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The Bird Nuts

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  1. I think it's just an adult male Mallard molting into nonbreeding plumage.
  2. Ah, I hadn't noticed you had written "This bird was found outside our front door on it's side". It must've collided with something...that's too bad. :(
  3. Agree, Red-tailed with that band of streaks around the belly. The light eyes plus the barred tail are indicative of a youngster.
  4. Pine Siskins are known to be tame. Unless it looks lethargic or has very ruffled feathers, it's probably fine.
  5. At this time there is no subforum for birds outside of North America, so I think you should be fine. The edit feature has changed -- you are not able to edit posts after five minutes or so.
  6. Why not a N. Rough-winged? It doesn't have a well-defined light throat which I would expect to see on a Tree Swallow at any age.
  7. Juvenile Pied-billed Grebes have striped heads.
  8. More likely a female Boat-tailed since it was a rust/tan color. https://farm9.static.flickr.com/8221/8420676607_baa7912e38_b.jpg
  9. How about leucistic grackle (either a Common or Boat-tailed)? Here is a photo of a leucistic Boat-tailed: https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/leucistic-boat-tailed-grackle-quiscalus-major-white-head-green-background-55479517.jpg
  10. Have you looked at photos of Green Herons (young and adult) on Google or Macaulay Library? They can hold themselves in all sorts of positions and some have bright yellow legs. Your description of plumage still fits Green Heron well.
  11. Western Wood-Pewee (no eyering, faint wingbars, long primaries, dark flanks, smudgy undertail coverts).
  12. It is possible to tell (females behave differently during nesting season, etc.), but you have to observe them very closely.
  13. The bird on the left is a Tufted Titmouse and the bird on the right is a Black-capped Chickadee.
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