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  1. 11 points
  2. 10 points
  3. 10 points
    Spotted earlier today Happy Thanksgiving, fellow birders. Thanks for your help this year!
  4. 10 points
  5. 9 points
  6. 9 points
  7. 7 points
  8. 7 points
    Bufflehead and Ring-Billed Gull.
  9. 6 points
    I had very few opportunities to shoot lately. This is a little Downy in my backyard this afternoon. I was playing with B&W processing.
  10. 6 points
  11. 6 points
    Pictures from some of my lifers from Phoenix Gila Woodpecker Say's Phoebe
  12. 6 points
    Lifer long tailed duck from today
  13. 6 points
    Whoping Cranes 2015 Whopping Crane's international crane foundation. by johnd1964, on Flickr
  14. 5 points
  15. 4 points
    So Nat Geo and I aren't on the same page. This is what I get when the sun is shining directly into my lens and the subject is inside a dark place. I gotta wait for a cloudy day to try it again. I don't think this pair is going to be going anyplace. This is highly photoshopped!
  16. 4 points
    I actually emailed the Park to ask and this is their reply
  17. 4 points
  18. 3 points
    Here is a Yellow-fronted Canary that was on my feeder today. It was here 2 years ago for a few weeks, then disappeared. Didn't see it at all last year, so I figured it was the victim of a predator or something else. It showed up here a few days ago again and today I was able to get a few photos of it. It still has the blue band it was wearing the first time it was here. I'm assuming (I know, I know......) it's the same bird. I think the odds of two different blue-banded Yellow-fronted Canaries showing up here would be highly unlikely! First two photos were taken today. IMG_2505 Yellow-fronted Canary by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr IMG_2508 Yellow-fronted Canary by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr Next two photos were taken in Aug 2017. IMG_9600-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr IMG_9606-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr
  19. 3 points
    This is an adult Cooper's Hawk. Note the very bulky overall, relatively large, blocky head with a light nape creating a capped appearance (Sharp-shinned would have a dark nape on a rounded head creating a hooded appearance), eyes close to the front of the head, and thick legs.
  20. 3 points
    Lawrence’s Goldfinch.
  21. 3 points
    This is a Common Goldeneye based on the relatively long and dark bill, shape of the head, and there is also a lot of white in the wing, female Barrow's have less white in the wing (in Common, median coverts are white, in Barrow's, median coverts are gray; also, the white is narrower in Barrow's Goldeneye, only a few secondaries across).
  22. 3 points
  23. 3 points
    Too fast and very bad angle lol.
  24. 3 points
  25. 3 points
    1. Red-tailed Hawk - the white speckling on the back is a good clue 2. Hermit Thrush indeed 3. Anhinga - with the white in the wings, small head, long thin dagger of a bill with a straight tip 4. Laughing Gull - with the dusky stuff on the head and the kinda dark gray mantle
  26. 3 points
    This is a Hermit. The best hint is time of year; while Hermit can be found year-round in much of California, Swainson's only breeds here and is mostly absent late October - early April. You'll also notice the eye-ring and pale parts on the cheek and throat are whitish, rather than the general buffy wash across this area that Swainson's have. The dark loral/supraloral area is also a good hint - Swainson's have more of a spectacle than an eye-ring, with the area between the eye and the bill a pale buffy.
  27. 3 points
  28. 2 points
    But of course...then maybe a Nashville? Any other horrendous photos?
  29. 2 points
    Shape/structure is spot on for Herring Gull. Bill and head are too big for Kumlien's. I see no sign of Glaucous influence in the bill. I like washed out Herring.
  30. 2 points
    If you cannot afford medication for your CBPDS (Carotenoid-Based Pigment Deficiency Syndrome), Astra Zenica can help.
  31. 2 points
    Downy Woodpeckers tend to have a couple small black spots on the white outer tail feathers: While Hairies do not, as seen in your pictures:
  32. 2 points
    Thanks for the feedback! I first saw this bird last year and noticed it looked the same (immature plumage) this year. Any idea how old Coopers tend to be when molting to a more adult like plumage? As much as I don't like the thought of my little passerine friends becoming lunch, I really enjoy the chance to see this raptor up close and since he (or she?) seems to have a taste for the house sparrows which are quite plentiful (and, of course, invasive) I am hoping that the hawk sticks around for years to come.
  33. 2 points
    Looks good for Richardson's Cackling Goose. The white neck band has nothing to do with the identification, as it varies individually and across subspecies.
  34. 2 points
    You're right. 3 Purples and Dunlins.
  35. 2 points
    California in the back of photo 1 and on the left of photo 2. Everything else is a Western.
  36. 2 points
    Yep, looks like a domestic to me. I don’t see anything that should suspect a hybridization.
  37. 2 points
    Definitely a Buteo body shape and tail... so definitely not a Falcon or Acippiter.
  38. 2 points
    It's been awhile since I've posted anything. Here's a photo from a recent trip to West Virginia.
  39. 2 points
  40. 2 points
    I am uncertain what this diving bird is. Taken in Northern California USA in November 2019. Thank you for your assistance.
  41. 1 point
    Again it can take anywhere from 2-3 years actually.
  42. 1 point
    My bad. Looks like it was a Snowy Egret. LOL. I knew there was some icy precipitation involved.
  43. 1 point
    The little bill and size rules out sea monsters ... So it is definitely a bird.
  44. 1 point
  45. 1 point
    Yes, Wood Thrush. Forster’s, due to the light gray primaries. Semipalmated, due to the white eyering, lack of evident rufous, and relatively blunt beak. Looks like a pure Mottled, due to the black patch at the base of the bill and no white around the speculum patch.
  46. 1 point
    Cormorant is Neotropic. Gallinule is Purple. For the geese, I see three Ross’s. The two circled and the 5th bird from the left on the bottom.
  47. 1 point
    Found at Lake Murray....great spot for birding! Here's the ebird listing https://ebird.org/hotspot/L3675490
  48. 1 point
    Turquoise--browed Motmot by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  49. 1 point
    Branches in the way seem to be a common theme
  50. 1 point
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