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Jerry Friedman

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    EspaƱola, New Mexico
  1. Gnatcatcher?

    Okay, wood-pewees get to have whitish underparts when they want.
  2. Gnatcatcher?

    Olive-sided and pewees would have dark flanks. Eastern Phoebe?
  3. West USA Road Trip Bird ID Help

    Yes, Common Raven by the massive bill and generally heavy appearance. American Crow is definitely not the default in some western towns and cities. In my little town, ravens seem to be more common. When you have more pictures, you can put up to five or so birds in one post, without waiting for people to answer each one. It's helpful to number them (but I sometimes forget), like 1. [three pictures] 2. [one picture] 3. [four pictures] etc.
  4. Bad pictures of peeps!

    Thanks! In the first picture in 4, I was actually interested in the small bird at left, which is the same as the one in the second picture. I didn't think the bill looked curved enough for Western, but I don't have much experience with these guys.
  5. Bad pictures of peeps!

    Pojoaque septage pond, N. M., today. For some reason you're not allowed to get close. I don't guarantee that all of the first three are different birds. 1. Least? sandpiper33crop by J Friedman, on Flickr sandpiper30crop by J Friedman, on Flickr 2. Least? sandpiper17crop by J Friedman, on Flickr sandpiper16crop by J Friedman, on Flickr 3. Still Least? peep03crop by J Friedman, on Flickr 4. Semipalmated? It's an eBird rarity, but there was one at this spot a few weeks ago. I'm showing his friend for size comparison. killdeerpeep38crop by J Friedman, on Flickr
  6. Laredo, TX: Two confirms

    Agreed. Glad you got out safely!
  7. MA three-note song

    Welcome to Whatbird! If you can't find it by eye, a recording would be very helpful. You can use a smartphone, a video camera, or other things. Depending on what you use, people here can help you post it, if necessary.
  8. Id this colorado dragonfly

    Msilver2, if you're interested in getting exact IDs of these guys, they often land near where they took off, so it's not too hard to get several pictures of one individual, especially that back shot that psweet mentioned. On the other hand, when I got a county record of an Eastern Pondhawk recently, the reviewer mentioned that Eastern and Western were formerly considered a single species and some people think they still are. So maybe it's not much of a record. Fine!
  9. Sandpiper ID #2

    They tell me the rufous line down the back on each side, formed by the scapulars, is also a good mark for Western.
  10. ibis and roseate

    I agree with Roseate Spoonbills and White Ibises, including an unmistakable adult at the lower right of the first [edit: second] picture. I can't tell what the white birds at the upper right are.
  11. Paddle-tailed Darner--male, I assume. Paddle-tailed Darner by Jerry Friedman, on Flickr
  12. Share your 2017 lifers!

    Boreal Bluet, finally. I think you can tell they're not Northern. Stewart Lake, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, N.M. Boreal Bluet by J Friedman, on Flickr Boreal Bluet by J Friedman, on Flickr
  13. Two feathers, one species?

    Spruce-fir-aspen forest, Sangre de Cristo Mountains north of Pecos, N.M., today. These two feathers weren't close to each other, but there's a certain similarity. Can anyone here help? Feather by J Friedman, on Flickr Feather by J Friedman, on Flickr
  14. Nashville?

    Thanks! Now maybe when the eBird reviewer gets to it...
  15. Austin Texas Predator

    Welcome to Whatbird!