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  1. 11 points
    With such shorter days, I am only getting to photograph in bursts a few times per week. Here is my best from today's adventures: Egret in the fog Male common yellowthroat Our state bird the mocking......bird.
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    Life bird King Eider in the Detroit River:
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    Juvenile Glaucous Gull: Larus hyperboreus_2017-11-15_00151_Small, on Flickr
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    Hopefully I havnt posted this one yet...LOL..
  8. 3 points
    Last month, I noticed two Mockingbirds flying through the trees at my home. They kept flying for about an hour, round and round through the trees, even up to about two feet in front of me. They didn't seem scared and they kept doing this all day. I figured they were taking up residence and marking their territory. One bird was a regular Northern Mockingbird one of which was resident here last winter, the other was new and was completely white. I am attaching a couple of pictures which I hope you will use and tell me if I identified correctly. Regards Ed Stines
  9. 3 points
    Why? No scaling on the head, gray beaks, reddish color, spots on the scapulars...they look like Ruddy Ground-Doves to me....
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    From yesterday...Red-shouldered Hawk IMG_0337-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr Savannah Sparrow IMG_0361-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr or American Pipit IMG_0296-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr
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    Agreed with above. The main way to ID a baird's is by the long, tapered wings and body, yellow tinge, short bill and buffy streaking. Here's one I saw a few months ago, the picture has pretty much all of the field marks in it.: Baird's Sandpiper by ethan.gosnell2, on Flickr
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    This is a juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk, as discerned by the long wings (accipiter wings barely extend onto the tail), the narrow pale tail bands, and the heavy malar stripe, among other features. Tony
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    You're never going to get caught up if you keep posting the same pics twice.
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    Great Egret IMG_0317-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr and another Great Egret IMG_0252-002 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr
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    Not a very good picture, but probably my best from El Salvador -- a Great Kiskadee. This particular individual woke me up every morning by calling loudly right outside my room.
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    Chestnut sided warbler...uncommon in AZ....Lifer
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    I couldn't tell from this side what kind of hawk this is... isn't a red-tailed and just didn't look like a Red-shouldered. A little too big for a Cooper's Hawk. Any ideas? Any help is appreciated. Hawk by M.A., on Flickr
  23. 1 point
    I was in Sunnyvale, CA this morning and took a snap of this hummingbird. I'm thinking it is an Anna's hummingbird but was unsure. Thanks!
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    Just so you know, Red-bellied Woodpeckers have white at the base of their tails and could be confused with Northern Flickers in flight if you rely only on the white rump field mark.
  25. 1 point
    I'm thinking Forster's Tern with that bi-colored bill and deeply forked tail.
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    Yes, Northern Flicker, you probably saw the white rump patch in flight, and visible in some photos here. (that field mark works for eastern woodpeckers)
  27. 1 point
    yes yes and yes...congrats on the lifers
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    wingtip pattern is definitive between the two; this is a Ring-billed
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    Agreed, Brown-headed Cowbird. Cool shot!
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    While the mate was busy doing what it did, eating berries I think, the other one was flying around the garden, taking it all in.
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    Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler.
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    This is a pure Ross’s. It’s got a tony triangular bill with no grin patch, steep forehead. Doesn’t get much better than this for Ross’s. It’s a juvenile, perhaps that’s what’s confusing people.
  34. 1 point
    I think of 300mm as a minimum, many birders use 400, and 500+ is even better. The apparent "reach" to the bird from looking at a photo also differs depending on whether you have a full frame or crop factor body. I would suggest posting in Whatbird's bird photography forum for more specifics.
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    Yep! Agree with Ruddy. Common should be excessively scaly.
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    They are Ruddy. In addition to the lack of head scaling, also note the spotting on the wing extending into the coverts and tertials, and the overall very reddish color of the male.
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    Summer Tanager. Painted Buntings wouldn't have such a thick bill....I think.
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    Taken last May in the upper peninsula of Michigan. Maybe a Clay Coloured? (I'm not good at IDing Sparrows). Thx in advance for any help.
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    Because if it is parks or areas where other native swans are not likely to breed, they can be aggressive enough to other waterfowl species, such as Canada Geese, Mallards for example which can get far more numerous, destructive and an issue to breeders to drive them away.
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    The first one looks like a savannah sparrow? Maybe someone else can confirm. The rest are all song sparrows.
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    I have learned to filter them out. I can go birding for half a day and not see the first one. Occasionally, though, one will slip through the filter.
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    Snowing in Ontario... *mind blown*
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    This leucistic Sandhill Crane had me excited for a little bit today thinking I finally located a Whooping Crane. We get 1000's of Sandhills through here (I counted 1122 last time out at the Cranefest site), and I have had high hopes of a Whooping Crane hooking up with one of the groups. _91A1156.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  49. 1 point
    Sharp-shinned hawk, the first time I have seen one and I knew it was a sharp-shinned without a doubt.
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