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  1. Rufous-collared Sparrow https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/348724471
    13 points
  2. Black-bellied Whistling Ducks
    11 points
  3. Mojave Desert. This Great Horned Owl has some serious camouflage sitting in this Joshua Tree. This photo was taken today at dusk.
    11 points
  4. Green-and-black Poison Dart Frog
    9 points
  5. Slaty Flowerpiercer - a gray bird with a cool bill https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/348904071
    7 points
  6. I know we aren't supposed to post two in a day, but this Scintillant Hummingbird is also pretty good https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/348907171
    6 points
  7. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
    6 points
  8. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/208197571
    5 points
  9. Here are some toucans Collared Aracari Yellow-throated Toucan
    5 points
  10. Considering that I took these photo in a kayak, in moving water, I think they turned out pretty good. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/348897141 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/348897181 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/348897241
    5 points
  11. Definitely Cassin’s
    5 points
  12. White-tipped Dove
    5 points
  13. Monarch and a Praying Mantis( small one!)
    5 points
  14. Today's: Black Phoebe: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/348717171 Mallard( how would you guys rate this one?: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/348716291 Domestic MALL. Also, how'd you rate this one? https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/348716571
    5 points
  15. Western Wood-Pewee
    4 points
  16. Not with that really thick bill -- Blue Grosbeak And there are no hyphens in Great Crested Flycatcher. It is not a flycatcher with a great crest, it is a large flycatcher with a crest.
    4 points
  17. Yeah, if a Chinstrap Penguin could fly...
    4 points
  18. For Sure! A white throat surrounded by gray and very little white edging to the outer tail feathers.
    4 points
  19. Cherry Creek State Park, CO
    4 points
  20. Broad-billed MotMot
    4 points
  21. 3 points
  22. This photo cracked me up!
    3 points
  23. Thank you all for your suggestions and comments. Sorry I haven't returned sooner but life got in the way, lol To answer the questions, the bird was the size of a typical cardinal. It happened so fast I didn't have a chance to see if it had the typical black mask,a crest, or, the color of the feet. All I noticed was the stunning yellow and the size. I've seen Orioles and it was definitely not one. However, I've never seen an orchard oriole as someone mentioned. Nor have I ever seen any tanningers either for any sort of comparison. Admittedly, I am NOT an expert on birds by any means. I simply wanted to know if the yellow cardinal actually exists and could it be possible in upstate NY. I'm about 50+/- miles north of Binghamton. Sadly, I haven't seen it again either but I'm still watching and waiting. Thank you to everyone who responded. 🙂
    3 points
  24. Just to throw a monkey wrench into the discussion, some swift species are known (Common Swift) or thought to sleep on the wing. From Birds of the World Common Swift account: During the ten-month non-breeding period five birds equipped with data loggers in Sweden, overwintering in W or C Africa, were airborne for over 99% of the time and some of them never settled.
    3 points
  25. I think this fits. A light headed and darker headed “normal” Brown-headed Cowbird.
    3 points
  26. I don't see anything that suggests this Mallard has domestic genes. Looks like a male just starting its molt into eclipse plumage. Their iridescent heads can appear blue sometimes.
    3 points
  27. 3 points
  28. My first decent Costa Rica list https://ebird.org/checklist/S90386391
    3 points
  29. Might be a Red-tail with those dark patagial bars, tough to tell though
    3 points
  30. Irvine Regional Park, orange, ca.
    3 points
  31. Note the white border on under tail. CAKIs don't have that strong white border. Also, note how the chin isn't too contrast-like compared to the gray head.
    3 points
  32. Steller's Jays have varying amounts of white and blue on their heads (I think there are some subspecies at play here but have yet to find any good research articles on them)
    3 points
  33. Absolutely. Bills too orange for CATE and, really, any other species that might occur there. Head pattern also rules out CATE, as does the underwing pattern. The bill size and shape and the underwing pattern rules out ELTE and the bill color, size, and shape, as well as the underwing pattern, rule out Cayenne Tern.
    2 points
  34. The apparent red on the underparts rules out Mistle and Song thrushes. However, the red seems much too extensive on the chest for Redwing. I must say that I'm confused, although it's certainly a Turdus of some sort.
    2 points
  35. 2 points
  36. Day 1: Wednesday morning we got up and headed out for Guadalupe River State Park, so we drove and drove and drove...Okay, it really wasn't that bad, it only took us 5 hours. Any way we got to the State Park and got our camp set up, after which I road my bike down to an eBird hotspot/park bird blind hoping for an Indigo Bunting that had been there the day before. No Indigo Bunting, but Northern Cardinals, Painted Buntings, Chickadees, Black-crested Titmouse, Lesser Goldfinch, Black-chinned Hummingbirds, Northern Parulas, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and lots of Brown-headed Cowbirds. All of which are really common there. Latter that day we went kayaking on a 4 mile stretch where I got some great views of a Green Heron, and also saw Indigo Buntings and Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay. I also saw Egyptian Goose which was kind of cool to see. https://ebird.org/checklist/S90303041 That evening after we had fixed some tacos, I road my bike around for a little while and I found a Golden-cheeked Warbler, but nothing much else of interest.
    2 points
  37. This is not quite correct. Both species have pale outer webs to the outermost rectrix on either side of the tail. That pale TENDS to be less white and less extensive on CAKI than on WEKI. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/158361801 However, there are many CAKIs though show nearly as much pale that is nearly or equally white. As example: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/345544881 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/240573901 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/160796091 In other words, it is NOT a feature on which to hang a definitive ID of WEKI.
    2 points
  38. Yesterday had a Carolina Wren do the same thing, I was almost close enough to touch it. I couldn't hear for awhile!
    2 points
  39. Yep, exactly. The yellow on the wing of the top bird and under the tails of both is the sun shining through leaves onto them. But for a moment when looking at the photos I stumbled and wondered if I'd missed a couple of siskins mixed in.
    2 points
  40. That's significantly darker than the Olympics up here in GWGU-land here three hours north of you.
    2 points
  41. The bill looks to be the same color as the bills on these nonbreeding males https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Mallard/photo-gallery/60021861
    2 points
  42. Boats.AAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
    2 points
  43. It has a squared cap which points to a Cooper's Hawk, but I can't see the tail so I'm not sure which hawk it is. Good picture.
    2 points
  44. My what a big fish you have😲
    2 points
  45. Side streaking amount varies a lot in Purple Finch
    2 points
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