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  1. These pics were taken before I started birding. Some are incidental inclusions in family photos. I am trying to retrospectively ID them. Any help is appreciated. 17 July 2008 Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 1. ?Herring Gull ?California Gull? ??? 2. Gull sp vs spp 3. ? I thought it might be grackle sp., but are there grackle spp in the area? June 2009 Marion co. FL 1. Immature Great Blue Heron (L), ?Ring-Necked Duck (R) 2. ?Heron sp. vs. Sandhill Crane--bill looks small for heron, but I don't see the "Bustle" for crane; t
  2. These images are stills taken from a video I recorded this morning, at Hart Park in Bakersfield CA. Apologies for low quality. Am new to bird identifying, just curious about what I saw. Similar in look to Wood ducks or Harlequin ducks, however I distinctly recall seeing a brown belly, separated by a horizontal white line from black/dark-colored back and head. There was also some red on the face. About the same size as the mallards they were swimming with.
  3. All seen today at Pecho road willows 1. COYE 2. ELTE? 3. LBDO?
  4. All of these birds were seen at Oso Flaco today I have more pictures if needed 1-3. Baird's Sandpiper 4. Redhead? 5. Canvasback?
  5. Okay, maybe wishful thinking but any help IDing this bird would be very much appreciated. Photographed in July, 2020 at Shoreline Park in Mountain View, CA near a nesting area for terns.
  6. See video And photo of this bird seen today in Concord CA. Thanks for your help. flexinib@gmail.com IMG_6043.MOV
  7. See video And photo of this bird seen today in Concord CA. Thanks for your help. flexinib
  8. Have a photo and a video. Got to work at a little before 8AM (down in a canyon, less than 1000ft above sea level I believe, also less than 5 miles from the shoreline, San Diego CA) and heard this little fella chirping. I should have realized it was strange that he didn't fly away when I accidentally parked right by him. I also thought the fluffiness was due to him fluffing himself up to get warm in the early morning. Posted on iNaturalist and someone let me know that he's a baby! When I went back to check on him a few hours later he was gone, so I'm hoping either he flew away or his parents fo
  9. I am in an urban neighborhood in central San Diego, CA, and for the past couple weeks (late April, early May 2020) I have been hearing this (attached) bird just about every morning. I've never been able to locate it, so have not seen it. In fact, as soon as I step outside my house, it goes quiet. It reminds me of a bobwhite! (I'm from the midwest) but we shouldn't have them here in San Diego. Song Sleuth is not helpful at all because of the chatter of the other birds in the background. New Recording 5.m4a
  10. What made this beautiful song? Recorded in the SFV, March 3, 2020. (There are goldfinches and a YRW in the background). Video.mp3
  11. I went hiking in the hills in Simi Valley which is on the border of Los Angeles County but it is in Ventura County in Southern California. In the hills there is an abandoned golf course with a small lake or pond. There are swallow or swift type looking birds swooping around close to the water and I have no idea what type of birds these are. I have searched and looked at my bird books with no success. The bird is mostly black with white around its neck and a white stomach. This is the only photo I was able to get because they flew very fast.
  12. This bird was seen in southern California on Jan 23 near Santa Ysabel. It was in a flock of about a dozen. I believe it is some type of dove but I can't find a match. The photos are not good since the light was poor.
  13. Hello, Trying to identify another duck, my bird id app can't identify it. Sorry for the image quality, it was exported from a timeline in Final Cut Pro X. Date: 11/08/2019 Where: Atascadero, CA - running right past me. Thanks again for the help.
  14. Hi, All. I have a few bird pics that I would like to get opinions on. Thanks in advance! 1. & 2. I was hoping this was a Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, but in the 2nd pic, it appears to have an eye stripe. Paranagat NWR, near visitor's center, Lincoln Co. NV 3. Gambrel's Quail? Joshua Tree National Park. Backcountry (off-trail). San Bernadino County, CA
  15. Hello again, Need help again identifying another duck. I think it's an immature male/female Ruddy Duck. Merlin ID also identified this as a Ruddy Duck. Location: Atascadero, CA Where: Swimming in a lake When: November 8th, 2019 Thanks for your help again.
  16. Hi, All. Any help in ID is appreciated. All pics taken within the last 5 days. Location stated with pic. Since we were backpacking, we were limited to point-and-shoots, so quality is lacking. 1. ? White Crowned Sparrow? Pahranagat NWR. Alamo, NV. 2. ?Yellow-Rumped Warbler? White Pine County, NV (lower elevation) 3. ?Red-Naped Sapsucker? White Pine County, NV (lower elevation). I could not see the red on the nape, but YBS does not occur in the area. 4. ?Red-Tailed Hawk? Great Basin National Park, White Pine County, NV 5. ?White Crowned Sparrow? White Pine
  17. Is this a pin-tailed whydah? I thought it was an immature white-crowned at first, but I think it's too small and strange looking. (Also, can you submit observations from game/trail cams to eBird, or is that not allowed at all, even if it's your cam?)
  18. What is that at the very end of the clip? Recorded by a game cam in my yard on December 8th. 12-08-18_08-43 (uknown bird call).mp3
  19. Spotted this small hark yesterday (Nov 28, 2018) in San Leandro, CA. It remained perched for a long time, so I could not get a flight shot. Could turn its head at least 180. I would throw out some ideas of what I think it is, but I am perpetually confused by raptors! This is my first post. Hope I am following the rules!
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