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  1. 5 points
  2. 4 points
    I went out to find an eagle - I didn't find one!
  3. 4 points
    That’s a Northern Mockingbird.
  4. 3 points
    Two pics from the Everglades. The red-shouldered hawk nest was about 50 feet from the spot where I photographed a La Sagra's Flycatcher (pics in the ABA Code 3+ thread). I guess the La Sagra's doesn't feel the hawks are much of a threat because it has been seen at this spot for several weeks.
  5. 3 points
    Yikes! I am lucky to see one a year!
  6. 3 points
    Nope. Uncooperative little buggers. They probably take selfies ever five minutes, but sit still one moment for the scientific record? "Oh, that's too much trouble!"
  7. 3 points
    1-3 are correct, 4 is a Wilson's Snipe, and 5 is a Northern Harrier.
  8. 3 points
    You have a Northern Mockingbird. Note the gray color, white wingbars, long and thin beak, and long tail.
  9. 2 points
    I like big bucks and I cannot lie
  10. 2 points
    I already identified this as a juvenile Great Crested 7 months ago.
  11. 2 points
    Juvenile Bald Eagle and Crow at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area
  12. 2 points
    All are Savannah expect 4, which is a Song.
  13. 2 points
    2 looks to be a Gull-billed and 3 a Forster's, with the "mask" around the eyes and thinner bill.
  14. 2 points
    I'm alive! I was curious to see if the forum had survived after the servers crashed a while back, good to see that it has.
  15. 2 points
    Costa's is by far the most common species in the Palm Springs area, especially this time of year.
  16. 2 points
    It's a Song Sparrow. Big gray bill and thick, dark malar stripes.
  17. 2 points
    There’s are Bonaparte’s Gulls. Little Gulls have black underwings.
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  19. 2 points
    Squirrel Cuckoo by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  20. 1 point
    All are correct!
  21. 1 point
    Hi, Charile. Yesterday, I completed the ebird tutorial on the Cornell site which explained the options better. I was answering "No" previously b/c I erroneously thought one had to be able to postiively ID everything every bird seen on that outing. Now I understand how to co a complete checklist and will answer "Yes", unles incidental birding.
  22. 1 point
    19 or 20? I am not sure if there is another Eagle behind Eagle 15. If you click on Seattle's photo in the original post it takes you to flickr, and there you can zoom in on the photo very well.
  23. 1 point
    Picture 1 - the 2 birds sitting on the water behind on the far left and far right are Tundra. The 2 birds standing up in the center front are Trumpeter Swans. Size, bill and head shape are good clues here. Picture 2 - Trumpeter Swan. Note the long bill with a straight, not concave, culmen. No yellow, salmon streak on side of bill. The black that connects from the bill to the eye is broad so the eye doesn't stand out. Picture 3 - Trumpeter Swan - "v" shape at top of bill between eyes. Picture 4 - Tundra Swan - "u" shape at top of bill between eyes. Also note how the black that connects to the eye is more pinched, so the black eye stands out more on the face.
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  25. 1 point
    Lexington County, central SC. Christmas Day, 2019. Marshy beaver pond, heavily overgrown with low tangled grasses and shrubby plants. There were several of these, acting independently; if they were a flock, it was very loose. Active, spending more time hidden in the brush that visible. I'm basing my ID on the brown cap and eyestripe, the apparent lack of breast streaking, and the dark spots on the ends of the primaries. Feel free to abuse me; I'm used to it. Thanks.
  26. 1 point
    Only breeding adult Dunlins have black bellies.
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  28. 1 point
    Dunlin, mix of both, dowitchers, dowitchers.
  29. 1 point
    Check 2 again. It's a Herring Gull. Pink legs and bill pattern is fine. 3rd or 4th cycle?
  30. 1 point
    White-necked Jacobin by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  31. 1 point
    Ah. Now that I'm on a 24" monitor and not a tablet, I can see the orange y'all were talking about on the heads. I can't find any Ruddy images that show that.
  32. 1 point
    Excellent Charlie. Strange that my guides don't show this.
  33. 1 point
    I did a quick search and hybrids do occur (mainly with White-headed Duck it seems). One or two of the hybrid images have that ruddy colour on the head, somewhat similar to a Masked Duck (so it may not be unusual, just doesn't appear in my guides) although I am not sure if that fully qualifies them to be classified as a hybrid. If we wait maybe an expert will come along.
  34. 1 point
    I don't see them too often but looks good. The orange circles at the base of the bill, especially in the last photo, are interesting but possibly due to the editing you mentioned.
  35. 1 point
    If this bird were in SE AZ, with that thick of a bill, I’d call it Brown-crested, but I suppose it very well could be GC.
  36. 1 point
    No need for other pics... it is clearly a Song Sparrow.
  37. 1 point
    I thought about Northern Mockingbird.
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  39. 1 point
    The gull seems to have pink legs. Forster's Tern is distinctive in its well-defined black eye patch.
  40. 1 point
    Back patterns greatly differ between snipe and dowitchers. American Kestrels don't have dark wingpits, nor white upper-tail coverts. This is a juvenile Northern Harrier.
  41. 1 point
    Yes, it is definitely a Northern Mockingbird. Good picture!
  42. 1 point
    Both are immature male Summer Tanagers.
  43. 1 point
    Actually no there are more on the plateau 🙂
  44. 1 point
    Mangrove Swallow by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  45. 1 point
    1 Orange-crowned Warbler. 2 Pass. 3 Pass. 4 Yes. 5 Looks good!
  46. 1 point
  47. 1 point
    Gray-necked Wood-Rail by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  48. 1 point
    Coots on the run by Mark Featherstone, on Flickr
  49. 1 point
    Female Red Breasted Merganser w/blackfish
  50. 1 point
    Collared Aracari by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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