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  1. 5 points
    I think I see Santa! Happy holidays to all the experts and noobs (me being one 😉) alike!
  2. 4 points
    If you had a white Christmas, post it here. If not, post a Snowy Egret, Snowy Plover, Snow Goose, Snow Bunting, Snowy Owl, or Himalayan Snowcock.
  3. 4 points
    That's a whole lot of discussion for a description with only two colors and a location.
  4. 3 points
    1. Swamp Sparrow 2. Song Sparrow 3. Savannah Sparrow with a House Finch
  5. 2 points
    Snowy Plover (from a few months ago). Temperature outside right now is 60 degrees.
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    Swamp I agree with immature White-crowned Another Swamp
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    MERRY CHRISTMAS where I live we're still dreaming of a White Christmas 😂 Here's a Snowy Egret 😉
  11. 2 points
    You're not driving far enough.
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  13. 1 point
    No, size looks fine and the straight culmen is good as well. It may look heavier because it has something in its mouth.
  14. 1 point
    Snowy Egret by johnd1964, on Flickr
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    I have a white christmas! But here's a Snowy Egret and Snowy Plover anyway:
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    https://ebird.org/map/brnpel?neg=true&env.minX=-74.72675131250003&env.minY=40.29736618707366&env.maxX=-73.23261068750003&env.maxY=41.09594392699658&zh=true&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=on&bmo=11&emo=12&yr=cur&byr=2019&eyr=2019 Not saying anything about this particular bird ID since we do not have much to go on. Just stating that Brown Pelican should not be thrown out based on location alone as there have been many sightings in the general area in NOV/DEC of this year alone and more if you zoom out to include the NJ coast(not that far from Rockaway as the Pelican flies)
  17. 1 point
    I'm with @AlexHenry. I tried to talk myself into Red-shouldered based on the shoulders in the second photo. There isn't enough white edging on the wing feathers to get me there, and that's a dense 'belly band'.
  18. 1 point
    I don't think that's on the ABA list. Try the "Help Me Identify a Bird Outside North America" forum.
  19. 1 point
    I think @Kevin's suggestion of Ring-necked Pheasant is more likely, especially given that they are seen quite a bit at Rockaway Beach: I'm not saying it is impossible that a Brown Pelican could be there at that time of year, but one has never been seen in Queens County in the month of December, so it seems pretty unlikely.
  20. 1 point
    I miss the days of seeing multiple lifers on the drive to the grocery store :..(
  21. 1 point
    That was my thought, too, from looking at range maps, but eBird shows them well up into New York with a number of recent sightings near Rockaway: https://ebird.org/map/brnpel?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=1-12&bmo=1&emo=12&yr=all&byr=1900&eyr=2019
  22. 1 point
    The choices here are Red-tailed of Red-shouldered Hawk. The pale breast with a darker area of brown streaking across the belly is good for Red-tailed, and there is no obvious barring to the flight feathers like a Red-shouldered would have, so it looks like Red-tailed Hawk. The light is difficult though!
  23. 1 point
    I meant yes to species. You're correct, either adult female or immature. Not sure if there's a way to tell at this time of year.
  24. 1 point
    1) Looks like a Gadwall 2) Redheads 3) Gadwall
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    An adult Loggerhead Shrike is correct. Note the big-headed appearance, thick, hooked bill, broad black mask, and prominent white flashes in the wings in flight. Like you were saying, Northern Shrikes live further north and have narrower masks.
  27. 1 point
    An adult White-tailed Hawk is correct. Note the clean white and gray plumage with dark flight feathers and a white rump/tail. Congrats on the lifer!
  28. 1 point
    That's a Carolina Wren. Note the prominent white eyebrow stripe, reddish-brown upperparts, and buffy underparts. The only other wren in your location that has such a contrasting supercilium is the Bewick's, but note that Bewick's Wrens are dark brown above, lack the buffy coloration of the undersides, and have longer tails.
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    Swamp Sparrow. Note the orangey wings, gray neck, and buff flanks with minimal streaking.
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    Hooded Oriole by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    My first good photo of an Orange-crowned Warbler!
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    Grey Hawk by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  42. 1 point
    @loonswan Are sure that there chicks in both holes? This is by Arthur Cleveland Bent. Quote: "It is usual to find several nesting holes (and, perhaps, winter quarters too) within an area, say, 100 yards square." http://birdsbybent.netfirms.com///ch71-80/pileated.html
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