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Everything posted by birdbrain22

  1. I agree with Say's Phoebe for the first and Eastern Phoebe for the second bird.
  2. Lol... just like I said on the other site... young Bald Eagle.
  3. Both are definitely Accipiters. The first is a definite Cooper's, and I think the second I also.
  4. FWIW...I see a the hawk as a definite Red-shouldered. Others already mentioned the usual field marks used.
  5. Yeah that's a Black-capped Vireo... a local hill country breeder. Great bird to get.
  6. This is a young Red-shouldered Hawk. The tail pattern fits, as well as the wing crescents in the flight shot as well.
  7. On a recent business trip to Miami, picked up a 2 misses from last time as well as 2 rarities. However no pics as I did not bring the camera. 622-625: Thick-billed Vireo, Western Spindalis, White-winged Parakeet, and Spot-breasted Oriole.
  8. All ducks are Redheads... the brownish headed ones are females.
  9. @jcarscadden... your pics in the first post are an immature bird which is why they are rufous colored. Your other pic is of an adult.
  10. I agree with 1-4 (common for #4) and #7. #s 8 and 9 are Linnets. I think #s 6 and 10 are Chiffchaffs. #5 I am unsure of... that all black bill should eliminate Chiffchaff though.
  11. So back to the pics... the first one is a Hermit Thrush and the second one is a much larger bodied bird, with my best IDs based on a very poor pic(no offense intended) being Red-shouldered Hawk or Barred Owl. They are definitely not the same bird in the 2 pics.
  12. Agree with female Redhead here. As was stated above that white mark, the facial marking is fine for female Redhead.... Remembering that there can be variation between individual birds. @ egosnell2002... In my experience, Redheads usually mix in with Scaup, but I have seen plenty of times where all 3 species (Redheads, Ring-neckeds and Scaup) are on the same small body of water. @ Millipede...as with many species, the more you see this species(even females), it will become easier to differentiate them. I always recommend using a field guide with true pics as well as one with drawings, as both have pros and cons, but used together can often give a clearer understanding of field marks, plumages, etc.
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