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  1. 4 points
    California Quail Female, This Morning
  2. 3 points
    Philadelphia Vireo,again thanks to those who helped with ID
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  4. 2 points
    Well, okay - I guess I don't tend to think of those maritime provinces. Everywhere else, they're extremely rare.
  5. 2 points
    Pesty Crow harassing a Red Tailed Hawk
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  7. 1 point
    MJ and I are in the process of moving and although we're not moved in yet, we have seen enough of the yard to know it's birding potential is great. MJ used to rent the property years ago so she is familiar with the landlady and knows her way around the property well enough to take me for a quick tour. Now it's time for me to take you for a quick tour of our new property. Here's an arial view from Google Earth that's been labelled to show what's what. BackyardArialView by lonestranger102, on Flickr Here's the house as viewed from the yard, the patio doors on the right are off the master bedroom. DSCN2298 by lonestranger102, on Flickr The yard is quite birdy, as the habitat suggests it would be with flowers, shrubs, mature and immature trees, and even a small neglected pond in the yard. DSCN2299 by lonestranger102, on Flickr The backyard, as identified on the map, is a fair size and scattered with assorted trees. DSCN2300 by lonestranger102, on Flickr And comes with it's own log cabin playhouse, or in our case, a log cabin bird blind that over looks the meadow at the edge of the back backyard. DSCN2302 by lonestranger102, on Flickr Okay, that's the house, yard, and backyard. The back backyard, and the back back backyard, will have to wait until Iater, there's moving to be done.
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    This morning on my feeder I saw this huge Kingbird....maybe it was just closer than any I've seen, but it was huge. It had a super bright yellow belly, brighter than the nearby lesser gold finches, white throat, and the bill looked huge! The back was a greenish tent and I did not see white tail on the edges..... Taken 0930 am, 10-06-17, La Mesa (San Diego), CA.
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    The elusive Common Yellowthroat this morning. And what looks to be his offspring. At first I thought female but I think it's a juvenile.
  12. 1 point
    My best guess is Bay-breasted
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    I doubt that many gardeners would brag about this, but I'm not a gardener so I'm going to show off the thistle plant(tree) we grew this year. I estimated it's height at about about 7 feet tall. IMG_5783.CR2 by lonestranger102, on Flickr
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    Hah, you got it! Yes, it was a bird in the yard, but it was not a "yard bird". "Yard bird" being defined as a new bird for the yard list. I've had RBGR in the yard before.
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    Agreed with @Joejr14 This is a Cassin's Kingbird, notice the sharp contrast between the white throat and dark gray breast.
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    Agreed, first strikes me more as a Vesper (definite streaking on breast, rufous shoulder mark)
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    Agreed, first one looks like a Vesper.
  20. 1 point
    What about Vesper for the first?
  21. 1 point
    My yard and are in Central Texas is also eeerily quiet, even the cardinals are not at my feeders. I miss my birds! there are a lot of seeds in the field where I live, so maybe they just don't need to feeders. Hummingbirds are gone. Not seeing the wrens, titmouse, chickadees either, nothing! the past two years and have been very light where I live for birds. It makes me sad. I keep the feeders full, but end up having to dump it because it gets moldy with the rain. I hope it changes soon. Last winter I had not one golden finch, first time in many years my feeders were full of active little finches!. I'm not giving up though!
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    The tail hairs are tipped silver, so it's not a Fox Squirrel. It also doesn't seem much bigger than the gray next to it. I think this is just an odd color morph of Eastern Gray.
  23. 1 point
    The first one looks like a Brewer's, the second one a Lincoln's. The last two are Chipping.
  24. 1 point
    Louisiana Waterthrushes should be fairly common nesters in your area. They like streams through forested areas -- learn the songs and I bet you'll hear them next spring.
  25. 1 point
    I see why you're confused. Most of the shots show an Orange-crowned, one of those bright western ones. The last two shots show a Wilson's Warbler, with the distinct eye-ring, slightly darker cap, and tail without yellow.
  26. 1 point
    Looks like an orange crown to me...broken eye ring, eye line, orange overall with slightly darker wings...i think a shadow is messing with the coloring...but I think your original thought was right...but hey, I don't know anything soooo...let's see what the experts say!
  27. 1 point
    Common Ringed occurs fairly regularly in Eastern and extreme northern Canada as well. I think the best way to tell them apart (besides voice and range) is that the black under the eye extends all the way down and often well past the gape.
  28. 1 point
    DSC01426r by Mark Ross, on Flickr Thanks
  29. 1 point
    It's a Northern Mockingbird.
  30. 1 point
    Carolina Wren by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  31. 1 point
    Yes, Merlin and Eastern Wood-Pewee.
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    I'd say it's a molting young (ish) male Brown-headed Cowbird.
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    Loggerhead shrike with broken lower mandible
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    Red-eyed Vireo,with thanks to all who helped me id it..
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    Eastern Red-tailed Hawk by R. Tompkins, on Flickrh BBC Photo taken 10-3-2017 at Morton Arboretum; Lisle, Illinois.
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    Today--Phinizy Swamp and Nature Park, Augusta, GA
  39. 1 point
    All trail in Washington lead you someplace right? This seems to go forever but at the end is an old fire lookout tower - Mount Fremont Lookout trail
  40. 1 point
    The rabbits are still regulars in the yard and I probably spend too much time pointing the camera at them. If you click on this image and go to the flickr page, you can use the right and left arrow keys to toggle back and forth between larger images of the gif above. IMG_3261 by lonestranger102, on Flickr Bashful bunny IMG_3238 by lonestranger102, on Flickr Kissing....cousins??? IMG_3896 by lonestranger102, on Flickr One of my personal favourites. IMG_3987 by lonestranger102, on Flickr
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    Glad to see you're enjoying your new property and it's proving to be a productive one for your photography. Hope the bunnies don't get too used to you with all those coyotes running around. Cute GIF!
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    After 8 months, 80 plus birds, numerous rabbits, an ermine, a few foxes, a big pile of bear scat, a couple of skunks, and many coyotes, I finally saw a deer on the property. IMG_1280 by lonestranger102, on Flickr