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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 05:34
Replies: 2
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Posted By rkj
All these black birds can be very confusing....

All these black birds can be very confusing. There is probably an Audubon Society chapter or bird club in your area that has bird walks; I would suggest you look up the local organization and take...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 16th February 2018, 22:48
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By rkj
A young male Baltimore Oriole on the top, a male...

A young male Baltimore Oriole on the top, a male House Finch on the front of the feeder, and a Blue Jay on the fence in the left background.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 14th February 2018, 05:17
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By rkj
Just looking at the thumbnail I had the first...

Just looking at the thumbnail I had the first bird as a Pine Siskin, but you are right; it must be a White-winged Crossbill. Agree with the others as well.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th February 2018, 16:37
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By rkj
With the new photos I agree that the flanks are...

With the new photos I agree that the flanks are perhaps too gray for a pure American Wigeon.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 4th February 2018, 22:22
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By rkj
I am not an expert on hybrids, but I do not think...

I am not an expert on hybrids, but I do not think this bird would stand out in a flock of American Wigeons. Some brownish tones on the cheek are pretty common and the iridescent green on the head can...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 30th January 2018, 21:26
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By rkj
In my experience winter Audubon's and Myrtles can...

In my experience winter Audubon's and Myrtles can both have quite dull throats. The pale throat extending around toward the nape (contrasting with the auriculars) and presence of a small eyeline are...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 30th January 2018, 00:24
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By rkj
Another thing to look for is colored bands on the...

Another thing to look for is colored bands on the legs. Because Snowy Plovers are rare, they are intensively studied in many areas and the researchers put rings on their legs. A large proportion of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 30th January 2018, 00:20
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By rkj
Certainly a Yellow-rumped Warbler, I am not sure...

Certainly a Yellow-rumped Warbler, I am not sure I would call it as the Myrtle form from this picture. Myrtles usually show more of an eyeline than does this bird.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 27th January 2018, 16:45
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By rkj
White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 21st January 2018, 23:27
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By rkj
Yes, a Palm Warbler - rare, but regular in...

Yes, a Palm Warbler - rare, but regular in California in fall and winter. From eBird it looks like at least a dozen have been seen in southern California this month.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 21st January 2018, 07:00
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By rkj
For me, Western Wood Pewee and Northern...

For me, Western Wood Pewee and Northern Rough-winged Swallow.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 20th January 2018, 07:26
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By rkj
My opinion: try to get more pictures.

My opinion: try to get more pictures.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 20th January 2018, 07:23
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By rkj
Thin dark streaks on the underparts make me think...

Thin dark streaks on the underparts make me think Cooper's.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 14th January 2018, 21:44
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By rkj
They do look surprising like adult Tree Swallows,...

They do look surprising like adult Tree Swallows, but The Bird Nuts is right, juvenile Tree Swallow are brown and these are Barns.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 14th January 2018, 21:40
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By rkj
Not 100% sure on any of these, but my take: 1)...

Not 100% sure on any of these, but my take:
1) Brown-headed Cowbird
2) Eastern Kingbird
3) European Starliing
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 10th January 2018, 23:28
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By rkj
Maybe, but such birds also usually show some dark...

Maybe, but such birds also usually show some dark markings on the head and/or breast in winter. I think a pale Western Gull is still most likely for this bird.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 10th January 2018, 23:15
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By rkj
Looks like a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher to me.

Looks like a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher to me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 7th January 2018, 05:32
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By rkj
Looks more like a female Red-winged Blackbird.

Looks more like a female Red-winged Blackbird.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 4th January 2018, 03:12
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By rkj
The easiest distinction is that this time of year...

The easiest distinction is that this time of year Herring Gulls have brown streaking on the head.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 19:33
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By rkj
I think this is a Western Gull. It is pale on the...

I think this is a Western Gull. It is pale on the mantle for Western, but the clean white head (in December), bill shape, and leg color are all consistent with Western.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 31st December 2017, 00:41
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By rkj
I would expect the breast streaks to be broader...

I would expect the breast streaks to be broader in a juvenile White-crowned Sparrow, but that might explain why it looks not quite like either Lincoln's or Song.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 30th December 2017, 20:34
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By rkj
It is a juvenile, and juvenile Lincoln's and Song...

It is a juvenile, and juvenile Lincoln's and Song Sparrows are very similar. The references I have are not consistent about how to distinguish them; some criteria would seem to favor Lincoln's for...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 30th December 2017, 20:21
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By rkj
I agree with Brown-headed Cowbird. Incidentally,...

I agree with Brown-headed Cowbird. Incidentally, the postal code for Delaware is DE.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 30th December 2017, 07:19
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By rkj
Yes, a Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Yes, a Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 29th December 2017, 21:18
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By rkj
I agree it is a merganser with pigment issues,...

I agree it is a merganser with pigment issues, I'm not sure it isn't a Red-breasted Merganser, however.
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