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  1. Not the best picture, but definitely the most interesting bird I have had in my yard.
    8 points
  2. Yes, an immature White-crowned Sparrow.
    6 points
  3. 5,000 Complete Checklists.
    6 points
  4. It looks like a male Common Merganser
    5 points
  5. Last night aurora in WA I sure there are much better pics out there, but we just don't see them very often here.
    5 points
  6. 5 points
  7. 5 points
  8. Headin' for mountains and pines today!! Arkansas here I come! Hoping for: Brown-headed Nuthatch Red-cockaded Woodpecker Yellow-throated Vireo and Warbler Some other stuff that I can't think of right now
    5 points
  9. It has to do with carotenoid pigments in the birds natural diet, typically produced by ornamental plants. Beta-carotene produces yellow and orange colors.
    5 points
  10. Tree Swallow https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/430250001
    5 points
  11. Black-crowned Night Heron
    4 points
  12. Not 100 percent sure, but looks more like Forster's with the black eye patch and long tail. The carpal bar and dark primaries are confusing me, though.
    4 points
  13. Cape "Jackass" Penguin, South Africa
    4 points
  14. Male House Finches can range from red through orange to yellow. It depends on how much of a certain mineral they get in their diet, but I can never remember the name of it! The color variations don't have anything to do with the bird's overall health.
    4 points
  15. Last day for the B's Baltimore Oriole
    4 points
  16. I love this picture so much. The duck was hissing at the snowy egret for getting too close to his ducky lady friend.
    4 points
  17. 4 points
  18. This is a House Finch.
    4 points
  19. Barn Swallow...streeetcchhh
    4 points
  20. Best Turnstone shot I got! https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/430530411
    3 points
  21. Less than 24 hours left!
    3 points
  22. My new NatGeo Complete Guide to NA, 3rd Ed. should be delivered by the weekend. If you'll excuse me, I have to mop up the drool again.
    3 points
  23. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/430500911
    3 points
  24. Note the brown crown stripes, orange bill, and unmarked grayish breast.
    3 points
  25. Rochester is my neck of the woods - tons of places to go along the lake in April. Braddock Bay can be incredible or dead, obviously depends on the winds. The adjacent owl woods can be pretty fun and it's a nice walk. Lots of public piers to check for shorebirds and waterfowl. If you're up for a 1.5-hour drive east, Montezuma NWR is the best place to be. There is also Iroquois NWR the other direction, about the same distance. It is also a really great spot but concentrates on hiking more than a driving tour. I can go on forever, feel free to PM me if you have questions about specific spots
    3 points
  26. 3 points
  27. Ring billed. I want to say it’s a second cycle bird, but I may be wrong on the age. It’s definitely a ringer though.
    3 points
  28. That was changed recently. Now chats are in a separate family.
    3 points
  29. Seen soaring today Bonus possible leucistic yellow rumped warbler
    3 points
  30. In case anybody hasn't seen this... https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/great-grey-owl-lands-on-camera-1.6397792 Have you ever had a bird land on your camera or taken a picture like that? By the way, I have long thought that Great Gray Owls look like Half Dome in Yosemite, and I'm not the only one. (Warning, if it's needed: that page contains profane language.) There are Great Gray Owls in Yosemite, and maybe someday someone will get a picture with both in one frame, if not in focus.
    2 points
  31. 2 points
  32. Here’s a hint! This bird’s feathers look like a Vegan leather purse! 😂
    2 points
  33. Broad-tailed Hummingbird
    2 points
  34. Juvenile Eastern Bluebird?
    2 points
  35. It doesn't look like either adult male or female
    2 points
  36. 2 points
  37. 2 points
  38. Nah, I'm much further east, think Albany area.
    2 points
  39. Yes, note the pale nape in the last photo.
    2 points
  40. Yellow-breasted Chat Not actually a vireo, it is a warbler. Look at the bright yellow belly. Also the white near the eye
    2 points
  41. New to me at least. Common Merganser can look very Red-throated Loon-like in flight, as they can dip their neck. Not a behavior I can find mentioned elsewhere with them though. This one decided to.
    2 points
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