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birdbrain22

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  1. Just realized this was from 1 1/2 years ago...
  2. Looks good for and I agree with Caspian Gull... Regionally, the only other real option in June is Black-headed(which it certainly is not)
  3. I think immature Bateleur here...just holding head feathers flat..
  4. Looks like a 3rd winter Yellow-legged to me.
  5. Agreed.... nice comparisons there.
  6. Red-tailed for me too. Side note: I've seen plenty of Osprey on the ground(usually feeding but not always.)
  7. I was taking it as many tree-tree jaunts/flights... I've seen them move between 2 or 3... but not more than that. Doesn't mean it does not happen of course. And I guess the OP could mean chasing, when it was "chasing" but really basically hopping from one tree to another... who knows.
  8. Sorry, I missed the tree-tree part... a gull will not be landing in a tree at all. Green Herons would probably not be moving tree-tree-tree also. Rock Dove seems a good choice.
  9. I am gonna suggest a Green Heron... bright orange legs and feet. They Greenish color sometimes can look gray in the lighting. https://identify.whatbird.com/obj/32/identification/Green_Heron.aspx
  10. Don't think I saw the full crown until we started banding them. Here is a pic from 2014...
  11. A tough pic... but agree definitely not a Solitary though. I guess Western and Least are good options.
  12. Agree with Louisiana here... for same reasons as above. Added info(but not any way to make an ID)...They also start arriving in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast earlier then Northern Waterthrushes do.
  13. Agree with Surfbirds. Saw them last year on business trip to San Fran and was surprised at how big/chunky they are... never had a need to look them up prior..
  14. @Charlie Spencer I thought I had quoted your post in my reply... and I do not know if or how I can add it after the fact. The article used a Mockingbird in the video. They don't always switch to many songs. I've had some get stuck on a certain species and just keep repeating it. My use of "mimic" was for any bird that mimics. I, like you ,have been caught my times by a Blue Jay doing spot on Copper's, Red-shouldered and Red-tailed Hawks... that unless I actually saw the Blue Jay making the call, I would not have believed it at the time. These are not the only species that mimic... It is also known that some species of warblers do other species calls. And Black-billed and Yellow-billed Cuckoos have been known to do each others calls as well. One theory is species nesting nearby may be unintentionally "teaching" their songs to young of other species nearby. In regards to Is that a real bird?.... I can say that at our banding station, we sometimes play a passerine song(often a rarer species), owl or other species call...and I have heard numerous accounts of birders saying they just heard such and such species calling and it shows up on their ebird list when they only heard our recording.Honestly I really don't care... just pointing out that it does happen. I have also been caught a number of times over the years of times hearing a bird calling further up the path to find a from their birder playing whatever species I was hearing from their phone. Again... just pointing out that it does happen.
  15. Not in Europe/Asia... it would be a Common. My other thoughts are: 1) I think Curlew Sand... but I would like to see another shot of the bill. 2) Common Sand 3) I think they are Greenshanks 4) Look like Curlew Sands with a Caspian Plover,(i think... can't make it into any other plover on Georgia) 5) Eurasian Oystercatchers w/ (not sure but I think) Marsh Sands Might be good to post on Birdforum.net as most there are from Europe/Asia and have more experience with those species.
  16. This relates..some mimics are very good... . https://www.audubon.org/news/are-you-listening-bird-mimic-or-real-deal
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