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Mark F

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  1. My guess is that this is a Western Sandpiper coming into breeding plumage, but I'd appreciate your yea's or nay's. Thanks! EDIT: Sorry, forgot to add that this bird was seen today by San Francisco Bay.
  2. Hey that’s great! Short-billed Dowitcher is a lifer — thanks!
  3. I'm not a natural at identifying birds, and shore birds are my worst. I photographed these birds rummaging together yesterday by San Francisco Bay. Pretty sure the bigger one is a Whimbrel, but no idea about the smaller ones behind the Whimbrel and as a pair in the other photo. Seems their beaks are too short for Marbled Godwit and too long for anything else I can think of. Thanks for your help!
  4. Anna's Hummingbird and double-crested Cormorant.
  5. Thanks! Apologies for posting this in the wrong thread.
  6. Thanks to both. I thought that the white forehead on the first indicated non-breeding Common, but I see that’s not the case necessarily.
  7. I saw these two terns today by San Francisco Bay. I think they are Common and Forster's, but I'd sure like to hear what you think. Many thanks.
  8. Saw these grebes yesterday on San Francisco Bay. I'm pretty sure they're Clark's Grebes, except I'm a bit confused by the one with the "underbite". It's lower bill extends beyond the upper in the manner of a skimmer. Is this a deformity? Or perhaps an injury?
  9. Spotted Sandpiper (Identified by whatbird forum members)
  10. Thanks for the info and kind words, everyone! That's a lifer! Stay safe and well, all you kind people.
  11. Saw him or her this afternoon. Thanks for your help!
  12. Wow, took me ages to find any bird at all! Cool shot.
  13. Thanks! That’s a fascinating part of the world you live in. Haha, ravens huh. Now I have to give my daughter the opportunity to say, I told you so. She’ll love it. ?
  14. Trevor, To correct my list (thanks to people on the forum: not Anna’s but rather Costa’s Hummingbird; not American Kestral but rather Red-tailed Hawk. I also saw some Yellow-rumped Warblers in Indian Canyon; also what are probably House Finches.
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