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  1. Taken Feb.23, 2021 outside of St. Louis, MO. I saw this hawk fly low over a bicycle rider's head. Good sized but didn't get a shot off. Would have been neat to get the rider and bird in the same frame. Anyway it quickly came back and perched by the path for a bit and then flew off. My first thought was RSH. Then looking at the pics on the computer I decided it was a juvenile. I briefly thought of smaller hawks but looking at the 2 blurry pictures of it in flight it looks like it has patagials but no belly band. So I am now guessing juvenile red tail hawk. Thanks David R
  2. I was organizing my pictures and found these. I didn't remember that I got any pictures of this. A couple weeks after I saw this someone told me they had seen orioles in the same trees at that time. The tree is in a wooded park area a few yards from a lake if that matters. This is from mid May 2020 in the St. Louis, MO area. Baltimore Oriole?
  3. I saw this one today while kayaking in the St. Louis MO area. IBird and google image search didn't help. It was by itself. Thanks David IMG_1088tls by Aqua Tarkus, on Flickr
  4. Saw this bird today while kayaking in the St. Louis, MO area. I am thinking juvenile red shouldered hawk. I am not used to seeing them on water though. Sorry for the low quality. I use an old camera and lens while on the water and the weather was completely overcast with mist and sprinkles before I left. IMG_0974tls by Aqua Tarkus, on Flickr IMG_0978tls by Aqua Tarkus, on Flickr Thanks, David
  5. I have three questionables here. First Feb. 16, 2019 at Simpson Park, St. Louis County. I think it is a ring neck duck but they aren't supposed to be in this area. IMG_8900tls by Aqua Tarkus, on Flickr The second is a western grebe, maybe but they also aren't supposed to be here. 3/1/19 George Winter Park, St. Louis County IMG_9071tls by Aqua Tarkus, on Flickr I take these pictures while walking my dog. He was more interested in smelling something. I couldn't get to a better angle and this is the best I got. Is this enough to ID it as an American Kestral? 3/6/19 at Simpson Park. IMG_9255tls by Aqua Tarkus, on Flickr Thanks
  6. This is the best of several pictures taken today,Jan 23, outside of St. Louis, MO. From a distance I thought it was a RSH but up close the white speckles and general coloring looked wrong. The red shoulder wasn't really visible. It does appear in one of the flight pictures. So is it a red shouldered? Sorry for the low quality but the light was pretty bad this afternoon. IMG_8515comp by Aqua Tarkus, on Flickr
  7. Saw this a couple weeks ago on the beach at Myrtle Beach, SC. It is the only picture I got of this one. Worked on finding it with iBird without success. Would appreciate an ID. IMG_7232tls by Aqua Tarkus, on Flickr Thanks David R
  8. IMG_6273tls by Aqua Tarkus, on Flickr August 2018, St. Louis County MO
  9. Humph. This is why I hate juveniles and why I post for confirmation. I thought there was no way it could be a little blue heron. But after a little googling and an Sibleyguides.com article on this specific question I find it is a LBH. Half black bill vs mostly black bill and a touch of black at the tip of the tail. Also foraging behavior/location. Thanks
  10. IMG_6759+65 by Aqua Tarkus, on Flickr Seen in St. Louis County, MO on Sep. 5 at George Winter Park. I thought it looked too small for the usual great egret. Also didn't look quite right. Comparing pictures on Whatbird leads me to think juvenile snowy egret. I have only seen a couple of times here in about 9 years. Thanks David R
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