1870s and are now extremely common (perhaps the most common bird I saw there) on all islands. Looking back at my list of birds I saw on my trip to Hawaii, I have concluded that 16 of the 33 birds were invasive (!) and that most of the native species were declining in population. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_finch
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    While looking for birds, saw this guy fly by and land in the prairie grass... Virginia Ctenucha - DuPage Co., IL
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    And especially the pattern of light underwings and dark flight feathers.
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    Osprey White Crowned Pigeon
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    Yellow Bellied Sapsucker raiding the Oriole's oranges
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    Bare-throated Tiger-Heron is correct
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    Yes,,, and a Racing Homer to be exact.. If you can blow it up enough to read the band on its leg, you can contact the AU (American Racing Pigeon Union). If they do not have any info, then perhaps the NPA (National Pigeon Assn). Records are kept of band sales. AND, its a normal blue barred in color (pied with the few white feathers in the wing).
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    Correct, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
  28. 1 point
    Looks better for a light Swainson's with the mostly white underneath the wings and amount of white on its head. Notice that the patigal is white, not dark as it would be in a Red-tailed.
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    Painted Bunting Painted Bunting Ft Worth Nature Center 5-18 by johnd1964, on Flickr
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    These birds were so amazing. There were about 10 of them soaring around the port. Female and Immature.
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    I think this is an Immature (stage 2) Magnificent Frigatebird. Taken yesterday in port Belize City
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    Puffbird, White-Necked
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    Juan Feranndez Tit-Tyrant. Photo credit eBird.
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    Apparently Cowbirds evolved to this pattern of laying their egg in another birds nest since Cowbirds followed the migrating herds of Bison and did not stay in one place long enough to build a nest and raise their own young. It seems awful to think that the eggs and young of other birds are sacrificed in order for the Cowbirds to exist, but, that is the way of nature. As I've heard it said, Nature is neither cruel nor kind, merely indifferent. I'm not fond of Cowbirds doing what they do either, but that is their way, and a good example of survival of the fittest.
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