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  1. Thank you for your reply, millipede! You’re right — it does sound a lot like a House Finch (with the little upward-scaling trill at the end) but it’s confusing as there’s never any of the the usual chirping and twurtling in between and, like you said, seems too organized/deliberate. I’ll try to get the binocs out tonight and see if I can see it clearly. 😄
  2. Apologies for the lousy recording and lots of noise in the foreground. Thinking it’s a warbler and although familiar sounding, Im having trouble finding the matching song in my web searches. This little bird appears to be spending evening/nights under the roof of nearby building behind a large alarm bell which shelters him from the wind and room. During the day, I hear him singing emphatically from trees and bushes around the area. I first noticed him about a week ago but never can find him to get a pic and don’t want to scare him at night with a flash cam DEL shore song ID 03.22.20-7pm copy.m4a
  3. Bumping this as I’m curious to know as well!
  4. You’re probably right... But I’ve a question — and please don’t think I’m trying to be rude or anything 😊 — when comparing some pictures in Nevada of American Pipits seen in December, they look so similar to the OPs picture! What am I missing? Is it the eyes? For example, here’s one of a bunch i copy/paste’d from this link https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/42670641 Also from the same site, there’s some Pipits with more rufous/reddish near the chest/shoulders as seen in the OP photo with the same yellow black-tipped bill, wing tips, eye swoosh, etc. I really hope you don’t think I’m being rude..! 😬 Just trying to figure this out as I’ve never seen a Robin this pale or gray before even in breeding plumage or immature/juvenile, but perhaps in the arid regions of the US this isn’t uncommon... OK, now I’m going to go run and hide out of embarrassment ☺️ 🥴😆
  5. Thanks! Wish I could go back and delete my post as I feel rather silly now. 😆 (I had inadvertently turned ”Night Shift” on 🙄)
  6. To my eyes, this looks to be an American Pipit (immature or non-breeding) and not a Robin nor Hermit Thrush... Sorry to be the naysayer here!
  7. Agree with Red-Tailed Hawk and it appears to be of the Dark Morph (Harlan’s) race which tend to be most common in the Northwestern regions of US and Canada. 😃
  8. Thanks guys. I’m still not sure it’s a red-tailed hawk but you’re most likely right. I’ve seen Merlins, Sharpies and Kestrels perched on wires like this before but never a RTH. My father thinks it’s either a very fat/puffed up female American Kestrel or a juvenile Sharpie...but still confused lol!
  9. Welcome! The top bird is indeed a White-breasted Nuthatch and the bottom is a House Sparrow. 🙂
  10. Is this an American Kestrel? Posting on behalf of someone else, seen in Haymarket, VA yesterday. Tail looks too short for a Coopers/Sharpy and the general markings are throwing me off. Seems too small for a Red-Shouldered to my eyes .... The Merlin app gave me two results which I’m really questioning its accuracy. . 1) N Goshawk. - while they’re not unheard of in the area (coming down from the Shenandoah mountains/Blue Ridge some years, etc), they are fairly uncommon. 2) Short-eared Owl. - seriously? I’m almost certain that this is not an owl LOL! Thanks!
  11. Thank you so much! I know the pictures were appalling, as was the lighting at the time (stormy and at dusk), and I don’t like to use flash when taking pictures of wild animals. So props to you for being able to make all of that out! 🙂
  12. Seen September 5, 2019. Is this a Ruddy Turnstone or something else? Delaware Seashore in Sussex County, Delaware.
  13. Really impressive photos. If you don’t mind my asking, what did you use to shoot with? TIA.
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