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  1. 14 points
    White faced X Glossy Ibis hybrid
  2. 4 points
    This is a Lucy's Warbler. A common, small and enigmatic bird of Arizona. Notice the warbler-like appearance and gray plumage overall with a reddish crest.
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    Cinnamon Teal. (is it cinnamon colored, or teal colored?) 😃
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    Crop dusting in the Palouse of WA state
  7. 3 points
    Western Meadowlark in loud mode.
  8. 2 points
    GBH caught a fish Japanese Garden Ft Worth TX by johnd1964, on Flickr
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    This looks to be a Purple Martin, although I don't know that European Starling can be completely ruled out. Definitely giving Purple Martin vibes, though. It's pretty clearly not a swift, notice the broad wings and long forked tail- the only swift with a tail like that would be a White-throated Swift.
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    That looks like a Northern Mockingbird with those white wing patches and outer tail feathers. They're known to be aggressive to anything goes near their nests.
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    That's actually a black-crowned female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Note the vertical white wing patches. Downy/Hairy Woodpecker have a prominent white stripe down the back.
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    I agree, and you can pretty obviously see that distinctive 'frowning' look that California Gulls have in the gape area
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    This actually looks better for a Great Crested Flycatcher. It has more brown on the back and head than a kingbird would.
  15. 2 points
    That is a House Sparrow
  16. 2 points
    Why not Mottled?
  17. 2 points
    for realz bump (not a 1hr bump lol)
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    Yellow-breasted Chat by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    This is either a second or third year bird. There's too much white on the underparts for a fourth year.
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    akandula yes that it! Thank you. Not the best pics but first one shows colors and markings and the second one shows tail length. No wonder my Merlin bird app couldn't figure his out.
  22. 1 point
    This actually looks better for a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Edit: I agree with the above
  23. 1 point
    Thanks everyone. I guess I still have a long way to go with learning sounds of birds, even those I see often. Interestingly, I heard the same song today on the trail. This time I scanned the tree trunk instead of the leaves. And sure enough, I saw the creeper singing.
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    Individuals can sing unusual variants of songs, it's not unheard of. Not really any way of knowing why. It just is what it is, a weird bird. I recently saw a post on the Arizona birding Facebook group in which a Common Yellowthroat sang the wrong song, and nobody was able to guess the species before the reveal.
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    I think it's fine for juvenile California Gull. California and Ring-billed are the most common non dark headed gulls in the summer. Mew is rare for Idaho, and gulls usually wander in the winter. The large bill size and dark coloration points to California.
  26. 1 point
    Agreed, Mottled seems most likely here.
  27. 1 point
    Got this Trindade Petrel on a pelagic. Trindade Petrel by mattgrube, on Flickr Was supposed to be on a pelagic the next day, but it got canceled due to weather. This White-winged Tern was reported that day, which was one heck of a consolation. White-winged Tern by mattgrube, on Flickr
  28. 1 point
    Yes, I don't think it has any problems. It's either wet or molting.
  29. 1 point
    A raptor with dinner in its talons or beak.
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    I agree with Indigo Bunting.
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    Pretty sure it's a Brown Creeper.
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    This is a young male Orchard Oriole.
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    I know it's sad to see a nest of young birds eaten that way. We all love to see them thrive and grow into adults, especially when they're in one of "our" nest boxes. However, in most, if not all, places in the U.S. it is illegal to kill a non-poisonous snake. They are protected by law, being deemed beneficial. That they eat young birds and bird eggs is just a fact of Nature. I'm not being critical, just stating facts. Hopefully you can succeed in making the nest box snake proof so the eggs and nestlings will be safe.
  38. 1 point
    Ruby-throated Hummingbird
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    Eurasian Collared-Dove! Rare here!
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    Loudly singing after feeding its young!
  43. 1 point
    Young Mute Swans and Red-Winged Blackbird
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    Green Heron by johnd1964, on Flickr
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    Buffy describes the color. Buff is a yellowish-brown.
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    Maybe I'll eat it, maybe I'll save it for leftovers... \
  50. 1 point
    Photo Sleuth is based on what is called a neural network. Its a computer program that has been trained with millions of photographs of birds to recognize their unique patterns. It works just like our brain works for recognizing patterns. Video This video might help you understand how a neural network works. Its an interview with Bill Atkinson by Leo Laporte on Twit.tv Triangulation from August 24, 2018. Bill Atkinson invented HyperCard for the Macintosh, developed the Mac's QuickDraw routines (which revolutionized how computers could use a bit mapped display to do graphics) and founded General Magic, a company which was the foundation upon which 4 years later the iPhone was based. There is a section in the interview about how the brain actually learns. Extremely lucid explanation.https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fZV6WbpHQzI9XnDpkXEVysZGU_YneF21Dz27DmgSTNU/edit#gid=5724736 Brain stuff starts at 41 minutes in.
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