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  1. Yesterday morning I got some pretty decent shots including this (young?) common yellowthroat. Love the colors of the moss/lichen matching the bird https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/364278871 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/364042771
    11 points
  2. Of course (every other bird around here is a song sparrow) 🙂 Well, I did get a decent bird at the same spot today. Thanks for the ID.
    8 points
  3. Red-winged Blackbird with the Coolpix p1000. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/364211061
    8 points
  4. Yes, and Brewer's Blackbird!
    7 points
  5. You found a smol child who headbutted a spider web
    7 points
  6. They look so funny when they stand like this....Great Horned Owl, Mojave Desert.
    6 points
  7. Although I agree with the above, locally, there's some discussion about this being a long-tailed or a parasitic with no consensus yet. Hard to claim a lifer on eBird without that dang it. 🙂
    5 points
  8. *Former slammer of the admin hammer* 🤣🤣🤣🤣
    5 points
  9. Song Sparrow, Anna’s Hummingbirds, and Scaly-breasted Munias (with a house Finch in the frame as well)
    5 points
  10. Almost as hot as the unidentified piece of hot pepper that incapacitated me for 5 minutes
    5 points
  11. Hard to get a good read on bill shape, but it's looking good for WWSC. The white wing patch is also visible.
    5 points
  12. You'll understand in about 50 years LOL!
    5 points
  13. Did you get Brewer’s Sparrow there?
    5 points
  14. I’m with team field. There is evidence pointing towards Rufous Adult Field Sparrow as well as young Chhcippibg with the head, so I’m solely looking at what else we can see. Using Sibley: 1. The second wing at, which was can see, is buffy, where even in a juvie chipping we would see some white. 2. The back stripes are really pinkish, again pointing to field. My gut reaction was field, and I’m still thinking it’s a field.
    5 points
  15. Dig a pond, don't start birding for 6 years, and them you don't have to wait as long once you start birding! I have only got to see two here, it's not like it is a regular occurrence, and one of those was just downed by a rain storm in migration.
    5 points
  16. Looks like a scene near the predictable end of a Hallmark movie.
    5 points
  17. No, this is not a hybrid. It is definitely, for sure, a Chipping Sparrow- the facial pattern of Field gives a very blank-faced sort of look. There is no reason to confuse OP.
    5 points
  18. Saw 30 Turkey Vultures yesterday! Can't believe only recently they were a lifer.
    5 points
  19. I'm thinking the eyeline is too light brown for a Chipping and the white eyering is quite prominent.
    5 points
  20. For all of you young whippersnappers who have never watched anything in black and white, don't let that deter you, it is a great video.
    5 points
  21. Today in southern Nevada. I can't tell what gull this is. Merlin says it's a pomarine jaeger which would be extremely rare here. I lightened the photos since they were taken into the sun. Thanks!
    4 points
  22. Note that there are only two white primary shafts showing on the upperwing, very limited white on the underwing, overall cold grayish-brown tones with no bright or rusty tones even on the nape, heavily barred undertail coverts, etc. plus overall shape and structure seem right.
    4 points
  23. The eyelines are quite dark on all three of those birds. And the one with the most prominent eyering is immature and it has a dark streaked crown.
    4 points
  24. Uh, no. Female/immature Indigo Bunting.
    4 points
  25. 4 points
  26. I can relate. It’s even more fun to tell them you don’t even have a TV! 😁
    4 points
  27. I am sure he is just busy.
    4 points
  28. Grasshopper Sparrow and Common Nighthawk.
    4 points
  29. @floraphile, there's nothing to be afraid of that I'm aware of. I don't visit it much because there isn't much activity in the US forums and what there is, is limited to a few specific areas (NY, TX, CA). I suggested it because most of its posting comes from Europe, and there are likely to be more people with advice on visiting Spain than on this decidedly NA forum.
    4 points
  30. Don’t drag me into this! 😫
    4 points
  31. This does seem to be the way it works. Except of course the rare birds you get as lifers.
    4 points
  32. Yep Robber Fly. They are so gnarly looking. They eat other bugs and come in a variety of sizes and colorations. I don't know why but I like them. Interesting feet yours has. Here is a photo of the very first one I ever photographed:
    4 points
  33. Pawnee is the place to see them. I literally, and I mean literally, had 1,000 there in one day. Granted, that was over a huge area, but still…
    4 points
  34. I'm leery about disagreeing with @Hasan, but in the absence of other opinions I would have pegged this as a FISP. My main observations are similar to @The Bird Nuts: 1) Adult CHSP eyelines are reliably very dark. 2) CHSPs here in the northeast US have minimal eye rings. 3) FISP is a particularly variable sp., and the facial pattern of this birds looks within the range of variation to me. 4) Giss is FISP for me.
    4 points
  35. Wait, I didn't know you were sixty...
    4 points
  36. 4 points
  37. 4 points
  38. Anyone know what this is?? 8-26-21, Middle Tennessee
    4 points
  39. I'm pretty sure that the cormorant is a Double-crested x Neotropic Cormorant (Hybrid). Note that the gape angle is noticeably more pointed than rounded (Neotropic), but there is yellow above the eye (Double-crested). The yellow above the eye is also rather faint, which favors a hybrid. Also the tail looks longer to me. These hybrids do occur and they are probably overlooked as DCCOs most of the time. Cool Bird!
    3 points
  40. New yard birds Winter Wren and Northern Flicker!
    3 points
  41. But seriously, he hasn't posted in 42 days! Hope he's all right. Edit: He's still reporting on eBird, so that's a good sign!
    3 points
  42. Where is @Tony Leukering when you need him?
    3 points
  43. For Field: Crown looks too bright rufous for chipping, and eyering seems bold and white. The bill also seems rather stout and pink. For Chipping: Eyeline seems rather prominent, straight, and brownish. Some Chippings, especially immatures, can have more extensive pink on the bill. Chipping is also more common.
    3 points
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