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Skull Guy

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  1. Check this compared to immature Chipping Sparrow, the pink legs and small bill, combined with lack of yellow or streaks on the face lead to chipping sparrow. The fleshy bill is evident meaning its a first year bird
  2. Its a kingbird species, date and location will significantly help in ID
  3. Thats likely because its a female or young bird. Almost behaving like a youngster looking for food/parents
  4. Definitely a Baltimore oriole, female or young bird. The bird in the last pic on the right looks to be a brown thrash or thrush species
  5. This is a blue grosbeak. Notice the rusty colored wing bars. Looks like a first year male but I dont have a lot of experience with them
  6. dag nabbit - fast clicked too fast for the ID of the Kestrel!
  7. Pics 1 and 2 are indeed osprey Pics 3 and 4 are peregrine falcon!
  8. This is a female hairy woodpecker, the bill is too long to be a downy
  9. This is a female downy woodpecker based on the barring on the back, short bill and lack of red on the back of the head Sniped! I should have known I wouldn't be the firstšŸ¤£
  10. This sounds like it could be a female rose-breasted grosbeak. I have seen them eating oranges at our feeders.
  11. I don't have access to the (pretty terrible) pics other than my ebird list (below). First male golden-wing we have ever seen, is this pure or does it appear to be a back-cross hybrid? There was some slight yellow on the breast which most books do not sure for pure golden-wing. Note that the bird had no tail. It sang the traditional golden-wing song twice. https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S69133017
  12. Not brilliant white but the rest fits - ruby crowned kinglet?
  13. Thanks for the reply's! We have a lot of planning to do but this helps greatly. I'll focus in more once we start getting the dates and locations sorted out
  14. We are planning to visit friends near Boulder next year and I am trying to focus my time for the "best" birding. We have never birded west of the Mississippi except for Houston and Hawaii, so many birds will be new. We have flexibility in the month we go, I am thinking mid May to mid June would be best for maximizing birds but am open to suggestions (migration?). We will be doing a lot of birding during the visit so can travel a distance from Boulder. Any advice is welcome!
  15. sounds like a cuckoo - appropriately named! Both yellow-billed and black-billed could be in your area. They are tall and slender, and a distinctive ID trait is their long, barred tail. If you see the bird again, pay attention to the color of the bill. All black means black-billed. If the bottom is yellow, yellow-billed! Also look up their calls on the Cornell site, that may help you tell which species you heard/saw
  16. Your correct, female house finch. Possibly immature
  17. Location and date would really help but it appears to be a female house finch
  18. Look into cormorants, species would depend on your location. I regularly see double crested cormorants flying in the way you describe
  19. No worries, I saw your other posts so assumed where it was taken. Still a yellow billed cuckoo!
  20. Yellow billed cuckoo - it would help to know where and when you saw this bird.
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