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Florida/Texas road trip bird ID help #6

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Hi all,

this time a detour to New Mexico 🙂

1) Both are Canada Geese, right, and not Canada + Cackling?
Location: A bridge over a river in Carlsbad, NM

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2) Just a Mockingbird?
Location: Carlsbad Caverns NP - Rattlesnake Springs

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3) Hm, at first this seemed like a Golden-Fronted Woodpecker but on second look it's a flicker? Northern?
Location: Carlsbad Caverns NP - Rattlesnake Springs

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4) The one the ground probably American Robin, but the one on the tree an Eastern Bluebird?
Location: Carlsbad Caverns NP - Rattlesnake Springs

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5) Shot from moving car... hawk...Cooper's? Sharp-shinned?
Location: Road near Carlsbad, NM

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Thanks,

Peter

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Hey, you got to my state!  Though I've only been down to that part a couple times.

1) Agree with Canada.  We get small ones here sometimes.

2) Just a gorgeous photo of a mockingbird.

3) I think Northern is expected in the Chihuahuan desert there.

4) I agree with American Robin and Eastern Bluebird.

5) Red-tailed Hawk trying to look like something else.

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Just now, Jerry Friedman said:

Hey, you got to my state!  Though I've only been down to that part a couple times.

1) Agree with Canada.  We get small ones here sometimes.

2) Just a gorgeous photo of a mockingbird.

3) I agree with American Robin and Eastern Bluebird.

4) Red-tailed Hawk trying to look like something else.

Agreed

 

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1.) Both Canada Goose. Bills are long, sloping gently into forehead and rounded crown, necks long. A Cackling Goose would really stand out next to these particular Canada Geese.

2.) Northern Mockingbird

3.) Pretty sure Northern Flicker

4.) American Robin, Eastern Bluebird are correct

5.) Can't quite tell - either Red-tailed or Red-shouldered Hawk

 

Edit - too late. Agree with @Jerry Friedman

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21 minutes ago, Jerry Friedman said:

Hey, you got to my state!  Though I've only been down to that part a couple times.

1) Agree with Canada.  We get small ones here sometimes.

2) Just a gorgeous photo of a mockingbird.

3) I think Northern is expected in the Chihuahuan desert there.

4) I agree with American Robin and Eastern Bluebird.

5) Red-tailed Hawk trying to look like something else.

Ah the damned western default hawk 🙂

I've spent a bit more time in New Mexico during my USA 2018 road trip. The airline lost my suitcase in LA, I actually bought my hiking shoes and trousers in Las Cruces. Went to Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park to see Rio Grande but there was no water in there! Went to Truth or Consequences, had to pass trough it due to the cool name. Stumbled upon Bosque del Apache NWR on the way to Very Large Array (vividly remember the drive, vast unpopulated spaces), the highlight was White Sands of course 🙂

 

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Hey, you got to my state!  Though I've only been down to that part a couple times.

1) Agree with Canada.  We get small ones here sometimes.

2) Just a gorgeous photo of a mockingbird.

3) I think Northern is expected in the Chihuahuan desert there.

4) I agree with American Robin and Eastern Bluebird.

5) Red-tailed Hawk trying to look like something else.

Agreed

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1 hour ago, Jerry Friedman said:

Hey, you got to my state!  Though I've only been down to that part a couple times.

1) Agree with Canada.  We get small ones here sometimes.

2) Just a gorgeous photo of a mockingbird.

3) I think Northern is expected in the Chihuahuan desert there.

4) I agree with American Robin and Eastern Bluebird.

5) Red-tailed Hawk trying to look like something else.

Agreed.

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