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  1. Burrowing Owl in southern Nevada
    9 points
  2. This is Ozzie (or maybe Harriet) who lived in the trees down the street. I thought they moved out when some eagles took up residence in the same trees. But the eagles moved on and now the owls are back. I heard them hooting from the back yard the other day so I decided to take another look.
    5 points
  3. Spotted today mid morning on the ground in dunes near the ocean by a culvert. About 6-8” tall.
    3 points
  4. Can't help myself...Resplendent Quetzal
    3 points
  5. https://www.aba.org/store/2021-bird-of-the-year-t-shirt-announcing-12-31-2020/
    2 points
  6. Merlin is great for an idea of the bird, but it is nowhere near perfect. I think I stopped using it when it suggested a yellow warbler for a Robin in weird lighting, or something like that. Using a field guide as your reference is preferable, as it helps you learn what to look for in birds.
    2 points
  7. Are those like wild tater tots?
    2 points
  8. 1. Northern Harriers have a differently shaped head. The face is flatter, more like an owl's.
    2 points
  9. That, and I don't like the subforums broken down by state. Most of them are inactive, and species don't recognize state boundaries. Are there others? Not Facebook, please. This, y'all, please, or the ever-popular "... but wait for someone with more experience to confirm." Thanks. I love this place.
    2 points
  10. Adult Cooper's is a safe bet with that large size (compared to the Merlin) and short outer tail feathers.
    2 points
  11. That 2nd pictures looks like he is trying to dance a jig on top top of that tree! 😂
    2 points
  12. Here it is: https://ebird.org/checklist/S77773236
    2 points
  13. Sharpie is correct! Congratulations and nice photos!
    1 point
  14. Red is Cali, Blue is Thayer's/Herring type, black is Western
    1 point
  15. Photo 11 is Herring with California in the background as well as a Herring type gull
    1 point
  16. photos 7,8, and 9 are all California excluding the Glaucous Gull
    1 point
  17. For the 5th and 6th photos, I think the bird in focus is Glaucous-winged? maybe Thayer's The gull in flight is California
    1 point
  18. For the first four photos, from left to right it is, Cali, Herring, Cali, Western, Glaucous, Western, Cali, Cali, Cali The bird in flight should be a Herring
    1 point
  19. With most raptors the females are larger than the males, often much larger.
    1 point
  20. Agreed. How did you separate it from long billed, though?
    1 point
  21. That’s exactly what it looks like.
    1 point
  22. Reminds me of the Karate Kid!
    1 point
  23. Yes, this is a male Anna's. I'm in Sacramento, and this is one of our year round backyard residents.
    1 point
  24. Tail is way to long for Red-shouldered. This is an accipiter as already said.
    1 point
  25. Thanks everyone, been needing this bird for my life list.
    1 point
  26. Agreed. But I think in the last pic I see a possible herring.
    1 point
  27. I Googled...What is a group of white ibis called? Answer...A group of ibises has many collective nouns, including a "congregation", "stand", and "wedge" of ibises. My personal favorite is a ''stand''. 🙂
    1 point
  28. It baths in the blood of it's competition
    1 point
  29. The ones in the top left look like their foraging. I’m not sure if this applies to Ibisies, but most (probably all?) birds when they drink have to tilt their head back. Their heads are too far under the water and they’re down there too long to just be getting a drink. Lots of birds have their own set of random names for what a group of them are called. I’m sure there’s specialized ones for ibises, but ‘flock’ I think is the most generally excepted and used for all bird species.
    1 point
  30. Memories and a Cuban Parrot...
    1 point
  31. Absolutely a Burrowing Owl! Nice find!!
    1 point
  32. Accipiters do flare their UnTC, and they can reach around and make the illusion of a white rump.
    1 point
  33. 1 point
  34. Could be Lesser Black-backed Great Black-backed or even Slaty-backed, tough to say from this photo
    1 point
  35. This photo was almost ruined by a zip tie, which is still present in a small amount on the right. Had to crop a little closer than I’d of liked to
    1 point
  36. A recent Merlin (I cropped out the unfortunate Starling).
    1 point
  37. 1 point
  38. Yesterday. NC’s first Painted Bunting and my second Say’s Phoebe in the state. https://ebird.org/checklist/S74510932
    1 point
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