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  1. 16 points
  2. I’ve only had one good view ever, and I didn’t know how to use my camera that well back then...
    14 points
  3. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/350653421
    10 points
  4. The only time I spotted an accipiter in my yard during the twenty years I have lived here was last Fall. I came back from a birding trip and it was there having lunch on my deck but I had to shoot through a very dirty patio window and screen as it was only about 3m/10ft away. The second photo is more typical, zipping past me at high speed.
    9 points
  5. And a shot of the same bird with a coop for comparison
    9 points
  6. 9 points
  7. 8 points
  8. I guess this little guy (Chipping Sparrow I believe) was hungry!
    8 points
  9. 7 points
  10. Does a Bench Count? Cormorant Common Nighthawk
    7 points
  11. As a friend of mine says, if there were no fences, no one would ever get a picture of a sparrow. (He may be exaggerating slightly.) All of these are from Española, N.M. Say's Phoebes. Obvious Eastern Kingbird (only spot for them in the county) Mountain Bluebirds Lincoln's Sparrows
    7 points
  12. My only shot of one too. Seen quite a few, just no pics. Much better luck with Cooper's.
    6 points
  13. In no particular order: Wilma, Willow, Whitley, Wilhelmina, Douglas, David, Darren, Daniel, and Dominic
    6 points
  14. Female American Redstart.
    6 points
  15. I don't have any good ones either. I've seen quite a few around here but they never seem to give a good photo opportunity! Here's a couple of the best I have to offer.
    6 points
  16. Wood Ducks! You can start to see the facial pattern on the males, and the fact that the eyeline starts behind the eye rules out mallard.
    6 points
  17. I was on the fence about posting it sense the Black-headed Grosbeak is on a Railing, but I decided to anyways
    6 points
  18. Read headed woodpecker
    6 points
  19. 6 points
  20. 6 points
  21. It’s still a Cardinal. It still has the thick, stout bill, with some black around the chin.
    6 points
  22. Thanks! Good to be back! I graduated with my BS in Ecology 3 years ago now! Now I'm back in school for my masters... It never ends...lol
    6 points
  23. White-tailed Kite https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/350455131 American Redstart https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/350452341
    6 points
  24. A place to share your old or new photos of birds on a fence, fence post, utility pole or utility wire. I shared a few of these a few days ago in another topic and thought it would make a good topic of it's own. I know I have seen and photographed many different species over the years that fit this category. I'm sure others have too. Scaled Quail-Colorado
    5 points
  25. Wow! Those are pretty good. I've never seen one perched in the open in good lighting like that.
    5 points
  26. 5 points
  27. This is a young-of-the-year male that is still has a bill that is mostly black and is not quite finished replacing its female-like brown body plumage -- you can still see some brown feathering on the back. Full juvenile plumage Immature male not quite as far along in the post-juvenile molt
    5 points
  28. 5 points
  29. 4 points
  30. No; but admin recently increased them. They are not planning to increase them again. Hosting your photos on another site is a good solution.
    4 points
  31. Thank you for identifying that Bird for me. It is a Chuck wills widow. I sure appreciate your help with this.
    4 points
  32. They do Immature male in spring/early summer Adult females: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/244773791 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/59292961
    4 points
  33. Can females have that bluish shoulder patch and blue tinge to the tail? But yes, I agree definitely not a young bird, just curious about that fact. By the way @Tim Emmerzaal, looks like that bird is banded, neat find!
    4 points
  34. Picked up a few lifers while down in Tennessee for college orientation! Great looks at YCNH, and I managed to hear a SUTA and a YTWA! Also saw my first adult Blue Grosbeaks!
    4 points
  35. @Seanbirds Can you confirm that this a a juv Western Coachwhip? Sorry for the not so great pics... It wasn't the most cooperative snake I've ever seen!
    4 points
  36. Looks like a young Barn.
    4 points
  37. American White Pelicans! Finally stopped pouring rain here, so I went into the yard to do some skywatching. Didn't see much, got bored, and proceeded to clear up part of the yard... and happened to look up and behold the 9th county records then flew over. Thankfully I still had my camera with me. https://ebird.org/checklist/S90819198
    4 points
  38. Scaled Quail -- Arizona
    4 points
  39. 3 points
  40. And the white forehead.
    3 points
  41. 3 points
  42. One of those birds that I don't have a great photo of yet
    3 points
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