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  1. Thanks to Pictaker for the camera setting advice on the birds in flight. This was of one of the owls coming into the yard tonight.
    12 points
  2. A Lesser Yellowlegs from a few days ago (not a single rating, oh well).
    9 points
  3. Looks fine for Greater to me.
    8 points
  4. It's a Carolina Wren, possibly a juvenile. Note the black and brown 'checkerboarding' on the wings and tail, the high angle of the tail when perched, and the cinnamon sides. It appears to be molting but that could be image quality.
    8 points
  5. The bill is almost twice as long than the head, slightly upcurved, and pale at the base. I'm on Team Greater.
    7 points
  6. Why isn't this an Eastern Wood-Pewee? That's what I'm seeing here...
    6 points
  7. Looks good for a Least to me
    5 points
  8. Ohhhh noooo - the noisy neighbours are back!!!
    5 points
  9. I'm most of the way through the drawings for my coloring book, so I started putting things together! Here's the intro page so far. Thoughts? If you have any fascinating trivia for the bird species I've posted so far, feel free to share. I'll be adding a few sentences about each bird, as well as a description of their colors, to the back of each page.
    5 points
  10. Piping Plover for sure!
    4 points
  11. birdie ? #89: ?????? https://birdiegame.net/ Some kind of shorebird. Some kind of shorebird. Some kind of shorebird. Some kind of shorebird. Some kind of shorebird. Yay! I'm not COMPLETELY hopeless!
    4 points
  12. The first bird is a California Gull.
    4 points
  13. Herring. Structurally it’s wrong for LBBG.
    4 points
  14. 1 is definitely Field Sparrow 2 is a melospiza, I think song sparrow, though it’s a bit of a tricky one
    3 points
  15. @Seanbirdsis this the kind of squirrel you were looking for when you were here? Red Squirrel right?
    3 points
  16. Looks like yellowish legs.... I'd say Least Sandpiper
    3 points
  17. Sorry, forgot about this thread. @The Bird Nuts you are the winner. Great drawing.
    3 points
  18. NFC from two nights ago https://ebird.org/checklist/S117046029
    3 points
  19. Saw a couple Cape May Warblers today eBird Checklist - 17 Aug 2022 - Tawas Point SP - 67 species (+1 other taxa)
    3 points
  20. Apparently some folks are not able to see the Varied Thrush I posted yesterday so this is a repost. Thanks! Varied Thrush
    3 points
  21. It may seem cruel, but the best thing you can do for it is put it back and hope the parents show up, most likely they were still taking care of it. If they don't come back you can take it to professional help who can take care of it properly. Check this out: https://forums.whatbird.com/index.php?/announcement/3-what-to-do-if-you-find-a-baby-or-injured-bird/
    3 points
  22. I would suggest Orange-crowned for the first, and Yellow-rumped for the second.
    3 points
  23. I hope I remember this next time you're in hot pursuit of something I regularly flush in the back yard.
    3 points
  24. Yes, eastern wood pewee. @Bitzgirl7FYI, a trail’s Flycatcher isn’t a real species. It’s what it was called when Willow and alder used to be the same species, I think. Now when you can’t separate the two, just call it Traill’s.
    3 points
  25. Tomorrow I’ll hopefully be chasing a continuing Stilt Sandpiper!
    3 points
  26. Boy, this is usually a hot topic. My limited thoughts as an owner of Zeiss, Vortex, and Bushnell is that as far as the optics themselves go, there's little difference between each brand's corresponding models in the same class / price range. If you're comfortable with 10x42, stick with that magnification. It's the ergonomics that make most of the difference. If you're used to adjusting focus in a clockwise direction, a CCW brand will drive you nuts. You may find differences in ease of diopter adjustment. One may have lens covers or a case you prefer, or be noticeably lighter, or just feel better in your hands. Beyond that, my only guidance is to stick with brands that offer an unlimited lifetime replacement warranty. Most of the top brands do but double-check your finalists to be sure. Give Hubby the Monarchs and take the Zeiss for yourself!
    3 points
  27. Greater White-fronted Goose https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/475760971 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/475760991
    3 points
  28. Violet-crowned Hummingbird
    3 points
  29. Probably my best photo on ebird. My first rating was a one, and than a three, so now it is at an average of three please rate. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/475194601
    3 points
  30. Not my photo https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/453568341#_ga=2.237047491.296523650.1657976579-1955318793.1592873967
    3 points
  31. Those sexy supermodel legs gave it away birdie ? #89: ?⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
    2 points
  32. The first time I ever had an OSFL, I heard that song, but couldn’t remember what bird said that. It was only when I remembered that mnemonic that I remembered who sang that!
    2 points
  33. @Ladyl, some young birds are out of the nest because it's time for them to move out. Many young birds leave the nest before they can fly. They'll spend a few days hopping around and hiding under shrubs. This is a normal part of their development.
    2 points
  34. birdie ? #89: ??⬛⬛⬛⬛ I knew it on the first guess but wanted something more useful words in it first. How do I have no problem with a quirky bird like this but fail miserably at the Sanderling last week?
    2 points
  35. The last one is a Brown-headed Cowbird.
    2 points
  36. Agreed. Definitely Greater.
    2 points
  37. I was so sure I had it on my third guess! Three letters were in place, and it was the only option there was....except for that other one I forgot about. BRDL 206 ???? ???? ???? ????
    2 points
  38. 2 points
  39. That's a good spot to watch moose from. If you watch the video in the attached link above, you'll see a few examples of how things can go wrong so quickly. It's the unseen variables that can change the dynamics of a wildlife encounter that I worry about. Using your close encounter as an example, how would the moose react if a nearby dog jumped in the water chasing a stick. What if a dog on the path in front or behind you started barking at a squirrel? If you're within six feet of a moose, you don't stand a chance of getting away from the moose if it turns toward you. They don't need to feel threatened by you to walk right through you if you're in the path they decide to take. *steps down and kicks soapbox off to the corner*
    2 points
  40. I have to admit that the pale feathers are close to being completely white, but the darkness to the tip to the upper mandible makes me think this is a young bird getting the last of it's adult colours. (Note the way that the rest of the world spells it.) Maybe it's a leucistic, juvenile Cardinal, going through moult? I don't know. I do know it's spelled "colour" though. ?
    2 points
  41. Sadly, I agree but I would get off relevant topics to the site if I went on. Here on Whatbird I think folks are pretty smart when it comes to wildlife. As for my moose encounter comments above. These moose are so easy to watch you can stay in car if you are worried.
    2 points
  42. 2 points
  43. A quick Google search for "moulting juvenile cardinal" shows similar looking birds in various stages of moult. https://www.google.com/search?q=moulting+juvenile+cardinals&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwigt5GGycz5AhUeEmIAHb6ICJwQ2-cCegQIABAB&oq=moulting+juvenile+cardinals&gs_lcp=ChJtb2JpbGUtZ3dzLXdpei1pbWcQAzoFCAAQgAQ6BAgAEA06BAgeEAo6BAghEApQvAlYjTBgwDdoAHAAeACAAdcDiAGyE5IBCTAuNS4xLjMuMZgBAKABAcABAQ&sclient=mobile-gws-wiz-img&ei=0y_8YuCBHJ6kiLMPvpGi4Ak&bih=718&biw=412&client=ms-android-bell-ca-revc&prmd=nisv
    2 points
  44. Three days ago
    2 points
  45. 2 points
  46. I discovered THIS while I was digging around through some old files I had apparently forgotten to edit and had just thrown into a folder! Very happy with how this one turned out.
    2 points
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