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  1. Thank you all for your confirmation. I was thinking Sharp-shinned as well.
  2. Can you tell me which type of hawk caught Thanksgiving dinner in my yard? Upper Michigan, Thursday. https://flic.kr/p/2hUc6ut
  3. Thanks....I thought it could be a Rough-legged, too, by looking at some of the pics....it's a little confusing. Perhaps my pics just aren't clear enough to tell.
  4. Is this a Northern Harrier, or something else? Sorry for the heavily cropped pics. I couldn't see the bird at all through my viewfinder and had to just point in the general area....snow blind! Upper Michigan, a few days ago. DSCN6366 by Elizabeth Peterson, on Flickr DSCN6363 by Elizabeth Peterson, on Flickr DSCN6362 by Elizabeth Peterson, on Flickr
  5. Just wanted to thank you, Bird Nuts and akiley, for your discussion on this. Interesting to know that Savannahs don't show up much at other people's feeders, because I've always enjoyed them at mine. I posted a pic once for comparision at this site with five types of sparrows at this particular feeder at the same time. I think it was Savannah, Song, American Tree (or maybe Chipping, don't remember, White-Crowned and Clay-colored. Anyway, the mystery was solved yesterday evening when a cheeky adult Savannah I've been seeing at the feeder a lot lately showed up WITH this juvenile, acting like parent and baby. Love these little birds!
  6. Hmmm.....I get LOTS of Savannah and Clay-colored sparrows both at this particular platform feeder.
  7. Let me throw one more thought out there. It couldn't be a young Clay-colored, could it? I've truly never seen a young one, though a lot of adults come through this area. I know they have long-ish tails, and maybe they are never speckly like this one.
  8. Here's the best I have of the tail...pretty short, right? And thanks for identifying the "fleshy gape." I've noticed it on young birds before, but never knew what it was called! Thanks for your help! tail by Elizabeth Peterson, on Flickr
  9. This seemed like a young bird when it visited the feeders and I am just not sure of the ID. If you can identify, can you please tell me the identifying features? Upper Michigan, yesterday. ID? by Elizabeth Peterson, on Flickr ID this baby by Elizabeth Peterson, on Flickr
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