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  1. I believe this is a calling Hammond's Flycatcher. Looking for confirmations. Thanks! https://clyp.it/ds4cateo#
  2. Sorry about the poor photos. I had decent scope views, but my camera's not up to snuff. I saw this gull today in Richmond, CA, and think it might be an Iceland Gull (Thayer's). Smaller than Herring, fairly small bill, light mantle, pink legs, drooping skirt. Thanks for your help.
  3. Saw these two birds today in Ventura, CA. There have been a couple of juvie YCNH seen in this area recently, but also juvie Black-crowned Night-Herons. I'm not skilled enough to confirm YCNH from these photos, but hopefully someone here can. Thank you for your help.
  4. Bird Call (audio file)

    Thanks, Melierax. I've heard many Flicker vocalizations, but never this one. Any other confirmations?
  5. Bird Call (audio file)

    Almost certain it's not a House Sparrow.
  6. Bird Call (audio file)

    OK. I just uploaded to Clyp. See if this link works: https://clyp.it/rnefpivw
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    Duplicate post. I can't figure out how to delete it.
  8. I can't figure out this call, heard yesterday morning in the lower Santa Cruz mountains (CA). Thanks for your help. https://clyp.it/rnefpivw
  9. I'm leaning Lesser, due to the slight peak at the back of head. Your thoughts?
  10. Pomarine Jaeger?

    Thanks, psweet. What about the black head and rump/tail posture? I can't think of any gull around here with those characteristics.
  11. This afternoon at Bodega Bay, CA, I was taking some photos of birds in flight and found a Jaeger in the background of one of them. It's too bad I didn't actually see this bird in the field, but it would still be nice to ID it. I'm not able to differentiate Pomarine from Parasitic myself from the photo, but Pomarine is the more expected species here in late November. Any ideas?
  12. Ruff?

    Thanks for the quick replies, everyone! Nice to discover a rarity once in a while.
  13. Ruff?

    I saw this shorebird this morning at Don Edwards NWR in Alviso, CA. I think it might be a Ruff, but the bill seems wrong to me. Ruff would be a rarity here, but I can't figure out what else it could be. Thanks for your help.