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  1. Numbers 1 and 2 are likely the same bird but i had to enhance No. 2 in order to get anything. My first thought was that these were goldfinch but the bill is not right for that. Number 3 is different. Thank you for your help 1 IMG_9029 small by Jim Carscadden, on Flickr 2 IMG_9024 small by Jim Carscadden, on Flickr 3 IMG_8996 small by Jim Carscadden, on Flickr
  2. these are several from Central Florida (Ocala to Lake Hamilton area). All take in mid January 2019, The first a Little Blue Heron I believe. I believe the second and third are different birds but could not swear to it.. The fourth bird was taken a few minutes later and I believe it to be different from 2 or 3. The last - number 5 - is a Great Blue Heron - a bit disheveled. Any confirmations corrections or ID greatly appreciated 1 IMG_9377 small by Jim Carscadden, on Flickr 2 IMG_9358 small by Jim Carscadden, on Flickr 3 IMG_9353 small by Jim Carscadden, on Flickr 4 IMG_9340 small by Jim Carscadden, on Flickr 5 IMG_9417 small by Jim Carscadden, on Flickr
  3. I too would have thought the middle scaup was differente.... head seems smaller - less of a forehead and eye differently placed in head - BUT it may all be camera angle and would not disagree with BirdNuts
  4. saw these early July 201 in Baltimore County Marland......am sure the first two are the same bird. Not sure about the third pic..taken the next day and coloring seems different.. I believe they may be house wrens but would like confirmation or correction First wren2 by Jim Carscadden, on Flickr same bird wren1 by Jim Carscadden, on Flickrcou taken next day ...possible different possible wren by Jim Carscadden, on Flickr thank you
  5. I stand corrected ..one of the pictures was of a brewers blackbird..the others are buried...so until i find them..if i find them - boat tail it is. I did look a the link you provided and agreee
  6. those eyes...would not expect them to be as piercing yellow on a boat tail and i do have some pics of dark common
  7. Agree with Blue Tit but the one i got was in Scotland . Yes Location and time of year a great help
  8. deleted my first response after i re read the OP post yes tri color
  9. you are quite welcome....these were high in the sky when i saw them...perhaps half a dozen or more...bit did not see any males...at least none with the orange/red throat pouch. One other thing about then that sets them off a bit is the "hooked" bill.....
  10. agree with female boat tailed grackle...browner than a female common and if not a trick of lighting the eyes look more brown than the pale yellow on would expect on the common. (or Great Taile but they have not been seen east of Mississippi in years)
  11. this is a picture (long zoom) of a juvenile Magnifcent Frigatebird i show in 2016 in the everglades at almost exactly this time of year - early Dec. it has the coloring described but several things about the phot used....was the neck as long as that shown in the photo - if so not likely a frigatebird. Was the beak as thin...if so not likely a wood stork.. the female frigate bird looked much like this except the head was black on the female Magnificant Frigate Bird juvenile (2) (640x428) by Jim Carscadden, on Flickr
  12. i am no expert but looking at it again and again...I do think the shadows are playing tricks on me...not hard to do at all... So i bow to your call..both Pine
  13. on two..shadows may be in the way ..but prairie possible...but wait for more expert opinion
  14. welcome but i will differ this one....gulls confound me too but interesting mix you have there
  15. and remember one caption that I would swore to use again here i had this wonderful shot of tree and a bird flew across it - oh I have had my share of those..
  16. you may have the first sighting there then...looked at eBird and there have been no sightings near Kittanning (2013-2018) https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Golden_Eagle/maps-sightings
  17. oh dear....i would have supposed downy...the beak does not seem long enough in comparison with its head and the "forehead" is blunter..not as sloped as the Hairy. But on the other hand i do not see any dark bars or spots on the tail feathers. Will also presume this was taken in Colorado...my guide says Rocky Mountain bird have less spotting on the wings...as is the case here. But it says that for both hairy and downy..so no help there...mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm one thing i can be fairly sure of...smiling..it is female
  18. fyi....i take the picturs...large 5-10 MB) but not raw...then resize then using the Microsoft photo gallery. That smaller pic i up load to flicker...free account to members of WhatBird or used to be. once on flicker i can import them back to WhatBird without a problem.....fingers crossed..but there are probably many ways to do this same thing Edit...oh i have a Canon T3i but do not use RAW....have had the camera a while now but just have never seen the need for the pics I take....
  19. this will not ID this bird exactly but I have seen all sorts of Muscovy ducks so it it does not exactly what you have found online...that in my opinion would not rule it out. For me the bill area is the best field mark...red and "wrinkled"
  20. thank you for the precise location ...looking at the Cornell site and the sightings map - it is interesting that just north of the convention center it does not show any sightings but at the convention center plenty
  21. this from another "luddite" - 70+ years old and just getting into birding the last oh 5 years or so. I do not have a smartphone but see the day when one will be required to survive ! I do have a dumbphone and get kidded about it all the time, ( oh be the way..it worked in parts of Canada where the smart phones didnt...could be the carrier but...grinning. That said I have not found field guides of any type all that useful in the field...perhap I am going about the wrong way but find taking pictures then opening them on my computer the best way for me to ID then....I do use a "field guide" then and the Internet...in the comfort of my home - there will be times when even that does not work so am doubtful that a mini book would work. I found Whatbird and think that the most amazing thing ever. Can post a picture and in minutes (usually) I have an answer that I then check once more on my less that field handy "field guide" Soooooooooooooooo guess I would say. I for one would not use a mini book field guide as I do not find the present less then field handy books useful to me. But as a last thing I would like to add that I did not pick up on any disrespect from the administrator...my wife does tell me I have the sensitivity of a rock but still..
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