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  1. Go beyond the colors and look at the shape. Falcons have very different bodies, wings, and tails. The first photo is a different bird from the one in the other two shots. Notice the wear and tear on the second bird's wing and tail feathers. But both are Red-taileds.
    8 points
  2. Looks like a Greater to me based on the sturdy bill with pale base.
    6 points
  3. I always admire any photo someone could get of a swift or a swallow.
    6 points
  4. I'm going through old photos...
    5 points
  5. It's a vireo with the large-eyed appearance and thicker bill. Looks like a Warbling.
    5 points
  6. All the things you could be editing in PhotoShop, and you waste your time on gulls...
    5 points
  7. But I assure you all I'm one of those "everything's better in Texas" people... The find the differences game.
    5 points
  8. GISS is Pomarine, IMO. It’s stocky and barrel chested. Where in Alaska? It’s a pretty big place.
    5 points
  9. I really did have a reason to bring up the subject. Technologies change, and there's little we as users can do except adapt. My new car doesn't have a CD player, an item that used to be standard equipment. I acknowledge it isn't available because most people have changed to other methods of music distribution. Ditto displaying 'Reputation' points and a text string. As a former programmer, take my word that no one removes part of an application because they have nothing better to do. When an application is upgraded, the easiest approach is to leave as much alone as possible. However minimal, taking something out takes some degree of effort. Whatbird isn't the only forum that uses this software. Like my CD player, it's possible most other sites don't use that part of the application any more. Removing it now may simplify future maintenance. Or there maybe enough protest that one or both of these features return in a future update.
    4 points
  10. 4 points
  11. Solitary Sandpiper.
    4 points
  12. @IKLlandthis website and you experts on it have taught me very well how to better ID birds and use ebird to figure out where all my unseen birds have been hiding, and I just follow the bird need lists. This is such an addictive hobby, that once I started keeping track of my life list, I've found it damn near impossible to stop the urge to try and add to it! Definitely the fact I live in Texas makes the situation easier as compared to other regions in the U.S., but I assure you all I'm not one of those "everything's better in Texas" people...🙂 @SeanbirdsI promise you won't regret it if you go next year, but be ready to hike your tail off for that Colima 😄
    4 points
  13. House finch is more distinctly streaked, with curved culmen. Cowbird has whitish throat and lacks white edges and white wingbars. House finch has a round head, and cowbird has a more squarish head. House finch has a blurrily streaked back while Cowbird has no streaking on back. That's all for now.
    4 points
  14. Pine Siskin https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/357496431
    4 points
  15. Maybe @Caley Thomas is not familiar enough with all the possibility's yet to not know there isn't some other bird that looks just like it.
    3 points
  16. @Charlie Spencer seriously, we didn't know you were so advanced, thought you we still using cassettes.
    3 points
  17. 3 points
  18. Yellow-throated.
    3 points
  19. Yes, Purple Finch. Wash of bright raspberry red over back.
    3 points
  20. 3 points
  21. Solitary sandpiper thirded. Looks like they are already in nonbreeding plumage.
    3 points
  22. I have a lot of photos of flickers in harsh lighting with coloring like that. Body shape, angle it's taking, the way the wings flip out.
    3 points
  23. Belly band + dark patagial bars.
    3 points
  24. I'm pretty sure there are no NA gulls with black eye patches. I'm equally sure I'll be quickly corrected if I'm mistaken.
    3 points
  25. My sister lives in Houston, so by default, everything is better everywhere else.
    3 points
  26. I heard one calling like a Bobwhite. We started whistling back a random note and it mimicked us a few times.
    3 points
  27. We were in Yellowstone Nat. Park on a large hill. At the bottom of the hill were a bunch of tan things with white markings. I misjudged the distance.:)
    3 points
  28. 3 points
  29. IT IS GOING TO BE HERE TOMOROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    3 points
  30. Yes, Forester’s Tern.
    3 points
  31. @millipede, would you mind posting the checklist? I'd like to see where this is. I'll probably never be out to bird there, I just want to look at the satellite view. I thought all water treatment plants were registered as hotspots by now!
    3 points
  32. That's an American Goldfinch!
    3 points
  33. Well, from what little I know birding-wise about the area, there's a local guide (Lee Hoy) that was on a podcast I listen to (Birdsense) and he was saying that that particular time of year was the lightest activity for the area. Having said that, the uniqueness of the habitats and distance presumably from where you locally bird will surely still result in some exotic encounters to reward your efforts I hope!
    3 points
  34. Looks fine for a Ring-billed Gull with those additional pics.
    3 points
  35. These are House Finches. Brown-headed Cowbirds aren't as streaky (especially on the head), they have thinner wingbars, longer, straighter bills, and different proportions and are larger.
    3 points
  36. No, sorry, House Finch.
    3 points
  37. Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
    3 points
  38. Two of my all time favorite birds in one photo!😍
    3 points
  39. yep, Forster's Tern it is.
    2 points
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