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Dan P

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  1. Yellow-headed Caracara on 5-22-2024 in Lomita, CA
  2. Taken on 4-24-2024 at Puddingstone Lake in San Dimas, CA. I don't have very good photos because it was straight up, high above me. But it seems like a very pale bird. My first thought was a vireo, but the bill seems too thin -- more like a warbler. Hopefully the bill, tail and the face/eye give enough clues that someone can identify it. If its a vireo, I would lean toward Cassin's. If its a warbler, I would think Lucy's. But I'm not sure about anything.
  3. Yellow-footed Gull Taken on 4-24-2024 at Puddingstone Dam in San Dimas, CA (Los Angeles County)
  4. That was my first thought based on shape, but I don't think I've ever seen a California Scrub-Jay with all that rust coloring on the breast and belly. Although, it was about a half hour before sundown, and at quite a distance, so the colors might not be accurate. Thanks.
  5. Taken 3-20-2024 above Lower Scholl Canyon Park in Glendale, CA.
  6. Where did you get that?
  7. I originally reported this as YBSA / RNSA, since that is how it has been reported by most others -- as recommended by Kimball Garrett to original finder Mark Scheel. However, I have decided to change my report to simply "sapsucker sp."
  8. In the book "National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America," regarding YBSA it notes: "a few adults show some reddish on nape."
  9. @DLecy > From my photos, you can't see that there are 2 or 3 red feathers on the nape. This seems to be the main reason people are considering this may be a hybrid. But even so, it has not been determined to be a hybrid. I just thought the folks here would be interested in seeing this bird and giving their thoughts on it. The bird was found at Castaic Lagoon (Los Angeles County) on 12-29-2023 by Mark and Janet Scheel. Below are some checklists that have photos showing the red feathers on the nape, along with some interesting comments -- for those who are interested: Mark and Janet Scheel -- 12-29-2023 >> https://ebird.org/checklist/S157456112 SVC CBC (Naresh Satyan) -- 12-30-2023 >> https://ebird.org/checklist/S157554353 Mark Scheel -- 12-31-2023 >> https://ebird.org/checklist/S157659079 Jeffrey and Mary Fenwick -- 1-1-2024 >> https://ebird.org/checklist/S157746890 Chef Ito -- 1-1-2024 >> https://ebird.org/checklist/S157747926
  10. No, it was seen in the morning. I was there in the afternoon. There were a bunch of people staking it out. It was finally seen again just after I left.
  11. Cackling Goose, Red-necked Grebe and Marsh Wren All taken 1-1-2024 at Castaic Lagoon, Los Angeles County.
  12. Haha. Yes. What would you say this bird is if you didn't know the background?
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