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  1. 6 points
    Ruddy Duck at San Jacinto Wildlife Area
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    Hello, Photo (A) I am from south Florida, and I saw this nightjar hanging out at the base of the forest on December 28th. I an sure it is not a common nighthawk, but is it either a chuck's will-widow or a eastern whip-poor-will? Photo (B) I saw this nightjar in a bunch of mangroves by the water in april a few years ago. Any idea which one it is? Thanks for your help guys! It means alot to me.
  3. 3 points
  4. 3 points
    We need a 'Jealous' option on the 'Like' button!
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    Red Shouldered Hawk over my neighborhood in San Antonio.
  7. 3 points
    Ladderback Woodpeckers. There was a female nearby as well. San Antonio, TX.
  8. 3 points
    Singing Carolina Wren by johnd1964, on Flickr
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    I agree with @Bird-Boys.
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    Welcome to Whatbird! Sounds like an Eastern Towhee. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Towhee
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    Another good clue: Least Sandpiper Baird's Sandpiper
  14. 2 points
    Bewicks Wren, San Antonio.
  15. 2 points
    Downy Woodpecker - March 28, 2020
  16. 2 points
    It took me a minute to find it!
  17. 2 points
    Possible hummingbirds in C. North Carolina: Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Black-Chinned Hummingbird (RARE) Anna's Hummingbird (RARE) Broad-Tailed Hummingbird (RARE) Rufous Hummingbird (RARE) Allen's Hummingbird (RARE) Calliope Hummingbird (RARE) Broad-Billed Hummingbird (RARE) Buff-Bellied Hummingbird (RARE) Even though Ruby-Throated Hummers are the only likely hummingbird, I would still leave it as "Hummingbird sp." just to be safe.
  18. 2 points
    Male Downy Woodpecker 3/28/20
  19. 2 points
    Yes, Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
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  21. 1 point
    Sparrows always get me. Please help me ID this one, or is this a female House Finch? BLAH!!! Taken Feb 28, 2020 In Kaufman County Texas. Bird was eating the finch mix IMG_7044 by Roger Kiefer, on Flickr IMG_7042 by Roger Kiefer, on Flickr IMG_7041 by Roger Kiefer, on Flickr
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  25. 1 point
    Guineafowl, usually kept as domestic livestock or as exotic displays.
  26. 1 point
    Agree with Song Sparrow. Savannahs are more of a tan color with shorter tails and thinner pink beaks.
  27. 1 point
    That's a song sparrow.
  28. 1 point
    That's a Lincoln's Sparrow. Note the gray face, buffy malar, and thin streaks overlaid with buff. House Finches would have stouter, more conical beaks and blurrier streaking.
  29. 1 point
    thanks, @Charlie Spencer, i appreciate it! thats what ive noticed about the rsha, definitely a lot more vocal recently. still moreso in the winter than im used to from rtha. what sparked my hummer question is my wife was outside and came running in yesterday hopping like kid on christmas and said, "we had a humming bird! we had a humming bird! it was red and green." so i thought, 'great our first rthu of the year!' then, 'hm... what if its not a rthu....? so, being new to nc, i dug around and it seems theres little else it really could be even IF my wife hadnt seen any colors. (ps. feeders have been out for a few weeks now) 🙂 so basically if i see a hummer at my feeder ill consider it a rthu and NOT drop everything, run for my camera/binocs, and spend who knows how much time looking and pining over pictures trying to identify it. that said, if im running a checklist, i WILL take some photos, etc, to verify. and fwiw @everyone else, i DO spend a lot of time ensuring my reported species are accurate. im not a its-probably-a-Xbird-so-ill-just-report-it-anyway-kind-of guy. but i like to keep a i-probably-saw-Xbird-at-Xlocation list in my head so i can do further studying/research and be more prepared next time im there should i see it again.
  30. 1 point
    This owl was seen this morning at Georgetown lake in SW Montana. I believe it is a Great Grey., but would appreciate a confirmation. Great Greys were seen here, but not in the past 5-6 years. I'm hoping they're back. Sorry for the bad photo, its was away and all I had was my phone.
  31. 1 point
    "Hey you blasted branch, get out of my road!"
  32. 1 point
    And yes, I'm aware of the possibility that the data doesn't show other species in the summer because everyone reporting is -assuming- all Hummies are Ruby-throats. If there were others species zipping by too fast to be positively identified, they'd likely show up at feeders too, where the differences from RTHUs would be more easily noticed. In the winter, I'll back y'all to the hilt. -IF- I were fortunate enough to see a winter Hummie in the Carolinas, I'd start with the assumption the bird was anything except a Ruby-throated. Rufous have become the more common suspect, with the occasional Black-Chinned. Due to my near- total unfamiliarity with either, I'd wind up marking 'Hummingbird sp.', both frustrated that I couldn't ID it and overjoyed to have seen it at all.
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    It is. Dusky grey, lemon yellow, distinct white cheek patch. No doubt for me. @AlexHenry
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    Most wickedest, coolest owl in the world.
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    The birds here have yellow legs, right? They don't look black to me.The eyes are shaped more like the Least's than the Baird's Sandpiper's. Least S. has yellow and Baird's S. legs are black.
  37. 1 point
    Great Gray Owl is on my bucket list...very nice find! I'm jealous!
  38. 1 point
    RSHA in the south are notoriously vocal in breeding season. Once they leave the nest, the newly independent youngsters almost never shut up. As to hummies, other species may show up in the winter. Once migration starts, if there's no evidence to the contrary, I personally assume RTHU. Incidentally, I had my first ones in central SC today. If I saw them today, they've probably been here several days. If you're going to feed them in central NC, it's a good time to get your feeders out.
  39. 1 point
    Pretty sure it's not a Rough-legged Hawk - they have a wide dark terminal tail band. I don't have much experience with other dark morph hawks, but I'm guessing Red-tailed based on the tail pattern.
  40. 1 point
    The first bird looks like a dove to me.
  41. 1 point
    Magnificent bird! Congrats!
  42. 1 point
    Don't tell me about tongue! “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” – Will RogersIf Lola were an athlete in the NFL she would be a tight end rather than a wide receiver. She can block, guard, tackle, and catch but with 81 lbs of lean muscle she does not change direction with the facility of a Jack Russel or a Border Collie. She powers through obstacles. She is fearless. In barn hunt competition she is known to move hay bales to get to the prize. In agility competition she will leap over any barrier with ease and negotiate the the seesaw with aplomb. Lola is an exemplar of the Bouvier des Flandres breed. She has no concept of personal space. Social distancing is beyond her powers of comprehension. I was snoozing in my recliner when she started licking my ear. I love my three bouviers. They are a comfort in these times of stress and isolation. However, I take exception to certain intrusions of the Canis overfamiliaris species. So I took up a tennis ball and led her out to the backyard with the following result.
  43. 1 point
    Yellow-rumped. Notice the yellow patch on the side of the breast.
  44. 1 point
    There are no sports on TV, we're under lockdown and it IS springtime! Tree Swallows at San Jacinto Wildlife Area yesterday.
  45. 1 point
    IN my opinion the most robust visual ID mark for Clark’s v Western is color of the bill - Clark’s is yellow with a little orange or red at the base of the lower mandible, Western is a dingy green-yellow Extent of the dark on the face (does it come down around the eye?) can vary with age and season and in the nonbreeding season many birds look kind of borderline in that regard but can still be IDed by voice and Bill color
  46. 1 point
    In flight, note the only the toes project beyond the tail; on Lesser, more than just the toes projects. The difference between the two is quite similar to that between Black-crowned and Yellow-crowned night-herons.
  47. 1 point
    Mine is actually a bridge, Olympus Stylus SP-100EE. It obviously doesn't have the quality of good DSLR, but it works really well for birding and taking identifiable shots of birds. I've been very happy with the quality though.
  48. 1 point
    Agreed! I just recently updated to a harness and they are world better comfort-wise!
  49. 1 point
    https://www.hummingbirdcentral.com/hummingbird-migration-spring-2020-map.htm
  50. 1 point
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