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Creeker

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  1. Here's a Lesser Nighthawk from underneath. Looks different to me. The white is closer to the wing tip. We don't usually get Common Nighthawk in socal either. https://photos.app.goo.gl/d66rSWaJ79X82Cv1A
  2. I think those are missing feathers, not white marks. I'm also not seeing the right wing shape or bill length, but I could be wrong.
  3. You need to provide more details. Like how long was the bill and what shape was the bill? How about color of the bird was it all black like a grackle or different color? About the length of the tail it had a long tail or shorter tail? The more details you can provide the better. Without a picture it makes it really difficult.
  4. A few things to add. I agree with Cooper's here. On a behavioral note, Sharp-shinned generally avoid wide open perches like this. Also, if you check range maps you'll see that Sharpies are winter birds there, with most of them nesting further north, so they are out of town right now.
  5. And the reason you're not seeing other reports is that the Olive-sided probably just migrated back a few weeks ago.
  6. You are looking at it from a odd angle that doesn't show the true length of the bird. It appears more compact than it really is.
  7. My first impression is one of the Wood-Pewees. Not sure if you have Western or Eastern at your location.
  8. To me the graduated tail with wider light bands, and the fluffy white undertail coverts looks like Cooper's Hawk. I think I'm seeing a bit of the dark cap too.
  9. I see them almost daily.๐Ÿ™‚ This one has a lighter colored head but otherwise looks average. Looks like a mature bird to me.
  10. Have you considered Red-shouldered juvenile?
  11. Yah. Cal Quail is practically a yard bird for me. They have dark crowns. Yours is a Gambel's.
  12. Definitely enough black to call a Scarlet.
  13. I believe you are right. Sure looks like a vireo, and your blank faced choices are very limited.
  14. Looks more like an Eastern Phoebe to me.
  15. So I checked the Pennsylvania bird breeding atlas. Apparently Common Raven is an early nester there. So we can all agree this one is a juvenile.
  16. I think it's just a bit early for a fully fledged juvie at your lattitude. I haven't even noticed any here in San Diego yet.
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