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About dfunke04

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  • Birthday 02/21/1982

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    wildlife, disc golf, football, traveling

    2014 total bird count = 194 (last one being snowy owl 12/27/14)
    2015 total bird count = 253 (last one being townsend's solitaire 12/12/15)
    2016 total bird count = 224 (last one being least bittern 6/15/16)

    ABA lifelist: 292

    World lifelist: Total ABA (+23 only in hawaii, +4 only in bermuda, +3 only in cozumel) = 322

    #100: Peregrin Falcon (7/11/14)
    #150: Cattle Egret (9/28/14)
    #200: Great Cormorant (1/19/15)
    #250: Parasitic Jaeger (6/19/15)
    #300: California Gull (3/23/16)

    Latest Lifer: Roseate Tern (6/12/16)

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  1. Coopers Hawk?

    Seen in Farmington CT yesterday. Horrible picture, but I think there may be enough to ID as a coopers hawk? Does not seem significantly "barrell-chested" , undertail seemed ok to me with for coopers hawk, and the size of it in the field reminded me more of a coopers hawk than a sharp-shinned hawk. However, with the sun and glare I didnt really get the best of looks while out there. Any confirmation one way or the other is appreciated.
  2. Hummingbird, Anaheim CA

    I should have noted this was taken in late September this year.
  3. Is there enough to tell if this is a rufous or allens hummingbird?
  4. Thank you for any assistance on these pictures. I don't have much experience with western gulls. - Western gulls? - California Gull? - California Gull? Different age than the pic above? - Western Gull? - Western Gull? - Western Gull? Bill seemed heavier than picture above.
  5. Hummingbird

    I took this photo of a hummingbird in September near Anaheim CA. Any thoughts as to what kind it is?
  6. These were taken in September at Lake Arrowhead. I am assuming the smaller one is a raven, chasing something larger. I'm just not sure what it is. Maybe an eagle? vulture? Thank you for any thoughts. 2 images attached.
  7. Peregrine Falcon?

    I took these in September this year at Lake Arrowhead in California. I believe it is a peregrine falcon, but wanted to confirm before I finalize my list. Sorry for the poor image quality. Thank you for any thoughts.
  8. Clarks or Western Grebe

    I figured as much. Ok thanks.
  9. Warbler- Malibu CA

    I took these in September in Malibu. May be enough to get a positive ID. The closest I could get is Orange-crowned warbler. Is this correct?
  10. Taken in Malibu California in September. I think red-shouldered with the white crescent in the wings, but not 100% sure. Any thoughts?
  11. Sorry for the horrible photos. These were taken at Anaheim Coves Park in September. I was originally thinking Clark's grebe (maybe both are in here?), due to the whiter looking flanks. Horribly backlit and for that I apologize. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
  12. Royal Tern?

    Hello, these distant shots were taken on 11/4/17 in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. I was thinking royal tern. Is this correct? Thank you for any thoughts.
  13. I took these photos on 11/4/17 in Puerto Plata Dominican Republic: Are these both cape may warblers?
  14. Hello, I took these photos on 9/23/17 in Anaheim CA. Any thoughts as to what kind of hummingbird? My initial thought is probably an Anna's hummingbird, but I do not have a lot of experience with hummingbirds on the west coast, so any help is greatly appreciated.
  15. Taken in the last week of September, here are two horrible photos of a bird (I messed up on my settings and before I could fix, the bird was gone). I took these at Anaheim Coves Trail. Any thoughts?