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  1. Thank you. There are many Towhees in the backyard so it is nice to see there is a new generation but I would never have guessed that this was one.
  2. I noticed this bird yesterday and I am not sure what it is. Thank you for your help.
  3. Great, thank you. I have just begun seeing the male at the feeder so this makes sense. I suspect I have seen them around quite a bit but I probably thought the male was a Towhee which I used to think was a strange-looking Robin.
  4. This bird was at a feeder in Portland, OR. I wish I had my camera but this is using my phone's zoom so it is pretty muddy. I feel as if I should know this bird but am drawing a blank. It is about the size of a Towhee with a yellowish cast to its breast. Thank you!
  5. These were taken in Portland, OR recently. I think the first photo shows an immature Golden-crowned Sparrow while the second is the adult. Thanks for your help.
  6. Thanks, that makes things clearer. I must be seeing Lesser Goldfinches all the time and rarely see an American Goldfinch. The squirrel proof feeder and the small nut/seed mix really helps draw in birds I have never seen before.
  7. Happy Holidays! 1 Townsends Warbler female or immature male. I had never heard of this bird and thought it was a Goldfinch. 2 and 3 Song Sparrow with the distinctively striped breast. I think that the rest are Goldfinches. I have seen them in a very pale greenish shade to a bright yellow. Thank you.
  8. Happy Holidays! These are photos mostly from the last week or so. The green hummer is from earlier this year. 1-3 Anna's Hummingbird given the location and season but they all look like different birds to me. The first picture is much clearer since this hummer is just hanging out in the tree waiting for the feeder to be refilled. They are usually moving so fast that all I get are blurry photos. 4 Downy Woodpecker female with a Chestnut-Backed Chickadee 5 Downy Woodpecker female 6 Downy Woodpecker male I have more bird ID questions but I will put them in another post. Thank you.
  9. Thank you. Looking through photos then this is a female or immature male? I am in a suburb of Portland.
  10. These are pretty bad photos but I am hoping someone knows what hummingbird this is anyway. It appears to be greenish with a little bit of white or light color on the end of the tail. Thank you.
  11. This is a small bird at the feeder in Portland, OR this week. When I saw it, I thought it was a Bewick's Wren but now have no idea what it is. There were two of them and I only saw them that one time. Thank you.
  12. Thank you! I was wondering if it was a sick Cackling Goose with some kind of skin/feather condition. Nice to know that I was completely wrong. ?
  13. Hello all, I wanted to see if I was identifying these birds correctly. That is, all except for the grey bird in the first photo. There was a Snow Goose in a flock of Cacklings and Canada Geese but I have not seen it in quite awhile. All photos were taken in Portland, Oregon at different times of the year. Thank you!
  14. Oh I see. Would these also be immature male Hooded Megansers?
  15. These comments ? . I am pretty near-sighted and know little about birds but I do know more than I did last year so that is something. I just saw this and thought, wow, that is the tiniest female Mallard ever.
  16. This bird shows up in the evening and perches on a tall tree. I was wondering if the brown-grey color indicates a juvenile. I also saw it catch and drop and then dive for (what I think is) the same fish over and over again. Is that normal behavior? It reminded me of a cat playing with a dead mouse. Thank you
  17. Hello all, I have seen large birds over this pond for awhile but was lucky enough to get some fuzzy pictures today. They move very fast. The first 3 pictures are of a mottled brown bird and the 4th and 5th pictures are of a bird with lots of white underneath. Can anyone tell me what they are? This is a pretty good sized pond that allows fishing and it seems particularly well-stocked with fish this year. Birds (Great Blue Herons and Cormorants mostly) and these birds are here often and they seem to be successful much of the time. Thank you!
  18. Thanks! I thought it was a Kingfisher at first since they hang out at this pond. I have never seen one of these and am on the lookout for the male.
  19. Near Portland, OR this week. It is from a distance with bad lighting and with a phone camera so the photos are not great. Beige crest on its head and a white underbelly. I saw a photo with a black and white duck next to one that looked like this so I assumed this was the female. Thanks for any help.
  20. Thank you. I never realized that mallards came in a variety of colors. I always assumed they were brown or with the green head.
  21. I think this is a Canada Goose but I do not know what the ducks are. The lighting is not great but the ducks seemed to be shades of mostly white, gray, light brown and black. Portland, OR today. Thank you!
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