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Everything posted by HamRHead

  1. American Kestrel is correct. And the blue wings make it a male.
  2. I think we're all agreed that this is a robin. Either that or someone's errant toupee. I'm still curious as to what will happen if this thread reaches 100 posts. Will there be a ding ding ding ding ding? Will the 100th poster win a Whatbird Forum t-shirt, or maybe a signed copy of John James Audubon's latest book--How To Eat Your Floppy Birders Hat With Aplomb? Or will the 100th post crash the whole forum? What are the odds?
  3. Definitely wait for someone who has experience with CA birds.
  4. It sounds a bit like a Cassin's Finch--song B1 if you have the iBird app. I don't know if this is at all likely at your location.
  5. Haha the red marker obliterated they actual eye. I think the eye is above the red circle, and the beak is a little lower to the right.
  6. I think red is the eye and purple is the left wing.
  7. ðŸĪĢI asked for several things but that wasn't one of them!
  8. 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.
  9. 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! 😆
  10. 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
  11. I voted yes, but maybe we should at least leave it up until Psweet returns 🙏
  12. Also non-breeding, August to March, will not show much of a cap.
  13. 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.
  14. Double sheesh! That's what I thought, too.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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...
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