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    Put the bird in the car and drive down the interstate for 90 - 120 minutes. When you stop at a rest area, see which bathroom the bird flies into. This will give you a general idea, but avoid making gender stereotypical conclusions.
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    That is actually an Eastern Towhee. Spotted Towhees have more white spots on their wings and back.
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    Over the last couple of days, got White-tailed Ptarmigan and Brown-capped Rosy-Finch 11,000 feet up in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
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    Sexes are similar, so from this picture probably not. Males apparently have a larger black forehead patch, although I'm not sure how apparent this difference actually is. Behavior wise, if you see them nesting, the hen will be on the nest. Males are more dominant and will sing the typical "peter-peter-peter" song more often than females.
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    I’m taking my camera to the pond tomorrow since it’s right by where I work. It was still there as of tonight. Hopefully I’ll get some better shots tomorrow.
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    Location around Bend, OR in the high desert, 3rd week of June. Ferruginous? Another ferruginous Is this Calico looking guy a Red-Tail? The dark breast makes me think Swainson's? Thanks
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    Yes. that is the elusive brown morph Eastern Screech. They say morph percentages vary geographically... but for the roughly 30 I've seen over the years, all have been red or gray(but all in the Northeast).
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    Wrong photo above. Werfen Austria.
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    Werfen Austria.
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    Lake Konigssee Germany.
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    I took a look at this first thing today and also noticed that Sibley had the "brown morph". I then did an internet search of images and found that this seemed to be the best fit - the "red morph" is very distinct and appeared much more rufous than this one. FWIW. PS. I have been looking for a reported local Screech Owl family for months and no luck, so a touch of jealousy.
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    Yes, this is definitely an Eastern Screech Owl and not a Long-eared Owl. Long-eared Owls are much larger, have longer ear tufts, and have a prominent orange facial disk.
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    Why so serious?!? Immature Cooper's Hawk - DuPage Co., IL Quick story on the title as he/she WAS quite serious. I was wrapping up a walk through a local forest preserve walking down a path lined by mostly maples; it's almost like a tunnel (trees 20 feet apart and leaves full, so 12 - 20 feet above). Being a typical bird-watcher, I was looking up. I glanced in front of me and freaked when I see this bird swooping up the path straight in front of me and directly at eye-level. It veered off and up less than 10 feet away! As I checked that my feet were still in my shoes, I noticed this young one in a tree, so I got this shot. As I was trying to get other angles, I was swooped at two more times. I'm assuming my encounter was the parent(s) of this one and left them in peace (and me with clean shorts!)
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    Blackwater NWR in Maryland
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    MN. 6-16-19 It seems like I get to see these guys about once a year, and it somewhat startles me at first. I figured I'd ask what planet he came from but I figure he'd just say their kind just taps into a worm hole, or something - but I don't know that much about space travel, so I just drop it. Looks kind of new somehow.
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    Del Norte Redwoods State Park
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    Moss covered Rhododendron...Jedediah Smith State Park.
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    Big Foot country, Oregon
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    Oregon coast
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