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  1. Taken 11-21-2020 at Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve in Van Nuys, CA.

    This bird has been puzzling me for a month.  I wanted it to be a warbler.  But I just realized it is likely a thrush (if so, my first).

    The bar charts on eBird indicate it is likely a Hermit Thrush, but I'm not so sure.

    I'm including a couple different exposures as produced by the camera.  The first one is probably underexposed and the other two maybe a little overexposed.  It was direct sunlight at 3:45 pm, and no leaves on the burnt trees.

    The legs/feet are not shown in any of the photos I have.

    2020-11-21_Sepulveda_Basin_9507.jpg

    2020-11-21_Sepulveda_Basin_9512.jpg

    2020-11-21_Sepulveda_Basin_9514.jpg

  2. Taken 12-19-2020 in late afternoon at Los Angeles River in Atwater Village, CA.

    Does the first photo (_4010) look like a White-throated Swift?  This is the only photo of that bird that I have because it was in the background of a raven I was photographing.

    There were a few other similar birds that I believe are Northern Rough-winged Swallows in the remaining 3 photos.

    The 4th photo puts the 3rd photo in context of what I was actually photographing.

    2020-12-19_Atwater_CA_4010.jpg

    2020-12-19_Atwater_CA_3873.jpg

    2020-12-19_Atwater_CA_3587_a.jpg

    2020-12-19_Atwater_CA_3587_b.jpg

  3. Taken 12-19-2020 late afternoon at Los Angeles River in Atwater Village, CA.

    I can't figure out what these are.

    There was a group of 10 or 12 flying in a northerly direction like they had somewhere to go.

    The first picture is of 4 birds in a row.  The next 3 pictures are close-ups of birds 2, 3 and 4 from photo 1.

    The last 3 pictures are individual close-ups from a different photo.

    What I see is:

    Dark, thick pointy bill; maybe a black eye line or mask; brownish/rust head, throat, chest; maybe yellow wash on belly; white undertail coverts; dark tail with yellowish tips; brown wings (top).

    2020-12-19_Atwater_CA_3813_a.jpg

    2020-12-19_Atwater_CA_3813_b2.jpg

    2020-12-19_Atwater_CA_3813_b3.jpg

    2020-12-19_Atwater_CA_3813_b4.jpg

    2020-12-19_Atwater_CA_3815_b5.jpg

    2020-12-19_Atwater_CA_3815_b6.jpg

    2020-12-19_Atwater_CA_3815_b7.jpg

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