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  1. I called this Red-tailed Hawk in the field. But looking at what appears to be a full crop, and knowing it was facing into the wind...is it causing what looks like some separation in the streaking. I've not seen the juvenile RTHA around here have the extensive streaking on the sides going up to the neck or even from the throat into the chest. Usually pretty clean belly-band with all white chest on the juveniles. Thanks in advance. _91A9388 by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A9288 by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  2. I was thinking that head looked more Rough-legged, but looks like there is a grey belly-band.
  3. chipperatl

    Flikr Adjusting Free Service

    It took about 24 hours but it seemed to work perfectly on all my Flickr pics. A little end of year bonus donation to eBird for pulling that off. I was trying to manually update. This saved me H-O-U-R-S of time.
  4. chipperatl

    How do you organize or manage your photos?

    Lightroom has a maps feature if you have GPS on your photos, or you can map them manually.
  5. Raptor with a stare that says “I don’t care how big you are, I will eat your body and soul” equals Merlin.
  6. chipperatl

    Lifers

    Looks like Sunday was last reported day. Lots of Goldeneyes reported yesterday. Saturday it appeared out of nowhere while 3 other birders were watching a group of COGE. It apparently has some ninja skills.
  7. Thayer’s is what Photo Sleuth came up with, but bigger than the Herring Gulls even? I was probably 1/5 a mile away and looks like the wall is maybe 20 feet across. Would I be close enough to have angles play with size that much?
  8. chipperatl

    Lifers

    Barrow's Goldeneye today on an inland lake in SW MI. _91A6776.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  9. chipperatl

    any of these Greater Scaups?

    That is a lot of white on the wings of #4, I'd lean yes on that. #9 the nail on the bill looks small I think that is Lesser.
  10. Took a trip to Lake Michigan this afternoon. Ran across this big juvenile gull that was matching up size-wise with GBBG adult. It isn't checkered, and has some light grey coming in to mantle, not dark so I really don't think it is a GBBG juvie as the bill isn't very chunky either. I thought maybe Glaucous, but the bill looks mostly dark. Really big Herring? Again at that age bill wouldn't be mostly dark. Thanks in advance. _91A7046.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A7069.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A7084.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr Not 100% sure this is the same bird with wings spread. Those look like fairly pale inner primaries. _91A7239.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A7253.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A7257.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  11. @akiley @egosnell2002 I found a pic where he had part of his leg out of the water. It looks kind of like the in-between greenish-pink leg color. I see in the Gulls simplified some 2nd year sub-adults with similar structure. Definitely a new look for me. Every RBGU I've seen has that small nearly round head. _91A6318.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  12. Sorry I usually put my location in the title. SW Michigan. That is the oddest, biggest RBGU I’ve ever seen. I think I cropped out a nearby HERG, cause it seemed really closer in size.
  13. I'm assuming what I have here are an advanced 3rd Winter/cycle Herring Gull (still has ring on the bill, but complete adult plumage) and one that is a bit behind. The second one really struck me as I'm not used to a juvie Herring Gull having such clean wings underneath. _91A6306.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A6444.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A6409.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A6446.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A6475.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A6481.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A6500.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr Also wondering if this fairly clean-headed, dark bill, looks slightly smaller than HERG could be a juvie Lesser Black-backed Gull. I seem to see a lot of fairly clean headed juvenile HERG that I want to try to make into GBBG, but this one is smaller. _91A6655.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  14. chipperatl

    Junco Subspecies

    Ah that was you that found that. Nice find for Michigan. I don’t see the reviewer not accepting it as Oregon.
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