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  1. Thanks for the help. I made an error in iBird. Used color buff instead of brown and that eliminated this bird.
  2. Saw this bird today, 4/2/2020, at Santa Ysabel East Preserve in Southern California. It is a hilly grasslands area with many oaks. This bird seemed to be tending a nest in a hollowed out part of a dead oak tree. Can't find a match in iBird.
  3. From Wikipedia: ------------------------------------------------------ The scaly-breasted munia or spotted munia, known in the pet trade as nutmeg mannikin or spice finch, is a sparrow-sized estrildid finch native to tropical Asia. A species of the genus Lonchura, it was formally described and named by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. Wikipedia Scientific name: Lonchura punctulata Family: Estrildidae Mass: 0.48 oz Encyclopedia of Life Conservation status: Least Concern (Population stable) Encyclopedia of Life Rank: Species Higher classification: Lonchura --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is surely a young scaly-breasted munia. As I noted in my reply above it is a small bird which is consistent with an immature bird. Also there are several adults scaly-breasted munias that frequent the feeders and ground below. These birds are not indigenous and are the result of the pet trade and birds that escaped or were released by owners. The reason the ID did not come up in iBird is that I had done a search on finches. Thanks for all the replies and the help with the ID.
  4. I forgot to mention that the bird is smaller than the other finches, probably about half as tall. We have several scaly-breasted munias (aka nutmeg mannikin) in our yard, so maybe this is a young one. Thanks for the help HamRHead and Bird Brain.
  5. Photographed this bird around my feeder in Southern Cal, near San Diego. Can't find a match using iBird Ultimate. Seems to be a finch and was in the company of a lot of House finches, purple finches, and gold finches.
  6. Thanks everyone for the help.
  7. Saw this bird today at the visitor's center at Anza Borrego Desert State Park (Southern Ca). Can't find a match in iBird.
  8. Thanks for the help. So in the future if it doesn't fit any other dove it's a pigeon 😉.
  9. Is the white eye ring within the range of variability of the Rock Pigeon?
  10. This bird was seen in southern California on Jan 23 near Santa Ysabel. It was in a flock of about a dozen. I believe it is some type of dove but I can't find a match. The photos are not good since the light was poor.
  11. Thanks for the ID. It looks like you are right.
  12. This bird was seen today in the grasslands near Ramona in Southern Cal. I assume it is a female. Does not seem to fit anything perfectly. Any ideas?
  13. This bird was seen in the Ramona Grasslands in Southern California yesterday. The bird was distant and the atmospheric conditions bad so the photo is poor. I believe it is a red-tailed hawk but I am not sure. Any ideas?
  14. I photographed this bird in the Ramona Grasslands in Southern California yesterday, 10/26. I did not get a good photo and the bird was facing away. Sorry. I can't find a match that has the yellow underneath and white stripes on the head. Any ideas??
  15. Thanks for the ID. Yes I have photos in that area of all the species you mention. I have not seen the Harris' for a while. He was apparently an escaped captive hawk.
  16. This bird was seen in early September in the Ramona grasslands in Southern California. I had ID'ed it as a red-tailed, but now I believe I may be wrong. There were multiple red-tailed hawks in the area that day, but other hawks are also often in the area.
  17. Thanks for the ID. We see domestic ducks often on the lakes in this area. I think the rule is if they are not identifiable as wild they are probably domestic. Also, these ducks were very comfortable with humans.
  18. I suspect these are immature mallards. iBird is weak in presenting information on female and immature characteristics of most birds. I have attached a few more photos. Some are very dark. Some have some green markings on their backs.
  19. This group of ducks was seen on Lake Hodges in southern California yesterday. Can't find an ID in iBird.
  20. Thanks for your reply. It seems that support for the iBird app is essentially nonexistent.
  21. When I updated iBird Ultimate to v12 the location peg disappeared. This makes the birds around me impossible to use. Anybody know how to recover it? i submitted two reports but no response of any kind.
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