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Everything posted by HamRHead

  1. Well, I had to get one more wrong before the year ends!
  2. Yes, Ruddy. What were your lifers?
  3. Thanks, Bird Brain. And good observation on the bare legs. I passed along the ID points and told him to keep looking.
  4. I'm posting for a friend--recent photo of a hawk in Mexico. He was thinking Ferruginous, which I am not familiar with. But with the dark patigals and a faint belly band, it looks suspiciously like a Red-tailed. Thanks.
  5. The mood of your photos is awesome! I love snowbirding! Or I think I would if we ever got snow. I went birding yesterday. The mosquitoes were bad and I almost stepped on a snake! (GA)
  6. I agree with blackburnian. And the gallinule appears to be a younger bird. Younger birds and non-breeding adults will often show little or no red on the bill.
  7. Yes, yes, and yesyesyesyesyes... And I'm out of reactions. All I wanted for Christmas was a few more reactions!
  8. If you had a white Christmas, post it here. If not, post a Snowy Egret, Snowy Plover, Snow Goose, Snow Bunting, Snowy Owl, or Himalayan Snowcock.
  9. That was my thought, too, from looking at range maps, but eBird shows them well up into New York with a number of recent sightings near Rockaway: https://ebird.org/map/brnpel?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=1-12&bmo=1&emo=12&yr=all&byr=1900&eyr=2019
  10. Maybe a Brown Pelican? https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Brown_Pelican/id# Welcome to Whatbird.
  11. I have yet to see a Pintail, but they do fly in a v formation: https://forum.americanexpedition.us/pintail-duck-information-facts-and-photos See last point under Pintail Duck Facts.
  12. Tennessee would have more of an eyebrow and be less streaky on the belly. Also, I believe, generally lighter and less uniformly colored below.
  13. Bwahahaha! This was from 2 years ago. It's definitely time to get back. Nice beaches. Nice birds. And I'll get back to you about the natives.
  14. Good question. The first is definitely an Audubon's. For the second bird, first winter Audubon's do not have a yellow throat. However, there are subtle differences, per Sibley, which have me leaning slightly Myrtle--lighter breast with less dense streaking, and the throat color which seems to wrap back around the articular. Still, I'm not sure if my eyes are seeing what my brain is telling my eyes they're seeing.
  15. Hmm...now the face looks off for Northern Mockingbird...
  16. I believe it is a Northern Mockingbird.
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