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#730451 Last one for this adventure @ Siesta Key, FL

Posted by foonman on 27 November 2014 - 12:01 AM

Hey, cool! You used my video!

Let's give credit where credit is due. Awesome video!

#730352 Last one for this adventure @ Siesta Key, FL

Posted by foonman on 26 November 2014 - 03:11 PM

Constant tail flicking is also a good indicator for Palm Warbler. You'll be able to ID your Palm Warblers without binocs.


#730348 Is this a Cooper's Hawk?

Posted by foonman on 26 November 2014 - 02:56 PM

No expert here,  but I thought I'd chime in anyway.  The eye seems pretty close to the beak and the darkness on top of the head seems cap like. Also the legs seem stout. (edit: Tail seems rounded as well. Cooper's)

#653702 Vireo and a ????

Posted by foonman on 20 May 2014 - 07:26 PM

Seconded,  Philidephia Vireo.  I don't know what that first guy was thinking.

#643779 White-rumped, Semipalmated, other?

Posted by foonman on 06 May 2014 - 07:29 PM

Tampa Bay area. Thanks.



#639416 Interesting Frigatebird photo

Posted by foonman on 01 May 2014 - 12:45 PM

Shaking off water in flight, scanning the water below, or both. Kinda cool.



#619710 Three unknowns from the past year.

Posted by foonman on 04 April 2014 - 01:11 AM

Here are three of my "figure it out when I get home" shots. Plus a bonus shot. Oh, the wonders of nature!








#613313 Osprey ID question. True or False.

Posted by foonman on 24 March 2014 - 08:41 PM

I've been told that male Ospreys can be distinguished easily from females by the lack of the dark "necklace" across their upper breast. Reliable indicator?

#602415 Confirm Cedar Waxwing.

Posted by foonman on 05 March 2014 - 11:26 PM

I think it's Toyota Corolla, ssp. Matrix. 

Good call on the Matrix, but which model & year! 


Interesting note: I read that unlike most birds that eat a lot of fruit and then regurgitate the seeds, Waxwings let the seeds pass through. Also,  Waxwings eat so much fruit they are sometimes found intoxicated from eating fermented berries that are producing alcohol. Golly!


#602006 Confirm Cedar Waxwing.

Posted by foonman on 05 March 2014 - 01:37 AM

foonman, did you post that photo on purpose?

I think it's a joke.  ;)  If so, I'd actually go with European Starlings!


Yes, I'm kidding. I've been unsuccessfully searching for Cedar Waxwings since I started birding a couple of years ago. I woke up the other morning to the sound of hundreds of Cherry Laurel fruit pits bouncing off of my roof and car. I looked outside and to my great delight (and then horror) there were about fifty to sixty Cedar Waxwings shuttling back and forth from my neighbors Cherry Laurel then to the Live Oak that hangs over my roof and driveway. Anyways, I figured someone out there (if not everyone) has had a similar experience. I thought it was funny.  Hope no one was offended. So, now I have my Cedar Waxwing "lifer" and a freshly washed car.

DSC_0408 by foonman2013, on Flickr

#601935 Confirm Cedar Waxwing.

Posted by foonman on 05 March 2014 - 12:24 AM

Confirm Cedar Waxwing. Tampa Bay area.  Thanks. :)


#597735 Gull ID

Posted by foonman on 25 February 2014 - 09:21 PM

Tampa Bay area. Left to right.  Thanks much.


Herring Gull Juvenile

Great Black-backed Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Laughing Gull

DSC_0523 by foonman2013, on Flickr



#580410 Bald Eagles and Two Eaglets.

Posted by foonman on 26 January 2014 - 01:50 PM

Taken 1/25/14. Cockroach Bay area, south of Tampa.  Also, a photo of a Belted Kingfisher getting it's dander up, buzzing an Osprey. Not sure what the issue was.

DSC_0422 by foonman2013, on Flickr

DSC_0370 by foonman2013, on Flickr





#574734 Confirm Franklin's Gull

Posted by foonman on 17 January 2014 - 07:41 PM

A local guide pointed me in the direction of a large group of Laughing Gulls and said there was a Franklin's in group. After much searching I think I found it. Today at Fort DeSoto Park, FL. Thanks.


DSC_0077 by foonman2013, on Flickr


#568262 Blue-winged Teal Help

Posted by foonman on 06 January 2014 - 10:23 PM

Tampa Bay. Today. Took this pic of a nice Blue-winged Teal couple. Then saw the two below close by. The bird on the right had feathers that looked green from every angle. So, I'm confused.

DSC_0047-001 by foonman2013, on Flickr

DSC_0036-001 by foonman2013, on Flickr