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Aveschapines last won the day on December 14 2012

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  1. Fall Migration

    I'm eagerly waiting for the Ruby-Throated Hummers; they should be here any day now. Meanwhile I have all four of my local species this time of year - Magnificent and White-Eared hummingbirds, which I have all year; Rufous Sabrewings, which are here from April - December; Mexican Violetears, from July to December; and the Rubies are here from September to January or February. Meanwhile there has been a huge Pacific Parakeet boom; I am seeing large numbers of them around school. Last week I saw a flock of 32! Any minute now the other migrants should start showing up - various warblers, Western Tanagers, Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks, etc. A Yellow-Billed Cuckoo or two should pass through, and in November I get Mangrove Cuckoos for several weeks.
  2. Grand Canyon - four birds

    Thanks @psweet! I didn't consider another juvenile sparrow. And your northern House Wrens always confuse me; much grayer than ours!
  3. Shrike in Mexico?

    Agree with Great Kiskadee. The rufous tones on the wings help distinguish it from other similar species. Is that a yellow gape I'm seeing? Maybe a young bird? Or could be pollen...
  4. Grand Canyon - four birds

    Hey! Everybody must be out birding Someone come and help with my pathetic half-IDs!!!
  5. Grand Canyon - four birds

    Welcome to WhatBird! Your first bird reminds me of a juvenile Rufous-Collared Sparrow, so my guess is Lincoln's Sparrow. Number 2 is a Bluebird, I think maybe Western? Mountain? I only see easterns... The last two are wrens; maybe Rock or Canyon for the first? Someone else will be along with much better answers soon! EDIT I Just noticed that your pictures are out of sequence. The one labeled 4 is the Bluebird, 2 and 3 are wrens, and 2 is the one I thought maybe Rock or Canyon.
  6. Eurasian-collared doves

    Looks right to me!
  7. Eurasian-collared doves

    Photobucket is no longer supporting third party hosting unless you pay a hefty membership fee. Can you upload your photo to another photo hosting site so it can show here?
  8. Is this a rubythroated hummingbird?

    There are well-documented cases of rubies with orange throats; I've seen them myself. I remember reading a while back that it's not clear whether it's due to feather wearing or a variation among individuals, but it definitely happens. I'm eagerly waiting for my Ruby-Throateds to show up. Should be any day now!
  9. Is this ID'able?

    My guess is Tennessee Warbler; wait for confirmations though!
  10. Her birding days are over,

    I'm so sorry for your loss. May she bird happily forever.
  11. Text in some places not showing up

    >The notifications that pop up at the bottom of the screen to say that someone else has posted to the thread you're reading have been popping up blank for me lately. Usually I have the option of showing the new post(s) but lately I only get an X in the corner of the empty box to close it. No notification, no options, just a textless notification box popping up. That's happening to me too. I assumed it was my internet issues, but clearly there is something more going on. I will report the problems.
  12. Text in some places not showing up

    It's been happening to me when I accidentally click "edit" instead of "quote" on posts. I end up having to refresh the page to get out of that menu. :-(
  13. You might be a birder...

    Oh, for heaven's sake! I thought I posted that in the "lifers when not birding" thread. I guess it's bedtime (or I'm too old to keep up with you youngsters LOL!)
  14. You might be a birder...

    OK; you have me totally confused. My post was from another thread - how (and why) did you quote it here? LOL
  15. Loose Parakeet

    I hope he shows up...