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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th October 2017, 06:42
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By rkj
Not so distantly related though; in the past...

Not so distantly related though; in the past some authorities have lumped Zonotrichia and Passerella in the same genus, along with Melospiza.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th October 2017, 06:34
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By rkj
I agree; you are right to be cautious about the...

I agree; you are right to be cautious about the id though, this is a good bird for Santa Clara.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th October 2017, 03:52
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By rkj
1. I am not sure this is not a Savannah...

1. I am not sure this is not a Savannah Sparrow.
2. I am pretty sure this is a Savannah Sparrow.
I agree with the rest.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th October 2017, 03:42
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By rkj
Yes, and a good bird for the Fresno area.

Yes, and a good bird for the Fresno area.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 16th October 2017, 19:23
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By rkj
Showing once again that the even poor photos may...

Showing once again that the even poor photos may be more helpful for identification; I agree that this is a House Wren.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 16th October 2017, 02:55
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By rkj
I agree with all of these.

I agree with all of these.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 16th October 2017, 02:49
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By rkj
#1 Western Gull #2 House Finch #3 House...

#1 Western Gull
#2 House Finch
#3 House Finches
#4 fox Sparrow
#5 probably a Western x Glaucous-winged Gull hybrid.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th October 2017, 21:48
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By rkj
Clean breast, dark line through the eye, pale...

Clean breast, dark line through the eye, pale line above that, rusty crown = Chipping Sparrow
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th October 2017, 20:55
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By rkj
I sent the link to a much better birder than...

I sent the link to a much better birder than myself, and he suggests it may well be a Yellow-green Vireo. These show up in California occasionally, but it is a great bird. It would be something to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th October 2017, 01:05
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By rkj
Others must be seeing something I do not on my...

Others must be seeing something I do not on my computer. I think there is maybe a sparrow in the photos, but I am not sure about that, let alone what kind of sparrow it might be. Some Savannah...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th October 2017, 19:22
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By rkj
Look like pigeon feathers to me.

Look like pigeon feathers to me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th October 2017, 19:17
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By rkj
It is a female Red-winged Blackbird.

It is a female Red-winged Blackbird.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th October 2017, 18:32
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By rkj
Snow Geese of both varieties have dark wingtips....

Snow Geese of both varieties have dark wingtips. These are domestic geese.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th October 2017, 09:09
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By rkj
I guess I do not have nay experience with young...

I guess I do not have nay experience with young Lark Sparrows, but that does actually look more likely than Savannah.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th October 2017, 09:06
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By rkj
Yes, American Goldfinches.

Yes, American Goldfinches.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 7th October 2017, 15:28
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By rkj
#1 Vesper Sparrow #2 probably Savannah Sparrow #3...

#1 Vesper Sparrow
#2 probably Savannah Sparrow
#3 Brewer's Sparrow
#4 Brewer's Sparrow
#5 probably Savannah Sparow
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 23rd September 2017, 19:00
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By rkj
Yes!

Yes!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 23rd September 2017, 15:18
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By rkj
Looking again, I believe American Crow is correct...

Looking again, I believe American Crow is correct for the first bird.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 23rd September 2017, 08:22
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By rkj
Definitely not Caspian Tern, which would have a...

Definitely not Caspian Tern, which would have a much larger bright red bill, among other differences. It is either a Forster's or Common Tern; I cannot tell which.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 23rd September 2017, 04:30
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By rkj
1. Common raven 2. Marsh Wren 3. House Wren 4....

1. Common raven
2. Marsh Wren
3. House Wren
4. Lincoln's Sparrow
5. Lincoln's Sparrow
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th September 2017, 17:59
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By rkj
Yes, it is a Ruby-throated Hummingbird. The...

Yes, it is a Ruby-throated Hummingbird. The amount of spotting on the throat likely indicates a young bird.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 16th September 2017, 20:49
Replies: 19
Views: 555
Posted By rkj
I agree with Merlin and Cooper's Hawk.

I agree with Merlin and Cooper's Hawk.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 16th September 2017, 19:13
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By rkj
I don't think it is possible to identify from...

I don't think it is possible to identify from this photo, but I would guess probably not a Least Sandpiper, which usually have a browner breast.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 16th September 2017, 19:10
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By rkj
Gray Flycatcher: either of the other...

Gray Flycatcher: either of the other possibilities would have a smaller, darker bill and would not dip its tail.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 16th September 2017, 19:05
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By rkj
Looks like a first year male Baltimore Oriole.

Looks like a first year male Baltimore Oriole.
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