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  1. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/352626061
    8 points
  2. So this afternoon I was in a boat on a lake and Common Loons were calling. I wanted to get a recording, so I get my camera out and press record...and the loon stops calling and someone on the shore starts playing an accordion......not well either.....😐 😆
    8 points
  3. Maybe he was trying to help and give the house a new paint job?
    7 points
  4. Is a butterfly a bug?
    7 points
  5. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/352501761
    7 points
  6. Both Cassin’s and Purple Finch are found at this location. Personally, without a better photo, I would leave this as Cassin’s/Purple Finch in eBird.
    6 points
  7. Yes, this is a Violet-green Swallow.
    6 points
  8. I'm not seeing an obvious reason why Cassin's can be completely eliminated for 5, but then again I could be missing something
    6 points
  9. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/352551101
    6 points
  10. This is one powerful South Florida Black Vulture. When it jumped from one end of the jetty to the other, the entire jetty shook with a metallic clang!
    6 points
  11. That actually looks better for a juvenile Horned Lark. Can be a super confusing bird.
    5 points
  12. You may well be right and the bird just looked unusual because of the strong back lighting. I did a quick search and there are examples of older 1st summer birds which have changed to an all black bill but still retain streaking below. However, I did find this example of an immature bird which definitely didn't pay attention to some of the parental guidance provided 🙂: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/253289771
    5 points
  13. Looks good for Ravens to me.
    5 points
  14. European Starling.
    5 points
  15. The tail is not shown at all well enough to accurately assess.
    5 points
  16. The dark area behind the eye on some male EUWI is green: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/39670051 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/203849601 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/208749701 Sometimes, it is extensive: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/72917061 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/303581501
    5 points
  17. It’s like 2-3x the size of the Greater White-fronted Goose, always a good sign of a domestic, also the very deep saggy belly and bright orange legs
    5 points
  18. Looks good for Cooper's with that pale nape.
    5 points
  19. This isn't the first Barred I've seen, but it's the first one I've seen on my own without someone else calling it or spotting it first. Cayce (SC) Riverwalk / Timmerman Trail is upriver from Congaree National Park, but the conditions are very similar - heavily wooded floodplain. The bird came swooping through the trees, landed, gave me a good minute, then departed into the woods. Frickin' magnificent.
    4 points
  20. I thought Storks were supposed to deliver babies??!!??
    4 points
  21. Palamedes Swallowtail
    4 points
  22. The "tri" in Tricolored means three. This heron is only two colors - blue and maroon.
    4 points
  23. 4 points
  24. Indigo Bunting. Grayer bill, indistinct wingbars, faint streaking on the breast. Indigo Bunting https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/350785931 Lazuli Bunting https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/350974191
    4 points
  25. “ How all birds learn to watch for fireworks.”
    4 points
  26. Note that the bill is wrong for a sparrow.😉
    3 points
  27. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/352713181
    3 points
  28. I have no idea on this one from today in North Florida. ???
    3 points
  29. Also on my trip to Germany, a gigantic white stork that was building a nest on someone's roof pooped on their doorstep!
    3 points
  30. I see no reason to call this a hybrid from these photos. Pure Euros can show that green patch.
    3 points
  31. This is a young male Lazuli Bunting IMO. Juvenile Lazulis show streaking below, as well as more subtle wingbars
    3 points
  32. Pac-slope. HAFL typically have have smaller darker bills, and lack the pronounced teardrop shaped eyering visible on this bird.
    3 points
  33. I don’t think we can eliminate hybird here. There are some photos of hybrids that look just like Eurasian, but they just have a bright white forehead. That could explain the green patch.
    3 points
  34. How can you tell? I would refrain from IDing subspecies by range.
    3 points
  35. So I'm birding by hiking the road around a large quad of mixed habitat (agricultural fields, ponds, hardwoods) located in an area surrounded by neighborhoods & horse farms. I'm dressed in my usual birding/hiking gear: drab convertible pants, T-shirt, old hiking boots, beat-up hat. I don't have my bins or camera because I want to just do a quick walk around. And this kind lady car pulls up to me in her car and asks in a sympathetic voice, "Do you need a ride?" LOL.
    3 points
  36. 3 points
  37. A few fireworks pictures from last night
    3 points
  38. Some one gave me some advice once...
    3 points
  39. 1 through 4 are correct, 5 is a Purple Finch, and the rest are House Finches.
    3 points
  40. Bunting but not sure which one in Nevada
    3 points
  41. I once nearly nearly got plastered by a Great Egret. I was working on a roof. It came over and laid an enormous swath. Just missed me. It looked like a water bomber unloading.
    3 points
  42. I guess I'm just going to refer interested folks to my photo album here.
    3 points
  43. Correct, except when a hyphen is in the group name and when the species is actually a member of the indicated group. As example: Western Wood-Pewee is a pewee in the flycatcher family, whereas Gray Silky-flycatcher is NOT a flycatcher, so the "f" is not capitalized.
    2 points
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