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  1. Thanks all and thanks Charlie for the welcome back. I did get some better pics today of this bird in flight. He was still hanging around the same area, exhibiting the same behavior of moving from tree stand to tree stand. At times, yes his tail did appear red, with a band on the tips. But, in a different angle, the undertail is white along with the wing feathers. So, I can see Red-tail Dark Morph (Harlan's) (thanks Akandula) according to the reference pic in Merlin. What do you all think of that analysis? Good call?
  2. I know I have been absent for a while here, but work and life. I however do need some assistance on identifying this hawk. I think it may be a Harris Hawk. This was seen on 2 Jan around Lackland AFB here in San Antonio, TX around noon. I apologize for the not so great pics, but the little bugger wouldn't let me get within range for a really good pic. He kept moving from tree stand to tree stand along the road that bordered a large scrub field. I am going to go back to the area today to see if he is still in the area and attempt to get better pics. Plus, it was an overcast day, so not the best for photography.
  3. Yeah, they don't look like the Corona type.
  4. These shots were taken on 6/29/2019 - mid-afternoon from my front porch here in San Antonio. It was a small hawk and based upon reference pics from Merlin, I believe this to be a broad-wing. I looked at the wing shape, the dark tips on the secondaries, the lighter patagial (I was looking for the darker shade for red shouldered), and the tail banding.
  5. Thanks very much folks. I just hadn't seen this behavior. Now that I know they are sunning themselves,,maybe I should put some sunscreen out for them 🙂
  6. I'm no expert, but I'll give it a shot. The wingbar doesn't coincide with yellow-breasted chat, from the photos references I looked at. I could see Pine Warbler. But, I would wait to get a better informed opinion for a second than mine. I myself am still learning.
  7. I know these guys white wing doves, but I hadn't seen this behavior until about a week ago when we had three of them down in the yard doing this. I just happened to come out with my camera when I noticed these same two doing the same thing on the tree. Reminds me of a broken wing type of behavior, but I hadn't seen this in doves around here in San Antonio,
  8. This was this evening at the local park near my neighborhood here in San Antonio. I am fairly sure Eastern Phoebe, but not 100% due to a few differences that I haven't seen in the EPs I have seen so far. The starkness of the wing bars and in the one series of shots, the darker/dirty look on the throat area. This is all of the same bird.
  9. I am undecided about these birds. This was this past Sunday (2 June) at Lackland AFB here in San Antonio. I believe these two birds are of the same species. They were close together in nearby trees, and the yellow eyebrow is very similar. Only one shot of the first bird, but a series of the next one.
  10. Thanks folks. Much appreciated. I was still thinking Red-shouldered myself, but just wanted to get confirmation because of the paler appearance of the head.
  11. Thanks folks. Very much appreciated.
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