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meghann

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  1. I think the white rump patch in the flight pictures says Hudsonian.
  2. Yes, you see how the dark gray that is on top of the head extends all the way down the neck? That's what gives Sharp-shinned what we call a "hooded" appearance. On an adult Cooper's, the dark gray does not go down the neck, giving it what we call a "capped" appearance.
  3. The thick mask that covers the eye and extends onto the bill says Loggerhead to me.
  4. Yep, that's a House! Guess I'll add something useful. The facial pattern isn't right, either. Not enough contrast.
  5. I'm not great with gulls, but are the pink smaller seeming bills in the last two photos just due to lighting artifact and distance?
  6. If it helps, the messy bib and extensive buff color help push it more to the black-capped side, as well, I believe.
  7. I'd call it a Black-capped, due to the "hockey stick", but MO is in the overlap zone, so I like to hear the call, too, to be sure. (And then they hybridize, but we won't get into that, lol.)
  8. Also, COGO would be a big deal, so where are you seeing that possibility, and I'll have a look.
  9. Wow, thanks! I know it's not an easy task, especially because my lens is literally the worst piece of glass Nikon ever made. Someday I'll own a distance lens worth a darn, someday. . . I'll look through my photos and see if I have any others of the area in question.
  10. Absolutely, with that bold facial pattern on the female, and the deep raspberry color of the male.
  11. Yes, this is a Palm Warbler, due to the yellow vent.
  12. Hmm, I had assumed that the black was only the wings, because of the angle of the photo. (And the apparent complete lack of yellow) I'd feel better if I saw the face, though. Then I'd be sure one way or another.
  13. I believe it is a Great Horned, with how big it looks, and the orange facial discs are on the small side.
  14. For perspective, here was most of the view from the road. (The right and left ends of the pond are cut off in the photo.)
  15. You sure? Not 8? Can you believe this is a pond at someone's house?!?!? Oh, if only. . .
  16. Species definitely seen through the binoculars: Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked. Maybe a Gadwall, but that could have been a female something or other. (And two Canada Geese, but I'm more interested in the ducks.)
  17. Anyone who might be bored, and/or is really good at this type of thing, that would like to help me do a count of these ducks in these photos? My eyes are going buggy trying to do it. Hopefully you can zoom in. If not, and you REALLY want to do it, PM me, and I'll get you the full size copies. These were taken in South Georgia over the weekend. (Watch for overlap in the photos!)
  18. A productive whirlwind trip to South Georgia. (got a few other neat birds to, that were on the rare side, but they weren't lifers!) Sandhill Cranes by midgetinvasion, on Flickr Vermillion Flycatcher by midgetinvasion, on Flickr Limpkin by midgetinvasion, on Flickr
  19. Gray Catbird by midgetinvasion, on Flickr female ruby-throated hummingbird 8-10-12 by midgetinvasion, on Flickr chickadee by midgetinvasion, on Flickr
  20. Glad you got to go see the celebrity! Were there a bunch of birders at the library?
  21. Immature Accipiters, man. It's not THE hardest ID to do, but it sure is up there sometimes! I keep going back and forth on this one. The first picture, the expression looks very much like a Cooper's hawk, but the second pic looks more like a Sharpie.
  22. Great job! They sure aren't an easy bird to get a clear shot of!
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