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Everything posted by HamRHead

  1. Summer Tanager would be rare but possible. A quick search on eBird for the current year shows 3 recent sightings near Athens one near Albany and one near Savannah. https://ebird.org/map/sumtan?neg=true&env.minX=-132.83483903984114&env.minY=14.850961446825353&env.maxX=-69.55358903984114&env.maxY=57.83985623231764&zh=true&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=1-12&bmo=1&emo=12&yr=cur
  2. I voted yes, but maybe we should at least leave it up until Psweet returns 🙏
  3. Also non-breeding, August to March, will not show much of a cap.
  4. With the yellow undertail coverts this is a Palm Warbler. The Yellow-rumped Warbler has white undertail coverts and a yellow patch on its lower back. You may have noticed this bird pumping its tail which is a good clue for Palm Warbler. Nice photos.
  5. Double sheesh! That's what I thought, too.
  6. Wing beats can help distinguish, too. Both flap and glide, but Sharp-shinned have a quick wing beat. I would describe it as a flutter that barely takes them anywhere. It looks like they are trying to get traction and can't. Cooper's have a slightly slower wing beat.
  7. One possible clue for the first bird to support Sharp-shinned is the "ridiculously long middle toe" to quote @Jerry Friedman -- https://forums.whatbird.com/index.php?/topic/8347-hawk/&tab=comments#comment-44239
  8. Sweet! How long did the process take? I have recommended two places as hotspots. Both were ultimately accepted, but it took maybe a year or more.
  9. Thanks. I know Lessers can look very different if they have been diving. I don't remember seeing this bird dive and it looked bulky--bigger head, heavier neck, and very white flanks. Perhaps in the minus column is that the nail does not appear to be overly large. @Tony Leukering...
  10. Today, Augusta, GA--Phinizy Swamp and Nature Park. I am thinking Lesser for the left bird and Greater for the one on the right. The second photo may or may not be the same bird. Thanks.
  11. Otis had just spotted a fish when his wardrobe began to malfunction.
  12. Sandhill Crane from January 6. And a shout out to @Sean C--I thought I might have to pay you a visit to get a Sandhill. That was until this pair lowered their landing gears and dropped flaps a few miles from the house. I still might have to hit up Florida some day for a few other indigenous goodies.
  13. Just curious, can Cackling outpace Canadas?
  14. One was reported Dec 10 in McIntosh County Georgia--Altamaha WMA Georgia Rare Bird Facebook page...third post down https://m.facebook.com/groups/712300025490485
  15. That's what I was seeing, too. Although there may be branches contributing to, or detracting from the appearance. And great horned can look rusty. I'm not sure if that's seasonal or not.
  16. Haha, I think Mockingbird, but that does look pretty funny.
  17. I agree. Also, I have noticed that when shooting a photo sequence, at a distance especially, the same bird can morph around just a bit an appearance, either from something going on in the atmosphere or something inside the camera, or a combination thereof.
  18. I do not have any experience with Red-breasted but that was my thought, too, with that long, thin, upturned bill, which appears to be reddish orange.
  19. There were Redheads there so you're probably right. I'm not good with female redheads which, oddly enough, tend toward brunette.
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