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  1. I don't think this is a Gadwall, sorry. It's too small (NSHO 45-41cm, GADW 46-56cm), making it a teal. I can't tell if I'm seeing buffy triangle under the tail or not, so I'd go with Teal Sp.
    7 points
  2. LeConte’s Sparrow in my yard again!!!!!
    7 points
  3. After the Bighorn fire in the Catalinas, I went up to the edge of the wilderness below Alamo Canyon just after the first snowfall to take some landscape photos. This Golden Eagle dropped out of the clouds at the top of the canyon and gradually soared down to where I could get a picture. I posted this on the best picture site and it was suggested that I include it in this thread.
    7 points
  4. Keep in mind that this is most likely a domestic escapee and not a wild migrant. Mandarin Ducks are popular with collectors so they sometimes escape from captivity and pop up in weird places. Since they are short distance migrants it is nearly impossible that a wild vagrant would make it to North America on its own. That being said, I still counted Mandarin Duck on my life list and reported it on ebird, but since they are not yet an established breeding population they are not technically countable and no report of Mandarin Duck is ever confirmed in my county.
    6 points
  5. Mandarin is correct, note the pale tip to bill, white stripe running from behind the eye, and different structure to the body. I think that's the first time I've gone to the BackYard Chickens forum to help with a bird ID!
    6 points
  6. Pacific Golden Plover!!!!!
    6 points
  7. Downy Woodpecker in my yard. Was testing out why my camera wasn't focusing well. After almost 200 out of focused shots, I figured it out. Apparently I always need to shoot with a minimum of f/8
    5 points
  8. Just finished this piece (acrylics on canvas). "Fluffy" the chickadee is checking it out in the second photo. 😊
    5 points
  9. Tough to identify since we have no idea of size relative to other gulls, it is difficult to gauge the color of the mantle due to the lighting, we only get to see the bird in one posture, and we can’t really see the plumage pattern of the primaries. Not much information to go off here. Probably best written off as Gull sp. If I had to guess I’d say something in the Glaucous-winged x Herring camp. The primaries are darker than the mantle but appear to be not totally black. The head and bill shape look like a Glaucous-winged or G-w hybrid. The lighting is probably making the mantle look darker than it really is. I’m not sure how far north Westerns and Olympics go, it could also be an Olympic, but I’d go with Cook Inlet (aka Glaucous-winged x Herring). (A Slaty-backed Gull of this age would have a pale iris. You should only identify gulls as Slaty-backed Gulls if they are obviously and unambiguously Slaty-backed Gulls, it’s always possibly to find various confusing hybrids and sometimes some of their features may suggest Slaty-backed. This is definitely not a Slaty-backed and is probably a Cook Inlet hybrid)
    5 points
  10. Psst! You know there are some Barrow's in that last photo? 😁
    5 points
  11. What do you think about Common Ground-Dove? That’s what it looks like to me…
    5 points
  12. Sometimes it’s easier to figure out what it is by what it isn’t, if that makes any sense.
    5 points
  13. Hay! Me and @kansabirdguy are working this side of the street!
    5 points
  14. Tree Swallows are the acrobats of the bird species. They catch bugs flying at full speed seemingly without slowing down. They are very adept at using their wing tip primary feathers to maneuver. This picture is a good example of their wingtip control.
    5 points
  15. Northern Harrier. i can se a little white above the tail. also wings are the right shape for harrier.
    5 points
  16. Welcome to Whatbird! It looks like a Rock Pigeon to me.
    5 points
  17. I've finally finished editing all 270 photos! Only took me seven hours of strait editing!!! Luckily, I really like editing photos.
    5 points
  18. Long-tailed Duck!
    5 points
  19. Today: -Broad-billed Hummingbird continues in Humboldt, IOWA -Great Egret in Rankin Inlet, NUNAVUT (man, hope he goes back south soon.) -Say's Phoebe in Long Island, NEW YORK
    5 points
  20. Gadwall https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/380991151
    5 points
  21. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/380980741 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/380980631
    5 points
  22. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/381271141 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/381271121
    4 points
  23. White-crowned Sparrow, I believe.
    4 points
  24. I see a central crown stripe, so I'm guessing a sparrow
    4 points
  25. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/381217121 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/381216971 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/381216961
    4 points
  26. Quite the yardbird! Nice pic man!
    4 points
  27. Looks like a White-crowned Sparrow.
    4 points
  28. As a birder I sometimes feel like the tables are turned and I'm the one being watched...spooky! I'm probably just being paranoid right?
    4 points
  29. Someone may correct me, but I believe they only way to tell the difference is with the tail spread, or if you have a male rufous with a solid orange back.
    4 points
  30. that beak looks more like a crow. @Caley Thomas 2.0 could you lighten it up a bit?
    4 points
  31. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/381018691
    4 points
  32. Tropical Kingbird Look at that bill!!!
    4 points
  33. Definitely not those! I can say that for certain.
    3 points
  34. All Chipping. You know you are getting really good at identifying birds right?
    3 points
  35. All but 3 are correct. I think # 3 is a swallow
    3 points
  36. Two beautiful shots @smskelton!
    3 points
  37. This was taken at Whitewater Draw in Southern Arizona. It is a wildlife refuge where sometimes there are 30,000 Sandhill Cranes wintering there.
    3 points
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