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  1. 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. 😄
  2. 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!
  3. Oh I see. Would these also be immature male Hooded Megansers?
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Thank you. I never realized that mallards came in a variety of colors. I always assumed they were brown or with the green head.
  10. 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!
  11. I thought all birds that looked like this were Canada Geese. Now that I know about Cacklings, I think that is what these are. They are smaller, have shorter bills and shorter necks. Am I understanding this correctly? Thanks!
  12. Thank you! I looked it up and was expecting a Snow Goose to have orange bill and legs but these seemed to be brown.
  13. Does anyone know what this is? It really stands out in a crowd.
  14. Thank you. This morning the rabbit was gone so maybe junior finally went back and picked it up.
  15. Yes this was from today. If I had seen just the light colored one, I would have thought it was a Cooper's Hawk. Like this photo from a few years ago in the same location. Today, the dark hawk flew down to the lower perch and the lighter one flew into the trunk of the tree where it is split. Seeing the dark red tail is very common. The light one not at all.
  16. Great thanks. Here are the two of them. Looks like junior just killed a rabbit, sadly, and left it on the ground having been scared by humans walking onto the deck. Seems that the other one is telling junior to go back and get it.
  17. Hello everyone, I was hoping someone could id these birds. They were sitting on the same tree with the darker one sitting above and shouting or calling down to the other one. I was wondering if they were related or if they were not and were arguing with each other.
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