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  1. Thank you! I'm finely making some progress in identifying. B
  2. I was out at Rancho Santa Margarita Lake (don't let the word 'Lake' fool you. It is a paved full walk around with about 1 mile circumference) yesterday. I got a few shots of some I wanted to confirm their ID. Hooded Merganser (My first female) 1. 2. 3. I'm guessing House Sparrows 4. House Sparrow 5. Yellow-rumped Warbler. 6. Different bird, but I think Yellow-rumped as well. 7. Same bird in 6 8-11. I think are Townsend's Warbler (1st thought Magnolia, but Townsend's looks more like it) 8. 9. 8. 10 11 12. Spotted Sandpiper Thanks for your help!
  3. Taken yesterday in Southern California, I thought Clay-colored, Chipping, or White-crowned. After looking at it closer I believe it is a White-crowned based no the color of the bill. Different bird, same area. Thank you for all your help and advice!
  4. Thank you Tony. I really appreciate the information. B
  5. Thanks for the help. I was thinking they were all Black Throated so I didn't get many pictures. Here are all of the ones with the Sage/Bells and what I thought was a Song Sparrow. And another bird I thought was a Song Sparrow
  6. Here are a few more from this weekend. I think these are Black-Throated Sparrows, and from my experience the angriest of the Sparrows. 1. 2. This one I'm not sure about, possible a juvenile Black Throated 3. 4. 5. American Wigeons and a Coot 6. American Wigeon 7. I appreciate everyone's help!
  7. Was Out at the Colorado River this weekend (Bullhead city area). I believe I have these identified correctly, with one new species as the Cinnamon Teal continues to elude me. Tree Swallow (I thought Northern Rough Winged, but the tail looks like a Tree to me). 1. 2. This one could be a Rough Winged 3. Spotted Sandpiper 4. 5. I Think Spotted as well 6. Thank you for all help!
  8. Yes, I don't think I ever had such a clear picture, while I may not be the worst birder, I may be the worst photographer. I've never noticed the white eye-ring before. That threw me off.
  9. ???? No, I meant 'friend'. He was quite nice for posing with the woodpecker for me.
  10. I think it was the Audubon's subspecies. Looks different from the ones in Southern California.
  11. Here are a few I'd like confirmation on. All take last week in Marina, CA. Thank you for he help! Brandt's Cormorant three different birds, I think are Say's Phoebe I thought this was a Yellow-rumped Warbler in the field, now I'm not sure after looking at the photo.
  12. I was in Marina, CA this past weekend and think a I have a few new ones. I'll have a gull post later as I am not good at identifying gulls and want to spend more time trying to ID them myself. All help greatly appreciated. 1. Townsend's Warbler (I'm pretty sure). The habitat didn't match my book, but the picture and description do. 2. Snowy Plover 3. Downy Woodpecker 4. Downy and a Sparrow fiend 5. White Crowned Sparrow 6. Unknown Sparrow 7. Also unknown sparrows 8. Gold-crowned sparrow? 9. And a final unknown
  13. Taken last week. Thought I'd throw it out there, but the lighting was terrible and he wouldn't get any closer. All help greatly appreciated.
  14. That's why I got it right :) I shouldn't have add the question mark
  15. Thanks for the help. I was on Vancouver Island about 10 years ago and didn't do much birding. It is a beautiful island (Orcas) and the whole area. Difficult birding. The ferry landing at Anacortes was much better.
  16. All taken last week on Orcas Island. Actually at Mt. Constitution the highest point on the island. Very amazing place, but odd in that not a lot of birds. In fact, on this mountain top it was eerily silent. I appreciate all of your help! I think these are a crossbill. I'm guessing Red Crossbill based on location. Super long shot. I could only get his picture from behind a window. Maybe can't be ID:
  17. All taken last week in the Anacortes and Orcas Island area. All help appreciated! Here's a mix: 1, 2 Unknown Hummingbird 3. Double Crested Cormorant? (I'm still looking for that pelagic!) 4, 5 This one looked different, but after looking at the book I think it is an American Robin 6, 7, Northwestern Crow ? I've read about these and am not sure they can be determined from American Crows.
  18. All taken last week on Orcas Island. This was a new area to me and I'm not great with Gulls. Thank you for your help! 1 Not sure. Yellow legs are throwing me off. 2. Not Sure 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Glaucous-winged Gull 8. Mew Gull?
  19. Again, all taken last week. These were at the ferry landing waiting to go to the island,. I appreciate all of the help. Maybe 2 news ones for me (or they are ringed billed and western :) 1 and 2 I believe These are Mew Gulls 3 Not sure 4 Glaucous-winged Gull? 6 Not Sure
  20. Anacortes and Orcas Island last week. Some new ones for me and some old friends. 2 New ones for me! Always, I appreciate all of your help. 1, 2 Hooded Merganser 3 and 4. I think these are American Wigeons 5, 6, 7 Harlequin Ducks (Pretty sure) 8 Red Breasted Mergansers 9, 10 Horned Grebe?
  21. All taken at Anacortes and Orcas Island last week. My first time in this area so many new ones. All help greatly appreciated. 1 and 2 Same bird, mixed in with House Finches, but doesn't look like on to me. 3. Possibly same bird or species, same yellow on front of the head 4 and 5 6 Back shot, no clue 6, 7, 8 Same bird. Sparrow? Fox Sparrow?
  22. Thanks. Brandt's and double-crested are very common, every outing. I'm headed to Orca's Island int eh San Juan's mid October and then central coast in early November so I'm hoping then. The Black-Vented in Species 200 for me! B
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