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#1 snick

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:47 PM

Head sure looks like it, but the tawny underside makes me wonder. Seen at Lake Shasta, CA.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:09 PM

Yes, this looks like an Oak Titmouse. The tawny underside is probably a lighting issue.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:10 PM

I agree, Oak Titmouse!

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:03 AM

I agree, Oak Titmouse!

Me, too.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:27 AM

Yes, this looks like an Oak Titmouse. The tawny underside is probably a lighting issue.


Yeah, I thought about that. When subjects are dark/backlit I bring up the exposure in Photoshop, but this results in a LOSS of color. It seems really odd that a yellowish hue would appear from an essentially gray subject.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:25 PM

Just saw my first Oak Titmouse yesterday :)
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:55 PM

Sometimes color on the underside of a bird can come from a reflection from their surroundings. I've seen a yellow-bellied Eastern Kingbird around here recently, but only when he was perched in one spot!




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