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  1. 9 points
    Allen’s hummingbird.....not that common in AZ. Drove 2.5 hours one way to see this cutie...Lifer
  2. 8 points
    You gotta ruffle all those feathers so they lay just right
  3. 7 points
    Lifer ,i remember promise better picture of Limpkin Limpkin by Mike, on Flickr
  4. 7 points
    I couldn't pick one of this house finch singing so sweetly.
  5. 7 points
    Great Gray at sunrise this morning. Great Gray at Sunrise by Fred Durkin, on Flickr
  6. 6 points
    Carolina Wren Ft Worth NC 2-18 Carolina Wren Ft worth NC 2-18 by johnd1964, on Flickr
  7. 5 points
    Gambel's Quail, male. by jeffroscoe, on Flickr
  8. 5 points
    Louisiana redneck brown pelican
  9. 5 points
    Bat Falcon by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  10. 4 points
    The original shots show Gadwalls. Mergansers would show dark inner primaries that contrasted with the pale secondaries, and a more extensive white secondary patch above that extends onto the greater coverts. (Onto the median coverts in males.) Canvasbacks don't have that secondary patch -- they have entirely pale secondaries that don't contrast much with the pale gray primaries or the wing coverts (check a few more sites -- the illustration posted shows too much contrast between the primaries and secondaries). The one bird in the original post that shows the upper wing has a small white patch that only covers some of the inner secondaries, and contrasts nicely with the blackish coverts and outer secondaries. That's a classic Gadwall mark.
  11. 4 points
  12. 3 points
  13. 3 points
  14. 2 points
  15. 2 points
    Northern Shoveler, drake. by jeffroscoe, on Flickr
  16. 1 point
    This bird has been spending the night on the pillar on our front porch since late November/early December. It returns every night without fail and stays until morning. Recently we've noticed another has started coming every night and is staying on the second pillar on our porch. We know very little about birds but they seem to be the same species; possibly a male and a female? The attached photos are only of the first bird that has returned nightly for the last three months. This is located in Herriman, Utah. Can anyone tell what species this is?
  17. 1 point
    Hmm...I'm not personally familiar with Blackpoll, but... The legs look black instead of orange, and in the last photo there appears to be yellow where I would expect to see in on a Yellow-rumped. Wait for more input.
  18. 1 point
  19. 1 point
    Rough-legged was my first impression as well.
  20. 1 point
    Legitimate GWF x Canada hybrids are actually quite rare, and are over reported by observers. Most birds that look similar to this are Domestic x Canada hybrids. While this bird doesn't have too much of a potbellied appearance, it still seems large and has some pretty odd coloring, which in my thinking point away from GWF x Canada. It's hard to describe, but to me it just doesn't have much of a wild "feel" to it.
  21. 1 point
    I agree with Song Sparrow.
  22. 1 point
    Anyone can forget to do that. Yeah, I can see your point of view. Sean probably thought it was funny that it said that they were only birding for 1 min. and got 60 species. I mean that's on species a second!
  23. 1 point
  24. 1 point
    I don't see the deep belly that domestics show, but I don't know if crosses with wild birds still show them.
  25. 1 point
    I'm pretty sure this is a Curve-billed. The location would be odd for Bendire's (they're quite local in SE Arizona), the eye is quite orange, and the song sounds rather wiry, rather than the huskier sound from Bendire's.
  26. 1 point
  27. 1 point
    As I noted, the first Canvasback illustration is inaccurate, as a quick perusal of other sources will show. Here's an example on iNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2656031 or a couple of my shots: Canvasback 2-16-13 IL (2) by psweet1, on Flick rCanvasback 2-16-13 IL (1) by psweet1, on Flickr Northern Pintails show a distinct, broad dark leading edge to the inner part of the underwing -- these don't. They also have an extensive white trailing edge to the secondaries, and I can't turn that into the small patch we see in the left most bird. I think what you're seeing as sprigs is the tail sticking out behind the feet.
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    No, you can't delete posts. Double posts happen from time to time (even triple or quadruple posts), and I don't know if anyone really knows why.
  30. 1 point
    Yes, it is a Cassin's. Eye ring, straight (compared to Purple) dagger like bill, fine streaking on breast, streaks on undertail coverts (barely visible in first photo)... but it could be a young male not a female.
  31. 1 point
    Well, like I've said, it doesn't look like a Purple or House so, by elimination Cassin's!
  32. 1 point
  33. 1 point
    Agreed. The thin streaking and graduated (uneven) tail feathers are good ID marks for an immature Cooper's.
  34. 1 point
  35. 1 point
    Yes indeed! Young Cooper's Hawk.
  36. 1 point
    I just saw that there is a Whatbirds Young Birders Flickr Page and i wanted to join but it said that I needed an invitation. Can someone invite me please? My Flickr username is the same as this one.
  37. 1 point
    A Yellow-rumped Warbler in the San Francisco Bay area (identified by my forum friends). Yellow-rumped warbler EDIT: To show image on the page, thanks to guidance kindly provided by JDA (Johnny). Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon) by Mark Featherstone, on Flickr
  38. 1 point
  39. 1 point
    Yup, Hermit for all the reasons that TBN said.
  40. 1 point
    Two lifers today ; Blue-winged teal by Mike, on Flickr White-winged Dove by Mike, on Flickr
  41. 1 point
  42. 1 point
    never saw one stand in water like this
  43. 1 point
    Common Yellow Throat Ft Worth Nature Center 2-18 Common yellow throat by johnd1964, on Flickr
  44. 1 point
  45. 1 point
    Another abieticola _91A7558.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  46. 1 point
  47. 1 point
    Greater roadrunner doing it's thing !
  48. 1 point
    Not a great shot, but gotta love the subject.
  49. 1 point
  50. 1 point
    Female Wood Duck. Japanese garden Ft worth Tx 2-18 Female Wood duck Forth Worth TX 2-18 by johnd1964, on Flickr