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  1. 3 points
    The number of spots vary. I think your pictures are of a Downy Woodpecker, @Tim Emmerzaal. Bill length can vary majorly on Downy's.
  2. 3 points
    American Kestrel with breakfast early this morning in San Dimas Canyon CA
  3. 3 points
    "Yellow-shafted" Northern Flicker.
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    Cooper's Hawk by hbvol50, on Flickr
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  6. 2 points
    House Sparrow. House Finches have conical, pointed bills, duller gray-brown color, and streaking on the breast/flanks.
  7. 2 points
    That's an American Goldfinch. Besides the song, you can hear the distinctive call at 21 seconds in the second clip.
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    This is a female Lazuli Bunting.
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    Chestnut-backed Chickadee by Connor Cochrane, on Flickr
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    That's a young Hooded Merganser. Virginia Rails have thinner-based bills.
  12. 1 point
    I agree with Downy for Tim's bird. The bill looks long because the feathers at the base of the bill are missing. Also note the lack of a black "shoulder spur," which is usually evident in Hairies.
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    I think so. Looks like its feathers are wet.
  15. 1 point
    You can't be too much of a newbie using big words like that
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    It's got a white belly. Therefore, if it were an eagle, it would have to be a Bald. Bald Eagle has a HUGE head and a HUGE bill.
  18. 1 point
    That's CRAZY! Please put pic in eBird checklist!
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    Note the wing length on the swallow -- WAY longer than on any sparrow.
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    And Golden-wingeds have shorter tails with huge white tail spots: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/242816511#_ga=2.92339352.487431779.1592362367-1184313056.1549327880 A black throat does not necessarily a Golden-winged Warbler make.
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    It is. But the orange bit in the center of the crown of males is hidden, just like the red on the crown of male Ruby-crowned Kinglets.
  23. 1 point
    Both are females, notice the dark eye and yellow patch on bill, ruling out eclipse male. I don't think that either bird is a juvenile or immature, which tends to be ever slightly more uniformly brown overall, as opposed to different shades and values on the mantle, sides, and crest.
  24. 1 point
    That's a House Finch, a very common bird across North America
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    Savannah Sparrow stare
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    Hooded Warbler
  28. 1 point
    Golden-winged Warblers also have obvious yellow caps.
  29. 1 point
    I bet the tail looks long because it's missing some undertail coverts. Quite sure this is a molting adult.
  30. 1 point
    Yes, a small gorilla pod. It took patience to get it just right in the limbs but it was worth it:)
  31. 1 point
    #2 is a Cliff Swallow.
  32. 1 point
    Yes, this is a chickadee with that black-and-white head and long tail.
  33. 1 point
    Edit: the tail does look long for a chickadee. it might be a young bird of some other species
  34. 1 point
    I think it's some sort of escapee. Reminds me of a Nutmeg Mannikin. Bill is too large and plumage way wrong for a House Sparrow.
  35. 1 point
    Two-thirds chance that it is a female Cassin's Finch (CAFI), one-third chance that it is a male CAFI. I know, those are silly odds, but, looked at through a shattered mirror, the possibilities are: immature male CAFI, immature female CAFI, and adult female CAFI.
  36. 1 point
    Heermann's Gull in Pismo Beach, CA
  37. 1 point
    Eastern Wood-Pewee and Golden-crowned Kinglet.
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    Got a new camera and lens. Haven't set anything up, and was shooting 20 feet above the bird in bad lighting, so hopefully I have a better picture tomorrow of something, but here's a Pac-slope Edit: Photos not uploading, internet isn't good. Will try again after dinner
  39. 1 point
    Feed us Momma. We never touch them. Central Florida...❤️
  40. 1 point
    Sandhill Crane earlier this year and a Great Blue Heron
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    Coastal Bicolored Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus mailliardorum)
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    However, as your two species-example pix show, Hermit nearly always has black -- and usually obviously so, lateral throat stripes, while Swainson's usually has brown (sometimes quite dark brown) lateral throat stripes. Additionally, Hermit's lower throat and upper chest spots are also typically black, while those on Swainson's usually show a brown aspect. Your second bird is typical of Swainson's in both features. Your first bird would be atypical of Swainson's, though The Bird Nuts point about wash is usually useful in ID. Gray-cheeked can show some wash and, like Hermit, has black lateral throat stripes and upper chest spots. I'd be happy with "Catharus sp." for the upper bird, unless there are other photos to prove it one way or t'other.
  45. 1 point
    Simple variation The time between hatching of the two eggs in Mourning Dove nests varies by only 48 hours at the most, nowhere near enough to create this much difference.
  46. 1 point
    Eastern -- black head stripes, whitish auriculars, extensive white in tail
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    That’s what I would say.
  49. 1 point
    Finally got lifer Scott's Oriole! There's been a small population of them in southern Idaho for a while now in a small area of good habitat. They're extremely difficult to find and the roads are bad, so this has taken 3 years of attempts to get. I saw 5 of them today!
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    The last one sounds like a House Wren. It's a bit difficult to tell as there's a lot of compression on the audio though.
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