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Everything posted by HamRHead

  1. ðŸĪĢI asked for several things but that wasn't one of them!
  2. I'm pretty sure that blob in the upper right of the second photo is a narwhal. Habitat is a bit off but everything else fits.
  3. I can't help with the ID but someone should be able to call it. And I hope you're stocked up with whatever they're eating! 😆
  4. 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
  5. I voted yes, but maybe we should at least leave it up until Psweet returns 🙏
  6. Also non-breeding, August to March, will not show much of a cap.
  7. 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.
  8. Double sheesh! That's what I thought, too.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. Otis had just spotted a fish when his wardrobe began to malfunction.
  15. 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.
  16. Just curious, can Cackling outpace Canadas?
  17. 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
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