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Jerry Friedman

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  1. The rows of apostrophes on the secondaries are also a good sign, I believe, though they're less noticeable in light gray on dark gray on this juvenile than in white on black as adults have.
  2. Welcome to Whatbird! I agree with Cooper's Hawks. They're in the genus Accipiter because of their long tails with wide black and gray bars and relatively short wings (just reaching the base of the tail). They're Cooper's Hawks because of the relatively big bill whose top edge follows the line of the top of the head and the outer tail feathers shorter than the inner ones. The brown backs and brown lengthwise streaks underneath make them juveniles. (I'm not sure about the one at the top right if that's a different bird.)
  3. Thanks! I guess I only know (more or less) their song. (I think the harsh sound on 2 is a Steller's Jay, by the way. And doesn't 4 have a Northern Goshawk?)
  4. All from coniferous forests in Santa Fe County. June 10. 1. https://clyp.it/znl4moci July 3: 2. https://clyp.it/x3fmq3ti 3. Somehow I feel I've gotten help about this species before: https://clyp.it/hynei3ep 4. Pretty sure about this one, especially since I got a quick look at the more interesting one as it was flying away, but I'd appreciate confirmation. Sorry about the noise. https://clyp.it/5b2eet5r
  5. Thank you both! It was near a house and a field, so those make sense.
  6. Welcome to Whatbird! I think that's an Olive-sided Flycatcher with the white throat and belly and dark "vest".
  7. My sister sent me this, recorded in a rural area in northeastern Ohio in late June. The bird was in a young tree. I'm not good at these even where I live. Bewick's Wren? https://clyp.it/cdod4pgm
  8. I'm not a biologist, but I'm surprised that the study they based this on avoided the contact zone deliberately. That seems like a strange way to justify a split.
  9. That's very interesting! Is the problem how many South American Barn Swallows winter up here? Or how to recognize them?
  10. I think I see wings reaching the tail tip and a dark bib, so maybe Swainson's.
  11. And you can see the black shoulder spur extending onto the breast.
  12. Welcome to Whatbird! Little Blue Heron sounds good to me too.
  13. Welcome to Whatbird! I believe the best thing to do for this bird is just leave it alone and keep dogs, cats, and children away from it. (What happened to the "What to do if you find an injured or baby bird?" thread, folks?)
  14. Thanks! Yes, Eastern shows up here in winter, but I'd be amazed to see one in June. The habitat seems strange for a Curve-billed Thrasher, since they usually like it drier, but you never know. Allaboutbirds says, "But be careful to see the bird before you check it off—sometimes a Northern Mockingbird or European Starling will perform a perfect imitation." I think that's about the "wit-weet" call, though, not the song.
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