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  1. Found on Hwy 186 West of Raymondville, TX in an area know to have Ferruginous Pygmy Owls.
  2. I will try to show more respect. Someone once told me Sparrows were "Wintertime Warblers." Since that time I have gone out of my way to attend workshops, observe, and collect photographs to try to be better at my identification. I have gotten pretty good in the Southeast. But considering the vast possibilities of sub species, females, juveniles, and non breeding plumage, the term LBB is more an expression of frustration than science. I appreciate the help. BTW - this Brewer's Sparrow was a Life Bird for me.
  3. Blue Grosbeak female? Curved culmen but not much of a buffy breast.
  4. I see Downy's do range up to Michigan. It does have that descending whinnie. It sounds too diminutive to be a Hairy to me. And Hairy's are a lot more vocal. I love a good mystery.
  5. I don't know if people are truly offended or just joking. It was not my intention to offend. If I did, then please explain your rational and I will consider changing my language.
  6. It reminds me of some Screech Owls I've heard but not quite. Was this late in the eve?
  7. Thanks for the confirmation. These western LBBs are not my specialty.
  8. Doesn't sound like any frog I know. What kind of habitat was this? I think I hear a lot of Nuthatches with makes me think evergreen forest.
  9. Grasshopper is what I thought but it is "rare" by ebird. So I thought I would see what else.
  10. This little guy was playing in the sprinklers. Lots of laughs. Need help on the id.
  11. I was hoping for the Plain-capped Starthroat yesterday but I don't think this is it. Bill is too short. Larger than Rufous and slightly smaller than the Rivoli's.
  12. I was thinking Gray Kingbird juvi. Deep in the Mangroves chasing Cuckoos at the end of Pine Key.
  13. These two were amongst Blue-winged Teal. Their bills are not dark like BWTE. Then the size difference? I thought I heard Mallards but never saw any males. I am just overthinking this so I ask your help.
  14. Sho-nuff! Hard to believe it's a young anything. Thanks for the ID.
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