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Dan P

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  1. 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.
  2. Taken on 4-26-2021 in the late afternoon in a residential backyard in Glendale, CA. I've never seen this bird before, and it took me a while to come up with Warbling Vireo. Did I get it right?
  3. Taken on 4-26-2021 in the late afternoon in a residential back yard in Glendale, CA. There were several Lesser Goldfinches around my backyard and feeders, but I think this one might be an American Goldfinch.
  4. Taken on 2021-04-25 on the Los Angeles River near Glendale Narrows Riverwalk, Glendale, CA. I'm not good at distinguishing Least from Western without a clear view of the legs. The one with a leg visible has algae on it.
  5. 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.
  6. Gimme that danged fish ya derned tern!
  7. I've got two shots of Redheads. Like others...kind of far off.
  8. Taken on 4-16-2021 at Puddingstone Lake in San Dimas, CA (Los Angeles County). I'd like an ID on the gull in the center in the first photo, and the gull in the second photo. Since they don't appear to be adults, I am uncertain.
  9. Taken 4-16-2021 at Puddingstone Lake in San Dimas, CA (Los Angeles County). I have an idea, but not very confident.
  10. I have one other shot of it coming out of the water, but the wings are in the same position and show the same dark areas, and the head is cocked to the left so you can't see the bill. I had deleted the 3 frames before this photo during my first pass at looking through them. I restored those photos and there is nothing but sky or water -- no bird. The photo prior to those appears to be a Forster's Tern preparing to dive. It's probably the same bird, but I can't be sure of it. I remember trying a method where I saw the bird starting to dive, then I pointed at the water where I thought it would hit and started shooting. If that's what I was doing with this bird, then I missed the spot where it hit, but caught up with it coming out of the water. Attached is that a photo of that bird -- with only cropping, no other processing.
  11. Taken 4-16-2021 at Puddingstone Lake in San Dimas, CA (Los Angeles County). There were several Forster's Terns flying and diving in this area. I'm not sure what to make of this bird. Is this a Forster's Tern, and the dark areas just shadows? This was taken at 1:37 pm on a sunny day. The sun was high in the sky, but on the other side of the subject from the camera. Thanks.
  12. Taken 04-16-2021 at Puddingstone Lake in San Dimas, CA (Los Angeles County) Is this a Vesper Sparrow?
  13. Taken 2021-04-16 at Puddingstone Lake in San Dimas, CA (Los Angeles County) Photos 1 & 2 are of the same bird. Photos 3 & 4 are of the same bird. Photos 5 & 6 may be of the same bird. There was a bird moving around in the thickets and these photos were taken within the same minute -- two frames apart.
  14. There have been some regular reports of a few NECOs at that location for the past few months. I've been there twice now and this is the only one I've seen.
  15. I know for some of you Bald Eagles are a common sight. But I saw my first one about a month ago on a nest at San Gabriel Reservoir. And this is my first one in flight taken yesterday 4-16-2021 at Puddingstone Lake in San Dimas, CA.
  16. Taken 4-16-2021 at Puddingstone Lake in San Dimas, CA (Los Angeles County) Please tell me this is a Neotropic Cormorant.
  17. Taken 4-11-2021 in the late afternoon at Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve in Van Nuys, CA. My first thought was Ring-billed Gull, but now I'm thinking it might be a California Gull at some stage other than adult.
  18. Taken 4-11-2021 in the late afternoon at Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve in Van Nuys, CA. Is this a regular ol' domestic Graylag Goose? I know there's lots of variability, but I haven't seen any pictures of them with a black tip on the bill and a spot on the throat. And it seems about the same size or a little smaller than the Canada Goose.
  19. Taken 4-11-2021 in the afternoon at Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve in Van Nuys, CA. Is it possible to ID this swallow? Its the same bird in both photos.
  20. Taken 4-11-2021 in the late afternoon at Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve in Van Nuys, CA. I'm thinking this is a Vireo of some sort, but not even confident about that. Haven't seen a Vireo before. I'll be disappointed in myself if it's a RCKI.
  21. Taken 4-11-2021 in the afternoon at Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve in Van Nuys, CA. Would this be a female Common Yellowthroat?
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