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  1. Hi Burt, Welcome to Whatbird! I can not see the photo either. 🙂
  2. I've added a photo of each woodpecker for comparison. I hope this helps with the shoulder spur debate. The ''black, comma shaped'' mark is the ''shoulder spur'' which is very visible on this Hairy Woodpecker. The Downy does not usually have this mark, however occasionally one will have it but it will be very faint. 🙂 I would call the bird in the OP's post a Hairy. 🙂
  3. It is looks like a female Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker. Yellow-shafted males have a black malar and a red nape crescent...females do not have the malar but do have the red nape crescent which is not visible in this photo. Do you have any other shots of this bird? 🙂
  4. Yes, I expect you are right on the House Finch. I studied the bill for quite a while and thought that it fit a Purple best but I failed to look at any other features such as the facial pattern which is definitely a key factor in this ID. Thanks for your help. 🙂
  5. To my eyes, the bill doesn't look right for a Pine Siskin...I think it fits a female Purple Finch better. 🙂 Perhaps @The Bird Nuts will chime in on this one. 🙂
  6. Yep, California, lol!!! I live in the PNW aka the Pacific Northwest [Washington, Oregon, and Idaho]...it is a more specific ''region'' of the West. South Carolina is in the South Atlantic region, a more specific region of the South. 🙂
  7. Ural Owl. 🙂 Photo Credit: Wikipedia / Hans Hillewaert
  8. Spruce Grouse. 🙂 Photo Credit: Wikipedia
  9. Pass on Q. 🙂 Q: What do you do for birds with bad hearing? A: You give them heron aids.
  10. The birds, especially the robins, have been picking the fruit off of the cherry tree. 🙂
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