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Dan P

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  1. Taken 2-17-2021 at the Los Angeles River south of CA Hwy-2 overpass in Elysian Valley, CA.

    All these photos were taken within about 20 yards of each other in 5 different trees/shrubs.  I believe they are all the same species.

    There were a few identifiable Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warblers nearby.

    I'm thinking these are all Yellow-rumped Warblers, but I'm not confident.  If they are, the typical yellow patches and eye crescents are very muted.

    The pairs of photos in the same tree/shrub are the same bird (1st pair same, 2nd pair same, 3rd pair same).  Some of the photos may be the same bird in different trees.

    I don't have shots of the rump for any of these birds, but where you can see the underside, end of the tail, I think it looks good for YRWA.









  2. Taken 2-17-2021 at the Los Angeles River near Fletcher Dr. bridge in Atwater Village, CA.

    When I took this shot, I thought it was a Black-crowned Night Heron by it's size and stance.  But now I'm not so sure.  It's all brown, but doesn't have white spots on its back.  And it's head is quite bushy -- although it was a bit windy.

     Could this be anything other than BCNH ?


  3. Taken 2-15-2021 afternoon at Lower Scholl Canyon Park in Glendale, CA.

    Is the first one a Nuttall's woodpecker?

    And the second photo, I'm not even sure if it's a woodpecker.  This is the only shot I have of it and I didn't see or hear it otherwise.  There were several Acorn Woodpeckers about 50-75 yards away.  But I'm not sure about that brown-rust coloring on the wings and tail -- or if the tail stops at the end of the brown-rust, or continues for a couple more inches with a mottled appearance.



  4. Well I guess I've never seen a Pine Siskin taking a bath before.  He looks wonky.

    And I can see the Dark-eyed Junco now, but it doesn't look like any I've seen around here before.

    There were several Dark-eyed Junco's about 30 yards away from this one, but here they are and they look like the typical ones I see:




  5. Taken 2-11-2021 in Glendale, CA.

    I think the one with the Red-tailed is a crow, but I wouldn't be able to identify it by this photo or the few others that I have of it.

    The other I think is a raven, but I'm not sure.  I don't know if the small apparent wedge shape in the closed up tail is enough to ID it as a raven.



  6. Taken 2-11-2021 in the late afternoon in Glendale, CA.

    These are the first sparrows I've seen at my house other than White-crowned Sparrows.  These photos were taken within 15 minutes of each other.  They may or may not be the same bird.  I only saw one bird at a time -- coming out from some undergrowth.

    I'm thinking Song and/or Lincoln's.






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