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Everything posted by Melierax

  1. Looks like a Sharpie to me. The tail feathers all appear to be the same length, and the head looks small... it's hard to tell but I don't think it has a "cap". Pretty sure the same coloration goes al the way into the nape.
  2. Imagine getting any warblers ? . Westerners have it tough. This year has been crazy... probably got around 60 lifers. My year list ended up around 350!
  3. I've been going through some photos of mine and found a photo of a wet CLNU:
  4. I agree with your assessment. I have never seen a hybrid and have seen hundreds of Barrow's and Commons, which is why I was reserving judgement on the first female which I wondered about. Interesting...
  5. The last male is definitely a Barrow's. The second one looks very hybrid-y to me. The spot in front of the eye is teardrop-shaped, but not completely, the white barring on the sides is not very separated but the shoulder is black. The female in the last photo is a Common. Pretty sure the first photo shows female Barrow's on left and female Common on right.
  6. @Aveschapines How do I retract a vote? I don't see an option for it....
  7. I haven't been keeping track, but I think I'm somewhere in the 250-299 range. EDIT: Just checked eBird, apparently I'm spot on 350!
  8. FWIW, those are exactly the reasons why I was going to say Pomarine, especially the bill. I also noticed that pomarines tend to have lighter rumps.
  9. I agree. BAWWs don't seem to be too common in Charlotte.
  10. Looks like a Jaeger. Probably Pomarine/Parasitic I think... wait for the experts on species ID.
  11. Yeah, I overlooked the light colored bill earlier. I agree with Scaup now.
  12. Good idea! We should all remember to put location as well. This was my very first rarity, a first county record in Stanley, Idaho (Chestnut-backed Chickadee):
  13. The left one looks like a female Redhead to me. The one on the right seems like maybe a Green-winged Teal.
  14. I agree with this now... for some reason I completely overlooked the fact that the bird had any color ? .
  15. I have a white christmas! But here's a Snowy Egret and Snowy Plover anyway:
  16. I would say leucistic House Finch. The shape looks spot on to me.
  17. Sharp-shinned Hawk. (Dark nape, "bug-eyed" appearance)
  18. There's some faint barring on the outer feathers, so it's molting. Unless I'm seeing things... also the light eye and yellow gape.
  19. Looks fine for classic western Red-tailed hawk (immature). Harlan's are darker with distinctive white patches, and lack the all red tail with crisp subterminal band.
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