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#1 ausnic44

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:33 PM

These birds were soaring over my home, two seemed to be the same, one was different. I didn't touch up the pictures or trim, hopefully someone can ID them

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:06 PM

You got the ID correct...soaring birds! ;)

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:17 PM

Where are you? American white pelican is what I get.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:18 PM

Oh, I just saw the two pics are different birds. The first looks like an accipiter. Or a sparrow. But probably an accipiter.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:21 PM

#1. Coopers/Sharp-shinned Hawk or a Robin, positive Id is inpossible

#2. American White Pelican
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#6 ausnic44

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:04 AM

Located near LA/MS state line, on gulf of Mexico. I new ID would be a challange, and if I could get a positive, I would use it in the contest. The birds were large, and quite high. thanks anyway

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:31 AM

I think there's a good bet that they're pelicans, but I've heard that wood storks soar like that, too. Wish I could be definite. Keep your eyes peeled!

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:38 AM

Absolutley no way to get positive ID from those pics.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:39 AM

..and you saw those tiny white dots. Good eye!

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:45 AM

I agree that neither of these shots are identifiable, but I would point out that the second one reminds me of soaring gulls.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:17 AM

Agreed, cant get a definite ID
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:43 AM

psweet that was my thought also on the 2nd pic. i saw about 30 today that looks just like pic 2. looked at them thru the binos and yep gulls of some sort.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:38 PM

There's an awful lot of black on them to be gulls - especially visible on the lower one. But yeah, no way to get a positive ID on it.

The amount of black was evident when I enlarged it about 12 times.




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