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  1. 6 points
    Not the best picture, but I was very surprised that I saw one flying! 😮 😄
  2. 4 points
    MN, 9-28-20 Immature Red-tailed Hawk - on the roof :
  3. 3 points
    Kirtland's Warbler in Central NC. I didn't find it but I did successfully locate it.
  4. 3 points
    Finally, a Warbler that was a poser! Magnolia Warbler by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr Magnolia Warbler by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  5. 3 points
    Both are Pine. Note the relatively thick bills. Additionally, both of the species that you mentioned have distinctive streaking on the mantle.
  6. 3 points
    Looks like an Eastern Wood-Pewee with the small peaked head, long primary projection, and smudgy undertail coverts.
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    Eastern Phoebe. Its dark bill and overall dark coloration are somewhat distinctive.
  9. 2 points
    I caught this Red Shouldered Hawk in a dog fight with what I assumed was an Osprey yesterday in central Florida. I thought the head should be more white though so I am asking for a positive ID. Thanks!
  10. 2 points
    Hi All! I changed the title of this thread to reflect the way it's being used now, to report problems and ask questions. This has worked well for me and hopefully it will be more obvious to newcomers now that this is the place for thay kind of thing.
  11. 2 points
    I'm just waiting for that photo of two different species of warbler @Connor Cochrane knew he was going to get yesterday........😉
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  14. 1 point
    This is an oxymoron. The so-called "eclipse" plumage -- better termed alternate plumage -- is worn in summer, thus ducks in their first year of life do not wear the plumage. The bird's red eye identifies it as a male. That it doesn't look like this suggests that it is a first-year bird. The second photo has a Wood Duck and two Blue-winged Teal (note the pale areas in front of the eyes, the low-slung swimming look of all members of genus Spatula, and the wide bills so different from that of Green-winged Teal) The third pic shows two immature male Wood Ducks.
  15. 1 point
    Agreed, and welcome to Whatbird!
  16. 1 point
    These are my thoughts: 1. Both Northern Pintails 2-3. Blue-winged Teals 4. Northern Pintail 5. Northern Pintail with Green-winged Teals on both ends 6. Green-winged Teals
  17. 1 point
    Well, O'wl Swan! This Chat has gone south faster than the Flicker of a Phoebe's tail. @Aveschapines Given our present circumstances, a Dipper of Wild Turkey might Tern us into a flock of Masked Boobies!
  18. 1 point
    They are actually great fliers, even though they spend most of their time on the ground. I was deer hunting one day and flushed a big Tom Turkey from the ground in front of me. He flew across a huge open field and over the trees on the other side before I lost sight of him. It had to have been close to a quarter of a mile, and he was still flying when he went out of sight!!
  19. 1 point
    Yep, Eastern Wood-Pewee
  20. 1 point
    The two ducks in front in the second photo are Green-winged Teal. The rest are male Wood Ducks. Not quite sure of age.
  21. 1 point
    When all the warblers move south I guess we'll have to change the challenge to two waterbirds in the same photo!
  22. 1 point
    The yellow on the rump is bright and contrasts strongly with the dark upper-tail coverts. In fact, the color and pattern on the upper-tail coverts identify it as an adult male.
  23. 1 point
    Also, if you watch teal fly a lot and pay attention, you'll see that Greenies fly differently. First, they're the fastest duck out there, and they fly with very rapid wingbeats.
  24. 1 point
    And extensively in the wing linings The number and placement of the retained juvenile secondaries indicates that this is in its third plumage cycle and fourth calendar year of life.
  25. 1 point
    Yep! The extensive white on the belly rules out Golden.
  26. 1 point
    From your trained eye that is probably true. For me it seems these birds have as many costume changes as a Broadway play. Thanks again for your help!
  27. 1 point
    These are all posted under my topic but don't seem to have anything to do with my original post.
  28. 1 point
    Long-billed Dowitcher.
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  30. 1 point
    Red-shouldered Hawk mobbing a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk. Cool photos!
  31. 1 point
    Tail pattern and coloration, flank pattern and coloration, the lack of streaking above, the dullness of the neck plumage, the shape of the head, the lack of a real crest all rule out Ruffed Grouse, which see: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/188396501#_ga=2.82541716.30951479.1599863273-1184313056.1549327880
  32. 1 point
    The streaky aspect to the chest on a warbler with yellow underparts, in Wyoming, and with those streaks being vague, at best, really leaves only one option: Orange-crowned. Half of the four subspecies of Orange-crowned have gray heads in many/most individuals, at least in some plumages. The other two are mainly Pacific-slope subspecies.
  33. 1 point
    I’m also leaning Orange-crowned. Streaky breast seems to match. I think there’s a subspecies with a gray/darker head, though I can’t remember where it’s located.
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    I think they are both Dusky grouse because they lack crests, and because of their overall gray color along with the feather patterns on the flanks.
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    An Indigo Bunting is correct. The blue tint is not always there; note the plain (not heavily streaked) appearance to differentiate it from a House Finch.
  39. 1 point
    Agreed. On the female, note the white edge of the tail, pale markings on the UT coverts, and broad white edges to speculum.
  40. 1 point
    Bittern Burrowing Owl Inca Dove These are the definition of a lousy photo.
  41. 1 point
    That's a Bay-breasted Warbler. Note the peachy flanks.
  42. 1 point
    It looks pure to me, but I don’t know what I’m talking about.
  43. 1 point
    Just continuing the trend...
  44. 1 point
    Come to think of it, I caught a Lesser Goldfinch levitating one time!! Perchless Lesser Goldfinch by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr
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    Oh god. These terrible bird puns need to scaup right now.
  47. 1 point
    Cool stuff on this page! I haven't been birding much this year, but I decided to go somewhere new this afternoon. It's a popular walking spot, but I didn't feel self-conscious about carrying my big lens, which was nice. If anything, I wish I could have shown people the results! A raven was hopping around in the distance. After a while, I found some Pygmy Nuthatches (I think?). They were gathering seeds from flowers, and were fairly fearless. I was standing about 10 feet from the flower, and they just kept coming back over and over again.
  48. 1 point
    Pygmy Nuthatch by Connor Cochrane, on Flickr
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