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  1. On 10/10/2019 at 12:24 PM, DC064 said:

    Thanks for the ID.

    Yes I have photos in that area of all the species you mention.  I have not seen the Harris' for a while.  He was apparently an escaped captive hawk.


    News to me about that bird being an escapee. I observed him for a while. I thought maybe he dispersed from the Jacumba population.

  2. Looks good for Red-tailed Hawk to me. You're mostly going to see Red-tailed there now, along with a few Red-shouldered Hawks, Bald and Golden Eagles, Cooper's Hawks, American Kestrels,  and Prairie Falcons. As Fall fades into winter, the Ferruginous Hawks, Merlins, and maybe some Sharpies show up.  There was a long standing Harris's Hawk in the neighborhood just the other side of the airport from there. Not sure if it's still there or not.

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  3. On 9/26/2019 at 11:05 AM, turtledove said:

    So basically, looking for what more expert birders think. Do these photos indicate it is what it looked like to me, the Yellow-throated Warbler? 

    I believe your question was answered. Obviously you had some doubt about what it was, or you wouldn't have posted it. Keep looking, maybe you'll find a rarity today. Fall migration is the best!

  4. 3 hours ago, leetriplej said:

    Thank you, Creeker!  Would you explain to me how you ruled out broad-tailed?  (I've only got one species, ruby-throated, here at home, and I don't know much about telling them apart.)  

    Broad-tailed male has a white line from the chin to the eye ring to the neck. I don't see this in your bird. Broad-tailed also has some buffy tones on the flanks. The flank we have a clear well lit shot of on yours looks plain greenish to me.

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