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  1. I thought at first but the wings were a little more broad than I’m used. Reminded me a little of the famous Great Black Hawk last winter RIP. I ran multiple photos through Merlin and it’s very insistent that it’s a Golden Eagle. I can’t even get Bald Eagle in the results which never happens when I see one. I didn’t even know there were Golden Eagles in Portland, Maine at all so I looked it up and it said they rarely go through on migration which is right now. Can you tell me what information you based your decision off of please so that I can learn? Maybe you can try setting your location for Portland, Maine and the date as Nov.8 and running the photos through Merlin well to see what I mean. Thank You! Look forward to hearing back!
  2. Portland, Maine. About 9AM. Much larger than crows and seagulls attacking it. Reminded me of a young bald eagle but the wings seem different. Maybe, broader? I ran some photos through Merlin and couldn’t get bald eagle to come up and that added even more skepticism. Any ideas? Sorry my phone camera is all I have but it’s better than no photos. FullSizeRender.mov
  3. Larger than a robin, smaller than a crow. Wading In the shallow ocean water. The belly looks like it’s a different color than the top. I haven’t seen these before. They must be less common in the city. August 27th. Around 1PM. Portland, Maine. 77D72E70-BB0A-401D-B2DC-025CBB21D254.MOV
  4. That’s really smart thinking Charlie and would be a good explanation for why he was interested in something on the ground. I just don’t know why the Osprey would be circling and diving several times to pick up a dead fish. The answers were probably behind that hill but I didn’t want to interfere via nosiness. Adding on to your thoughts. Do they ever steal food from other animals? Thank you for confirming Osprey Kevin.
  5. Thank god. It says the video uploaded. Yes, it is water on one side of the street and woods on the side of the street i’m filming from. I can tell you what I saw afterwords but It would make things more confusing and people may doubt me.
  6. 0D636253-E070-4C4D-809E-C08E32C9C96C.mp4
  7. There was an error uploading the video and it wouldn’t allow me to edit my original post to include the video. I keep getting error -200. One file that is 24.7mb
  8. I thought that this bird was an Osprey but it was very clearly hunting something on the land. I’ve seen Osprey’s take materials do nests from beaches but this was hunting. It took at least 2 attempts before I filmed one. I don’t think an osprey would need multiple attempts to pick up nesting material. Do Ospreys Hunt land animals? Could this be a different bird? This was on Commercial Street in Portland, Maine. June 19th around 3PM. A dense patch of woods is on one side of the street and the ocean on the other. The video shows the bird very clearly after something on the ground. Sadly. that something is directly behind the man hill on the construction site. There is no mistaking what is going on here. (sorry the stupid max video size won’t allow more for better ID)
  9. Portland, Maine. Could this belong to a starling? Found in my yard, in a very urban area. (City of 70,000 in high density area) It was below a tree. I don’t know the time it was left but it was found during the day. It is about 2 inches long from top to end.
  10. That seems like a good fit but there were a few others and it was difficult to choose one. I will add a second photo of the worse quality from a different angle. Just to confirm it. Thank you for your help.
  11. I hate to post here since I had a very bad experience my first time. Please don’t reply if you don’t believe me about the size or anything else. Thank you. In Portland, Maine. The afternoon of May 29th 2019.dark colored bird larger than a crow or gull. Maybe about the size of an Osprey? Had what looks like a white band on the tail? The band is not because of the photo quality and did not appear to be it’s feet although I’m not completely ruling that out. The bird flew right over me and to the ocean ocean. If you disagree with any of the details I provided please don’t reply to tell me so. Thank you.
  12. Can anybody recommend additional forums, websites and resources for bird ID! Thank you!
  13. The great Merlin is better than us all so I’m going with whatever this is lol.
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