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  1. 5 points
    Young Mute Swans and Red-Winged Blackbird
  2. 4 points
    Loudly singing after feeding its young!
  3. 3 points
    This bird was in Madera Canyon on May 30, 2020. At first I thought it was a Gilded, then waffled on Red-shafted. I'd never paid enough attention to that difference I guess. Now I'm leaning Red-shafted but not sure. I give that guy Wilson a lot of credit, when he invented a new warbler he put a black cap on it to make ID easy! Thanks, bo
  4. 3 points
    @CoastieBirder, good job! When I first looked at that photo, it almost seemed like the grackle was shooting out of the crow
  5. 3 points
    Fish crow mobbed by boat tailed grackle.
  6. 3 points
    Orchard Oriole by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  7. 3 points
  8. 2 points
  9. 2 points
    With a pronounced cap and the extensive black underneath, I think these are American Golden. Not that I have any experience with these. Definitely wait for more input.
  10. 2 points
    I would like to point out that this bird has some white coming up the throat, which usually is a good sign of Bank. I know NRWS have it, but it’s much smaller and duller.
  11. 2 points
    Blue-winged x Cinnamon Teal American x Eurasian Wigeon Even more esoteric - a subspecific hybrid of American x Eurasian Green-winged Teals
  12. 2 points
    I have seen Swainson's with white in the scapulars - pretty sure that it's poop from flying in kettles 😛
  13. 2 points
    This is a blackbird. Short tail, but mostly body dimensions and bill shape is what I use to ID. Looks good for Brewer's
  14. 2 points
    This looks better for Vesper to me. Larger eye-ring, thin mallar stripe, upturned pink bill.
  15. 2 points
    This is a male Mallard molting into nonbreeding plumage. In the summer, the males lose their colorful feathers and end up looking similar to a female.
  16. 2 points
    This looks good for Cordilleran. Teardrop eyering. Yellowish-green body with throat not pale.
  17. 2 points
    And no other in that genus that commonly occur in NC.
  18. 2 points
    Green Heron by johnd1964, on Flickr
  19. 2 points
    Good question. Here are some tips: If you see a Sanderling at close range, you can see that it lacks the hind toe of a Semi. In nonbreeding plumage, Sanderlings have clean white breasts. In breeding plumage, Sanderlings have spotted breasts. Semis usually have streaked breasts. Semis have a slimmer midsection than the chunky Sanderlings. Sanderlings are sometimes a different primary color, depending on the time of year. In full breeding plumage, they’re redder than Semis, and in full nonbreeding plumage, they’re grayer than Semis.
  20. 1 point
    Location? I think it's an adult chickadee - they can get really raggedy this time of year working hard raising their chicks. Fledgling chickadees actually have pretty perfect, clean, fluffy feathers and I would think they wouldn't know how to cling to a feeder like that.
  21. 1 point
    With those red shafts on the feathers it's a Red-shafted Northern Flicker. Also, Gildeds have a lot more brown extending from the cap into the nape. EDIT: Okay now I'm not sure. You should wait for someone else to confirm, haha... I can't quite tell the feather color.
  22. 1 point
  23. 1 point
    In my opinion, the first photo doesn't look like a Wood Duck at all. The bill is too large and its head shape is wrong.
  24. 1 point
    some quick research points me to Capped wheatear. I have no experience with these birds but it sure seems to match.
  25. 1 point
    I see only brown and white, which I think narrows it down to Bank or Northern Rough-winged. I don't think there's enough notch in the tail for a Bank Swallow, so Northern Rough-winged is what's left. Regardless of species, I -think- the white is the separation between primaries and secondaries, with the inner edge of the primary showing. There's a definite notch in the trailing edge of the right wing at that point. If it were later in the year I might guess molting.
  26. 1 point
    2 and 3 are not the same bird. 2 is a Great Kiskadee while 3 is a Pale-legged Hornero.
  27. 1 point
    That is a Brewer's Edit: Sniped By Connor Cochrane!
  28. 1 point
    The look in his eyes says it all. This was taken about 5 seconds before he attacked me.
  29. 1 point
    This looks good for Swainsons Thrush. Note the Buffy eye ring.
  30. 1 point
  31. 1 point
    I continued to listen/read/research the sound I heard, and now I’m convinced it was a clay-colored sparrow. They fit the range, behavior, habitat, color..and sound. Although the one I listened to repeated the buzz sound in double repetitions, the info says they may give 2-4 buzz sounds in a phrase.
  32. 1 point
    This is a Song Sparrow. I believe melodica subspecies. Red striping no yellow on the face.
  33. 1 point
    Interesting that you mention that. There are several subspecies of Orange-crowned Warblers. The western ones are generally brighter yellow overall, whereas the more eastern ones are generally duller in color and with a grayish head that contrasts with the color of the body. This bird is probably the Orestera subspecies. Perhaps you are more used to Lutescens, which is brighter yellow and does not have a grayish head.
  34. 1 point
    Definitely either a Warbling Vireo or a Philadelphia. Location? Date? May help narrow it down
  35. 1 point
    The hawk is Broad-winged. I believe the gulls in flight, and definitely the last one is Ring-billed Second to last bird is Herring Gull
  36. 1 point
    Yellow-headed Blackbird.
  37. 1 point
    Indigo Bunting is correct.
  38. 1 point
    Just to be clear, 1 and 2 are not the same bird. 1 is a Lesser Yellowlegs 2 is a Short-billed Dowitcher (griseus subspecies) 3 are Lesser Yellowlegs 4 is Lesser Yellowlegs
  39. 1 point
    Also notice the long wings, the primaries project not only well beyond the tertials but also beyond the end of the tail. Giving the rear end of the bird a sort of elongated look, relative to other peeps (except Baird's which shares this structural feature)
  40. 1 point
    This is a classic White-rumped. Note the orange to the base of the bill, and rufous on the face only.
  41. 1 point
  42. 1 point
    Yes, while Western Bluebirds have plain wings, Lazulis have prominent wingbars. Also, Lazulis have thicker, mostly gray bills while Western Bluebirds have thin black bills. And Westerns tend to be darker in color than Lazulis.
  43. 1 point
    This looks better for Lesser. Dark olive green back., dull yellow body
  44. 1 point
  45. 1 point
    I need to get my eyes checked...
  46. 1 point
    The males always look like they're wearing a bad toupee.
  47. 1 point
    Successfully fledged our second nest today. Last year she only had two broods, time will tell if she goes for three this year. It's already so hot here, that may play a big part.
  48. 1 point
    I know most people just consider them a pest but they are cute. This kit kept popping its head up over the edge of the deck yesterday to see if I was still watching it (photo taken through dirty glass and a screen).
  49. 1 point
    This was a first for me. Nine Banded Armadillo in South Carolina in March 2020
  50. 1 point
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