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  1. Kinglets make up for the void the warblers leave when they migrate for the winter 😉
    5 points
  2. I'm not a gull person but just off the top of my head, what's eliminating 3rd cycle Western here?
    2 points
  3. Hi All, can you help me with this sparrow? Maybe Savannah?
    2 points
  4. Seems like a decent candidate for a Canada x Cackling. Bill not stubby enough for a Cackling, but at the same time it lacks the long and slender look of Canada.
    2 points
  5. Bill seems long for a Cackling Goose. I honestly don’t know what to call it
    2 points
  6. This is actually a Western Gull, note the stocky build, bulbus tipped bill, and pink legs among the things that tell it apart from California.
    2 points
  7. It also says ,"Hawks also hunt during the day, which is partly why their vision is so keen (they can see up to 20 feet ahead of them.)" I'm pretty sure any hawk with vision of only 20 feet would be crashing into any tree in it's vicinity.
    2 points
  8. Slaty-backed Gull
    2 points
  9. Agreed. Vega Herring is very rare (or at least very overlooked) in California. And I’ve never seen or identified one myself, and I know almost nothing about them Best to err on the side of caution. The bird in question is definitely some sort of Herring or Thayer’s type gull, but since we can’t even see the primaries, probably best to leave unidentified
    1 point
  10. Doesn't look like one to me. For all the same reasons listed above. Fine for an Audubon's.
    1 point
  11. So as to avoid confusion between Ring-necked Pheasant and Red-necked Phalarope
    1 point
  12. Gray Partridge or Hungarian Partridge aka ''Huns''/Europe
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  13. It looks like one of these Cackling-ish Geese to me. https://www.sibleyguides.com/2014/12/cackling-ish-geese/
    1 point
  14. Lesser Canada Goose? Canada x Cackling hybrid?
    1 point
  15. Thanks, I should have payed more attention to the background bird on the right. The bottom right bird is for sure a semipalm, with the rounded off looking scapulars and shorter bill.
    1 point
  16. No, both have dark caps in adult plumage, but Cooper's ONLY have a dark cap while Sharpies have a dark cap AND nape.
    1 point
  17. California Gull
    1 point
  18. 1 point
  19. I'm team Vireo here
    1 point
  20. The correct band code is RNEP
    1 point
  21. Savannah Sparrow.
    1 point
  22. Bald Eagle and a nice Herring Gull from today
    1 point
  23. For those who have seen the movie Rango... "Blend In!"
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  24. Doubt he has a video of it...
    1 point
  25. Dear Dairy: the Ducks have not caught on yet, ever since I learned to swim, my work as a spy has been much easier
    1 point
  26. What is the difference between eagle and hawk?
    1 point
  27. A recently published paper sheds more light on the Warbling Vireo taxonomy (Lowell et al. 2021). The abstract: Eastern (Vireo gilvus gilvus) and western (V. g. swainsoni) forms of the Warbling Vireo have essentially allopatric breeding ranges across north-central North America, but come into contact in central Alberta, Canada. In 1986, Jon Barlow presented preliminary morphological and song evidence suggesting that the Warbling Vireo complex might comprise more than one valid species. However, to date, Barlow’s suggestion is supported by only limited DNA evidence, demonstration of
    1 point
  28. positive! the yellow went all the way up! Plus, there is 0 records of Couch's in my county, so very safe to call it tropical!
    1 point
  29. Hang in there Daisy....just 3 more days of training and we get our Bird of Prey certificate!
    1 point
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  31. Rarity tropical kingbird! Self found!
    1 point
  32. I’ve had this window feeder up for over a month now and have stupidly never tried to get photos of the birds on there until today. Have to wait until they ‘peak’ around the plastic. Will be trying for more of these in the coming days!
    1 point
  33. A colorful beauty that is not often seen; an adult male Painted Bunting...
    1 point
  34. You can see in this photo that the bill is quite a bit longer than the width head and is also slightly upturned, which also points to greater. Greaters also have a paler bill base making the nostril more pronounced, but you can’t really see that in these photos except the last one. Sometimes you get lucky and have both types beside each other then it is quite easy to decipher the two.
    1 point
  35. Hi, I saw both of these birds at Crater Lake National Park (Oregon) in Dec. 2020 Being an east coaster I have no idea what they are - any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
    1 point
  36. Grants Pass Oregon Confirm Purple finches Thank You,
    1 point
  37. I think I’ve met the same bird as you! Crater Lake is beautiful
    1 point
  38. Haven't seen the Mountain Plover, but here's the male and female Hooded Mergansers at Bonelli.
    1 point
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