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Everything posted by Kerri

  1. Thank you for choosing me @lonestranger ? I am unfortunately at work and will not be able to post until this evening. @Bird Brain can you post a photo instead? Thank you!
  2. "...and 1 and 2 and 3 and Breathe!!! "
  3. I know it's late but it is one I have a photo of. Pine Siskin!
  4. Photo taken yesterday south of Houston Texas. I was leaning female Myrtle -has clean white throat. Can anyone confirm if females have yellow on their crowns? Thank you.
  5. Photo taken yesterday south of Houston Texas. During the winter I see dozens of Red-winged Blackbirds here every day. This one was doing a very unusual tail bobbing I've never seen before. I've briefly considered a very out of range Tricolored Blackbird? Any thoughts?
  6. One identification feature from this angle is the pale/translucent crescent shape near the primary feathers.
  7. My first bird(s) this morning were a flock of Red-winged Blackbirds.
  8. Thanks to All for the replies. Yes the area is quite "swampy" and I do see quite a few Red-shouldered Hawks in this area.. After relooking at the photo I think what I was seeing as white white bands in the tail area may actually be the white bands of the Chinese Tallow tree it is sitting in.
  9. I saw this large bird early this morning southwest of Houston. I see a longish brown/grey tail with wide margin white tips, a brown/buffy/reddish mid section and darker upper and lower areas. Red-shouldered didn't quite look right. After researching the closest match is Plain Chachalaca which is slightly out of range here. Any thoughts?
  10. On allaboutbirds the Barred Owl sounds way different to me ? https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Barred_Owl/
  11. The first bird may be a Lincoln's Sparrow with that buffy breast and crisp black stripes and the second bird looks like a Sharp-shinned Hawk to me. There is a photo on All about birds from the back that looks a lot like your bird - scroll through the photos second to last photo. But wait for the experts to comment :) https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Sharp-shinned_Hawk/id
  12. That beak looks massive to me especially in the first photo. Eagle would be my guess as well but wait for the experts.
  13. Did you notice if they could fly. Typically Pekin ducks are too heavy to fly. These look more delicate than the Pekins I've raised. My guess would be Call Ducks. They look they same but are smaller and can fly.
  14. I can't see your photo. Can you try copy and pasting it in?
  15. Wait for the experts but I think - 1 - Red-eyed Vireo (red eye, blue legs) 2 - Pass 3- Juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker 4- Downy Woodpecker
  16. Your photo is beautiful! https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Harrier/id According to that website *Juvenile males have pale greenish-yellow eyes, while juvenile females have dark chocolate brown eyes. The eye color of both sexes changes gradually to lemon yellow by the time they reach adulthood. On this website https://hawkwatch.org/blog/item/864-eye-color-in-raptors fig #4 shows changes to female eye color. My guess would be 1st year male but hopefully someone else with more experience can comment if any adult feathering is present in you photo.
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