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  1. Falling behind on editing my pics at the moment, but I just worked in this Killdeer pic from a couple of days ago. Came out pretty good, especially for a flight pic. It only had one leg, but it didn't stop him from getting around and doing his thing. :) https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/429796291
    10 points
  2. Meadowlarks sound like spring!
    10 points
  3. Well, I don't know how it was done, but @pictaker did an incredible job editing out that stick! Thanks a lot, and I am very impressed! I don't generally like to ask for ratings, especially being that y'all already have probably(on the previous one), but they would be appreciated. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/429726501
    9 points
  4. and no he never got it down
    9 points
  5. Why not Prothonotary Warbler?
    8 points
  6. This is a Blue-winged Teal x Cinnamon Teal hybrid. Cool bird!
    8 points
  7. I will miss them when they leave for the summer… https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/429718881
    8 points
  8. This is an under-appreciated ID challenge. Female/immature "CA Bicolored" Red-winged Blackbirds can be a very difficult, if not impossible, to separate from female/immature Tricolored Blackbirds. Features such as wing formula are often the only way to clearly differentiate between the two. In fact, A. Jaramillo and P. Burke, who wrote the book on New World Blackbirds, state that the two are often indistinguishable, especially this time of year. In my experience, Bicolored RWBL are often less streaked than TRBL. That being said, there is individual variation in the species, and ID should be based on a suite of characteristics on individual birds seen or photographed in isolation. I would call 1-3 CA Bicoloreds based on bill shape, overall plumage, and the graduated rectrices. Birds 4-5 are candidates for TRBL, but I'm not sure I would make a call. Responsibly, all birds may be best left as TRBL/RWBL.
    7 points
  9. Fantastic! I love these big obvious birds. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/429494191 "I am the night."
    7 points
  10. Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
    6 points
  11. This is a pied-billed grebe. πŸ™‚
    5 points
  12. Awful advice! Nobody look at that! lol
    5 points
  13. It's a hybrid because it shows a combination of characteristics/features from each species. The bird has the overall coloration and patterning of an adult male CITE, but the facial patterning is that of an adult male BWTE. It has the bright red irides of a CITE. Speciation is a complex topic, but in the most simple terms, birds that share a recent common evolutionary ancestor are more likely to hybridize than those that don't. Certain species are much more prone to hybridize, and in some cases, things get very confusing...see Herring Gull complex.
    5 points
  14. Horned Grebe. It would go in eBird. It is entirely up to you if you count it on Life List. I have more than a few birds on my Life List that armchair finds. For the most part I know which ones those are. Probably why I do a horrible job keeping my photo library as clean as it should be.
    5 points
  15. Both look like Lesser Black-backed
    4 points
  16. Grackle for me. The bill is too big.
    4 points
  17. Brown Pelican against sunset
    4 points
  18. 4 points
  19. I did kinda cheat, I was pretty sure what @Peromyscus's starting code was, and that made it easy. BRDL 65 🐦🐦🐦🐦
    4 points
  20. Hi folks. I saw this bird in northern Arizona yesterday (it's the bird in the foreground). It looks a bit like a Blue-winged Teal, but the white mark in front of its eye is really small. Is that just because it's early spring, or is this a different kind of teal? Thanks!
    4 points
  21. 4 points
  22. 4 points
  23. More turnstone photos coming…but I’ll give them a break with my best photo of a whimbrel yet! Just wish he/she would look more at me, but I’m happy with the behavior captured. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/429580991
    4 points
  24. This is not a full quality picture. But here is one of my drone shots of one of our farms. https://www.skypixel.com/photos/evening-light-over-the-farm
    3 points
  25. I'm thinking Common Grackle (more of a soft opinion than a declarative statement for sure here). Did you hear the bird at all during your encounter? The sounds should really help to clinch the ID either way in the spring colors of the two birds...
    3 points
  26. I see all Brown-headed Cowbirds.
    3 points
  27. Agreed with Horned Grebe (Did some looking on eBird, there's been one reported there recently)
    3 points
  28. A Red-breasted Merganser doing a "Salute-Curtsy" display.
    3 points
  29. @GracesWarbler A relative of your cattail sitter, probably singing the same song.
    3 points
  30. I know I’m really not supposed to post two, but I doubt anyone else will post a belding’s Savannah sparrow…
    3 points
  31. This photo was so close, to being so good! https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/429571041
    3 points
  32. African Gray Hornbill, Kruger National Park, South Africa
    3 points
  33. Was a good trip this morning but not a lot of awesome pics. Enjoy this Muscovy Duck. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/429993431
    2 points
  34. Easy today! BRDL 65 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ¦ 🐦🐦🐦🐦
    2 points
  35. Hmm, I wonder how high into the air state lines go? πŸ˜‚
    2 points
  36. My main (only?) problem with PureRAW is the lack of customizable settings. However, DXO's photo editor, PhotoLab, has the same denoiser built in which can be adjusted, you just have to buy the entire package.
    2 points
  37. I'm building a set of stairs. BRDL 64 πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ¦ πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ¦ πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ¦ πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ¦ 🐦🐦🐦🐦
    2 points
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