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Jerry Friedman

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  1. Thanks, Aidan! I have trouble with those robin-like songs. I also made another recording where Merlin thought there was a Red-eyed Vireo, several times. Must have just been the Plumbeous.
  2. Riparian-type woods near a field and ponds at the local fishing lakes, Española, N.M. Merlin claims to hear a Summer Tanager at about 0:07 (right after the loud Yellow Warbler), 0:18, 0:25, and 1:04. It's entirely possible; I've had them here before. It also claims to hear a Red-eyed Vireo at about 0:39, which is a lot less possible. What do you think? And what's making the kind of dove-like descending "oh" sounds? (There's one right after the pheasant.) summertan.mp3
  3. You wouldn't, but you could have looked up "Ring-necked Parakeet", or looked up "Rose-ringed Parakeet" or "Psittacula krameri" and seen whether it has other names. Lots of species kept as pets have different names in the pet world and the birding world.
  4. And they're called Ringneck or Ring-necked Parakeets in the pet trade.
  5. Interesting comparison. When I saw my life Orchard Orioles, I initially wondered what kind of warbler they were. (It was a long time ago, and I don't remember what tipped me off--possibly seeing an adult male.)
  6. Oregon Dark-eyed Juncos are actually a group of subspecies, and the more southern-breeding ones are lighter-colored. The subspecies J. h. spinosus is mostly resident from San Francisco to Monterrey County, so you generally won't see them in Kansas. "Male description: A pale-headed, brightly colored subspecies. Back is bright reddish brown, flanks are bright cinnamon, hood is slate-colored or blackish. Typically brighter and more red in plumage than neighboring ssp. thurberi populations." https://www.inaturalist.org/posts/14520-oregon-junco-taxonomy But the Californians can tell you more.
  7. Lots of people are grateful that you do it anyway!
  8. Thanks for explaining that. The message is a bit misleading, but I guess they don't want to hurt the observer's feelings by saying explicitly that it's unconfirmed.
  9. Thanks. I don't submit enough eBird reports to be able to flag reports, so I don't know, but I hadn't heard of that response before. Is it new? I wonder whether the reviewer sees your report, I wonder whether there's a mechanism for handling situations where there's good reason to believe the reviewer made a mistake despite attempts at correction.
  10. And how did you report it, @kansabirdguy? By flagging it? That sure looks like a Kestrel face pattern to me. @DLecymight be able to help here. And some might be interested in this thread: However, I don't think it will provide any constructive suggestions. I'm this close to mentioning these two checklists on the Facebook group for Raptor ID, including what I know about the attempts to report them that have already been made.
  11. I can't identify your nightjar, but Eastern Whip-poor-will finally got onto the Birds of N. A. thread on page 30. The only Code 1 bird left is Rock Ptarmigan. Who's planning a trip to Newfoundland, or Nunavut?
  12. Am I not seeing yellow irises? Barred Owl chicks have brown irises like adults. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/cams/its-official-2021-barred-owl-chicks-named-pignut-and-hickory/
  13. I don't see a patagial mark on the wing we have a good view of. Broad-winged?
  14. Thanks! That's exactly the opposite of what I thought, though I can see that the bird on the left in the first pictures doesn't have an eyering. On bird 3,I was thinking that the central crown stripe is filled with smaller streaks.
  15. Riparian woods, Española, N. M. this morning again. For what it's worth, there are just two eBird reports of "Timberline" (taverneri) Brewer's in N. M. 1 on the left, 2 on the right. Merlin claims to have heard both Brewer's and Clay-colored here. Unfortunately I didn't get any good views of the napes. 3. Very close by, a minute or two later. Does the striped crown means Brewer's? Sorry about the overexposure.brewersq22crop.xcfbrewersq22crop.xcbrewersq22crop.xcfbrewersq22crop.xcfbrewersq22crop.xc 4. Merlin says the repeated chips on here are Dusky. Would you report that to eBird? Dusky2024-05-12 07_53crop.mp3
  16. Eastern, by any chance? Looks a bit gray for Say's. Silent. Española, N. M., today. Other pictures don't show anything very different.
  17. Shane Brown commented, "Florida type - umbrinus. Similar to Northern." Which makes a lot of sense, and so much for my "breeds a long way from Georgia."
  18. In other words, it provides information about the migration of a subspecies that breeds a long way from Georgia. @Birds are coolI still need the date if you want me to ask on Facebook.
  19. Will do. I'll need the date, and if you want to give the county or a link to the checklist or something, that would be good but not necessary.
  20. Why isn't that abieticola? The underwing coverts don't look heavily marked to me, and do I see pale uppertail coverts? (I'm going by https://northernredtails.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/rth_aabieticiola_north_american_birds_march_2014.pdf, which is ten years old now. Are there better sources?) Whatever it is, it's a good bird for Georgia, and you could ask about it at the Red-tails of the U.S. group on Facebook (or I could if you're not on FB). They'd be happy to see it.
  21. It also has some white under the auriculars.
  22. Thanks for tagging me on this interesting bird. Points I see for Western: No banding of outer primaries (in an intermediate immature like this or a dark one), as you say. No pale spots at tip of tail. No visible white on the head or throat. Point for Harlan's, I think: Chest and belly look evenly mottled with white, no suggestion of a belly-band. I'm not sure whether the white uppertail coverts (picture 4) tell you anything. I don't know what to say about the color, which looks warmer and browner in some pictures than others. The people you showed it to may know more about Harlan's than I do, but given how rare you say Harlan's is there at this time of year and how it doesn't have some obvious marks, I wouldn't report it as a Harlan's unless you get confirmation from an expert.
  23. Unquestionably a light-morph adult Red-tail (it has patagial marks and a belly-band) at the white extreme. Interesting that it's mostly lightly marked underneath, but the patagial marks are big and dark.
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