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The Bird Nuts

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  1. The black on the face is only wet/stained/missing feathers. I think it might be caused by a plant (I don't remember what the plant is called) from which the Orange-crowneds feed.
  2. Orange-crowneds are more green-yellow below and they have smaller bills, shorter legs, faint pale superciliums and dark eyelines, weaker broken eyerings, and faint streaking on the sides of the breast.
  3. I don't think it's an adult female. I think it's a young individual and I'm not sure we can tell the sex at this age.
  4. I agree with Song Sparrow. Fox Sparrows also have less defined face patterns/eyelines, yellow in the bill, and streaking that is made up of arrow shapes (which is easier to see up close).
  5. Just saw some photos in another thread that made me think of your thread. Check out the last two photos (of a Northern Flicker) here: https://forums.whatbird.com/index.php?/topic/7414-sandpiper-finch-towhee-and-woodpecker-help-please/ Which one fits better, that Northern Flicker or the Lewis's Woodpecker? https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Lewiss_Woodpecker/id
  6. That is a Palm Warbler. Note the wide, contrasting yellow supercilium, brownish cap, cheeks, and back, faint brown streaking, and malar/throat stripes. Golden-Crowned Warblers are Central and South American birds. Did you mean Orange-crowned Warbler?
  7. Tennessee Warbler (no wingbars, unstreaked back, dark eyeline, thin bill, short tail, white undertail coverts).
  8. 1. House Sparrow 2. Northern Harrier 3. Song Sparrow
  9. This looks like a male Cooper's Hawk to me -- I don't think it's compact enough for a Sharpie.
  10. Yes, it is a Solitary Sandpiper (with a Spotted Sandpiper in front in the first photo). Its feathers are a bit raggedy.
  11. The gull on the far right is in front of it, obscuring most of its bill and neck (the black spot is the other gull's wingtip). I think it looks fine for a Ring-billed.
  12. Juvenile Cooper's Hawk with the thin breast streaking and small bill.
  13. Young Cooper's Hawk. Red-taileds are bulkier with much shorter tails (brown with thin dark bands in juveniles, red in adults).
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