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    I agree with you. This looks good for taverneri. Tav essentially looks like a more Canada-like Cackling Goose, and may be lumped with Canada in the future. Structurally, and in terms of bill shape/size, tavs look intermediate between say Richardson's Cackling and a small Canada. Overall coloring on Canada and Cackling Geese is variable individually, and across subspecies. So the lighter breast should not be a problem here. Looks classic Tav.
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    Lawrence’s Goldfinch.
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    That is a Red-shouldered Hawk. Notice the black and white barring on the wings, the red shoulder, and the brown eyes.
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    Interesting bird. Here are my (inexperienced) thoughts: I think that this is might be a valid taverneri individual. In terms of head/bill shape, it is quite spot on, which the rounded crown and sloping forehead that blends right into a relatively thick, blunt bill. In terms of size, this subspecies is supposed to be pretty large. I can't assess from this photo, but maybe you could from your experience with this bird. The breast coloration looks fine, but the underparts are quite pale (taverneri should show darker bellies than breasts). There is no breast band and the upperwing coverts are hard to assess from this photo. To sum up, I would probably guess taverneri but definitely wait for more opinions. Maybe @akiley can give his opinion.
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    The turkey is known as a "smoke" phase turkey. And agree with the leucistic Turkey Vulture.
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    Yes, this is a Pacific-slope Flycatcher. The teardrop-shaped eyering is a key field mark as well as the yellow-olive color (especially on the throat). The very similar Cordilleran Flycatcher can safely be ruled out be range (Cordillerans live farther east).
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    The first Ceder Waxwings of the year today!
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    Sedge Wrens would have a much paler overall with more streaking on the upperparts yet less barring on the flanks. Overall, Sedges can camouflage better in pale grass while Winters can blend into thick tangles. I think that's a good way to remember the two.
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    Thanks. I was hoping for a Sedge. I thought the tail looked a bit long for Winter.
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    I agree with a Winter Wren. Note the shorter bill, shorter tail, more barring on the flanks, and darker, plumper overall than House Wrens.
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    I agree that this is Northern due to coloration and bill shape.
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    Taken 12/7/2019 in Eugene OR. Sorry for the grainy photo, taken through my living room window on an overcast day.
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    1 It looks like a greater to me. But I am no expert. 2 Agree.
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    While the first pic is lacking the peak on the back of the head, I'm leaning lesser. The bill looks thin, and there are no cheeks. The eye position and relative size also have me thinking lesser. I second the second pic being lesser.
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    Seen near Arroyo Grande, CA on ‎March ‎17‎, ‎2019.
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    2nd is definitely Lesser. I'm not confident on the 1st.
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    Definitely wait for second opinions... I am fairly certain that isn't Herring. Looks like the mantle is too dark for Ring-billed Gull, but that could be the lighting; the dusky markings around the head seem more extensive/darker than I would expect with Ring-billed. But I'm not sure, it could be Ring-billed. I am beginning to wonder about the possibility of Thayer's (Iceland) Gull - they are seen around the lower Great Lakes in late fall/early winter.
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    Most of these look like Herring, a couple Ring-bills in foreground in 3rd picture. The 1st picture intrigues me the most. It may just be a Herring, and I am overanalyzing. But the head seems rather round, bill rather slight, mantle rather dark for a Herring. Not sure but it doesn't really look Herring to me.
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    Looks like a Turkey Vulture - with some sort of weird leucistic stuff going on. Pretty cool and unusual. Here's a leucistic Turkey I saw a few days ago!
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    This is actually a Chipping Sparrow. Field Sparrows would have a rusty (not blackish) eyeline and Swamp Sparrows would have more extensive rust-color on the wings. Both Field and Swamps Sparrows lack the distinctive dark lores of a Chipping Sparrow.
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    Well, you're correct this time! It is indeed a Ruby-crowned Kinglet. All vireo species in North America would have blue (not orange) feet, lack the horizontal black bar behind the wingbar, and have noticeably thicker hooked bills.
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    ... but no blue feet Charlie😀
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    rephrase for clarity... it can take a full 2 years and into their 3rd year before full adult plumage.
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    Again it can take anywhere from 2-3 years actually.
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    Still working on sparrows. This one was seen Sept 18 this year in Southern BC with a mixed flock that included song sparrows and gold finches. Didn't get to hear the song. Thanks in advance.
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    Lincoln's Sparrow confirmed. Note the neat appearance with the crisp streaks and buffy wash across breast.
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    The birds in the first photo appear to be a mix of male and female Common Mergansers while the last two are of a female Red-breasted Merganser.
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    Oh, how I wish I could find some pure Titmice! Here ( Palo Pinto Co.) you have to put up a very good argument and or photos to persuade Ebird reviewers that you have a pure bird. If you ever visit somewhere in range here are some things to look for... Dark grey crest (Not black not grey), rusty or chestnut forehead. This bird has the darkest crest I have seen. Black-crested x Tufted Hybrid
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    Like a Dyson with a turbocharger. If you see a pup tent in your back yard, throw me some Cheez-Its.
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    Photo taken yesterday in Lamanai, Belize. The local tour guide identified it as a Snail Kite and I was looking for conformation. After researching I believe it is a female in behind the cormorant. Thank you.
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