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Everything posted by DLecy

  1. Thoughts on this photo? I personally LOVE the artistic elements of the pic, even if it doesn't fit neatly in the "5 star" Macaulay Library rating box. I think it's higher than a 3. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/369340981
  2. It’s really bulky, has obvious white (even at that angle) on the primaries of the upper wing, and doesn’t have the wing shape of a jaeger sp. I agree with Skua.
  3. It was coming from a low in a dense blackberry bramble/fennel patch. Not a squirrel, but admittedly not able to completely rule out all mammalian possibilities.
  4. @Nathan Pieplow I doubt it’s a catbird, but what else should I be ruling out? HOWR?
  5. Anyone want to give this one a whirl? Admittedly poor audio. Habitat was fennel and blackberry brambles adjacent a marsh in Marin County, CA, just north of SF. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/370762211
  6. Eagle eating fish on the rooftop of a house = always gonna be a Bald.
  7. The primaries are mega long, it's an Eastern Wood-Pewee.
  8. This is a juvenile Short-billed Dowitcher due to the tertials with dark centers and buff edges and barring.
  9. It doesn't on mine. 🤷‍♂️
  10. IMO it's too small to be considered a good pic. It's clearly identifiable, but a good photo should fit the space on the screen. There is way too much black around the edges as it's cropped too far in on the digiscoped/digibinned pic.
  11. Species #349 and #350 for my county. https://ebird.org/checklist/S94827852
  12. It's a young bird and juvenile Barn Swallows tend to be paler below than adults. Additionally, there is individual variation in the color of the underparts within a given population of BARS.
  13. The first bird is likely a Ruby-throated but the pics are so dark I can't be sure what exactly it is. The white/light color on the crown is most likely pollen. The second bird is a Ruby-throated defined by the narrower and less broad/clubbed shape outer primaries (P8-P10) seen in the last photo.
  14. Lighting stunk though. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/370123781
  15. The first bird is a Bobolink, and the second one is indeed an American Robin.
  16. #5 is a gull molting it’s inner primaries. Wing shape is not structurally like any of the jaeger species, IMO.
  17. It's got a short looking bill, and blurry hummingbirds in flight are tough to gauge, but structurally this doesn't feel like a Costa's. It's not petite enough and its tail is too long for a COHU. Looks fine for a subadult male Anna's to me.
  18. If you are finding dead birds, particularly songbirds, in the early morning, it’s almost assuredly the result of a nighttime window strike during migration. There are things that can be done to help to prevent this. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/why-birds-hit-windows-and-how-you-can-help-prevent-it/
  19. I've mostly heard it said like it rhymes with "miss" or 'hiss."
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