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Everything posted by MarkG

  1. The photos were taken this morning in Chapel Hill, NC. This bird, which is a very young bird was hiding in the brush near where I was trying to get photos of some other birds. It was chirping off and on and keeping very still. I actually got very close to it and although it looked at me, never budged from it's spot. I felt I could have reached out and picked it up, but I would never do something like that. Anyway, I first thought it was a Common Yellowthroat, but it obviously (to me) isn't. There were several Orchard Orioles in the area, and I thought it was a fledgling Oriole. The bobbed tail was interesting, not sure if that's normal for a fledge or if it already lost some tail feathers.
  2. I saw this hawk this morning just outside of Chapel Hill, NC. It was perched on top of a dead tree where I usually see Red-headed Woodpeckers. The resident Red-head was very unhappy with the hawk being there. Although the hawk wasn't in very good light I took some photos, the images are OK, I had to lighten them quite a bit. I thought when I saw the hawk it was one of the Red-shouldered Hawks I often see in this area, but looking at the images, I'm not sure. It looks better for a Broad-winged Hawk, but that's a species I only see occasionally in my area, so I'm not real familiar with them. Any thoughts?
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