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  1. Having a hard time pegging this one. I have a feeling it is going to end up being an Eastern Phoebe, but it doesn't look right to me. Taken yesterday in East Texas (Tyler).
  2. Heard this loud song whilst driving by. Had a yellow chest and appeared to have a brown streak near center of breast. Back feathers appeared brownish. I did not have my binoculars and could not stop for longer observation. Any help would be appreciated. Seen in East Texas (Van Zandt County) yesterday. Thanks! 76BDAC48-B330-493D-8813-F0A939A9F8CC.MOV
  3. Taken today in East Texas (Tyler): I think the bright orange is good for Baltimore, but there has been an influx of Orchard Oriole sightings in the area. My first time seeing either. Requesting confirmation. Thank you!
  4. Taken in East Texas (Tyler) yesterday. I apologize about the photo quality etc., etc.... (will spare you the story about why they are so bad). I have limited experience observing both species. Did not get a good look at this one, but then dismissed it as an Indigo Bunting when I saw several Indigo Buntings around the feeders this morning. However, looking back at this picture, it appears this one may have rufous wingbars and a larger beak than the Indigo's i observed this morning. Enough here to say for sure one way or the other? Thank you!
  5. Taken this morning in East Texas (Tyler). Almost certain on the ID, but this is a would-be lifer, and looking for confirmation. Thanks!
  6. Yes--I took several. This was only the second time I've seen them, the other time being in Austin, Texas last week. They are pretty sharp.
  7. I took this in Abilene, Texas this week. The only thing I can come up with is it is a Red-Tailed Hawk because of its sheer size, but it does not look like any RTH I've ever seen (I'm from East Texas). Could it be a subspecies I'm just not familiar with? Actually larger than any RTH I've seen and its neck looks so long! (Sorry for the poor quality of the images, I took this from a highway roadside after pulling a U-ie and pulling out my camera to capture this a couple of seconds before it flew off.
  8. I was in Abilene, Texas earlier this week and found several shore birds and ducks feeding at the dam/spillway there. I rarely see shorebirds and am still blowful at ID'ing them, even after staring at field guides. These may be only two birds. Thank you!
  9. Oh wow. Very familiar with Eastern Phoebes, but guess I don’t have enough experience seeing them from behind. Was sure this was something else based on the first pic. Thank you.
  10. I have such little experience with Flycatchers, was hoping for help with an ID. Saw this little one perched on a limb when it dove down at some flying insects. I believe the bird in the second photo is same as the first. Seen 3/14/19 in Tyler, Texas.
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