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  1. In Big Bear Lake, CA. this past weekend.  These are a few from the mountain hike.  Trying to keep down to 5 species per post.  Maybe 2 more to follow 

    1.  Unsure, Ruby-crowned Kinglet?

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    2. Oregon Junco?

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    3. Not sure.  

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    4.  Song Sparrow?  I'm not sure as it didn't look like the Song in my area.  This one seemed smaller (all four same bird)

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    and #5  Warbler? (all three shots same bird)

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    Again,  All help welcomed.  A few more to come.  

    B.

  2. Hello,

    Went up to the local mountains this weekend.  Big Bear Lake, CA. and all taken in the last two days.  I'll have few posts to follow with other species. 

    I believe the first 2 are Tree Swallows, 2nd 2 are Cliff Swallows, and the last 2 are Violet-green Swallows. 

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    Woodpeckers:

    I think the first 3 (same bird) is a Hairy Woodpecker

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    Not sure on this one, only get the back.  Maybe a Hairy?

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    All help, suggestions, and lessons much appreciated. 

    B

  3. Follow up from my earlier post.  I've added 3 more pictures that might help.  The reason I went with Olive-sided was the field guide said "always chooses most conspicuous perch available" and that was the case for this one.  

    All taken yesterday in So. Cal.  

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    All help greatly appreciated.  I may head out there again this week to see if I can get a clear shot.  He game me enough chances (like 30 photos) I just was lame with the focus.  

     

    B

     

  4. Went out yesterday to continue to get miles in before my big hikes (only 7.5).  I'm not sure if this is a swallow or a flycatcher.  There were a lot of Northern Rough Wings in the area but it looks more like a Flycatcher, Olive-sided Flycatcher?

    All taken yesterday in Southern California. 

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    2.  This guy just wouldn't cooperate.  I think it is a House Wren, but was more yellow.  

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    Thanks for your help.

     

    B

     

  5. All taken the past weekend at Bullhead City, AZ on the Colorado River.  

    1) Northern rough-winged swallow?

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    2) White-winged Dove? 

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    3) House Finch?  (doesn't look like it, but many around) 

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    4) European Starling ?

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    5)  Long shot across the river.  Black and white shore bird.  Any help greatly appreciated.

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  6. Went out for a little (but very steep hike).  Was able to ID the rest and was happy for my first 'birding by ear' ID of a Phainopepla (one of my favorite to see and say :).  

    This one is a mystery bird, but I think is a California Towhee.  It is the same species that went unidentified in an earlier post (poor quality picture that time)

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    This one I believe is a Spotted Towhee.  I couldn't get close to see the 'red eye' but the color  matches.  If I remember correctly these is a different species with a similar coloration, but I can't find any that match.

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    Thanks for the help!!!

     

    B

     

  7. So I went on a 10+ mile hike yesterday afternoon to start preparing for my Sierra hikes this summer.  Looking for ID confirmation and corrections and really appreciate all of your help.  

    1.  Pretty sure these are House Finches.  Their coloration fooled me in the field

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     2. Two different birds, but I think the same.  I believe is a House Wren, I first thought Winter Wren

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    Swallow time.  I think I have 3 different Swallows

    3. Cliff Swallow

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    4.  I think Bank Swallow

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    5. Northern Rough-winged Swallow

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    6. Red-shoulderedHawk.  Unsure, took flight right after the shot, went into think woods. The tail pattern made me think Red-shouldered.

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    7.  Not sure,  Black Phoebe?

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    8.  Lesser gold finch

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    9. Red-tailed Hawk

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    10. In the field I thought Ash-throated Flycatcher, now I'm not sure.

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    11.  Say's Phoebe?  Sorry, bad shot.  End of the hike and into the sun.  Long-shot I know, but all help welcome 

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    12.  California Quail.  Not my first, but the first on this trail.  I missed an Oriole trying to get this shot :) 

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  8. Good Morning and Happy Mother's Day,

    My birding isn't a Mother's Day sanctioned event, so I got out yesterday and I think found a new species for me. All taken yesterday in Souther California.

    Raptors:

    I believe these are Red-tailed Hawks (picture 2 and 3 are the same bird) #4 and #5 was a smaller raptor harassing the pair of hawks (I had a hard time getting a shot and it didn't come out great).  I believe I have it narrowed down to a Northern Harrier and a White-tailed Kite.  I'm strongly leaning towards the Kite, but all help welcome.

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    2

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    4.

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    New Species, I think:  I believe this is a Oak Titmouse

    (6-9)

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    10, 11, 12  I think this is a Yellow-Rumped Warbler

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    13, 14, 15, 16 I also think is a Yellow-Rumped, but not sure 

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    17, 18, 19  I'm not sure.  I remember this bird had a sharp 'chirp' which caught my attention.  My birding by ear is fairly non-existence so please do not let that shape any identification.

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    20  Ash-throated Flycatcher.  Terrible shot and the disadvantage of hiking with others (late start in the day) and on a nice Spring day with the CV19 restrictions are relaxing (lot's of people and bikes)

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    21.  And what started my day and my favorite yardbird (to date) Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

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    Thanks for your help and have a Wonder Mother's Day!

    B

     

     

     

  9. I did get two other shots and tried to save the first one with a better quality.  Not sure if it helps.  This is in the Orange County area, Rancho Santa Margarita.

    I did have a ruby-crowned kinglet earlier this year, that is why I thought that.  This one had slightly different behavior, not in the low shrubs but higher up and displayed almost no fear of me.  The only reason I even got an iPhone shot.  

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  10. I set out to get a parrot and that is just what I did.  All taken yesterday in Southern California on a beautiful evening in the woods/fields

    1) Red-Crowned Parrot (99% sure)

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    2) Lesser Gold Finch 

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    3) Red-Tailed Hawk, I think.  It usually is. 

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    4) At first I thought Western Tanager.  Couldn't get a clean shot.

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    5) I thought lesser gold finch again, but looked different.

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    6) No idea

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    So a successful day for my first parrot (at least a photo) and maybe some other new ones.

    Thank you for any and all help.

    B

     

     

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