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  1. Grasshopper Sparrow juv. Not sure which one I like the best. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/355027361 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/355027341
    6 points
  2. A birderer is someone who watches birders.
    6 points
  3. Thanks. I defer to @DLecy and @The Bird Nuts. They are correct. I was wrong.
    6 points
  4. It lacks an obvious buff surpaloral bar, the eye ring is quite narrow, and the upperparts are quite ruddy. Since the bird is in IA, it's probably not referable to Russet-backed Thrush. Ergo, it's a Hermit Thrush.
    6 points
  5. The first photo, at a glance did look like a Blue Grosbeak to me also, if that makes you feel any better.
    5 points
  6. Young Indian Peafowl https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/355001381
    5 points
  7. Starling, Robin, Common Yellowthroat, Hooded Merganser.
    5 points
  8. Juvenile Spotted Towhee.
    4 points
  9. @Kevinintroduces the newest hobby, Birder-ering.
    4 points
  10. INBU. Adult male Blue Grosbeaks have chestnut colored wing coverts and a two-toned bill among other things.
    4 points
  11. That is a young Cooper's Hawk. It can be differentiated from the very similar Sharp-shinned Hawk by the larger, blockier head, smaller eyes with a fierce expression that are placed closer to the bill, more robust legs, narrower streaking on the breast, and longer tail with feathers of different lengths.
    4 points
  12. I agree with Warbling.
    4 points
  13. Warbling Vireo, I think
    4 points
  14. You can't, but as moderator I can!
    4 points
  15. Yes... and it's a Nuttall's Woodpecker.
    4 points
  16. Tennessee Warblers have tiny, all-black, sharply-pointed bills. They also have bright green backs. It is not sufficient to find one or two field marks to make an ID. One must rule OUT all the other possibilities, so look at more than one or two features.
    4 points
  17. Almost any bird can hold it's tail to create a notched look. With this odd pose and only one photo, I wouldn't trust it. We cannot see the mandible at all well enough to know the color of it, particularly given the overexposed background which makes dark things darker by comparison. Most of the head is shadowed relative to the rest of the bird, so I wouldn't trust this, either. All that said, it might well be a HAFL.
    4 points
  18. This is a young bluebird. Plumbeous are rare in most of California and are only regularity found in some of the farthest east mountains in the state.
    4 points
  19. Hello there! The other day, I was driving around and saw the most unusual looking bird. I tried searching for it on Google to no success; I tried searching for it on a bird-watching app called “Merlin Bird ID”, also to no success. I’m out of options, and I’m really curious to know what it is! I’m starting to think it might be someone’s pet that escaped… since none of my searches seem to point to a local species. Hoping there’s someone here who can help!! Anyone know what this is?? Details I can share: It was medium- to large-sized, roughly the size of a crow or a duck It had a very distinct chicken-like waddle, even turkey-like It had a very friendly temperament, it didn’t seem to be afraid of people. We parked the car and it waddled right over to us. Based on how it walked around, it didn’t seem to have the ability to fly (can’t confirm this though) It was spotted in southern Ontario, Canada (the city of Markham, to be exact) on July 15th
    3 points
  20. Never mind. I think I figured them out. Malards?
    3 points
  21. No, sorry. Blue Grosbeaks have cinnamon wingbars and even larger bills.
    3 points
  22. @ashleyw Thanks for such a detailed first post, most people's first post the don't give us any information....
    3 points
  23. This is an Orange-crowned Warbler. Too dark and not enough of an eyeline for a Tennessee and the undertail coverts are yellow.
    3 points
  24. Spotted Sandpiper.
    3 points
  25. Why doesn't anyone post a Red-winged (maybe they did) - they are sooo cute!! A lot of fledglings showing up lately - presumably 2nd brood.
    3 points
  26. Red-tailed? I don't think it's a Red-shouldered or a Broad-winged (tail not long enough for either and no evident wide tail bands although the lighting is not good). Hint of a belly band showing maybe. I'd be interested to learn other clues for a hawk from this angle as I also find them a challenge sometimes.
    3 points
  27. Sand Tiger Shark's tooth-living near the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico (a bit further away for me) provides the opportunity to find Shark's Teeth. I do not seem to be very good at it as this is the only one I have found so far. Of course, my main focus is birds and other live wildlife but I'm still surprised I haven't found more.
    3 points
  28. Lincoln's Sparrow
    3 points
  29. Thank you for letting me know. Merging was the answer here because both threads had responses.
    3 points
  30. Just a regular Morning Dove.
    3 points
  31. Juvenile Cardinals --Male or Female? Those are the options. 😎
    3 points
  32. Not "just" but it is a YEWA, with those huge yellow tail spots and strong yellow fringes to all wing feathers.
    3 points
  33. on different computer but same ip Further up the food chain must mean the makers of Doritos. I'm out tonight to take pics of other flighty subjects (musicians), so will turn off both modem and router for hours and see if I get assigned a new ip address....
    3 points
  34. I don't understand the problem. @UnknownVT, you're obviously able to post here, at least under some circumstances. Do you have trouble only when you're on VPN, only when you're off it, or some other configuration? /RELEASE and /RENEW reset address on your computer and tell it to get a new one, but that comes your router. It doesn't cause the router to get a new address for itself from the ISP. Try turning the router off, unplugging it, the turn it back on while still unplugged. That will drain the charge from any capacitors and ensure the old address is no longer stored. Leave it that way as long as you can stand it, preferably overnight. That will increase the possibility the old address is picked up by another system. In the meantime, give your computer an IPCONFIG /FLUSHDNS. You may need to do that as an administrator. Turn the router off, plug it in, and try it. I'm not confident because the system to assign addresses (DHCP) is usually configured to try to give a device the same address when possible. If you're using wireless, you might try connecting to the router with a cable. Your call may be recorded for quality control and training purposes. Please remain on the line to answer a brief two-question survey. Thank you for calling Whatbird technical support.
    3 points
  35. I've seen a cardinal perch above a Barred Owl, too! Guess it's a safe place to check out the predator.
    3 points
  36. How about mom and her two babies. With our heat (National Weather Service said 115 where I live) these babies can use all the shade they can find.
    3 points
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