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Went out yesterday to see if I could finally get an identifiable swallow picture.  They are not easy for me to get.  All take yesterday in Souther California. 

1)  Cliff Swallow (I think)

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2, 3, 4) Unknown Swallow (If I had to guess I would go with a Tree Swallow for 2 and 3, and Cliff for 4 )

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5) Unknown Hummingbird (Probably an Anna's, but not sure.  Looks a little like a Black-Chinned) 

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6) Towhee (California)?

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7) Say's Phoebe 

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?  California Thrasher (one of my favorites)

 

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Thanks for your help!

B

 

 

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Male Black-chinned hummingbirds would have an all white breast and a purple gorget. The Anna’s appears to have a dark chin when it isn’t looking straight at you. It’s bright chin colors only reflect straight forwards. Also, in your 3rd photo of an Anna’s, you can see a it’s gorget (the area on the throat that has bright colors) seems to disconnect from the body near the ends, black chinned gorget always seems attached to the throat. 

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