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Posted Monday at 02:43 AM
On 8-5-2022, I went to Malibu Lagoon in Malibu, CA for the first time. It was only the second time I had been to a coastal location. I got at least eight new lifers (unless I've misidentified anything):
Snowy Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Black-bellied Plover, Ruddy Turnstone
Elegant Tern, Heerman's Gull, Pelagic Cormorant and Brown Pelican.
in Help Me Identify a North American Bird
Posted Saturday at 11:09 PM
Taken on 8-5-2022 at Malibu Lagoon, Malibu, CA.
I think this is a phalarope, but what species?
Posted Saturday at 10:50 PM
Edited Saturday at 10:52 PM by Dan P
Taken on 8-5-2022 at Malibu Lagoon, Malibu, CA
I don't know if this might be an oiled bird, or if not, what species of cormorant it is.
I think the last photo is the same bird as the first two. The last one was taken 4 hours later, but in the same small area at the far west of the lagoon, and it was the only cormorant there both times.
There were many DCCOs on the island out in the middle of the main part of the lagoon.
Posted July 20
Posted July 7
@DLecy, thanks for the info and the ID.
I understand that different camera perspectives and different postures of the bird can make the tail look longer or shorter with respect to the wings. Attached is another photo of the same bird. I think these photos clearly show that the tail is not longer than the wingtips in a perched position for this bird. So I would take it that it means not all Anna's Hummingbirds have tails longer than the wingtips when perched -- and therefore not diagnostic for Anna's.
Posted July 6
Taken on 6-30-2022 in Glenoaks Canyon, Glendale, CA
For a Calypte species, if the tail does not extend beyond the wingtips, does that mean it is a Costa's no matter what sex or age?
Posted July 5
Posted July 1
Okay, thank you. I appreciate it.
Here are a couple more photos if they help.
Someone else suggested Lazuli Bunting.
Posted June 30
Taken on 6-16-2022 in Glenoaks Canyon, Glendale, CA.
Posted June 24
I should have been able to recognize that. It just looked so goofy that I couldn't think about the features that it had.
Posted June 23
Taken on 5-30-2022 at Lake Cuyamaca in San Diego County, CA
Posted June 22
I think I've got a Purple Martin and would like confirmation -- since it would be a lifer for me.
Posted June 21
Taken on 5-26-2022 on the Los Angeles River at Willow St., Long Beach, CA.
I've never seen a Caspian Tern before, but I think that's what all these are.
The first 3 photos are the same individual. The last two may be other individuals.
Do I have a lifer?
Posted June 18
At the Grebe races...
I want to show you a couple of photos from there same location taken on 2-3-2022 when there were 5 of them there. I think the smallest bird in the foreground of the first photo walked ahead of the other 4 that are in the second photo. Is the largest one with the biggest "grin" a Snow Goose?
Posted June 16
Taken in the late afternoon on 5-25-2022 at Santa Fe Dam Rec. Area in Irwindale, CA.
These 3 small white geese were amongst a group of about 25-30 domestic geese.
I'm pretty sure the smallest one is a Ross's Goose. The other two I'm not sure if they are two Snow Goose, a Snow Goose and a Snow X Ross's Goose, or two Snow X Ross's Goose -- or something else.
What do you think?
Posted June 15
23 hours ago, Bird-Boys said:
It's about time! Thanks.
Posted June 6
On 6/4/2022 at 8:02 PM, IKLland said:
Los Angeles River, Willow Street, Long Beach on 5-26-2022.
Posted June 4