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  1. small bird fed a big bird?

    I'm actually thinking Hutton's Vireo -- it's a scruffy individual, but the spectacles are still visible and the bill is hooked and thicker than a House Wren's.
  2. Flycatcher?

    Just for comparison, here's a photo of the bird taken a week ago: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38507460
  3. Flycatcher?

    Okay, I'd definitely feel comfortable calling it a Fork-tailed then - congrats!
  4. Spreadwing?

    Thank you both! I had meant to look at OdonataCentral to find the expected species, but I forgot to do that. My first spreadwing.
  5. Warbler species?

    This is actually a Yellow Warbler - the completely yellow tail and undertail coverts are a good mark for them.
  6. Flycatcher?

    I usually don't like suggesting rarities, but the dark black head, pale grey back, and fork to the tail point this to being a Fork-tailed Flycatcher, something much better than an Eastern Kingbird…
  7. Spreadwing?

    Found this a couple weeks ago in Vancouver, BC. It was in some bushes at the edge of a pond, where I'd seen some larger damsels before but hadn't payed close attention to them. This one landed quite close and I realized it wasn't the normal forktail or bluet. Unfortunately I only had my phone with me, so the shot isn't great, but if needed I could go back and see if I can refind one with the camera. Thanks!
  8. Birds of Central Washington

    1. Great-tailed Grackle. That looks like a pretty good bird for that area... If you use eBird it would definitely be worth reporting. 2. Sage Thrasher and Horned Lark 3. Horned Larks, bottom bird looks like a juvenile 3. Appears to be a House Finch.
  9. Welcome to Whatbird! 1. Lesser Violetear 2-3. Stripe-tailed Hummingbird 4. Yes, Montezuma Oropendola - they're pretty unmistakeable. eBird has a few records near Ojochal, including one with eleven individuals from July, so the range is probably an issue with the book.
  10. The description under the Rock Pigeons was something along the lines of "Unmistakeable winged rats… request to be added to filter, O noble eBird volunteer". It then went on to explain that there would be upcoming pigeon races in the area, and included a screenshot of previous records for them in Culver, OR. It looks like it was also changed to Rock Pigeon (feral pigeon), while previously it was just "Rock Pigeon".
  11. O noble eBird volunteer… you didn't know there are winged rats in the town? http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S38546847
  12. Sandpiper or yellowlegs?

    The legs are too yellow, wings too short, and the colour and back pattern are wrong for Baird's. With the lightly streaked chest and short, all-dark bill, this looks like a Least Sandpiper with an out-stretched neck (giving it the appearance of a Pectoral).
  13. Let the fun begin!

    The Least, Spotted, and Solitary Sandpipers are all showing up for me - however they're under a different checklist that was sent more recently. Since the other observer saw them, and saw them after you, they're showing up under their checklist instead (it's sorted by time and date).
  14. This is a Yellow-crowned. The thicker, rounder bill, smaller spots on the wings, and different head shape are off for Black-crowned. Not sure if it's just me or an actual mark, but I find that Yellow-crowneds seem to have larger eyes in proportion to their faces, and also longer necks.
  15. Gulls in BC

    The second is a Glaucous-winged. As Ferret mentioned those are the the most common gull in this area, with lots of hybrids to confuse things. The first looks like a California Gull. Glaucous Gulls are pretty uncommon here in the summer, and would be a lot paler.