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  1. Colorado Birds

    Thanks to all. I updated based on what you told me. Rich
  2. Colorado Birds

    Hi, since I had such great help on my Peru birds on whatbird, I decided to try some of the Colorado birds that have bugged me the last few Augusts when I have been there. They are at the link below. The Great Horned Owl I threw in just because I liked it - it is not 'unknown'. The loggerhead shrike I am pretty sure about, and the Pine Siskins. Also the male Broad-tailed Hummingbird, since the feeder-owner told me that. The other hummingbirds from the two feeders have me stumped, and I have no idea how to tell the females apart. I included guesses, but I would probably guess differently if I tried again. Any help would be great. Thanks. Rich https://photos.app.goo.gl/pieh3yGi158kWpLJ3
  3. I posted a set of pictures from Peruvian birds a few days ago in 'North American Birds', apologies - I did not pay close enough attention. Here I have a link to a second set of bird pictures taken by me or my wife on our trip to the Amazon, Lima, Chiclayo, and Paracas. Any help would be appreciated. Where I think I have Ided the bird, I have included my guess in the title. To see the title, you place your cursor over the little letter 'i' in the upper right corner. Thanks. Rich https://photos.app.goo.gl/5iB2wlhjNg68IvKD2
  4. Birds in Peru

    Thanks to all for responding. Also for the link to world birds. I have the Princeton Field Guide 'Birds of Peru', that is what was guiding some of my guesses, but for some birds I had no idea where to guess among 300+ plates with 1800+ species. I updated the photos with the IDs I was given - but the link should still work in case others want to see. On the female Marsh Tyrant - there was a male Marsh Tyrant not far away - so I am sure this is correct. The thought that the last photo is a Vermilion Flycatcher astonishes me - but, as with the Marsh Tyrants, there was a male in the area as well. (Vermilion Flycatchers are everywhere in coastal Peru - after a while we were ignoring them to look for 'something different'.) I had never heard of Spinetails and Miners, now I have.
  5. Birds in Peru

    My wife and I are amateurs, but we try - and on a trip to Peru we shot bird pictures along the Amazon near Iquitos; along the north shore near Chiclayo; in Lima; and along the south shore near Paracas. (We take pictures, even if on a lot of telephoto, so we can try to ID later - many are not great shots, sorry.) There are some birds that we think we IDed, and a few with no clue, that we have placed in this photo site. https://photos.app.goo.gl/MDpR41cgNtSo7Quh1 I am hoping this link can be accessed from whatbird.com. If someone is familiar with the birds in these areas of Peru, it would be great if we could get some help, or confirmation where we made a guess. I also have shore-bird questions from Paracas - the gulls have me stumped - but will use another note on those. Thanks. Rich
  6. Florida Shore Birds part 1

    Thanks to both responders. I had guessed neither correctly. Rich
  7. Florida Shore Birds part 1

    I have to admit to defeat in identifying Florida shore birds. Whenever I convince myself of one, I find another picture that convinces me of something else. So, would appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction. I have two pictures here, and will also post another pair in a bit. Thanks for any help that can be provided.
  8. This bird was seen near the mouth of a river flowing into Lake Champlain in northern Vermont, in an area where mature bald eagles were also seen. Comparing to various online pictures, I believe it is a 2013 bald eagle fledgling, but wanted to confirm. Thanks for any help.
  9. Swainson's Hawk??

    Attached is a picture from the San Luis Valley of south-central Colorado, taken at the end of July. This is an semi-arid area with lots of groundwater flowing from the nearby Sangre de Cristos mountains. I believe it is a Swainson's Hawk, but I have never seen one previously, so would like confirmation or correction. Thank you. Rich Larsen
  10. Colorado Birds

    I have attached 3 pictures from my recent trip to Colorado. One is a hummingbird that was strongly defending a feeder in Steamboat Springs, CO, driving away any other birds. I called it a Rufous Hummingbird, but would appreciate confirmation or correction. Another called Alpine Bird seemed to be living at around 13,000' in the area of Mosquito Pass near Fairplay, CO, well above treeline and above most vegetation A pair called colobirds was in an area with a lot of male and female Mountain Bluebirds - maybe these are juveniles? This was near Fairplay, CO, at an elevation of around 8000', in a grassland Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Rich
  11. This is my first post, hopefully I won't do it wrong. The first photo is, I assume, a Western Meadowlark, but looking for confirmation, taken at Badlands National Park, SD. I have no idea about number 2, and it is not a great photo, was taken along a fence-line in Custer State Park, SD Photos 3 and 4 are the same bird, taken at Sylvan Lake in northern Custer State Park, SD. Photo 5 was taken near the base of Devil's Tower NM, in eastern Wyoming. Thanks for any help that can be provided.