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I don't think they're Red-winged Blackbirds because I'm not seeing any red on their wings, and I think it would show in that position for the birds on the right side of the photo with the top side of their outstretched wings showing. It looks like their tails are pretty short, so in all they look more like Brown-headed Cowbirds to me.

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28 minutes ago, psweet said:

The wing and head shape almost suggest Rock Pigeon.

I agree

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1 hour ago, The Bird Nuts said:

Looks like some people need the photo to be brightened and enlarged...

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Thanks! OK, got it now. I have a crt monitor and the color is really lousy , you know, the ones that were made shortly after the beginning of time that are unsightly and weigh a ton . :)

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34 minutes ago, lonesome55dove said:

Thanks! OK, got it now. I have a crt monitor and the color is really lousy , you know, the ones that were made shortly after the beginning of time that are unsightly and weigh a ton . :)

:lol: Oh, yes, the CRT monitors...The worst part was suiting up for the radiation they emitted. :ph34r:

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1 hour ago, HamRHead said:

:lol: Oh, yes, the CRT monitors...The worst part was suiting up for the radiation they emitted. :ph34r:

 LOL!  :)

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18 hours ago, Sbeiarnd said:

I suggest Dark-eyed Juncos.

The wings are too long relative to the body.  On that many birds, the outside white tail feathers would be visible on at least one of them.

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Ah, the difference a computer monitor makes. On my phone (in bed, in the middle of the night), the highlights on the wings looked red, particularly on the birds on the far right. Now that I'm on my computer, it doesn't look like red patches at all. I definitely see the cowbirds, lol.

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1 hour ago, meghann said:

Ah, the difference a computer monitor makes. On my phone (in bed, in the middle of the night), the highlights on the wings looked red, particularly on the birds on the far right. Now that I'm on my computer, it doesn't look like red patches at all. I definitely see the cowbirds, lol.

Nothing that can't be cured by 24" at 1680x1050 resolution. :P

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On 1/15/2018 at 10:54 AM, Charlie Spencer said:

The wings are too long relative to the body.  On that many birds, the outside white tail feathers would be visible on at least one of them.

Oh yeah. I forgot that. Sorry.

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