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Mark F

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  1. I was able to identify most birds that I saw in Costa Rica, but not this one. Taken just a few days ago right on the hotel grounds and at sea level. Apologies for the poor-quality photo. Thanks in advance!
  2. Here‘s an audio file (.wav) as an attachment in case people are reluctant to follow a link. This was recorded the day after the one linked above. 2023-04-11 2152.wav
  3. A large flock of birds kept up a constant banter around our ship throughout the night last night. It was way too dark and they weren’t close enough to see clearly, but they appeared to be white-ish. I recorded them (Dropbox link attached) in the hope that someone could ID 2023-04-10 2312.wav . Merlin identifies them as Royal Terns. Sure enough, I see there is a year-round population along the California coast south of Los Angeles where we are. Please have a listen and let me know if you concur. Thanks! 2023-04-10 2312.wav https://www.dropbox.com/s/3dte0njqzue7y9j/Night birds.m4a?dl=0
  4. Funny, it ran just fine when I first uploaded, but now it has to be coaxed to run on my iPhone and won't run at all on my lap top.
  5. This video was shot today in the SF Bay Area. I haven’t seen this bird all summer, but have spotted it at least three times in the last couple of weeks. It’s quite small, but bigger than a Least or Western Sandpiper. Thanks! https://forums.whatbird.com/index.php?/forum/2-help-me-identify-a-north-american-bird/&do=add# 66B9ED9E-B080-435F-85B9-DDF02AA4F465.MOV
  6. Sorry for the poor photo. Seen yesterday in SF Bay Area. Thanks!
  7. Many, many thanks to all for your comments and insights!
  8. A similar photo, in case it helps. Someone with a good sense of humor has suggested “trouser hawk”.
  9. I pulled this off my NextDoor feed, shot recently in the SF Bay Area. So far, this bird has been identified as a brown eagle (yes, you read that right ), adolescent golden eagle, Swainson’s hawk, juvenile female red-tailed hawk, peregrine falcon and Cooper’s hawk. The person who appears to be most knowledgeable is saying juvenile female red-tailed hawk. Your thoughts, please.
  10. Thank you so much! That's great. It buzzed my sister-in-law a foot above her head in its hurry to escape some belligerent Bluejays. Mark
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