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Everything posted by roadcykler

  1. Cinnamon Teal. (is it cinnamon colored, or teal colored?) 😃
  2. The males always look like they're wearing a bad toupee.
  3. A couple of counties over from me. Also, I don't think that's going to work.
  4. It's so interesting to me how much difference location can make. I see those almost daily around here in the northwest, but will probably never see a Northern Cardinal like I used to in Illinois. The Towhees are one of my favorite birds out here. Their eye color just stands out so much.
  5. Never heard of that one. Very interesting look.
  6. I believe this is a sub-adult Bald Eagle but it wouldn't be the first time I've been wrong.
  7. I went on a birding outing last year and the person leading our group works for the Audubon Society (among others) and she used the term "sub-adult" instead of juvenile or immature. I forget the reasons why, but she explained it. I doubt it really matter much except to the most ardent (pedantic?) people. Great picture.
  8. Based on the size, that's probably a rat. Doesn't take away from the drama of the scene, but nature does what it does. I've seen one of our chickens catch a mouse and make a meal of it.
  9. I thought this was an interesting picture of a Cardinal. You'll have to take my word for it.
  10. Thanks. It looks quite a bit different than the Juncos I'm used to seeing in Washington. A lot more black and it seems quite a bit darker.
  11. This was in southwest Illinois. I have looked through various sites but can't find anything similar. When the bird turned the other direction, I saw that is was very light colored all the way to the end of the tail feathers. Seemed to be slightly smaller than a Robin.
  12. Horseshoe Lake State Park, in SW Illinois. Downy Woodpecker (pretty sure).
  13. If you didn't know those were a bird's feet, you could easily think they were some type of reptile. The reptile/bird connection is quite interesting.
  14. Their feathers almost always look so smooth and perfect.
  15. Not the best quality in the world, but it was taken through a vehicle window. American Avocet.
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