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  1. 5 points
    This actually looks better for a Red-shouldered Hawk. Cooper's Hawks are accipters, so they have longer tails and a slimmer overall than Red-shouldered Hawks, which are buteos. Also, Cooper's Hawks would have a plain brown (not mottled) back, a bolder tail pattern, and crisper streaks on the underside.
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    Tricolored Heron by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    I think its tail is frozen to the ice!!!!
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    I don't think they meant Prairie Falcon. I believe they're talking about the Prairie subspecies of Merlin.
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    That is an American Goldfinch.
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    Fake Heron? - following up on the "fake owl" thread in the main forum. Spotted this character today - at first glance I thought Green Heron!!, at this time of year? Absolutely motionless for about a minute, so then thought it is probably a piece of driftwood. Fooled again. Saw five or six muskrats enjoying the sunny weather but this was the only one doing a Heron impersonation.
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    I agree with Snow x Canada Goose hybrid.
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    Why not Prairie? Looks pretty light blue above. A lot of contrast between the body and the black wings. Taiga should be darker gray above and have some, but little contrast between the back and the wings. Black Merlin has no contrast.
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    Agreed. Looks good to me.
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    Looks like a Snow x Canada Goose hybrid to me.
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    That appears to be a Townsend's Solitaire, due to the upright position, small round head, short bill, buffy patches on the wings, and long tail.
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    To me, the head looks too round and not flat enough for Cooper's. The eyes are more forward like a Sharpie than a Coop. The plumage is a bit mixed. The yellow eye says juvenile but the adult colors are definitely coming in on the head and chest.
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    1. and 2. Yes, adult nonbreeding Herring Gulls - note the large bill, pale eyes, light mantle, extensive streaking, dark wingtips, and pink legs. 3. Yes, adult nonbreeding (Thayer’s) Iceland Gull - note the relatively dark mantle, small bicolored bill, dark eyes, and dark wingtips which indicate the thayeri subspecies.
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    Red-shouldered is correct. Nice bird!
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    Agreed with Canada
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    Sharp-shinned Hawk. (Dark nape, "bug-eyed" appearance)
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    Even at 50 yards, I was pretty sure when I saw it. It just looked too big. Just wanted confirmation since I've only seen one before, over a decade ago, before I took birding seriously. Thanks, everybody.
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    Yes, American Pipit.
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    Hooded Oriole by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    Green Heron by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    Grey Hawk by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    This looks like a great spot to store seeds for the winter! Ooowwuch!!!! Why do ants have to live here?
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