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  1. New York City, Sept 20, 2021 No bigger than a Kinglet. The dull yellow-orange coloring has me baffled. Photos taken without sun. I almost stepped on this cute little thing, but it didn't fly away, Then noticed one wing was a bit lower. However, it was moving around the area, never stopping. I assume it was finding plenty to eat since all other birds on this lawn. I hope it will be okay.
  2. They were larger. I used a FlickR link, didn't know they would be shrunk so much. Hope it's better this time.
  3. I think this is a Northern Waterthrush. I've seen them here before, but I never saw one running around as fast as this one. I looked at comparison photos, but they don't help me. I think, but I'm not sure, this is the same bird. The first shot is from late morning, the second about 6 hours later. Thanks. Kami
  4. Thanks all. Bird Nuts - In the photo, it looks tan and white to me. I'll keep in mind the " brown, buff, and blue-gray" when I edit/enhance the photo and the video. 🙂
  5. NYC May 19 I didn't recognize it even as a Sparrow when I saw it. Looking at video today, I'm wondering if it's a Savannah or Lincoln because every few years I've seen both in this area. Not enough color in the video to see clear markings -- except for the tan curve on its neck under its eye, which could mean Lincoln's. (The vid-caps aren't enhanced.) Thanks.
  6. The photos show the "patch" well. Thanks for posting and for the explanation!
  7. Thanks. Unsure what you mean by "translucent." The word means light comes through. The poor lighting killed the entire ID for me.
  8. Okay, thanks. And the "attacker" is a Crow, wings hit by strong sunlight?
  9. (NYC, 4/4/21 - 6 pm). It was flying away from me against gray skies. It "felt" like Red-tail Hawk, until I saw the video, which shows no color, and dark and light markings on body. Then there's the bird which attacked from above, which I thought was a Crow; and maybe what looks like white wings (last one) is from the light? Included vid-caps both lightened and untouched, and in between. Thanks!
  10. 😀 Thanks! I'm surprised that much detail can be seen.
  11. New York City, 4/1/21. This was very high up. I first thought it was a Gull. Only when I viewed and magnified it on my large monitors, did I start thinking it's a Cooper's Hawk. These are screenshots from video. Except as titled, I zoomed in for the s-shots. (I put just 4 into the message body; the others are too distorted when blown up as is done in the messages. - Although they seem to be in the msg body.) Thanks.
  12. Thanks! Learned a new word (palagial).
  13. Yes, thanks! It was my first guess, but wasn't sure because of the lack of color which I usually see with RT's.
  14. NYC, Jan 22, 2021 (Too backlit for me) Thanks.
  15. They look larger to me, maybe because they're "posture" is so different, they're so colorful. 🙂
  16. Thanks all for the interesting information. There are Cooper's Hawks in this area, so I'd go with that too. (Red-tails are the most common here (lower Manhattan); occasionally, one will fly right by my 19th floor window. So where do Kestrels fit in on the size "scale"?
  17. I've seen Crows dive bombing Red-Tails. This get-together still amazes me. I thought a Cooper's is larger than a Crow (and a Kestrel) and smaller than a Red-Tail, and darker. I have no idea what a Sharp-shinned looks like. 🙂
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