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Ken Nielsen

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  1. This photo from April 07, 2022 on the Lewis River in Southwest Washington State. Two geese I do not recognize, I'm assuming and male / female pair? Can you help me identify please.. tia, Ken
  2. This was taken yesterday (3/24/22) in a wetland at the wildlife preserve at Ridgefield, Washington, looks like some type of shore bird. Can you help me with the name of this one? TIA, Ken
  3. Then that is it! Thank You, I don't need to know ages and will assume that more markings on the feathers are younger birds and as they get older or mature then they become the full black... I don't know this for sure but is my guess. Thank You for your help on this Bird Nut! - Appreciation!
  4. No, and I'll stop posting, The original post image is correct and there is another bird in the mix but the Red Winged Blackbird clearly has the markings shown in the original post... So I'll leave it as is now... I don't know what the additional different bird is either.
  5. Aha!... I'll bet this isn't even a Red Winged Blackbird... Look at this combination at the feeder, some of male Red Winged Blackbird and then THIS... is something different.... I'll bet!.... but what do I know... These are too much alike for me to say what is going on...
  6. The Red Winged Blackbirds I see are male: all black with red and yellow feathers on shoulder of wings, female: patterned feathers and no red and yellow feathers on wings. This photo seems to be a mixture of both male and female markings... I would guess that maybe this is a young male? Can you help me clarify what I am seeing here please... tia, Ken
  7. Thank You, also to everyone responding. It's just amazing what beauty they turn into as an adult...
  8. Sure looks like a mess like a buzzard, but in an area where there are Eagles, today, January 30th at Ridgefield, Washington. I'm going by feet and beak that lead me to believe this must be a junior Eagle.... but I've been wrong so much I come here for your help. Please tell me what you see and about what age... tia...
  9. Adult Female it is. She's pretty and I'm going back out today to get more pictures of this beauty...
  10. Gracias and Thank You in every language... What a help this group is. This bird was a show off and danced around the field before taking off. Got lots of amazing photos of him. Thanks again!
  11. Whew, I need to name these photos and I'm off practically every time. Thanks for your help with this so I don't pass on mis-information. Appreciation MWM. Moments later this guy appeared and I'm not going to mis-guess again but this bird has a more orange underneath so is this one a Northern Harrier Juvenile?
  12. I'm beginning to see the correct form as opposed to others like the Red Tailed Hawk. I'm pretty sure that this photo is of a Northern Harrier but wanted to be sure as markings are not always matching with pictures others show for this bird.
  13. Fantastic. I'm thrilled to know what this is as I don't remember seeing one before. Thank You HamRHead!
  14. I don't have confidence in identifying this one from today at the Ridgefield, Washington wildlife refuge. I'm guessing sparrow, but what type I do not know... please help.
  15. Thanks for filling in on the other 'more possible' reason for the 'strafe' and learning a new word there also. Good group. Thank You!
  16. Got me, and now I cannot edit this, apparently there is a time frame for editing. I'll watch it more carefully and don't know how this one got by... Thanks for the heads up!
  17. The Eagles are driven off to parts unknown, all because of the heroic defending of family by the little Yellow-rumped Warbler... Good job!
  18. One more of little bird then 'Yellow-rump' it is... Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler is what I find in this range, southwestern Washington in the winter.
  19. Yes, I will post a better picture, not perfect, but better than the small shown here...
  20. Okay, I was suspecting... Both Eagles in a pair took off when the sparrow started hovering and then getting closer... like it was bugging them, just being a pest. Even after the Eagle takes off the sparrow continues to 'be a part of' what is going on...
  21. I was taking pictures of an Eagle pair in a tree today, not near their own nest but out and about hunting I suspect. All of a sudden a sparrow came close and started 'hovering' nearby. Then the sparrow started flying right into the Eagle pair and the Eagles decided to leave. In this picture, the sparrow is flying right past the Eagle's head. After this picture the Sparrow stayed with the top Eagle for quite a distance as they two flew away. Taken today, January 21st at Southwest Washington State at the Ridgefield Wildlife Preserve. Does anyone have any comment or idea of what goes on with this behavior? The Sparrow was not attacking but I don't really know what was going on... Thanks for any insight into this behavior...
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