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    What kind of ducks are these?

    Thank you, all. Oak Canyon Nature Center is not a huge place but has many trails. There are two trails that are not frequented by most hikers but are better for birding: Wren Way and Bluebird Lane trails. Mandarin ducks were spotted near the entrance to the Wren Way.
  2. They were found sitting on a branch of a large oak tree at Oak Canyon Nature Center, Anaheim, Southern California, on 3/31/2018.
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    Duck or goose?

    Thank you, both.
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    Duck or goose?

    At Irvine Regional Park in Southern California on 2/17. They were both slightly bigger than mallards. Please help me ID them!
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    What hawk is this?

    Thank you, Bird Nuts and Sean C!
  6. The pictures were taken at Fullerton Arboretum in Southern California. These 3 pictures are of the same hawk but the Merlin bird ID app gave me 3 different IDs for 3 pictures: Red-shouldered, Broad wings, and Cooper's. Which is it? Or is it something else? Thank you for your help!
  7. Taken today at Schabarum Regional Park in Rowland Heights in Southern California. Initially thought it was a Say's Phoebe but I am not sure...
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    Thank you all for your comments.
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    If it is abnormally plumaged, then it is a rare bird (sort of). Thanks, PSWEET.
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    Hello PSWEET, This bird was found where there were many Yellow-rumped warblers so initially I thought it was a warbler. But as you pointed out, there is no yellow anywhere on the bird... Merlin (online bird ID app) suggested a Bunting or Grosbeak (presumably the female) but the shape of the bill doesn't fit. Merlin's third suggestion was a Rusty blackbird but the overall shape (as well as the color) doesn't match. Hmmm.. Anyway, thank you for your comments. I will keep researching.
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    Saw this bird at El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach, California few weeks ago. I can't figure out what it is. Please help!
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    Pine Siskin?

    Thanks, egosnell2002. The stubby bill... House Finch...You are right. Now I remember that the female house finches don't have the rosy head.
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    Pine Siskin?

    I took this picture at Fullerton Arboretum 2 weeks ago. (Before the Anaheim Fire...) Merlin photo Id says Pine Siskin but the bird in the picture has thicker bill.
  14. Thanks, egosnell 2002. I think you are right. When I submitted this picture to Merlin (the online bird id website), it came back with the same answer. I didn't believe it, because Merlin is not always correct (maybe correct 70-80% of the time?), but your opinion confirms it. The bird's red feet also look very much like the dove's feet. So maybe it's a young mourning dove that is going through some severe molting process. Thanks, again.