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  1. We have a Peterson style Bluebird box, and every year that I can remember we've had a pair nest and raise 2 or 3 clutches. This year we have 3 Bluebirds (2 Females and 1 male) that are always here together. There's 4 eggs in the nest, and the eggs have been there for about a week. There is no hostility among the 3, even when they visit the deck for a few mealworm treats. We've fed mealworm treats in all previous years too. I would have thought the mated pair would have chased the other Female away, but that hasn't been the case. The group has been here together for at least 6 weeks. What do you think of this? Has anyone seen a family of 3 ADULTS together during breeding season before? What do you think will happen when the eggs hatch? Thanks!
  2. Great - thanks Chipperatl and IKLland!
  3. Are all of there Greater Yellowlegs? Today, 4/17 in Lehigh county, PA. Thanks!
  4. Are these American Black Ducks? Today, 3/16 in Bucks county, PA. Thanks!
  5. Thanks everyone for the great feedback. This group is extremely helpful!! Having so little experience with Swans (except for the local "pet" Mute Swans), it would have been hard for me to make that call (Trumpeter) without your help.
  6. I thought maybe, but Trumpeter is very rare in PA? And never recorded at this location in eBird?
  7. Thanks IKLland. And @Charlie Spencer cool "reversal" - I would love that since Rusty is MUCH less common where I live. Thanks!
  8. Looking again, I agree with Common Grackle - Thanks!
  9. Wondering if this is Rusty Blackbird? Today, 2/25 in Lehigh county, PA. Thanks!
  10. Can these birds be ID'd from the bad, distant pics? Single bird is the same as smaller bird in other two pics. Observed for about 15 min before they flew off. Didn't dive at all. Today, 2/24 in Lehigh county, PA. Thanks!
  11. Are these Scaup? Yesterday, 2/5, in Carbon county.PA. Thanks.
  12. Thanks chippperatl, and everyone. As you mentioned or can tell from the shadows, the light for these pics is bad - it was later in the afternoon and in the shade. I will continue to keep an eye out for this bird, and try for a photo in better light. This was a great dive into the world of Juncos - thanks again!
  13. Thanks chipperatl. There has been some chatter on the PABIRDS listserv about cismontanus (Cassiar?) in PA the last several days. I have never distinguished Juncos before, and never knew there were so many types or sub-species. I have a few more pics, but they are very similar to the first - here's 2 more. I'm 90% sure the thirdt one is the same bird. Thanks.
  14. This is clearly a Dark-eyed Junco, but I've never seen one with those streaks (chevrons?) on it's back. Is this a particular type or sub-species? Friday, Jan. 21 in Lehigh county, PA. Thanks.
  15. Thanks EVERYONE! This thread has so much interesting detail. Appreciate all the good comments! Hope everyone has found it informational too!
  16. Yes at chipperatl - I do have a few other shots, but I don't thing any are as definitive as the first two. How about this one, where the end of the tail is accidently cut off. If this was the only shot I had, would you call it Sharp-shinned, Cooper's or Accipiter species? Thanks.
  17. Thanks everyone! Just to be clear, is there any way you could get Cooper's from these photos? Rounded tail is never considered definitive, right?
  18. I think this one is a Sharp-shined Hawk, but some others are saying Cooper's. Photos taken near Allentown, PA in late December. Thanks.
  19. OK, great, thanks! And thanks for the ID tips. I guess I'll be looking forward to next fall for my next chance for Lincoln's!
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