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  1. 7 points
    Two because they are a matched set. Red-Breasted Nuthatch @ Home. by BNV Photos, on Flickr Red-Breasted Nuthatch @ Home. by BNV Photos, on Flickr
  2. 7 points
    Way way way behind. DSCN0429 white-winged dove by Brian Marra, on Flickr DSCN0258 white-tailed deer (m) by Brian Marra, on Flickr
  3. 6 points
    European Starling by Robert Visconti, on Flickr
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  8. 4 points
    I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year!
  9. 4 points
    This could turn into quite a thread with all the different varieties of Red-tails there are! Mine is a dark morph Red-tailed, taken just north of Sacramento a couple of years ago.... 1-Kites..Hawk....and 1 Sparrow 01-08-2013 026 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr
  10. 4 points
    This guy/gal visited our yard a few times this past fall. We don't see this coloration (with the white face) often. Borealis subspecies... I think. Immature Red-tailed Hawk by The Bird Nuts, on Flickr
  11. 4 points
    I didn't see any males but this female long tail duck came up close
  12. 4 points
    The White-throated Sparrows are sticking around even during this cold snap. White-throated Sparrow by The Bird Nuts, on Flickr
  13. 3 points
    I think we've have more varieties of red-tails than any other hawks. How about we start a list of the different red-tails that we see. We have eastern, western, kirder, Harlan, light morph, dark morph, rufus morph, adult, juvi the list goes on and on.
  14. 3 points
    Best butt photo I have ever taken.
  15. 3 points
    I saw this guy today near the Boise River in Idaho. I think it's a peregrine falcon but I wanted to double check.
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    I don't know how much a falcon can eat but this one looks like that much and more!
  18. 3 points
    Snowy Owl - Jones Beach, L.I., NY Snowy Owl by Johnny, on Flickr
  19. 2 points
    And it is to figure out a bird the OP saw 25 years ago... no need to bring this to the top of the thread for more guessing games.
  20. 2 points
    photos taken 12-31-17 at Bosque del Apache in New Mexico
  21. 2 points
    Red-tailed Hawk - by Robert Visconti, on Flickr
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    Happy New Year, y'all!! May this year bring everyone many lifers!!!
  25. 2 points
    Northern Mockingbird. The brown color is caused by the lighting.
  26. 2 points
    When a mommy bird and a daddy bird love each other very much, within the freedom of natural heterosexual bird marriage as intended ...
  27. 2 points
    Coolest for the New Year's weekend were a bobcat, adult merlin (not an easy bird to find here), Iceland gulls, and 3 scissor-tailed flycatchers together.
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    Actually, those 4 are subspecies groups -- Pyle lists 12 subspecies (perhaps more in Baja -- I think those might have been elevated to species status this year...), of which three are in the Slate-colored group.
  30. 2 points
    Happy New Year all! I challenge y'all to 15 life birds this year. Here is to another fantastic year of birding! Untitled by MerMaeve, on Flickr
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    American Kestrel by Mike, on Flickr American Kestrel by Mike, on Flickr
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    Agree with Cooper's Hawk. It is an adult, due to the breast color. Young Cooper's have streaked breasts.
  37. 1 point
    Lying in bed and a few Glaucous-winged Gulls flew past my window.
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    Female Northern Cardinal. 7:12 EDT, 26 degrees, overcast, light wind. She caught my attention first, hopping a few seconds before the Northern Mockingbird. Cardinals are always the first birds at my feeders in the winter, out there as soon as there's enough light to fly. They're also the last birds to leave in the evening.
  40. 1 point
    SBE Co #354. A first county record found on 12/21, but has been pretty hit and miss. Mainly was hit while I was stuck at work, and miss on my first three attempts. White Wagtail by mattag2002, on Flickr
  41. 1 point
    Is that the same bird from the 1st photo? I would definitely call this one a Canada.
  42. 1 point
    From what I can see, the bill is small, but I don't think it's stubby enough for a Cackling. Back doesn't look frosty either.
  43. 1 point
    I think it has to do with taking the photo, but someone better at photography could correct me on that. It's where the photo is overexposed, making the highlights too bright and causing bright areas to be much more white than they should be. Often happens to me if the sun is bright and shining on the subject, while the exposure is too high. I think you could fix it somewhat during post-processing, but there already is a loss in detail.
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    The only for sure way to tell them apart is a look at the shape of the tip of one of the tail feathers (from photos usually). Adult males with all rufous back are safely called Rufous, if I remember correctly. Adult males with all green backs are not safely called an Allen's, though. 5-10 percent of Rufous show green backs like Allen's. Adult females and immatures are not possible to identify without a spread tail, or by banding. Vagrant RUHU/ALHU are often assumed Rufous, where in reality, Allen's is not ruled out. Allen's is not unheard of east of their breeding range.
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    Great Blue Heron. Long leg fishing. by BNV Photos, on Flickr