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#1 JimSar



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:07 AM

Today I went under the oak canopy, and sat on a log in a small clearing by a tiny spring fed brook. Within minutes of stillness, a few birds came within camera range, a couple has already been ID'ed in separate threads. Here's three more; photos taken in Vallejo, CA.

Nuttall's Woodpecker? Movement in the thicket caught my eye, this tiny bird was well hidden:
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Golden crowned sparrow?
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This Western Bluebird (I assume, unless corrected) was talking with its mouth full, and dropped some food.
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#2 meghann



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:18 AM

All three look good to me.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:55 AM

yes, you are correct on all the id's

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:27 PM

For the bluebird, it could be coughing up a pellet, insect eaters do that just like owls, to get rid of the pieces they can't digest. Or, it could have dropped some berries, it's hard to tell.

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