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#1 TXBirds

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:14 AM

Some of these I have an idea and others none. Thanks for your help!

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#2 Limpkin

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:33 AM

Welcome to Whatbird! I'm steering clear of a few, the flycatchers mainly, but I can help out on a couple:

1. White-collared Seedeater? That's all I can think of there.
2. Most, if not all, are House Sparrows.
4. House Finches
5. Tyrannus species - based on range, I'd guess Couch's Kingbird.
6. Eurasian Collared Dove, I believe.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:34 AM

1.Black-headed Grosbeak
2.Female House Sparrows
3.Dusky-capped Flycatcher
4.Fewmale House Finches
5.Western Kingbird
6.Eurasian Collared Dove
7.Flycathcer of some sort, but I can't be sure from thos pic

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:36 AM

You are making me real happy saying #1 may be a White-collared Seedeater. For #6 I was thinking White Tipped Dove. Thanks for your help!

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:53 AM

I agree, #1 looks like a white-collared seedeater.

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#6 fisherman1313

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:57 AM

After taking a second look I believe WC Seedeater may be correct.

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Northern Goshawk: Eagle Meadow, Tuolumne County, CA, 8/4

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Short-billed Dowitcher: Ceres Wastewater Treatment Facility, Cere, CA, 8/20/14

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker: Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, CA, 8/18/14

Peregrine Falcon, Black Tern, Bank Swallow: Modesto Wastewater treatment Facility, Modesto, CA, 8/10/14

Mountain Quail: Hwy 108 at Cow Creek, Tulomne County, CA, 8/4/14

Prairie Falcon, Pileated Woodpecker (5), Pygmy Nuthatch: Plasse's Resort, Amador County, CA, 7/27/14

Western Screech-Owl: Enslen Park, Modesto, CA, 4/16/14, 7/2/14, 7/6/14


#7 Limpkin

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:58 AM

5.Western Kingbird


I thought that the olive green on the breast and the extent of white on the throat made it a Couch's/Tropical over Western? I have no experience with those species, though.

#8 TXBirds

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:59 AM

Thanks all, that is an epic sighting for me!

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:01 AM

I was thinking Couch's for #5.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:05 AM

Limpkin, I think you're right. After checking my Stokes I agree with Tropical Kingbird. That's what I get for posting IDs while doing three other things.

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Sooty Grouse, Great Gray Owl: Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, CA, 8/18/14

Calliope Hummingbird, Evening Grosbeak: Niagara Creek Campgrounds, Tuolumne County, CA 8/4/14

Northern Goshawk: Eagle Meadow, Tuolumne County, CA, 8/4

Pine Grosbeak: Plasse's Resort, Amador County, CA, 7/27/14

Northern Pygmy Owl (FINALLY!): Del Puerto Canyon, Stanislaus County, CA, 3/24/14

 

Favorite Recent Birds (non-lifers):

Short-billed Dowitcher: Ceres Wastewater Treatment Facility, Cere, CA, 8/20/14

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker: Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, CA, 8/18/14

Peregrine Falcon, Black Tern, Bank Swallow: Modesto Wastewater treatment Facility, Modesto, CA, 8/10/14

Mountain Quail: Hwy 108 at Cow Creek, Tulomne County, CA, 8/4/14

Prairie Falcon, Pileated Woodpecker (5), Pygmy Nuthatch: Plasse's Resort, Amador County, CA, 7/27/14

Western Screech-Owl: Enslen Park, Modesto, CA, 4/16/14, 7/2/14, 7/6/14


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Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:24 AM

I thought that the olive green on the breast and the extent of white on the throat made it a Couch's/Tropical over Western? I have no experience with those species, though.


It's a Couch's Kingbird. :)
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:57 PM

As requested, this is what I see:

1. BlackWhite-collared Seedeater
2. House Sparrows
3. Brown-crested (?) Flycatcher. Not Dusky-capped, which would be out of range.
4. House Finches
5. The lack of white lining on the tail eliminated Western Kingbird. Couch's is more likely than Tropical.
6. Eurasian Collared-Dove
7. Olive-sided Flycatcher

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:10 PM

1. Black-collared Seedeater


:huh: Typo or color morph?

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:20 PM

:huh: Typo or color morph?


Oops! Meant White-collared. :P

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:22 PM

Oops! Meant White-collared. :P


Haha, that makes more sense. :P

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:54 PM

Thanks a ton Liam. I turned up the saturation on the last one and it is coming across with yellow. Any ideas?

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 10:10 PM

That last bird looks like a Great Crested.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 10:13 PM

I think you may be on to something psweet. It is probably an immature Great Crested. It was not very large at all.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 10:24 PM

I'm not really sure what the last bird is, but a juvenile GCF would be about the same size as an adult and they are our largest flycatchers. Its hard to tell with the lighting, but he doesn't look brightly colored enough to rule out another Brown-Crested.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 10:34 PM

Good point Billy. I am still not sure. I am posting a wider shot to give more perspective.

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