Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Three ID's? Purple Marten, Red Breasted Hummingbird, Bald Eagle


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 morganirich

morganirich

    Advanced Member

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 627 posts
  • LocationLower Hudson Valley

Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:05 AM

Hi,

Bald Eagle is pretty obvious - i'm just so proud! Pretty sure about hummingbirds and i'm not sure about the Marten. Eagle was near Delaware River in Pennsylvania, hummingbirds and Marten? were near a cottage on a pond in Pennsylvania.

thx!

http://www.flickr.co...os/morganirich/

Lifelist:231
2014 list: 173

Latest ID's: Short-toed Snake Eagle, European Honey Buzzard, Reed Warbler, White-eyed Vireo, Blackburnian Warbler, YB Cuckoo


#2 meghann

meghann

    suprm2001

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 4,196 posts
  • LocationCSRA, Georgia

Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:08 AM

I believe that rather than a purple martin, you have an eastern kingbird there.

-Army wife, homeschooling mom to 4, photographer, insomniac ninja

Life list: 179

Yard list (old house): 73
Yard list (new house): 71
2014 so far: 144


#3 BarnSwallow

BarnSwallow

    Advanced Member

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 7,994 posts
  • LocationMonkton Maryland

Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:09 AM

Yes, I agree with eastern kingbird. The correct name for the hummers is ruby-throated hummingbird. Nice birds!

#4 morganirich

morganirich

    Advanced Member

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 627 posts
  • LocationLower Hudson Valley

Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:13 AM

The Eastern Kingbird looks alot like the tree swallows in the pic lower on that page - any tips for me so i know for next time? are both id's right now?

Lifelist:231
2014 list: 173

Latest ID's: Short-toed Snake Eagle, European Honey Buzzard, Reed Warbler, White-eyed Vireo, Blackburnian Warbler, YB Cuckoo


#5 meghann

meghann

    suprm2001

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 4,196 posts
  • LocationCSRA, Georgia

Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:16 AM

The tail shape is one easy mark to look at. Note the difference in shape between the kingbird and the tree swallows' tails.

Edit- Another thing is the size of the beak. If you notice, the tree swallows have a much smaller one compared to the rest of their head. :)

-Army wife, homeschooling mom to 4, photographer, insomniac ninja

Life list: 179

Yard list (old house): 73
Yard list (new house): 71
2014 so far: 144


#6 morganirich

morganirich

    Advanced Member

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 627 posts
  • LocationLower Hudson Valley

Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:17 AM

great thx

Lifelist:231
2014 list: 173

Latest ID's: Short-toed Snake Eagle, European Honey Buzzard, Reed Warbler, White-eyed Vireo, Blackburnian Warbler, YB Cuckoo


#7 BarnSwallow

BarnSwallow

    Advanced Member

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 7,994 posts
  • LocationMonkton Maryland

Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:45 AM

It's funny - in real life, I would never confuse the two, but they are much easier to confuse in pictures. Their behavior, flight style, and posture are quite different.

#8 TheBillyPilgrim

TheBillyPilgrim

    Frank

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 13,382 posts
  • LocationSmithfield, VA (again)

Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:40 AM

Also, Eastern Kingbirds have very distinct white tips to their tail feathers that form a white band at the end of the tail. Its one of the best field marks for the species, imo, especially at a distance.

Life List: 687

Latest birds:  Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Piping Plover, Sooty Grouse

ABA 2014: 315 species
Virginia 2014: 236
Isle of Wight County 2014: 182 species

My Flickr
eBird
 

Nevada Field Season Report: http://www.whatbird....-season-report/

Costa Rica Trip Report: http://www.whatbird....rt/#entry396425





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users