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  1. White sparrow or albino finch or other?

    Wow, that's super super cool
  2. Little fellas in the flowers

    Bushtits! I just saw my first few of these a couple days ago, so cute!
  3. Another House Finch or Purple Finch?

    That's a house finch. An easy way for me to tell if it's just a house finch is to look for (in males): Prominent streaking at the chest/belly Brown, or at least, more muted coloring on their head Lack of light "eyebrow"/s
  4. Another raptor

    Looks like a northern harrier
  5. White Throated Sparrow?

    Yeah, that's a song sparrow
  6. What type of Hawk (Goshawk)

    I agree, avery gorgeous red shoulder
  7. Bird Photo Booth 2.0 Day 1

    I use this camera with this matching accessory kit/weather-proofed box. It takes some time to get familiar with it and it can be very finicky, but it does exactly what it's supposed to do, and well. These pictures were taken with bottom regular lens on the box (purely because I couldn't figure out how to position it at the macro right), but I have been taking videos with the Macro. You can check out some of my pictures @ https://twitter.com/picadeedee , and I post my videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUAo9ZUj2mZJ-PUH8m_f1w?view_as=subscriber
  8. Arizona bird with eye ring

    Yup, I'd go townsends solitaire
  9. What is your favorite bird?

    Wait wait wait I take it back I take it all back my favorite bird is the frickin blue bellied roller he is gorgeous
  10. Well, after a few days, the house sparrows definitely dispelled a ton in the front yard, and so far I can go a good two weeks without having to fill the majority of the feeders. Now we get a good variety of different birds out front-there's one or two house finches that like it there, the house sparrows occasionally will munch, but mostly we get lots of chickadees and titmice, which barely eat much. I love those guys. Today we're getting a two day long snow storm that's attracting all types of birds to my feeders now- cardinals (which I wasn't expecting since a sharpie stopped by yesterday morning and demolished one- the poor girls feathers are still out there), dark eyed juncos (a yard bird for me!), white throated and song sparrows (which we had before, but I still find them cool), and even a carolina wren, another yard bird!! I have a bunch of feeders out front right now since the house sparrows have calmed down+I really don't feel like having to go all the way to the back in this weather. I've been putting feeders that I know will attract birds that are relatively okay with my presence in the front, while trying to attract the more shy birds out back, but since it's so hard to monitor from that distance I set up my bird cam at those feeders. I think I'm getting into a nice schedule and plan. When the weather get's better I'll probably be moving a lot more feeders to the back. Still super happy about that wren!!!
  11. Attracting birds

    When having bad weather, make sure your feeders are stocked up. We're getting a nice long snow storm here and I just got two lifers-American tree sparrow and finally got a hecking carolina wren. Also five yard birds- slate colored junco, pine siskin, carolina wren, the tree sparrow and a black capped chickadee (we normally have carolinas).
  12. Sparrow ID

    Looks savannah to me as well
  13. I can't think of many flocking birds in New Jersey who could be described like that...
  14. Roughly how many do you think there could have been?
  15. Song Sparrow?

    It def looks like a song sparrow too me, but I'd wait a bit for someone else a bit better than me to confirm. There does seem to be something slightly off to me, idk. It's prolly because I'm just not used to seeing a song sparrow sitting like that