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  1. <--- Look familiar? 😁
    6 points
  2. Thank you for your submissions!! This week's bird is a Common Black Hawk! This species is superficially similar to Zone-tailed Hawk, there are some differences in the tail pattern and the wings are broader. This photo was taken in Maricopa County, Arizona on May 17th. Those who guessed Common Black Hawk get 3 points. Anyone who guessed any species in the family Accipitridae gets 1 point. 1 additional point is awarded to those who guessed adult. Sex cannot be determined from this photo. Here's the 10/22/21 scoreboard. _________________________________ 1. BirdingBoy - 30 points 2. Kevin - 29 points 3. TheBirdNuts - 27 points 4. BirdNrd, Connor Cochrane - 26 points 5. Kerri - 25 points 6. Stitch58 - 24 points 7. AidanB - 23 points 8. meghann - 22 points 8. Avery, IKLland - 21 points 7. Kansabirdguy - 19 points 8. PalmWarbler - 18 points 9. Peromyscus - 15 points 4. MichaelLong - 14 points 10. Seanbirds - 13 points 11. quiscalusquiscula - 10 points 12. PaulK - 7 points 12. EdHogg, Lonestranger - 6 points 13. Johnd - 5 points _________________________________ Let me know if I missed you on the scoreboard or if I made any other errors. Thanks again for your submissions! This week's quiz will be posted shortly.
    6 points
  3. Snowy Plovers!!! https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/381775731 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/381775741
    6 points
  4. Savannah Sparrow. The yellow lores and small pale bill can help separate it from Song.
    4 points
  5. 4 points
  6. Normally the shore behind the falcon would be covered in birds. Gee I wonder why there were none yesterday?😁
    4 points
  7. This is from July. I see foxes from time to time during my bird walks, but normally as soon as they see me they run off. This one eye balled me for a few minutes and I was able to get a nice photo of it.
    4 points
  8. Here's this week's quiz bird!
    4 points
  9. I'd say pretty good shot considering I was accidentally on Macro
    4 points
  10. Got 2.5 lifers this morning! The half lifer is OCWA, which I saw three of. I have only heard one before, so it was nice to finally see them after hours of unsuccessful searches! https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/382038921 Second lifer was Loggerhead Shrike! This one was at a known spot, so it was easy to get, and I just haven't gotten around to going to see it yet. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/382037111 Third lifer was completely out of the blue. Nowhere close to being on my radar. Henslow's Sparrow! Didn't get photos, but saw enough of the bird (why are they so shy) to get an ID thankfully. Heard it call once. https://ebird.org/checklist/S96591560
    3 points
  11. Now I am not saying this happened, but it could have been that someone gave this gull part of his lunch to keep this gull from leaving.
    3 points
  12. The guy in the back looks like he wanted in on the pic. He should learn to wait his tern.
    3 points
  13. Some Ruby-crowned Kinglets in tricky lighting
    3 points
  14. Lesser. Shape (peaked head, more curved bill), wingbars, and color is good. The undertail coverts are more yellow than the undertail.
    3 points
  15. 3 points
  16. Let’s face it, when it comes to wildlife, we are the paparazzi, the wildlife are the stars. We use our expensive cameras and long lenses to invade their privacy. Cool! For most birds, it doesn’t matter. If they eat seeds, nectar or even bugs we don’t matter, and can even help. But when it comes to Raptors, it’s a different story. When we see a hawk sitting high in a tree, and we are clomping around on the ground, the menu is hiding under the restaurant’s tables. After a while, we should expect them to get tired of our interference and head to another restaurant. On the other hand, it is one of the prices for being beautiful. Deal with it! At least we might get a few pictures of them before, and during the time they fly away.
    3 points
  17. Man! This one is tough! Those colors are hard to judge! The structure of the body and my overall impression make me think it is a Lesser Goldfinch however. The wingbars also seem better for Lesser than American. Not sure what's going on with the white undertail coverts though.
    3 points
  18. If I had known I was going to be posing for photos, I never would have passed up that free manicure.
    3 points
  19. If I may be allowed to contribute to this, North Carolina's first (presumably) Thick-billed Longspur was found this afternoon at Pea Island NWR, Dare County. eta: I saw mention of this on the Carolinas birding list a few minutes ago. I would love to look for it but it's got to be at least 6 hours away.
    3 points
  20. White throated Sparrow
    3 points
  21. You got it! The fine streaks, buffy sides and tan malar help point towards LISP.
    3 points
  22. Harlan's red-tail
    3 points
  23. Eastern Phoebe is correct. Big head that is slightly darker than the body, completely black bill, no eyering, weak wingbars, medium primary projection.
    3 points
  24. Great Blue heron ready for liftoff, with its shadow.
    3 points
  25. I hope you have a good trip, despite the sad events that are taking you!
    3 points
  26. Are the numbers out of order on purpose?
    2 points
  27. Sora Saltmarsh Sparrow Seaside Sparrow American Avocets Wilson's Snipe
    2 points
  28. Wow, I'm surprised they charge instead of asking for donations. The walks I've been on are free and other Audubon events (like art shows, which I'd pay for) are also free to join, even for non-members.
    2 points
  29. Way to go!!! @The Bird Nuts Congratulations!
    2 points
  30. Duval County, FL Black Skimmers
    2 points
  31. Tail pattern for starters I think
    2 points
  32. It may be too late in the year to be anything else.
    2 points
  33. White-throated Sparrow.
    2 points
  34. Herring, Lesser Black Backed
    2 points
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