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46 minutes ago, Seattle said:

This redtail definitely has a problem with it's bill

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Looks like a cross between a Red-tailed Hawk and a Snail Kite!!! :wacko:

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A Red-winged Blackbird on a feeder is not that odd, but this is the only one I've ever had here. It comes during the Winter, always alone, and has been coming for 3 or 4 years. It's pretty spooky, so the only shots I can get of it are through the window. I'm used to seeing them in flocks, so this one coming every year, always solo, is kinda strange to me!!

32692767610_1b7885751b_z.jpgIMG_7576-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr

32259288213_eb52878d10_z.jpgIMG_7575-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr

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Dont think I have ever seen a pic with a wood duck and an Eider...I couldnt believe it was hangin with the eiders

 

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1 hour ago, Redfactor said:

Only had my phone but not a bad pic considering its about 10ft from the main road and I had my dog with me

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Welcome to Whatbird!!

That is kinda odd to see them that close, and letting you take a photo of them.

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This blackbird threw me off for a second when I was biking past it. Took me a long glance with my binoculars to realize what it even was!

Red-winged Blackbird with bill deformity

 

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25 minutes ago, Seattle said:

This may or may not be odd!  This adult eagle looks to be fairly pale - odd or not?

pale eagle (1 of 1)

 

Looks odd to me too. I've never seen one that looked this pale.

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This is small potatoes compared to the pale Bald Eagle that Seattle posted above, but when I spotted this leucistic American Goldfinch on the feeder today I thought it was almost solid white at first!! Looks to be a male with very little yellow on it.

24967572498_c2cccbb407_z.jpgIMG_0423-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr

37952837045_03992b58c9_z.jpgIMG_0429-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr

24967572138_38414904dc_z.jpgIMG_0430-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr

37952836815_f8b1a14b0e_z.jpgIMG_0442-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr

24967570898_58408539f0_z.jpgIMG_0451-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr

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Both of these are from Española, N.M.  One from today: Hairy Woodpeckers don't usually feed on weed stalks, but this guy is taking a backswing.

25755591317_47784c3e59_c.jpgHairy Woodpecker in Kansas Sunflower by J Friedman, on Flickr

And one from a year and half ago.  They're called Rock Pigeons.

40626030871_7594e9bf62_c.jpgPigeons in a tree, I see. by J Friedman, on Flickr

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So... I was driving home and there, in the middle of the road, at rush hour, is a bird sitting there.  I quickly manage a turn around and turn on my flashers and snag this guy.

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He is sitting in a carrier, covered and warming.  He tried to fly earlier but only could fly right, not straight.  We will see if he makes it through the night.

Then, after I got home, these two warring chickadees would. not. leave. the. garage.  No matter what.  I keep my fat hunter cat in there, so they could not stay.  I have done my calisthenics for the day and now have 2 outdoor chickadees.

Chickadee 2, he was the last one to let me get him out.  He will win the battle for the front yard, I think.

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Chickadee #1.  Caught him 3 times, before I could get him to stay out of the garage.  I got all the way outside with him, just for him to wriggle out and go right back inside where number 2 still was.  I caught him a second time, but didn't like my grip and he scurried away again... 3rd time was the charm.

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On 3/12/2018 at 9:01 PM, misspt said:

So... I was driving home and there, in the middle of the road, at rush hour, is a bird sitting there.  I quickly manage a turn around and turn on my flashers and snag this guy.

large.5aa721700e4e1_immatureberrybandit.

He is sitting in a carrier, covered and warming.  He tried to fly earlier but only could fly right, not straight.  We will see if he makes it through the night.

Then, after I got home, these two warring chickadees would. not. leave. the. garage.  No matter what.  I keep my fat hunter cat in there, so they could not stay.  I have done my calisthenics for the day and now have 2 outdoor chickadees.

Chickadee 2, he was the last one to let me get him out.  He will win the battle for the front yard, I think.

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Chickadee #1.  Caught him 3 times, before I could get him to stay out of the garage.  I got all the way outside with him, just for him to wriggle out and go right back inside where number 2 still was.  I caught him a second time, but didn't like my grip and he scurried away again... 3rd time was the charm.

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How are your birdies faring? Did the Waxwing make it through the night?

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Ranger did make it through the night. Hopefully, he has found a flock and is gorging on berries as we speak.

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On 12/12/2017 at 8:30 PM, Seattle said:

I realized after I got home that this eagle only had one eye. 

and a full crop(?)

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