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  1. I'm thinking leucistic, not albino, since you can see tints of brown and the eyes aren't pinkish red. I think looks good for house finch though, with the beak and the wings and all, but I'm no pro! So I would wait for others to rule in.
  2. Ahh hawks! Like you said, a hawk's gonna do what a hawk's gonna do. Thanks for the advice everyone! At least if there are hawks hanging around, I might get some cool pictures of them...
  3. I don't guess there's anything we can do to keep hawks away from the bird feeders, is there?
  4. That's a relief! Do you think this RTHA might be the same bird that came swooping under the deck? We have a bird feeder hung on a window under our deck that siskins and finches will eat from, but we kind of thought it might be a Cooper's Hawk bothering those birds, especially if Red-Tailed Hawks don't go after birds very often.
  5. Oh no, another hawk! I guess purple martin gourds in the spring might not be the best idea 😰 Thank you!
  6. Saw this hawk a couple weeks ago in central KY. There's a hawk that's been swooping around under our deck and eyeing the birds at the feeder, but I don't know if this is the same one. Help!
  7. Yes, I think 3 is the same bird as in 4, but I took these pictures a while ago, so I can't be sure. Thank you!!!
  8. I'm going to boost this in case anyone might be able to give a definitive ID. I wish I knew sandpipers!
  9. I think I posted these last summer, but there were a couple other pictures of sandpipers in the mix and I am still confused about these guys. Are 1 and 2 (two pics of the same bird) a Pectoral Sandpiper, and 3 and 4 Baird's Sandpipers? Taken last summer in central KY. 1. 2. 3. 4.
  10. Sorry guys, I reposted it in a different thread! This one can be ignored!
  11. Thanks! Yeah I should have worded that better 😅 I meant I was worried it was a goldfinch or something! Glad it wasn't - that's a lifer for me!
  12. Central KY this week. I haven't seen any pine siskins yet this year, so I'm worried it's a finch, but the beak and the coloration is making me think siskin.
  13. I agree. That short bill on the Downy in the first pic vs. the longer bill on the Hairy in the second pic, as well as the lack of spotting on the white HAWO tail feathers in the second pic. Great shots of both of them!
  14. Thanks everyone! I barely know anything about hawks, so I never would have guessed Sharp-shinned from this picture.
  15. Let's try this again! Southern KY hawk, hopefully with working pictures. Sorry about that!
  16. Oops, I tried to copy and paste from my gmail but I guess that doesn't work. Let me download them and I'll try again!
  17. Seen today in southern KY. Every field job I've ever had deals with songbirds, so I'm not even going to attempt to guess what kind of hawk this is!
  18. Ah, it was worth a shot. I'll get that purple finch someday. Thanks!
  19. Central KY today. There are lots of house finches around but I haven't seen any purple finches this winter.
  20. Saw this bird this morning in central KY. This bird was crawling up a tree like a nuthatch, with its body parallel to the tree. This was the only picture I got in the time it took me to grab my camera, and it looked like its back and wings were brown rather than the WBNU blueish-gray. Is it just a brownish nuthatch, or maybe a woodpecker? Or is it a brown creeper? ID may not be possible from this photo but any help is appreciated!
  21. Thanks guys! Once again the 70-300 lens makes a fun guessing game out of far away birds.
  22. Both seen in central KY a few days ago. I think they're a bluebird and a junco, but they're so blurry that I'd like someone else to confirm! 1. Bluebird 2. Junco
  23. Thanks guys! I didn't technically have a White-throated Sparrow on my life list before, so now I can add it!
  24. Hi guys, it's been a while! I need help IDing these birds I've seen around my birdfeeder in the past week here in Kentucky - mostly just confirmations. Thanks! 1. White-throated Sparrow? 2. Another WTSP, just with different plumage? 3. Both House Finches? 4. Possibly White-crowned Sparrow, but maybe just a House Sparrow? Not sure about this guy. 5. House Finch again?
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