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  1. Taken on 4-29-2021 in the morning at Bear Divide in Angeles National Forest (between Canyon Country and Lake View Terrace, CA).  Ongoing migration count and banding station.

    I was photographing a Lazuli Bunting, and along comes this intruder.  Is it identifiable?

    2021-04-29_Bear_Divide_3469_w.jpg

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  2. Taken on 4-29-2021 in the morning at Bear Divide in Angeles National Forest (between Canyon Country and Lake View Terrace, CA).  Ongoing migration count and banding station.

    The best I can come up with on this one is a female Lazuli Bunting.  There were several male LAZB seen that day.

    The first image is the original photo, just cropped.  The second image is upsized to 200% and shadows lightened.

    2021-04-29_Bear_Divide_3391_w.jpg

    2021-04-29_Bear_Divide_3391_w2.jpg

  3. Thanks everyone.  That's another new one for me.  That makes 7 new species that have been identified from my photos from yesterday -- and I still have several more to ID.  

    I went to a migration counting and banding operation for the first time.  It was great to see how that all works.  I was amazed at how they could immediately identify the passerines in flight.  I have to take pictures, then come home and do research to identify most of them -- even the ones sitting still.

    If anyone wants to see my partial checklist, its here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S86692306

    And feel free to let me know if I've mis-identified any with photos (or without photos if you're that good).

  4. Taken on 4-29-2021 in the morning at Bear Divide in Angeles National Forest (between Canyon Country and Lake View Terrace, CA).  Ongoing migration count and banding station.

    I know everyone says you need to see the tail feathers to distinguish female/immature Rufous from an Allen's.  So that's what I've got, but I don't know exactly what I'm looking for.  My feeling is a Rufous, but I can't say why.

    2021-04-29_Bear_Divide_4273_w.jpg

  5. Taken on 4-26-2021 in the late afternoon in a residential backyard in Glendale, CA.

    This is the first Kingbird I've seen in my backyard.  And just when I thought I was getting good at identifying kingbirds, I'm questioning myself about this one.

    All photos are the same bird.

    2021-04-26_Balcony_3234_w.jpg

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  6. Taken on 4-25-2021 in the afternoon above the LA River near Glendale Narrows Riverwalk, Glendale, CA.

    I was able to identify some Northern Rough-winged Swallows and Barn Swallows flying in the same area, but not sure if this is a swallow or a swift.  The two pics are not necessarily the same bird -- nor same species for that matter.

    2021-04-25_LA_River_(RivWalk)_2439_w.jpg

    2021-04-25_LA_River_(RivWalk)_2446_w.jpg

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