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Posts posted by DLecy

  1. FWIW, Yellow-bellied should never really be a default option in CA. They are a significant identification challenge, and are thought to be quite rare in California. They’re almost identical to Western Flycatchers so their real status and distribution is somewhat mysterious in California. Voice is the safest way to identify them to species out west.

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  2. 4 hours ago, Clip said:

    I don't even no why you would say this. Of course, I'm open to the feedback. But, it does not mean I can't share what I was thinking and why. And it doesn't mean you or I are correct. This is a tough call.

    I’m not saying I’m correct and I’m not saying this ID is easy. However, there appears to be a clear cut consensus in this thread as to the ID of the bird. Yet, it doesn’t appear that you are convinced, so I’m not sure what exactly would convince you that this is in fact, a Palm Warbler. 

  3. 13 minutes ago, Jerry Friedman said:

    The perched bird looks almost like a buteo to me, with the unstreaked cheeks and prominent mustache.  But it fits Cooper's better than Sharp-shinned, in my opinion, since the underpart streaks are blackish rather than rufous, and the head pattern is stronger and more colorful.  I also don't see the small-head no-neck look of a Sharp-shinned.  I also like Cooper's for the smaller flying birds, with straight leading edges to the wings and apparently a well-projected head in the last picture.

    I like the Goshawk!

    I agree. I was going to ask why that first bird isn’t a Red-shouldered Hawk?

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  4. 6 minutes ago, IKLland said:

    What’s with the new discord thing? Worth joining, or will it not change much? I’ll probably join just for the fun of it. 

    No, there’s a NW cal birds what’s app that has been around for years and years. Different from the new statewide discord.

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  5. 34 minutes ago, IKLland said:


    Holy moly. NorCal is on fire right now and SoCal is kinda below average for this time of year!!! Wish we could get one down here. 

    I missed Aidan’s post. He got to it first. Must be on that NW Cal birds What’s App.  😉

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