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This is 100% an American Robin -- note the pale gray upperparts, white undertail coverts, and orange axillaries and belly. The wing position in the second photo is typical of robin. It is flying away from us, so it's impossible to see the eyes and bill. American Robins sometimes lack white tail corners.

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41 minutes ago, Kevin said:

And the sparrow (?) just sits by a a Great Horned Owl flies by? I was thinking Dark-eyed Junco.

That's barely a snack for a Great Horned Owl. More Screech-Owl or Saw-whet Owl size meal. Great Horned Owls will go after birds, but mostly big stuff like grouse, waterfowl, even great blue herons. But mostly they eat large rodents like squirrels rabbits and skunks. 

Small songbirds are much more afraid of small owls. Just like how small songbirds are much more afraid of a Sharp-shinned Hawk than a Bald Eagle.

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I think it is an American Robin. The tail on the first photo fits with an American Robin and the way the wings are folded on the second photo is just like an American Robin.

 

This is 100% an American Robin -- note the pale gray upperparts, white undertail coverts, and orange axillaries and belly. The wing position in the second photo is typical of robin. It is flying away from us, so it's impossible to see the eyes and bill. American Robins sometimes lack white tail corners.

LOL! I said American Robin on the first post! 

 

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1 hour ago, akandula said:

note the pale gray upperparts, white undertail coverts, and orange axillaries and belly.

Okay, somebody break this down for me.  I'd swear the belly and tail aren't even visible.  Exactly what parts of this bird can we see?

Red - Right wing

Green - Tip of left wing

Black - Part of tail

Blue - Back

Purple - Neck and where a head should be (Terra Incognito)

Right?  Because if it's headed away, I don't know what body parts I'm looking at!

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Sunny beach.

Sorry, I'm out of ''Likes' at the moment.  I should have done that two pages ago.  This makes a whole lot more sense than my interpretation.  I couldn't figure out why people were referring to a folded wing when to me it was obviously fully extended.

I still think the second photo looks like it belongs in Macy's parade between Elmo and Underdog.  I don't see the orange belly akandula referred to.  I just see a uniformly dark circle with two side pods.

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6 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Wouldn't it be present in the second photo?

 

If that was the case,wouldn't the rest of the bird be present too?

 

Hey, stop that!  Get your head out of my spleen!

Oh, well,  yes it should  be...but it appears to my eyes that the second photo is a lot higher,  above the tree tops and the photo has been cropped so maybe that ''streak'' isn't visible. Hm, now this makes me wonder if both photos were taken with the  same camera...anyone have thoughts on that?  ?

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Oh, well,  yes it should  be...but it appears to my eyes that the second photo is a lot higher,  above the tree tops and the photo has been cropped so maybe that ''streak'' isn't visible. Hm, now this makes me wonder if both photos were taken with the  same camera...anyone have thoughts on that?  ?

The streak doesn't really matter anymore... We identified the bird as an American Robin.

 

Maybe rolling shutter effect?

That's probably what the streak is.

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9 minutes ago, lonesome55dove said:

Oh, well,  yes it should  be...but it appears to my eyes that the second photo is a lot higher,  above the tree tops and the photo has been cropped so maybe that ''streak'' isn't visible. Hm, now this makes me wonder if both photos were taken with the  same camera...anyone have thoughts on that?  ?

Same camera in the same spot at the same angle.  Notice how everything except the bird and the mystery artifact are in the same positions in both spots.  Even the sparrow barely moves.

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Just now, Charlie Spencer said:

I'll have to take your word.  I thought I'd found most ways to botch a photo.  I'd like to know how this happens, so I can avoid it like a pit bull with coronavirus..

Out of likes, but yeah. The link supplied above shows it. Generally rolling shutter happens in lower light and in lower end cameras or cameras not meant to take high quality footage, like phone cameras or trail cams. 

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10 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Same camera in the same spot at the same angle.  Notice how everything except the bird and the mystery artifact are in the same positions in both spots.  Even the sparrow barely moves.

Oh snap! Never mind me...I was looking at the two photos that RobinHood posted...not the originals!!  ?

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