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  1. 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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  2. Went out yesterday to see if I could finally get an identifiable swallow picture.  They are not easy for me to get.  All take yesterday in Souther California. 

    1)  Cliff Swallow (I think)

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    2, 3, 4) Unknown Swallow (If I had to guess I would go with a Tree Swallow for 2 and 3, and Cliff for 4 )

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    5) Unknown Hummingbird (Probably an Anna's, but not sure.  Looks a little like a Black-Chinned) 

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    6) Towhee (California)?

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    7) Say's Phoebe 

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    ?  California Thrasher (one of my favorites)

     

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    Thanks for your help!

    B

     

     

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  3. Happy Easter,

    All taken in southern California.  The Raptor was last week and the others were this morning.  

     

    1) I believe this is a Northern Harrier ( I think)

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    2)  Looks like a Towhee, but different behavior.  I couldn't get closer, best shots I could get. 

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    3)  I thought this was a new Sparrow, but the orange bill makes me think it is a White-Crowned 

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    4)  No clue, terrible shot  Thought I send it out anyway 

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  4. Here are a few from the front yard.  This morning in Southern California.

    1.  A sparrow I think.  Lots of House Finches, House Sparrows, Song Sparrows, White-Crowned Sparrows, and Chipping Sparrows.  I thought chipping sparrow, but doesn't match my ID book.  Possibly a female of the ones I listed above. 

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    2.  Not a great shot, but I think a Western Blue Bird on the left and House Finch on the right

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    Thanks for the help.

  5. All taken this morning at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands.  Looking to confirm these and hope that is a blue wing teal for species 179!

    1 Blue Wing Teal (in foreground)

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    2. Green Wing Teal

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    3. Brandt Goose 

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    4. Unknown, Green wing teal?

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    5.  Uncooperative pair, Ruddy? 

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    6.  Sanderlings? 

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    7. Willet

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    8. Killdeer

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    9.  and to kick off the day, a Yellow-rumped warbler, male pretty sure on this one now.  Front yard, not the wetlands. 

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  6. All taken this morning in Orange County, CA.  

    1) Red-brested Sapsucker (I don't think Red-naped Sapsucker due to lacking white bars on back and overall red head)

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    2) Cedar Waxwing

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    3) Allen Hummingbird

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    Thanks for your help. If the sapsucker is actually a sapsucker then it will be a new species for me.  I was hoping for a Bohemian Waxwing but all the picture look like Cedars.

     

    Thank you for your help.
    B

  7. Both take last night in Southern California.  Looking for confirmation as I think I've figured these two out.

    1) Yellow-rumped Warbler.  These always confuse me, but I think it is the male/female breeding/non-breeding that I struggled with.

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    2) Not as sure, but I believe it is a Calliope Hummingbird.  wingtips reach tail, buffy below/sides.  

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    As always, thank you for your help!

    B

  8. Again, all taken last weekend at he Colorado River at Bullhead City, AZ.  

    1.  Unknown Humming Bird, I'm guessing Anna's, but looks different than the Anna's I see in Southern California. First and second picture are the same bird, third is from a different day but I believe is the same species. 

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    2.  Hawk.  Sharp-shinned?

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    3. Ring necked duck?

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    4.  Unknown Duck 

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    5.  I'm not sure?  Canvass Back?  Ring necked?

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    6. Common Mergansers?

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    7.  two Buffleheads to the right, Lesser Scaup on left?

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    8. Bufflehead to the right, Unknown middle two Scaup in front?

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    9.  American Wigeon?

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    10.  Not a great picture.  I'm guessing America Wigeon and Green winged Teal.

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    11.  And a rare sight the locals assured me, a Bald Eagle.  

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    That's it from this weekend at least for new species.  Lots of Osprey, cormorants, Alberts Towhee.  Possibly other duck species, but difficult to get with out a boat or a better lens. 

    Thanks for your help and expertise 

    B

     

     

  9. All ake last weekend in Bullhead City, AZ on the Colorado River.  I'll have a few posts since there are a lot of photos.  It was my first time there in the winter so many winter ducks.  I'm starting with the ones I'm fairly confident on for confirmation. 

    1. Ring-necked Duck

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    2. American Wigeon

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    3. Lesser Scaup

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    4. Green Winged Teal 

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    5. Common Merganser 

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    6. Killdeer

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    7. Unknown Shorebird 

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    8.  Ring billed gull 

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    9.  Unknown Gull, probably ringed bill and maybe too far away to ID.

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    10.  And a swallow that I'm unsure of

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    thank you for all help.  The next parts will have more unknown to me, I'm guessing winter plumage or immature.

    B

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