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#1 kjsmith

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:38 PM

An interesting bird came to play in the artificial rain (sprinkler) the other day and after had to dry off in the sun. I caught it only after with its feathers all fluffed out and wet. I suspect a Baltimore Oriole here but would like a confirmation or/and a better ID. Thanks so much in advance!

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:40 PM

Don't know what is, but what great photos!

EDIT: oops! now diff. photos.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:58 PM

i would say baltimore but i cant say for sure

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:05 PM

Looks more like an immature Orchard Oriole.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:27 PM

Looks like an American Redstart female to me.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:54 PM

Yeah, I'd go with female redstart!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:13 PM

I agree with American Redstart.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:19 PM

Just wanna point out these are not the same photos I ID'd earlier, lol
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:46 PM

Just wanna point out these are not the same photos I ID'd earlier, lol


I was about to say, there's no way Kryptos could mistake a Redstart for an Oriole. Lol!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:52 PM

Hahaha!! I wondered about that!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:28 PM

Aw man for a second there I thought I had out-ID'd the birding deities.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:52 PM

The tail has the yellow fans on each side in the 2nd photo (Krypos probably taught me that)- it's a female Redstart.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:14 PM

yeah that wasnt the same pic on a while ago

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:34 PM

I always read in Start Date order, and I had to catch up from last Wednesday. I saw the repost later, so that makes sense.

And the normal shelf life for mis-IDs has to be less than an hour around here!




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