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  1. DC064

    Dove?

    Thanks. The wing pattern threw me off.
  2. Bird seen in southern California, Dec 3, at a lake. Seems to be a dove but using iBird Ultimate I cannot find a dove with red eyes that matches.
  3. DC064

    Help ID a gull

    Yes, I think you have it. Thanks.
  4. DC064

    Help ID a gull

    Other photos seem to show yellow legs.
  5. Saw this bird at Lake Hodges in Southern California. Seems to be a gull but nothing I can find in iBird Ultimate matches. Black beak, red legs. What is it?
  6. I posted a request for ID and found the bird was a bushtit. https://forums.whatbird.com/index.php?/topic/1653-small-brown-bird-with-yellow-eyes-what-is-it/&tab=comments#comment-8472 The following is my reply. It was suggested that I post here so it can be fixed. The only iris color iBird with accept for a bushtit is brown. If you enter tan (buff) or gray, bushtit is eliminated. Looking at the photos they show in the app, the eyes are clearly not all one color. They look black (maybe dark brown) and yellow or maybe white. They say "pale" in the general write up and "white, pale yellow, or gray" in the identification panel. Trouble is that if you enter any of those iBird eliminates bushtit. The same is true for underparts color. Even though they say the underparts my be buff, if you enter buff for color, bushtit is eliminated. It appears to me that the search only allows one valid choice for any characteristic so variations are not handled. I find it to be a serious drawback in what is otherwise an excellent implementation.
  7. The only iris color iBird with accept for a bushtit is brown. If you enter tan (buff) or gray, bushtit is eliminated. Looking at the photos they show in the app, the eyes are clearly not all one color. They look black (maybe dark brown) and yellow or maybe white. They say "pale" in the general write up and "white, pale yellow, or gray" in the identification panel. Trouble is that if you enter any of those iBird eliminates bushtit. The same is true for underparts color. Even though they say the underparts my be buff, if you enter buff for color, bushtit is eliminated. It appears to me that the search only allows one valid choice for any characteristic so variations are not handled. I find it to be a serious drawback in what is otherwise an excellent implementation.
  8. Bushtit seems to be right. Thanks. For some reason iBird Ultimate eliminates bushtits from the options if yellow eyes are selected. This is true even though the illustrations shows a bushtit with yellow eyes and some of the photos show yellow eyes too. I find that iBird often eliminates options that should be included. Regardless thanks for your quick and correct reply.
  9. The second photo may look like it has a hooked beak, but that is a seed.
  10. Photographed this bird in the Ramona Grasslands in So Cal. iBird Ultimate shows nothing that is small, perching, brown and yellow eyes. Anyone know what this is?
  11. House finch it is. We have lots of them. Thanks.
  12. Oops forgot to provide some information. Bird seen at a sunflower seed feeder, Southern Cal, early Sept.
  13. Is this a young song sparrow?
  14. Thanks for the ID's. I should have picked up the Nightingale Thrush. My guide (Garrigues and Dean) has it and the illustration is a pretty good match. The Sooty Thrush is another matter since the color does not match. Otherwise it is a good match and the orange beak, orange eye ring, orange legs and pale iris is pretty definitive. I believe you are right that it is probably a juvenile.
  15. More info. The first is small, the size of a wren or sparrow. The second is larger, the size of a robin or a jay.
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