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  1. Agreed, it's a Downy. Keep trying though, just keep an eye out for a similar looking woodpecker with a bill about twice the length of this bird
  2. Agreed!
  3. 1. Pine 2. ??? My flycatcher ID skills are rather rusty right now 3. Correct! Nice bird! 4. Looks like it.
  4. Yes, a juvenile European Starling, a bird I've tried to turn into some interesting rarity more than once.
  5. Yes, a young Brown-headed Cowbird. Chances are its parents aren't too far away, keeping a close eye on it, as birds almost never abandon their young at this stage. Interesting fact, any birds caring for this little guy (or gal) aren't its real parents! Adult Brown-headed Cowbirds lay their eggs in other bird's nests, which then take care of the baby! Talk about lazy parents!
  6. Also, both have similar ranges in TX, at least according to a brief look at a field guide. Downy appears to be the more widespread species though.
  7. Hmmm, any other shots? It's definitely a Downy/Hairy Woodpecker, but the easiest way to distinguish them is by bill length. That said, based on the habitat it looks likely to be a Downy, as it appears to be in a younger/mixed woodland area. Hairy Woodpeckers prefer more mature woodland areas, at least here in the northwest.
  8. I concur.
  9. Keep in mind too that Glaucous-winged Gulls don't breed that far south, so any pure bird found there at this time would be the occasional summering bird. That said, I have to agree with others, it really can't be narrowed down to a pure bird versus a hybrid.
  10. Hairy/Downy Woodpecker
  11. Strikes me as a young Herring Gull, especially the head/bill shape. The odd amount of white could just be because of molt or bleaching.
  12. Looks more like a Red-throated Loon to me.
  13. You have a young White-crowned Sparrow!
  14. Why yes, yes it is!
  15. As stated, the back pattern looks spot on for a Red-naped, with relatively little white compared to a Yellow-bellied. Overall it looks fine for a pure Red-naped to me, however there are a couple features that look a little off and could suggest a hybrid. Of course, they could be the result of simple individual variation too. Great bird whether pure or a hybrid though!