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RustyE

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  1. There was a report on EBird of one a few years back, and I think I would second the ID. 2017-02-04 1 Paul Rodriguez #3 I want to say looks like a Orange-crowned Warbler to me which has many, many reports this year in that location. #5 I am bad with shore birds, and can not figure this one out.
  2. I can help with the first two for now. Will see about the others if I can figure them out. #1 Gagwall #2 Eared Grebe
  3. Welcome to Whatbird Geno. Based on the map Charlie posted, It does show activity being reported, however, this is also a range between Jan-Feb, so it could be there is more predators in the area causing them to flee? Other then that and maybe a hard winter storm coming in to make them move south, I can't think of a reason they have left. I hope they return soon for you. Good Luck.
  4. In soaring and based on the spot coloring on the wings, it makes me thing Red-shouldered. A red-tailed would have more of a "U" shape when gliding. In the first picture (top left) it shows a bowed look which also makes me think Red-shouldered. Wait for more ID's though as I'm not 100% sure on this.
  5. I'm seeing an increase of Pine Siskins right now. and less Goldfinches.
  6. I contacted someone at iBird on Facebook to let them know it was down. Good to see it back again. 😄
  7. Same as with the other post.... Bmurphy, location and date are always helpful for ID's, but in this finch I can see a great deal of red in the breast where a House Finch would have more brownish streaks. Around the eye you would see a lot more brown and there would be more brown on the back side of the head. Purple finch is my call.
  8. Bmurphy, location and date are always helpful for ID's, but in this finch I can see a great deal of red in the breast where a House Finch would have more brownish streaks. Around the eye you would see a lot more brown and there would be more brown on the back side of the head. Purple finch is my call.
  9. Based on the belly band. Yes, Red-tailed
  10. I would say it's a Cooper's. Reason for my ID is, the cap is dark but the nape is not. Also it looks as though the White Band at the end of the tail is large enough to make me think Cooper's.
  11. As the two are so close I would wait for more peoples opinions. Mine is that this is a Coopers due to the pale nape and light streaks.
  12. BUMP. I'm not good with ducks, but from looking in my Sibleys Second Edition I would say Female Mallard. I would wait for others to chime in before I would settle.
  13. No, Milli, I mean, I have voted, and said my peace. I step back to see other opinions and idea's. 😆
  14. Sorry, I ment.... can't remember what all area's we had before.
  15. I can admit, I have not fully read the post. I also have been away from Whatbird for a few years, and can' remember what all area's we had before. I don't even see many names from years ago. So maybe I should step back and allow the new gen to vote. No harm, no foul. 😊
  16. As much as I love wildlife, I think if we add threads for thing unrelated to birds then we begin to get into the weeds per say. Maybe a thread for posting pictures of wildlife, but not for ID's. I voted NO, but mostly because it's to vague to say "off topic and other wildlife forums". Can you expand on the idea a bit more as to what kind of off topic and wildlife threads you think could be useful to the community here? Please don't think I am bashing your idea, I just feel it needs more explaining.
  17. I would say Eastern Phoebe do to the lower bill being dark. Not good with Terns but would say Fosters is good. Yes for Common ground dove.
  18. We normally put our feeders out the first week of April. I am in Kaufman County east of Dallas. We have always used sugar water too. The color red has no affect on them finding or coming to the feeders, which I guess you already know. I don't know that I can say whether we get more and more each year. I think it has more to do with the population, time on migration and amount of feeders you have out. The more feeders you have, the more birds you have. I wish we have more variety of hummers in our area. I get ruby's all day long, but the only other we have a chance to see is Black-chinned. Sibley's does say there is a rare chance to see Broad-Tailed and Rufous, but I'm not holding my breath. lol Good luck this year!! 👍
  19. I would say yes. This looks like a Gulf Coast/Florida Boat-tailed to me.
  20. I also agree. In the first photo you can see the whitish nap that would be much darker on a sharpie. Also the tail looks rounded where a Sharpie would have a square tail.
  21. With the streaking and the whitish line over the eye, I would Agree with Bird Nuts. (Female)
  22. Welcome to Whatbird, For me, it looks right for an Anna's Adult Male. Dark head with pale eye ring. Wait for others as this is one I have never seen.
  23. Is....is that what they look like up close?!?!? Man, humans are ugly!!!
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