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The "BIRDS" thread

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lots of nice pics showing up, especially with migration ramping up. i need to stop by more often, and spend a little more time when i do....

On 4/9/2020 at 10:42 AM, rocco said:

whoever said american tree sparrow got the top bird right. chippers' have a pretty bland buzz for a song and tree sparrows have a much more musical song.

 

bottom bird looks like a song sparrow to me.

@squidder 329 i screwed this one up and thanks to plug and teaser for pm-ing me about it. this is actually field sparrow. i falled to consider time of year and location when looking at the photo, both can be key ID aids and should always be taken into consideration for difficult birds. american tree sparrow also has a bi-colored bill which i dismissed too. :dismay: 

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On 4/19/2020 at 5:34 PM, crashq said:

A little ID help.....warbler,vireo???

 

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On 4/19/2020 at 9:10 PM, Plug and teaser said:

I'll go with Hermit Thrush pending Rocco's review.

 

It has the light eye-ring and looks to have the orange/ light brown tail that is different from the rest of the body.

Swainson's Thrush looks about the same but the body is consistent in color.

 

:th:

 

i don't think you need my review anymore. kind of the other way around now :clap: 

 

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Finally connected the rain barrel I got my girl last year. Connected it to the drain spout and already has at least six inches of water from two short rain squalls two day ago. Should fill to the top tomorrow.IMG_4763.JPG.318e2cd56766cee44dbf9099d014b9cd.JPG

 

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Found this guy way up just gliding around. Had to reach way out and had a little wobble with the big lens. Big freaking bird. Any ideas on identity? 5ea204c3d41c2_IMG_4808(2).JPG.902b48b297df4ed8599c9c195b2e4112.JPG

 

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11 hours ago, rocco said:

:th:

 

i don't think you need my review anymore. kind of the other way around now :clap: 

 

Not at all..... I'm just familiar with some of the locals, you have to know them all. :th:

 

Your students are improving. :)

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, DoorGunner said:

Found this guy way up just gliding around. Had to reach way out and had a little wobble with the big lens. Big freaking bird. Any ideas on identity? 5ea204c3d41c2_IMG_4808(2).JPG.902b48b297df4ed8599c9c195b2e4112.JPG

 

its a red-tailed hawk doorgunner. they're our biggest and most common hawk. you can make out a hint of the red tail and the belly-band. they do some pretty cool courtship soaring in pairs, with some speed dives mixed in. :th: 

 

we've been getting a good influx of broad-winged hawks the past few days too, nowhere near as big though.

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3 hours ago, Plug and teaser said:

Not at all..... I'm just familiar with some of the locals, you have to know them all. :th:

 

Your students are improving. :)

 

 

 

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Nice capture on the Crossbill :th::th: 

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