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  1. 4 points
    This is Watson, officially named today (two years of winter residency, especially when he should not be here, brings entitlement to a name). This is by far the earliest arrival - arrived with a female Wood Duck but has ditched her and gone back to his more typical girlfriend, a female Mallard (sticks to her like glue). A real character and local celebrity.
  2. 2 points
    Mexican Duck should be considered for the seemingly wild bird. Mottled is well out of range.
  3. 2 points
    It's been awhile since I've posted anything. Here's a photo from a recent trip to West Virginia.
  4. 2 points
    Duck Duck Duck Duck Stilt by johnd1964, on Flickr
  5. 2 points
    Gambel's quail? by johnd1964, on Flickr
  6. 2 points
    Yesterday, Harris's Sparrow and Bewick's Wren.
  7. 1 point
    Photos taken today, 11-23-19, Skidaway Island, Chatham County, Georgia. Here on the Georgia coast. Please help with your opinions on this sparrow's ID. Thanks
  8. 1 point
  9. 1 point
    I want to thank you all for the excellent help. It's much appreciated ☺️
  10. 1 point
    Welcome to Whatbird! There are many escaped/introduced species of birds in Florida. This is largely due to the fact that they can survive in the warm climate. There are two species of introduced blue-colored macaws that have been seen in South Florida, including the Blue-and-yellow Macaw (which is blue on top but has yellow undersides) and the Hyacinth Macaw (which is completely dark blue). Which species did you see? I have personally only found the former in South Florida, but is completely possible to find the Hyacinth there.
  11. 1 point
    You have two domestic birds. A goose and a white domestic Mallard.
  12. 1 point
    I had never seen a Bufflehead out of the water until this morning (but probably not been paying attention). I also recently spotted a Ring-necked Duck standing on a rock. They definitely look a little different out of their natural environment. Just wondered if anyone else had any unusual "duck out of water" photos (excluding Mallards etc.). Just a thought.
  13. 1 point
    To clarify, both are Peregrines. I made it sound as if there was only one.
  14. 1 point
    Western seconded, for the same reason akandula notes.
  15. 1 point
    Probably House Wren with the grayish underparts as shown.
  16. 1 point
  17. 1 point
    I like Western, due to the very fine and discrete barring on the tail and wing feathers.
  18. 1 point
    Found the Ring-necked Duck image (definitely not happy with me grabbing a paparazzi shot). Anyone else?
  19. 1 point
    First bird is a House Finch, the others are of a House Sparrow and Dark-eyed Junco.
  20. 1 point
    Great Blue Heron by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  21. 1 point
    I'm 99% sure this is a Lincoln's sparrow, notice the thin streaks on the buff coloured sides. Nice photos by the way!
  22. 1 point
    I've been staking out this barn with a pair of great horns nesting in it for a week or so. Unfortunately the lighting is really bad when the sun is out. I've tried so many different places to get out of the glair from behind the car to holding up a blanket! So I found out who owns the barn and they are 100 miles away from here so I couldn't just ask them for permission to go near their barn. Then my husband noticed that there weren't any "no trespassing" signs around. So I ran up to the gate and went around to snap this quick picture and ran back to the car. No harm no foul I think. I know this isn't exactly within the birding codes but not exactly against them either. I'm sure others have tried various things to get just the right photo. I hope to get them both at some point.
  23. 1 point
    Obviously I haven't seen every large raptor in the US, but in my very limited experience I haven't seen a Red-tailed or Red-shouldered perch on utility line. The ones I've seen prefer sturdier perches - utility poles instead of the lines they support. Just me. Others may have seen this behavior in large raptors. If so, I'd appreciate knowing.
  24. 1 point
    It looks super weird sitting like that... just by location alone I would be inclined to say red-shouldered but I'm not really seeing the back checkered pattern. What about broad winged based on stature?
  25. 1 point
    Common Nighthawk in flight Anahauc NWR 7-18 by johnd1964, on Flickr
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