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Everything posted by meghann

  1. Agree with TBN. Here in the east we usually have Myrtle Yellow-rumped, which wouldn't have a yellow throat.
  2. Yes, they were most likely migrating, although you are far enough north, the spotted might stay. Notice how the last bird has dark spots on his underside, and the bird in the first two photos does not. The first bird has white spots on the back. Another difference: the first bird had a white ring around the eye, while the last one has a dark eyeline, with a light eyebrow.
  3. Same problem, wants me to ask permission to access it.
  4. My Stokes says Greater bill is about 1.5 times the length of the head, which if you look, is not the case with your bird. Yellowlegs can give me trouble in the field at times, it is not until I get home out of the sun and look at my photos that I can differentiate them well. (Except the time they had the courtesy to stand next to each other.)
  5. These guys seem to be everywhere the past week or so.
  6. Go bluebirds, go! We had Towhees nesting in our yard (again), and they were unsuccessful (again). Sigh. I do have a hummingbird that has built a nest! It's way up in a tree, so I won't be able to check on it at all, but it is there! New migrants on my hike this week: Black-throated blue Warbler, Acadian Flycatcher, Eastern Wood-pewee, Swainson's Thrush, and one of the Waterthrushes. Could not get a good enough look to tell which one.
  7. Coot Fight by midgetinvasion, on Flickr boatride7 by midgetinvasion, on Flickr And a video of some Siskins and Goldfinches having at it on my finch feeder a few years ago: https://youtu.be/xRUtCX2ZxeI
  8. Prothonotary for me. Yellow Warbler would be yellow all the way through underneath. Lack of wing bars and eyeline rules out Blue-winged.
  9. I'll confirm the Cassin's, but am not going to touch the Dowitchers with a ten foot pole. ๐Ÿ˜‚
  10. I highly suspect they are White-eyes. From what I can tell, they don't get the white around their eye until adult plumage. I don't feel confident enough about Hawaiian birds to rule out other possibilities completely, though. Welcome to Whatbird!
  11. TBN got all the main points, but I'll add one. You see in that second photo how he looks like he'd stab you if he could? Cooper's. Sharpies look too bug eyed and cute to cut anyone. ๐Ÿ˜‚
  12. Yep, House finch! Purples tend to be more of a raspberry rather than bright red, and they have a stronger facial pattern.
  13. Sometimes accipiter photos can be downright impossible to distinguish which one. This photo isn't it! Look how clearly we can see that pale nape, giving a capped appearance! Lovely photo! Looks like he is doing his part to eradicate Starlings. Lol.
  14. Color me jealous. The dark eyeline and the white wing bars are what set it apart from the Prothonotary.
  15. As a long time forum member, I try to contribute where I can.
  16. I can indeed confirm that those are, in fact, shorebirds of some sort.
  17. Immature Red-headed Wodpecker still getting into big kid colors?
  18. Shrike would be my first guess, too. If not, look at Northern Mockingbird.
  19. As of tonight, my yard list is at 85. Added Belted Kingfisher in a flyover. Our yard isn't nearly as birdy as it used to be. They cut down a ton of trees behind our house and put in an apartment complex. Sigh.
  20. The ones with stars were in my yard, without, within 20 minutes of my house. ๐Ÿ™‚
  21. I was at Phinizy on Saturday, too! I just wish they weren't closing it so early each day. To me, the rationale on that is a little. . .off. I had a good day there. So many Bobolinks! The main thing the closures has me bummed about is Kennesaw Mountain being closed. I went for the first time last April, and the birding was phenomenal for spring migration.
  22. I think there is a huge push of migrating Cape Mays happening right now in Florida and Georgia. I had a TON of them yesterday.
  23. Man, that would make those of us who bird Phinizy crazy excited. I also think Yellowthroat is reasonable. I wouldn't bet money on it, but it's a good guess.
  24. Migration is really kicking now in and around Augusta. In the past week I've seen: Rose-breasted Grosbeak*, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Painted Bunting, Great Crested Flycatcher*, Wood Thrush*, Scarlet Tanager*, Summer Tanager*, Yellow Warbler, Cape May Warbler*, Swainson's Warbler, American Redstart*, Northern Parula*, Red-eyed Vireo*, Bobolink, Ovenbird, Prothonotary Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Prairie Warbler*, Mississippi Kite*, and Yellow-billed Cuckoo. *-yard birds
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