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  1. 1 hour ago, gpoole said:

    Halifax, Nova Scotia this morning. I grabbed a couple of quick photos of this bird soaring overhead while trout fishing. I'm thinking Sharpie. Thanks.



    I don't know what your hawk has in its talons, but it looks like it might have stolen the tennis ball off these gulls. 😁


    On 4/17/2024 at 4:51 PM, PaulK said:

    Wish you could have seen the amount of squabbling over this tasty morselΒ DSCN9431.thumb.JPG.a57645b088c627cc1c4b2f85121c3146.JPG


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  2. 1 hour ago, Dino1175 said:

    should I leave them alone?

    Welcome to Whatbird @Dino1175.Β  It is in the best interest of the bird if you leave it alone. Young birds are not strong flyers and will often need time to recuperate their strength between flights. The parents are probably close by and can help the bird far better than any human input could, if needed. My advice is give the bird lots of space and watch from a distance.

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  3. 4 hours ago, Avery said:

    An oddly tricky bird to spot, this species can be identified easily by voice, or by what its name describes. Of its North American family members, its breeding range extends the farthest north.Β 


    Black-billed Cuckoo?

  4. BRDL 816

  5. 1 hour ago, jayD said:

    three out of four made it through the winter


    At first glance I didn't know what I was looking at and then I zoomed in. My second glance focused on the left, most recognizable of the three post toppings, but I was left questioning myself why anyone would mount a stuffed toy condor on a stump or fence post. It wasn't until I looked past the bald head and white collar of the condor that I saw the halloween pumpkin below. πŸ˜„

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  6. BRDL 815

  7. 3 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

    Yellow-rumped.Β  Definitely has YRWA in it though.


    2 hours ago, kansabirdguy said:

    I agree. I can't see this as a normal MYWA that is just overexposed.

    I'm not sure if I was looking at a possible hybrid bird, or a possible hybrid photo. The sudden blurriness of the undertail in an otherwise sharp photo just looks off to me. The photo definitely raises a lot of questions, unfortunately I have no answers.

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  8. 11 minutes ago, kansabirdguy said:

    Nope. So far no one has been close. The Great Horned Owl is on the path other than the one that will lead to the answer (the two paths that I mentioned have to do with different senses.)

    Northern Goshawk?Β 

  9. 1 hour ago, kansabirdguy said:

    Don't even try to sneak up on this bird .... Odds are certainly against your being successful.

    1 hour ago, kansabirdguy said:

    This could lead to two lines of answers but only one will lead you in the right directionπŸ™‚

    Eastern Kingbird?

  10. 2 hours ago, Greyhawk said:

    That the Roadrunner is not passerine?

    Yes, I overlooked the family connection until I re-read it after I had already posted. I thought that highlighting that part of your clue when I quoted you would have made my mistake obvious.

  11. 13 hours ago, Greyhawk said:


    Among many other interesting eccentricities, this passerine bird, like ducks, molts all its flight feathers at the same time, rendering it incapable of flight for a period.

    Im not sure anyone would notice if the Greater Roadrunner moulted all it's flight feathers all at once since they don't usually fly, but that's my guess since I have no other ideas.


    Never mind, I see my mistake.

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