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Mark F

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  1. Hi all, Could I get your opinion on whether these are Yellow-rumped Warbler? One is fighting off a Lesser Goldfinch. Thanks, Mark
  2. Thank you both so much! I never cease to be grateful for the knowledge and generosity of people on this site.
  3. A friend took these photos with an iPhone near Monterrey within the last two days. I'm guessing the first is a Long-billed Curlew (please correct me if I'm wrong), but I'm not sure about the other. Many thanks for your help!
  4. Anna's Hummingbird standing guard above our feeder.
  5. That's a great education, Tony. Thank you so much for this thoughtful and well-explained reply! Mark
  6. The photo from All About Birds (copied below) shows a white/dark banding pattern on both sides of the tail from rump to tip. I don't see this in my photo. Could just be the angle or the way the tails are (or are not) displayed.
  7. Hi all, I'd appreciate it if you could let me know whether this is a Bewick's Wren. It looks pretty good to me, except for the lighter markings on the outer tail feathers which don't quite match what I see on the Cornell "All About Birds" site. Thanks! Mark
  8. This elegant Brown Pelican has a fishing lure caught in its right wing, as shown in one of these photos (taken by my daughter). International Bird Rescue in the Bay area has been made aware.
  9. Seen a couple of days ago near SF Bay. Is it a female House Sparrow? Sorry, I know this should be easy.
  10. Yes, that sounds right. I guess they gotta start small. WhatFish — I like it! ? Thanks!
  11. Hi all, Seen today by SF Bay. I apologize that I am asking for help in identifying this Great Egret’s lunch rather than the bird itself. It seems to be some kind of flatfish, but I am amazed that it is so small. Many thanks, Mark
  12. You can still make your trip with some optimism. This Greater Roadrunner was seen TODAY!!! in Oakland, sister city to San Francisco on the other side of the Bay. Sighting and photo by Scott Gottesman, with thanks to Steve Buffi for bringing this to my attention.
  13. I guess you mean Greater Yellowlegs. Oh, I see. I was thinking it had a short neck, but the head is just pulled in close to the body. Thanks!
  14. This one's got me stumped (as is so often the case). Your help much appreciated!
  15. This bird was seen a few days ago by San Francisco Bay. I think it's "just" a Herring Gull, but I'd appreciate your input. Thanks!
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