Adam Nye Posted October 20, 2022 Share Posted October 20, 2022 Hey! Just joined this site and am not at all sure if this is the right place to post this, but I am looking for help identifying a bird I saw yesterday that does not seem to be in any of my field guides. Unfortunately, I do not have a photo, but I was able to watch it w/ binoculars, both while perched and in flight. Thus: Bird spotted in western Calaveras County, CA, yesterday around noon (grassland w/ scrub oak & some pine, elevation +1,000 ft). While perched, it appeared at least crow-sized. Black head, back, wings & tail. Long, straight, narrow beak (like a sandpiper). White collar. Red breast. Narrow tail that pointed while perched and assumed the shape of a narrow puttyknife in flight. In flight, it had a kestrel-like silhouette, no space between individual wing or tail feathers evident. It did not soar or glide for any length of time. Any suggestions, greatly appreciated! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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