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Caley Thomas 2.0

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  1. It seems like a perfectly reasonable name error given that it's a relative to the Little Blue Heron which has the "little" as part of its name, and this one is about the same size if not smaller to its aforementioned relative. I suppose one could argue, however, that the only reason the Little Blue Heron name includes "little", is because it is needed to differentiate it from the "Great" Blue Heron...
  2. I finally watched the video itself, and it sure sounds like Red-shouldered hawks to me being mobbed by crows. Visually, I'll pass on either of the birds for ID, other than to say that neither are eagles for sure. Given the visual correlation to the calls being heard by the raptor(s) in question, however, I ultimately agree with Red-shouldered for at least one of them.
  3. I'm pretty limited in my experience with Bald Eagles, but probably safely sub-adult of some sort here...
  4. The shape of the open wings makes me think eagle (straight profile instead of dihedryl).
  5. I agree with #3 being an Eastern Phoebe, pass on the rest.
  6. I thought it was derived from the word "gestalt", but can't say where I recall getting that impression either...
  7. I'm thinking likely Pacific-slope or Hammond's here, but definitely need somebody better to clarify further if possible...
  8. I too am thinking perhaps a juvenile / sub-adult Tricolored Heron here.
  9. I stand corrected - good call IKLland! (those western populations with the brownish wingbars got me me good here)
  10. They all look like Ruby-throated Hummingbirds to me.
  11. I want to say Common Yellowthroat, but wait for others...
  12. Photos 1 & 4 - pass Photos 2, 3 & 5 - Thinking Eastern Wood-Pewee. Wait for others.
  13. I thought about this as well (Indigo Bunting), and consider it equally possible at my current pay grade and with the photos in question.
  14. Looks like it might be an immature swamp sparrow, not certain though.
  15. Tougher discernment between NOMO and Gray Kingbird it would seem, although I've never seen a Gray Kingbird TBH. Looks like the white outer edges of the tail in a NOMO, and as Charlie said, white in the wings being very visible when they fly, should be perhaps the easiest way to differentiate the two species from one another. Hope this helps!
  16. NOMO (Northern Mockingbird). Note the white in the tail, the lack of a black crown, and the presence of faint whitish eye arcs on this bird.
  17. Fair point. Odds-on favorite would be by far a Black-crested Titmouse in fact. A bit of a slip from your fellow Texan here, my mistake.
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