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  1. 14 points
  2. 11 points
    Roadrunner and a Lizard. Yucca Valley, Mojave Desert.
  3. 11 points
    My best pic of the day is a pair of Painted Buntings. We have been lucky this year to have two pair frequent our feeders, and this morning one pair came up for pics.
  4. 10 points
  5. 10 points
  6. 9 points
    Some mallard ducklings on a floating log
  7. 9 points
  8. 9 points
    Come at me Bro
  9. 8 points
    Screech-Owl from Sunday evening.
  10. 8 points
    Little blue Heron fledgling getting in some flight time
  11. 8 points
    Diversion Canal, Riverfront Park, Columbia SC.
  12. 8 points
  13. 7 points
    Benjamin, I am going through all of my photos at Gilbert Water Ranch beginning in 2007 and my observations lists (two years 2012-14) and posting them on Ebird. I am using Whatbird (the great and generous feedback) to check my ID's so I minimize Ebird reviewer's efforts and feedback. In the process I am learning much about ID'n the birds. I began walking GWR in about 2004 for cardio exercise. I go the camera in 2007. I met many high-powered-birder. Finally about 6 weeks ago after much encouragement from others I began posting on Ebird. I like the citizen-scientist contribution, and I have developed a good feeling with the contributions. I have made 'only observations' and 'first observations' so when I found the Fox Sparrow observation I was pleased. I also appreciated the support from Whatbird to not make me feel inferior and out-of-place seeking help. Thanks to you and the others in the community assisting me. I have many observations to examine.
  14. 7 points
    American Redstart - very first bird to greet me this morning just after sunrise.
  15. 7 points
  16. 7 points
    Dunlin-0190 by peter spencer, on Flickr
  17. 7 points
  18. 6 points
  19. 6 points
    Ibis Anahuc NWR 7-20 by johnd1964, on Flickr
  20. 5 points
    I like Greater. Extensive barring and upturned, long bill.
  21. 5 points
    Brown Thrasher by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  22. 5 points
    Both of its parents were EAKIs. 😎 Seriously, though, Eastern Kingbird has a white malar area, Eastern Phoebe a dark one.
  23. 5 points
  24. 5 points
    Yellow-crowned Night-heron.
  25. 5 points
  26. 4 points
  27. 4 points
  28. 4 points
    I like juvenile Ring-billed Gull here- I would expect a more uniformly brown upperwing on Laughing Gull.
  29. 4 points
  30. 4 points
    This summer we had two hatches raise in the bluebird boxes on the backyard fence. I would set the camera on a tripod with a remote shutter release and take pictures when the occasion arose. In this shot, the male bluebird seemed to resent the click of the shutter when he came to feed.
  31. 4 points
    Welcome to Whatbird! I agree with Cooper's Hawks. They're in the genus Accipiter because of their long tails with wide black and gray bars and relatively short wings (just reaching the base of the tail). They're Cooper's Hawks because of the relatively big bill whose top edge follows the line of the top of the head and the outer tail feathers shorter than the inner ones. The brown backs and brown lengthwise streaks underneath make them juveniles. (I'm not sure about the one at the top right if that's a different bird.)
  32. 4 points
    You are right, it is a Western Kingbird. Not the sold black tail. Great Crested Flycatchers have reddish-brown tails.https://ebird.org/media/catalog?taxonCode=grcfly&regionCode=&mediaType=p
  33. 4 points
  34. 4 points
    I got Blue Grosbeak, Short-Billed Dowitcher, Upland Sandpiper, Dickcissel, and Greater Yellowlegs as lifers today. (Didn't get great pics of the Dickcissel unfortunately)
  35. 4 points
    Yes! Marbled Godwit with an American Avocet and a Black-necked Stilt. Note those long bicolored bills.
  36. 4 points
    not a moment of peace with all these kids overwhelmed Cattle Egret parent by johnd1964, on Flickr
  37. 4 points
  38. 4 points
    Those look like Northern Rough-winged Swallows with the brown upperparts and dingy throats/breasts.
  39. 3 points
    This is a Wilson's Phalarope! Notice the pot bellied appearance which immediately identifies it as a Phalarope, and the light gray eye line connecting in a continuous path to the head and down the back of the neck eliminates all other Phalaropes.
  40. 3 points
    "Between two terns" non tern species in between two terns.
  41. 3 points
    "Can I have some privacy here?" // "Were you just checking out my tail feathers?"
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  43. 3 points
    This is a Cattle Egret in its winter plumage. Note the short orange bill, and dark legs and feet, which is the color they change to in the winter. The reason some of its legs might be lighter is probably due to it changing leg color at that moment.
  44. 3 points
  45. 3 points
    The teardrop-shaped eyering and yellowish appearance make this a Pacific-slope Flycatcher. It's not necessarily young.
  46. 3 points
    Agree that this is not a Dickcissel. I feel like this bird’s bill is too thick to be an Oriole, but I could be wrong. To me this looks similar to a very brightly colored Red-winged Blackbird female
  47. 3 points
    I wish they all could be California gulls.
  48. 3 points
    1. Eastern Phoebe. They don't always bob their tail. 2. Adult and juvenile Barn Swallows. 3. Juvenile Barn Swallows. 4-5. Eastern Wood-Pewee. Acadian Flycatchers are more greenish. 6-7. Sadly, this looks like a young Song Sparrow. Reddish coloration and long tail. 8. Appears to be another Eastern Phoebe.
  49. 3 points
    But mama I did do what you told me. The wire it moved just when I was about to land on it!
  50. 3 points
    Yellow-crowned Night-heron.
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