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The Bird Nuts

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  1. Canada Warblers have white undertail coverts, so I don't think it's that. Do you know if it had wingbars? I can't really tell from these photos.
  2. Looks like completely normal color for feather loss to me. As I said, the downy parts can look blue in certain lighting. Look up other photos of birds molting (like Song Sparrows and cardinals).
  3. You sure did! Common, Red-breasted, then Hooded.
  4. Yes, that is a male House Finch. The blue is likely the downy parts of the feathers showing, which are usually hidden and are gray, but can look blue in some lighting. Maybe it got wet or lost some feathers.
  5. Yes, that is a young Red-tailed. The Red-tailed Hawk is one species, but there are several subspecies of Red-tailed. My guess is that it's an Eastern, but I don't have much experience with Red-tailed subspecies.
  6. That is a Red-shouldered Hawk. Notice the black and white barring on the wings, the red shoulder, and the brown eyes.
  7. Tail's too long and the tail bands are much too wide for a Red-shouldered. This is a young Cooper's.
  8. Agreed, Black-and-white Warbler. The black spotted undertail coverts is a good clue.
  9. Is "Joe" a lower pitch and "ry" a higher pitch than "Hen"? Maybe Ruby-crowned Kinglet (the end of the song)?
  10. Thanks. That's the page I was looking for.
  11. We do almost all of the above. We write down all our lists in Word and we also have a hand-written yard list hanging on the fridge. On eBird we used to have a "baseline life list" for our old sightings (I would show you how to make one, but I can't get to the eBird help center questions anymore 😐), but we eventually saw and eBirded all the species we saw years ago, so we could delete that checklist. Our yard list is important to me because the yard is where and why I started birding and writing down the species I see.
  12. Looks good for a leucistic House Finch with the weak back and wing pattern. Remember to include the date and location to help us out. 🙂
  13. Cornell's All About Birds is a great site to learn about the Osprey and all the other birds of North America: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Osprey/overview
  14. Welcome to the forum, Mike! I agree with cvanbosk, that is an Osprey.
  15. Immature White-crowned and Lincoln's Sparrows.
  16. Thanks, akandula. I can see now that the light spot on the face is not an eyering. I also thought a Ruddy would be much smaller than a Ring-necked, but I guess not!
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