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About Bird Brain

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    Sacramento, CA
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    Birding, wildlife photography, hiking, fishing, hunting... just about anything outdoors!!

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  1. Awesome photo, Jim!!
  2. Welcome to Whatbird!! Agree with Green-tailed Towhee. Nice shots!!
  3. Juvenile Heron?

    This is a juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron. The longer, sharp pointed beak and large white spots on its wings distinguish it from the similar looking juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron.
  4. What little bird?

    I agree. Awesome shot!!
  5. Shorebirds

    I think you're right, creeker. I just overlooked the obvious. The different plumages on the individuals derailed my thought train! Some of them look like juveniles and others are adults in different stages of molting from breeding to winter plumage. Thank you!
  6. Acorn Woodpecker?

    I also agree, Acorn Woodpecker, the "clowns" of the Woodpecker species.
  7. Shorebirds

    I really didn't expect Sanderlings, but I got a good look at them and they were definitely larger than the Leasts that were there. I couldn't think of what else would fit for them.
  8. Shorebirds

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  9. Simply. Awesome. Photos!!!!!! Outstanding, Michelle!
  10. It has to be a crow but...

    Fish Crows are in the Augusta area, most likely what it is. It's tail appears to be longer than usual for an American Crow, which also fits Fish Crow, and the call sounds Fishy (sorry, couldn't resist!! )
  11. LOL!

    I agree.
  12. Diving bird on St John

    Looks like one of the Cormorants with that wing and tail shape.
  13. Cooper's?

    Taken yesterday in my yard. I'm thinking juvenile male Cooper's, because of the blocky head. It was on the smallish side compared to the Cooper's I usually see here. However, the streaking looked larger than I would expect on a Cooper's, and overall seemed slimmer and not as beefy. I'm second guessing myself and thinking maybe female Sharpie??!!?? IMG_9852-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr IMG_9850-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr IMG_9849-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr IMG_9847-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr
  14. Shorebirds

    Seen today a few miles north of Sacramento. Sanderlings?? IMG_9863-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr IMG_9864-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr Here's a shot with a Least Sandpiper at the bottom for size comparison.... IMG_9865-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr Is this just another Greater Yellowlegs?? Looked different somehow... IMG_9855-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr IMG_9857-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr This is a photo of a G Yellowlegs not far from the above... IMG_9881-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr
  15. Fall Migration

    Was out and about a while today and got a few photos. Got home, and as soon as I stepped out of the car I heard Sandhill Cranes flying high overhead! Had my camera in my hand (fortunately had my 400mm lens still on it!!) and managed to get it up, focus, and get a few shots before they were gone. There were 30-40 of them, way up high and headed due South. IMG_9887-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr IMG_9886-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr
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