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#1 Benjamin DeHaven

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 01:00 AM

Hey all!

Three birds, only one positive ID. These were all taken from my front yard when the birds wouldn't let me pack my birding gear up to go birding elsewhere! So all of these are from Timonium, Maryland which is in Baltimore County. The date was today, 9/25/12.

#1 Broad-winged Hawk (center) and Cooper's Hawk? (right).
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#2 To me this is a Clay-colored Sparrow but eBird.com says that might be a bit of a stretch with only a handful within 50 miles of my house. Face just doesn't say Chipping to me.
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Thanks!

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#2 JimBob

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 01:05 AM

Leaning on Red-tailed Hawk and Cooper's. . .

Also thinking Chipping Sparrow for the second.

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#3 TheBillyPilgrim

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:07 AM

Sparrow is a Chippy with the dark lores.

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#4 Benjamin DeHaven

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:25 AM

I thought the bigger guys were all broad-winged. This is the scene 3 minutes after I walked to the car:

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At one point there were 13 in a single kettle over my house. It was really neat because they were low! I had to take my 500mm zoom all the way down to 200mm and still couldn't get the full picture at once.

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#5 Pat B.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:59 AM

Nice yardbirds, whatever they are!

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#6 TheBillyPilgrim

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:20 AM

Yup, those are all Broad-wings.

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#7 grammarcat

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 01:48 PM

Agree with broad-winged and chipping sparrow. The buteo in the first picture does have a hint of a belly-band like a red-tailed, but the shape of the wings and their thin black border say broad-winged.




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