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  1. Thanks. Sorry was in a rush. Yes, Orange County, CA this morning 1/19/20. I appreciate the help. BOb
  2. OK, I'm pretty sure this is not a House Sparrow since it was smaller and didn't have the same behavior. I'm also pretty sure it's not a Song Sparrow since no streaked breast and also smaller. I'm thinking a Chipping Sparrow even though similar to Clay-colored. All help welcomed and appreciated. Sorry iPhone photos but with an 11 so a little better than my 10. :)
  3. Hi Trevor, Near Oceanside there are a few lagoons (Aqua Hedionda and Buena Visa Lagoons) that provide good birding. I think you can rent kayaks at one of them. Further south in Encinitas is the San Diego Botanical Gardens that is excellent. A little pricy but I think is free on the first Tuesday of the month if that applies. I've had excellent days at the botanical gardens and is one of my favorite places in the area. Also, the beaches there are great plus you have Oceanside Harbor. The Salton Sea is also great in the winter South of Indio and the Southern Section of the sea, Sonny Bono National Wildlife Reserve I've hears is great, I've only been to the northern part. It is Huge!!!! so plan enough time. I've been to J-Tree but didn't have quality birding. It wasn't the objective of the trip so I hope you have better luck if you go there. B
  4. Thanks. I should have looked at juvenile images first. B
  5. No other pictures of that one or do I recall any sound. It was a quick shot as it flew away. Thanks for the ideas and trying, I really appreciate it. B
  6. Saw this one in Southern California, Orange County today. I'm stuck between Red-Shouldered, Rough Legged, or Northern Harrier. It looks a little like a Mississippi Kite, but don't think so. All help welcomed! Thanks B
  7. Akandula, thank you so much for all of your help. If you have time and can provide input on my other bellies posts that have questions I'd really appreciate it. Bob
  8. Well, Here are my final shots. Thanks for all of the help. These are shore birds and two I missed from the first posts. All take on the Placencia peninsula last week in Belize. 1. Unknown 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 3 shots 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Thanks for your help and support. Can't wait to go back to Belize many birds, and fish, I missed. B
  9. Here is a first in a series from my recent trip to Belize. Some I'm pretty sure on, others no ID since it was my first trip to Central America and the Caribbean. All photos taken last week on the Placencia peninsula or surrounding areas. These are all tough for me to identify. 1. 2. Oriole unknown 3. Unknown 4. Unknown not great picts. 5. Grosbeak? Rose-Breasted? 6. Unknown 7. Tropical Mocking Bird ? thanks for the help!
  10. Hello All, Here is a first in a series from my recent trip to Belize. Some I'm pretty sure on, others no ID since it was my first trip to Central America and the Caribbean. All photos taken last week on the Placencia peninsula or surrounding areas. This part has perching birds. 1. Unsure on this one, Possible all the same species. 2. Great Kiskadee or Boat-Billed Flycatcher? 3. Great Kiskadee or Boat-Billed Flycatcher (different bird than #2.) 4. Brown Jay ? 5. Torpical Kingbird (or Western) 6. Tropical Mocking Bird (I think all the same species.) 7. Mangrove Swallow (I think) Thanks for looking and helping. Two more posts to go. Small perching and then shorebirds.
  11. Hello All Again, Here is a first in a series from my recent trip to Belize. Some I'm pretty sure on, others no ID since it was my first trip to Central America and the Caribbean. All photos taken last week on the Placencia peninsula or surrounding areas. This part will have aquatic and shorebirds. 1. Anhinga 2. Magnificent Frigatebird (I think) I think the same as 2. 3 Double-Crested Cormorant (I think, not sure in this area and not a great pict.) 4. Unknown Kingfisher 5. I think this is an immature 6. Little Blue Heron 7. 8. Super long shot and parting shot :) thanks for all of your help, as always B
  12. Hello All, Here is a first in a series from my recent trip to Belize. Some I'm pretty sure on, others no ID since it was my first trip to Central America and the Caribbean. All photos taken last week on the Placencia peninsula or surrounding areas. This post will be raptors, hummingbirds, and ground birds. 1) Small Raptor 2. Turkey Vulture, Black Vulture? 3. 4. 5. Sadly the only hummingbird(s) I was able to photograph. 6. Humming Bird (I think the same species as above) 7. 8. 9. Possibly same pigeon/dove species as 8 10. Unsure and not a great picture Thanks for all of your help. Next up will be perching, shore, water, and misc.
  13. Hello, Saw this folk this morning at Newport Beach, CA. I first though they were sanderlings, but the size and bill color doesn't match. Also, in the upper-left of the picture there appears to be a different shorebird that I cannot identify. Thank you for everyone's help! Same flock in flight
  14. Both taken at Newport Beach, CA this morning. I believe a Willet and a Royal Tern.
  15. At Laguna Beach, CA this morning for a very hot October morning walk. Confirming shorebirds, I think a New Sparrow for me and Anna's Hummingbird. all suggestions and corrections greatly appreciated: Black Turnstone Willet Whimbrel (based on range) but to me looks more like a Bristle-Thighed Curlew (but no where near the range) I'm in between Song and Vesper Sparrow on this one and on this hummer I'm going Anna's based on the breast patch, but unsure with the slightly curved bill
  16. Thank you so much for the help. The Finches give me trouble. I will look closer at the beak.
  17. All taken this past extended weekend. The shorebird on the Colorado River near Bullhead city and the others at various trails in the Sedona Area. All help, suggestions, and corrections greatly appreciated. The first one is a sandpiper at Bullhead city AZ, last weekend. Normally I see Killdeer and Spotted Sandpipers. This one might be another Spotted, but I'm not sure. Next, A towhee at Sedona AZ. I'm mixed between the Alberts and Canyon, but neither match the range in my field guide. I'm leaning towards Canyon based on the higher elevation and area. Finch. I can't tell House, Cassins, and Purple's apart. I'm guessing Cassins on this one at Sedona, again based on elevation Finally, The one I'm most excited and unsure about. I'm going with Gila Woodpecker, but the bill doesn't seem to match. Also in the Sedona, AZ area.
  18. Thanks for your help, I'll check out the other forum for pictures.
  19. I'm pretty sure this is a Clark's Grebe. San Joaquin Marsh in Irvine, CA last weekend. Just trying to confirm
  20. Here is the second part of the trip. At first I thought these were three separate species of hummingbird, but as I look at the field guide I think they are all Anna's. The last one I believe is a Western King bird and I just like the last shot of the two pelican species (brown and white) and the cormorants Western Kingbird Parting Shot
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