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birdbrain22

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  1. First is a immature Red-footed Booby and I agree with Brown for the second one.
  2. Yes, another agreement on Red-shouldered Hawks here.
  3. Mallard x A Black Duck and female Gadwall for me.
  4. yes that is a Dovekie. Not sure whats up with the bill... overgrowth or possible deformity. Dovekies in that close, especially on shore, usually are very ill.
  5. https://ebird.org/map/brnpel?neg=true&env.minX=-74.72675131250003&env.minY=40.29736618707366&env.maxX=-73.23261068750003&env.maxY=41.09594392699658&zh=true&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=on&bmo=11&emo=12&yr=cur&byr=2019&eyr=2019 Not saying anything about this particular bird ID since we do not have much to go on. Just stating that Brown Pelican should not be thrown out based on location alone as there have been many sightings in the general area in NOV/DEC of this year alone and more if you zoom out to include the NJ coast(not that far from Rockaway as the Pelican flies)
  6. First off... there was no date given on the sighting. Secondly while not common... sightings have been increasing late into Nov and Dec . There are quite a few records of flocks of more than one as well, although most are single birds.
  7. The turkey is known as a "smoke" phase turkey. And agree with the leucistic Turkey Vulture.
  8. rephrase for clarity... it can take a full 2 years and into their 3rd year before full adult plumage.
  9. Again it can take anywhere from 2-3 years actually.
  10. Well kind of... today this bird certainly will not look exactly like it does in this pic. It could be at some stage of molting into full adult plumage... so somewhere between the full juvenile and full adult plumage.
  11. Plumage -wise it takes up to 3 years to be in adult plumage. Eye color will go from yellow to an orange stage and the red when full adult in accipiters. Sexual maturity certainly always does not coincide with the plumage stages. So some juvenile plumaged bird(in second year)can still breed although not too many do.
  12. Brig is our local spot. and while Brig is one of the best spots in NJ... there are certainly many other birding locations just as good. Sandy Hook, most Cape May spots, Island Beach State park, etc... all have the great habitat for a mix of shorebirds, landbirds, and seabirds. Have had many a day of 100+ species and some 120+ days at all these locations in migration.
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