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Everything posted by egosnell2002

  1. Are those the same bird? Personally I'd lean Tennessee on the first one, and Orange-crowned on the second. I don't have experience with the lutescens subspecies, but I have quite a bit of experience with Tennessee's. That first picture is really playing with me, but overall the colour and face seem more Tennessee to me. Good discussion!
  2. 1. Yep! 2. Looks like a White-throated actually 3. Beak says Crow for me
  3. Agreed with Tennesee. Orange-crowned don't show as much of a supercilium, and overall are a different colour, especially the head. This bird is a straight olive. It's hard to see the undertail in these photos, but in the few parts I can see it, it looks white to me. Definitely agree with Tennessee.
  4. I've never experienced their eye colour first hand, but all the online pictures show a reddish-brown colour
  5. You know what, after looking even harder at it, and talking with some friends, I've decided I think it's just a Franklin's missing the eye arcs.
  6. Oh ok. I guess that sort of is a feature, but on winter there's a lot more white. I tend to go off giss (general impression of size and shape), colour and tail. Winter's are very compact and round, with a tiny tail that's often cocked up, overall winter are much darker as well. Sedge is cleaner above and below, and they have fine streaking running lengthwise down their back. Instead of brown, I find them to be more of a light straw colour, which is pretty uniform across their whole body, except some pretty clean white on the underparts. Sometimes Marsh and Sedge can a be a little tricky to separate, but Sedge is much lighter, and shows different back patterning, and a less bolded supercilium. Once you get the hang of it, wrens aren't so bad. Hope this helped for the future!
  7. With a big bill like that, Black-bellied. Golden are very dainty in appearance, and have a dark cap that really contrasts with their supercilium (eyebrow), so they have a very distinct facial pattern. I usually find their back appears a bit more golden as well. Habitat can actually be a very good indication as well, I've never seen a Golden Plover near big water, always dry fields, although I'm sure it could happen.
  8. Do you mean the white speckles near the shoulder? Like towards the front of the bird? Those are pin feathers it looks like, which means it's mostly likely done a partial molt, for what reason I don't know!
  9. Light morph first year Ferruginous. Also keep in mind for the future, that there is 3 Humboldt counties in the USA!
  10. Oh, all this time I didn't realize that you were even requesting an ID... But as Aveschapines said, you got it right!
  11. Doesn't fit anything else I know, so I'd say it looks fine for a young male.
  12. Oh yeah, that works better. I've only ever seen one female, so I thought I could just skip it!
  13. Might not be IDable... Did you take it through a window or something? Or are the light parts actually part of the bird? Something seems very unnatural to me about what's light and what's not... Might be a red-tail, but again I don't know if I could call anything off of this pic.
  14. Yeah I was thinking young Baltimore Oriole as well. Makes sense to be visiting a jelly feeder as well. They have lots of plumages, so make sure to look through lots before you're sure!
  15. Best fit I can find is Amethyst-throated Hummingbird.
  16. There is a sister website to AllAboutBirds also run by Cornell called neotropical birds, here's the link for GCHW: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/gocwoo1/overview
  17. Not an Allen's, might take me a few minutes in my guide...
  18. What do you mean? As in there's no profile page for it? It's a Mexican an endemic (one of my favourites from my trip!), so that would be why.
  19. I don't really see anything that suggests domestic here. Seems good as a natural leucistic to me!
  20. Formerly considered the same species, but was split in 2010 from Winter Wren into Winter Wren and Pacific Wren. They're very hard to tell apart except by song, range is definitely the most reliable way to ID them. That link HamRHead sent will probably say lots more! But yeah it's confusing, older guides will only have Winter Wren in it!
  21. Yes- Cooper's. Goshawk have extremely dense, blotchy streaking that extends well past the legs.
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