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  1. Wandering Tattler! https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/360656531
    11 points
  2. Finally I can do this! : @meeeeeeeeeeeeee!
    8 points
  3. A couple of Gray Silky-Flycatchers just stopped by to demonstrate the effects of breeze on feather appearance...
    7 points
  4. Snowy egret https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/360677501
    7 points
  5. I’m just enjoying it while it lasts. For now I can eat unhealthy without gaining a ounce of fat so why not?
    7 points
  6. 6 points
  7. House Finch https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/360757131
    6 points
  8. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/360733671
    6 points
  9. Agree with common tern. That dark carpal bar is distinctive.
    6 points
  10. I need more practice with Yellowlegs, but I believe these are all Lesser. I can tell you these aren't Solitary though.
    6 points
  11. Royal tern https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/360677141
    6 points
  12. Cycling! Why drive a car when you can ride a bike! I have to admit that 105 today was a little over my threshold for heat. I've lost 25 pounds in the past 3 months with another 20 to go. It's a great workout for most of your major muscle groups. I have a bike trainer in the house for bad days and I ride the country side when the weather allows. When we rode up the Going to the Sun Road at Glacier I didn't know we missed so much in the car.
    6 points
  13. I agree with @Bird-Boys in that I don't think this is a myarchius flycatcher, I think I'm seeing a long primary projection in the second photo. Also, I see Ash-throated Flycatchers on a daily basis and this just does not feel like one to me.
    5 points
  14. This was NOT what I was expecting after I spent fifteen minutes looking for a calling bird that I thought was a very weird Hutton's Vireo!
    5 points
  15. 5 points
  16. I would expect Greater to have a thicker and longer bill.
    5 points
  17. Not quite. A shaft is what goes down the middle of a feather. It can be seen from the top and underneath. We can see the feather shafts on the tail in the OP's bird and they are orange.
    5 points
  18. The things that help solidify the identify of female and immature hummingbirds are good pictures of the tail spread and/or clear pictures of the folded wings (preferably both). Vocalizations can be helpful too with certain species. That being said, I think all of these are fine for Black-chinned Hummingbirds with the exception of #1, which feels like it's better left as selasphorus sp., with that long tail and significantly buffy flanks. It's likely a RUHU, but BTHUs are at this location and I'm not sure we could definitively rule it out based on the single photo provided. The tail spread photo (#4) is not a Rufous Hummingbird as the outer rectrices are much too wide and the base of the feather is not rufous. I think what you are seeing is the lighting of the photo and perhaps a reflection on the ventral view of the bird.
    5 points
  19. Thanks! First time my photos made it there!
    5 points
  20. Thanks for the funny posts but I have to give @Clip the win on this one. I immediately remembered that song from my near high school days and thought it apropos. And yes, I entered geezerhood several moons ago!
    4 points
  21. 4 points
  22. I think it’s a Song Sparrow.
    4 points
  23. 4 points
  24. 4 points
  25. Deck planks are usually so-called 1 x 4 (these days, technically 3/4" x 3.5"). At most it's a 1 x 6. Either way, that makes the wing far too short for any pigeon.
    4 points
  26. Looks pretty much perfect for juvenile Western. I suppose it could be an Olympic.
    4 points
  27. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/360737511
    4 points
  28. Sort of the head shape and bill length, general shape looks like lesser. Also, it has unmarked flanks.
    4 points
  29. Welcome to Whatbird! Go ahead and post the photos. I think you gave enough of a warning in the title. 🙂
    4 points
  30. Solitary would have duller greenish legs. All lesser yellowlegs.
    4 points
  31. It's a bit closely-cropped for my tastes.
    4 points
  32. 4 points
  33. Not a Krider’s with that solid red tail feather. Looks fine for a juvenile borealis molting into adult plumage.
    4 points
  34. I assume everyone knows that Birdcast is about the number of birds that flyover your area, not land. It’s really most useful for NFCs
    4 points
  35. @Aidan B and @IKLland!
    4 points
  36. Was it actually within the redwood forest or near the edge. If it was within pure redwoods that would greatly narrow down the species options. Nice to see someone else from the area, I live about 15 minutes north of Muir Woods.
    4 points
  37. I'll volunteer to hide in @Kevin's house, just so he won't feel left out.
    4 points
  38. Must I win my own challenge? I’m sure I could find a crow or pigeon on a street light somewhere around here.
    4 points
  39. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/360575791 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/360576351
    4 points
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