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Everything posted by egosnell2002

  1. Downy, spotting on the outer tail feathers
  2. Personally I don't think there is many options here, if it doesn't have any obvious injuries then it is very likely going to be a window strike, and that means the injuries are internal, and it is likely concussed. I don't think a rehabber (or anything else) can help in a situation like this, just have to hope it's not as bad as it looks! If it's warm you could try leaving it in a protected/sheltered area outside like a bush, but if it's nasty out then it might be better to keep it in a dark box, and see if it perks up. At this point it might just be giving this poor guy the most peaceful environment to pass away in, unfortunately! Thanks for looking out for your local wildlife!
  3. Your bird is an adult (possibly male) dark-eyed junco. It probably hit a window and got stunned, chances are if it's in this state it won't survive, but the fact you said it was able to fly up into a tree is hopeful. There's a green tab at the top of the forum for bird identification that could help you with this. Poor little guy!
  4. The Scaup are Lesser, and agreed on Ring-necked female.
  5. It's a Rufous/Allen's, so you probably know better geographically which is more likely to occur. The throat marking are the Gorget being molted in for breeding season!
  6. The colouring of the underwings isn't black first of all, the lighting is pretty bad and that could be throwing you off. The head is really messy and smudgy, but I could see this as a Glaucous-winged Gull, or probably a hybrid Glaucous-winged x Herring or California
  7. Assuming nothing looks nearly identical to Tennessee in Belize, these are Tennessee Warblers.
  8. I would be comfortable calling this a Hoary I think, the bill is on the larger side, but everything else matches up quite nicely. A shot of the rump would be nice to look at though.
  9. 1) Agreed on it not being a Mallard, could be a mallard but a teal sp is possible too, more photos would indeed help 2) I was thinking maybe Starlings? 3) Agreed
  10. I'm confident it's not a Sharp-shinned, and reasonably confident it's a Cooper's. It does appear pretty bulky though, I suppose a Red-shouldered is possible, but I think Cooper's is a pretty safe bet. Yay for accurate eBird data!
  11. I think that they're Herring/Ring-billed over Franklin's, but not be IDable to that level
  12. Might just be me, but I don't see an image attached
  13. I like Cooper's for this one, but it's pretty tough to tell.
  14. Yeah I'd say Common on that one too. Dark wingtips, and very slim overall.
  15. Just so you know, it was seriously considered by the ABA to split the two subspecies, and was supported by many birders. They are very likely different species, so you may as well learn how to separate them now and stay ahead of the curve!
  16. Yes, both Yellow Warblers. The first is a little misleading, the bird is puffed up, and the white feathers are actually down feathers underneath it's regular yellow plumage coming through. Orange crowned wouldn't show this much yellow, especially in this intensity, as well as on the head and back.
  17. All I can say for sure is that it's proportionally pretty stretched, which is a good thing for Golden. I'm pretty sure primary projection isn't really a feature for AGPL vs BBPL, but it is a more reliable way to separate it from the other two Golden Plovers, at least that I know of. If Golden is more common in Arkansas, I'd have no problem counting this. Another thing I find useful (sometimes) for Plover separation is that Black-bellies will often prefer wetter areas then Goldens, which like bone dry fields. Not to say I haven't seen Golden on the coast and Black-bellied inland though...
  18. Structurally I think it looks good for American Golden, the bill is hard to judge in this, but the contrasting supercilium is also good for Golden. If it was me, although most features seem good for Golden, I'd be uncomfortable counting it. I don't know how common Golden Plover is in Arkansas, but here it's reasonably uncommon.
  19. I see what you mean, looks sort of like a basic plumaged spotted sandpiper with that spur. I think it's just a little smudgier of a bird, nothing abnormal. And agreed on the Red-tail.
  20. Wow! Even bigger than a Harpy! You get better at judging bird sizes with more experience, just from looking at the same birds over and over again, but it's still really hard with loan birds. I personally find this especially hard with loan accipters, I'll think it's either tiny or huge, and it will come by close and turn out to be the opposite species. Always hard to judge, especially birds in flight!
  21. No no no, I was complimenting, again, another example of how hard meaning is to convey through the computer!
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