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  1. Photos taken yesterday south of Houston Texas. First bird (3 photos) seems to have white feathers on the head? Second bird (2 photos) body seems really elongated for Ruby Throated? Any thoughts on IDs? Thank you!
  2. I think Liam likes to use the context of the photo as a clue for us as well. Having said that I will now be researching what I believe to be "beachy' habitat brownish sparrow-like birds lol
  3. I also guessed yellow-rumped warbler 🙂
  4. I would agree with Mississippi Kite. I see alot of them gather this time of year on the south side of Houston.
  5. We are direct messaging Liam with our guess this week.
  6. Okay so the tree is evergreen correct? Juniper or Cedar....? Thoughts anyone?
  7. This one is driving me crazy. So far I've contemplated mockingbird, thrushes (bluebird/robin), flycatchers (alder?)....now I'm off to review warblers sigh....
  8. I will go with the long shot - Immature Red-shouldered Hawk
  9. @Liam@Kevin Does this site have the ability for a poll? If so, you could provide say 4 answers to the photo and we could select one. So for the bird above you could have the choice of Northern Goshawk, Coopers, Red-tailed and Red-shouldered as an example. Just a thought. I love the identify a bird idea - even if I still can't figure it out with confidence. Best part is it had me review a bunch of raptors hoping I could figure it out lol.
  10. https://www.aba.org/august-2021-photo-quiz/ Since we all struggle with identifying species by bad photos 😉 Enjoy! @Tony Leukering
  11. This is fantastic! An incredible accomplishment for such a young man.
  12. Gulf Coast Bird Observatory has an Oystercatcher study they have been conducting for 10 years along the coast of Texas . Their website is here https://www.gcbo.org/avian-research-and-monitoring/american-oystercatcher-study/ The biologist who runs the study and bands the Oystercatchers is Susan Heath - her contact information is sheath@gcbo.org I am sure she would love to see your photos as well and can confirm more details if it is one of the birds she has banded over the years.
  13. "What are you looking at? Never seen a Jay sporting a Blue FauxHawk before? "
  14. Photos taken today south of Houston Texas. This is only the second Titmouse I have seen at my feeders in the last 5 years. I believe it may be a juvenile - pink in gape area?. Seems a bit disheveled to me (I've always seen "cute" Titmice photos)- tick in wingpit area? Both Tufted Titmouse and Black-crested Titmouse are in range where I live. Any thoughts? I have more photos if it would be helpful. Thank you.
  15. If you search online there are several birds that can have a bill deformity that causes them to grow extra long. White-breasted Nuthatch, Cactus Wren and Chickadees being three species I have seen photographs of with overgrown bills.
  16. I love this photo! The desert colors in the background bring out the same coloration in the owls feathers. The Owl's sleepy eye lids also add to the feeling of this photo.
  17. I had two thoughts - 1- Hummingbird Moths are yellow and black and mimic hummingbirds. They can be found in Indiana. https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/pollinator-of-the-month/hummingbird_moth.shtml#:~:text=Hummingbird moths are rather plump,are called clearwing hummingbird moths. 2 - An escaped domestic pet bird like a Lady Gouldian finch https://thefinchfarm.com/lady-gouldian-finch-yellow-back/ or even a small canary?
  18. I put dried meal works in my feeders on purpose to attract eastern phoebe, northern mockingbirds and carolina wrens 🙂
  19. Interestingly allaboutbirds shows that Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are completely out of range in Nevada. I checked ebird which also shows a few sightings. I don't have my sibley's at work. I would be curious if sibleys show them out of range too?
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