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Everything posted by meghann

  1. Oof, without seeing it from the front, I wouldn't want to call that one. I might be crazy, but I'm wondering if female tree swallow is on the table, too, with how white it looks underneath. Good luck getting better shots tomorrow!
  2. Actually, with the combination of both a belly band and patagial bars, this looks good for a Red-tailed Hawk. Rough-legged Hawks usually have a much darker belly band, and they do have dark marks on the wings, but it's closer to the "wrists" than the "shoulders". Welcome to Whatbird! It's always helpful to include your location in a post, too. 🙂
  3. Rarest overall would be Northern Lapwing in 2013. My only Code 4. Seen about an hour from the coast in Georgia. The only picture I got was terrible, because he was pretty far out in a field. lapwing1 by midgetinvasion, on Flickr Rarest for my state would be Mountain Bluebird, I believe. It was two years ago, and to my knowledge, it was the first time the bird had been seen in the state. He was here in Augusta for a day, hanging out with the Eastern Bluebirds on the airport fence, and then he was gone. Mountain Bluebird by midgetinvasion, on Flickr
  4. Hmm, wait for others, but I think the lack of streaking on the undertail coverts says yes.
  5. Ring-billed Gull. One born last year, I believe.
  6. Welcome to Whatbird! I have some guesses, however location would really help! When and where was this video taken? It will also help the moderator know which Identify forum to move it to. 🙂
  7. I was torn between Clay-colored and Brewer's, but I think the streaks on the nape mean Brewer's. Song would have dark streaks on the breast. Edit-apparently was posting at the same time as Melierax!
  8. Just sharing. My daughters and I were strolling on Jekyll Island here in Georgia yesterday. A park ranger caught our attention and showed us the plover chicks. They had hatched just the day before! Cute little buggers. I could not get close enough for decent pictures, but at least you can get an idea. Wilson's Plover parent and chick by midgetinvasion, on Flickr Plover adult and chicks by midgetinvasion, on Flickr One day old Wilson's Plover by midgetinvasion, on Flickr
  9. Your logic is correct. Female Downy Woodpeckers do not have the red. (Juveniles don't either, but your bird is an adult.)
  10. Thanks, y'all. Maybe someday I'll get a handle on peeps. . . .
  11. Definitely an oriole. I think you're right about Bullock's with that much white.
  12. Yes, a vireo, but with the lack of any yellow or green tones, I'm wondering if this is a Plumbeous.
  13. Actually, with that buffy wash behind the stripes down the flanks, I believe this is a Lincoln's.
  14. Ah, I didn't think about range. On ebird, in Texas they don't have any sightings north of the I-10 corridor. Hrmmm.
  15. Ah, with the white cheek, think Creeker has it. No wonder it didn't look quite right for either Broad-winged or Red-shouldered.
  16. Thanks. What shots would be needed to distinguish pure from hybrid?
  17. Eye color rules out an accipiter hawk. They have yellow eyes. I think this is either an immature Broad-winged or Red-shouldered.
  18. Baby birds can be tough to ID, but I think you are correct about it being a grackle.
  19. Despite being poured on multiple times yesterday (and also managing to get sunburned. . .), I had a really good day yesterday. The two I was most excited about, as they were both nemesis birds for me: Roseate Spoonbill by midgetinvasion, on Flickr
  20. I had wondered about Common, but wasn't sure. I think that may be a lifer, too. I need to go back and look. I usually only see Forster's. Thanks!
  21. Yesterday, at a WMA along Georgia's Southern coast. Listed on ebird, the expected species here are Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Mallard, Wood Ducks, BW Teal, Mottled, Mallard/Mottled hybrid, and American Black Duck/Mottled Hybrid. BW Teal, Wood Duck, and the whistling ducks were all seen. I did not see any male Mallards. (this one is super bad, sorry.) and then this mama and babies
  22. Yesterday, Jekyll Island, GA. Was in a large flock of Royal Terns, and a few Sandwich Terns. Seemed a bit smaller than the Sandwich. And then a different one in flight, this one may not be identifiable. Lastly, please confirm Gull-billed Tern. This was also yesterday, at a WMA along Georgia's coast. It is a lifer for me, which is why I'd like the confirm. 🙂
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