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Everything posted by Rgoodwin

  1. This one has to be close but he did manage to land on this weed.
  2. Central Texas Panhandle 6-13-2020. At first I was thinking an Ash-throated Flycatcher but I do not typically see them in open country with no trees where this bird was seen.
  3. Definitively not a Mockingbird or Yellow-rumped Warbler. It was a Thrush of some sort. Thanks for all your input.
  4. Melierax, I think you are correct. I mentioned that to my wife during our walk but talked myself out of it. Photos of Swainson's in my Sibley's book looks really close to what I saw. Thanks,
  5. Photo taken today 5/28/2020 in the central Texas Panhandle. I spotted this bird while walking and did not have my good camera but did have my cell phone. The bird was a bit larger than a House Finch. Long narrow bill like a Warbler, yellowish throat and breast. Breast had brown mottling or spots. Belly was also yellowish. Back was brown but what stood out was the black lateral throat-stripes. Most of these details cannot be seen in the attached photos.
  6. Central Texas Panhandle 5-17-2020. Shooting towards the sun so photos not so good. I lightened some, I hope it helps.
  7. Amarillo, TX 5-12-2020. Thinking this is a Yellow Warbler. I believe the last photo is the same bird as the first two.
  8. Thanks Blackburnian. Cassin's was one of my guesses.
  9. Photo taken today 5/9/2020 Central Texas Panhandle
  10. I have seen and photographed several Downy Woodpeckers in the past and their bill appeared smaller than this birds. It also seemed a little larger than a Downy which is what I originally called it in the field, but I had reservations. I changed my mind to Hairy after looking at the photos. I will go with the consensuses and call it a Downy. Also need to change in eBird. Thanks
  11. Seen today 5-1-2020 in Amarillo, TX. The Nashville Warbler would be a lifer for me and for the other I am leaning toward Hairy Woodpecker. The bill seems a bit bigger than Downey's and body size bigger than Downey as well. But I a have been wrong before (once) Ha! Ha!
  12. Thank Benjamin for the very detailed response. I was leaning Least's for two reasons, one as stated above fairly common for this area (I have seen them here in the past) and two the small size without many characteristics that might point to something else. That's about the extent of my knowledge of sandpipers. Best Regards,
  13. Photos taken today 4/30/2020 at Lake Meredith in the central Texas Panhandle. Three smallish shore birds flanking away. Added all three photos because of poor quality, but hopefully I can get an ID. Possibly Least Sandpipers?
  14. Thanks AlexHenry, Winter plumage along with extreme crops make for difficult ID's. I will attempt to get a closer shot next time.
  15. I zoomed in more and tried some lightroom adjustment to help but I do not think they helped much.
  16. This was an extremely long shot and is heavily cropped. I believe the two ducks on the outsides are Common Goldeneye's but the Grebe in the middle is in question. I am thinking Eared Grebe but need help. Taken today January 25, 2020 in the central Texas Panhandle.
  17. Approximately 70 miles north of Amarillo. Ebird shows a couple of sightings north of my location in Sept. of this year so apparently they are here at times.
  18. Northern Texas Panhandle, 10/12/19. I am leaning Black-bellied but have no real experience IDing Plovers. There were 5 feeding in a flooded crop field along with several Killdeer. These birds were larger than the Killdeer.
  19. I could not find another photo but I cropped in on one of the unknowns to see if it helps.
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