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  1. 10 minutes ago, Birding Boy said:

    Any other shots of #11? I think it is a Song Sparrow, but its tough to tell. Not many other options though.

    Only one other frame of #11, but it is essentially identical.  I realized I needed to go to manual focus to get through the twigs, but by the time I did, the bird took off.

  2. Taken 12-25-2020 in the afternoon near Haskell Creek in the Sepulveda Basin, Van Nuys, CA.

    I hardly ever get sparrows at my house -- only an occasional White-crowned.  And the places I normally go, if I see any its only two or three.  But on Christmas day I found where all the sparrows hang out.  I may have seen 50 to 100.

    Of the attached photos, I believe they are all Savannah, except for the 3rd one a Song, and the last one (no. 11) I have no idea.  But some of those that I've identified as Savannah may actually be Song.

    Comments please.

     

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  3. Wow!  I hit the jackpot.  Besides those 3 species, I also photographed a Red-Tailed Hawk and American Kestrel on the same day/place.  First time I had been to that spot -- about a half a mile away from the lake where I usually go.  And that's my first Sharpie identified, although I think I may have an old photo of one.

    Thanks Tony.  I appreciate it.

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  4. Taken 12-25-2020 near Haskell Creek at Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve, Van Nuys, CA.

    I've got a few raptors to identify.  One or more of these photos may be the same bird that was identified as a Cooper's Hawk a couple days ago.  However, that photo and each of these were separated by time and distance.

    2020-12-25_Haskell_Creek_5393.jpg

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  5. Taken on 2020-11-14 in the late afternoon at the Los Angeles River, near Sunnynook Foot Bridge, Atwater Village, CA.

    Are all of these immature Red-shouldered Hawks?

    1 & 2 are the same bird taken at 4:37 pm

    3 & 4 are the same bird taken at 5:09 pm

    5 & 6 are the same bird taken at 5:16 pm

    There were 6 minutes when the bird on the cable was gone between 3/4 and 5/6.

    I don't know if all of the photos are one and the same bird, or if there are two or three different birds here.

     

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