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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 11th August 2017, 14:59
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Gretchen
Thanks guys! The Kinglet had me going for a long...

Thanks guys! The Kinglet had me going for a long time - I was so sure it was a warbler, but then couldn't match the feather pattern to any warbler. Finally looked at Kinglets and thought, ahh maybe...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 10th August 2017, 03:53
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Gretchen
Birds from north US

Hi all,

These are two birds I saw up in northern Minnesota, where many warblers breed. Could you help me identify them?

There are three pictures of what I believe were the same type of bird - we...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Sunday 23rd October 2016, 15:17
Replies: 495
Views: 39,909
Posted By Gretchen
I've seen something like this too, but don't know...

I've seen something like this too, but don't know anything about it really. Kind of like musical chairs - they've all heard the music and know it's time to move :-O
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Saturday 22nd October 2016, 12:41
Replies: 376
Views: 50,833
Posted By Gretchen
Sounds like a great outing out on the old patch -...

Sounds like a great outing out on the old patch - interesting how different the bird populations are! Glad you caught the leaf warbler. Like the green tongue too - would not have seen that without...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Friday 22nd July 2016, 18:28
Replies: 495
Views: 39,909
Posted By Gretchen
Owen, Glad to see you're getting out and seeing...

Owen,

Glad to see you're getting out and seeing some interesting things. (I'm in the US for a short holiday.) I enjoyed the picture of the juv. Brown Shrike - I've not see one at that age before.
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Monday 4th July 2016, 06:15
Replies: 495
Views: 39,909
Posted By Gretchen
I suppose that that's the juvenile Hoopoe in the...

I suppose that that's the juvenile Hoopoe in the back - very scrawny looking! I've not seen one myself, so it's nice to see.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd July 2016, 08:22
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Gretchen
Hi, I found a few pictures and a little...

Hi, I found a few pictures and a little discussion on this page (here (http://www.birdskorea.org/Birds/Birdnews/BK-BN-birdnews-2009-08.shtml)), but still no clear stripy breast pictures - seems like...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 2nd July 2016, 00:35
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Gretchen
Thanks! My friend confirmed it sounded like a...

Thanks! My friend confirmed it sounded like a jay. I hadn't realized its tail would look so long...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 1st July 2016, 15:09
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Gretchen
San Francisco (US) area bird

This picture (phone snap) just sent to me from a friend visiting in San Fran. I'm not particularly good at western birds and don't have any books for them at hand, so was a bit puzzled with this...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th June 2016, 05:32
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By Gretchen
That's interesting! In the US, flickers are most...

That's interesting! In the US, flickers are most common on the ground, and seen there more than other places. It makes sense that in other places there are other ant-eating ground-foraging...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th June 2016, 06:36
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By Gretchen
Flickers are an interesting member of woodpecker...

Flickers are an interesting member of woodpecker family - often seen on the ground eating ants!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th June 2016, 06:35
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Gretchen
Hi, welcome to Bird Forum. I believe that is a...

Hi, welcome to Bird Forum.

I believe that is a Black-crowned Night Heron - one of the short-legged herons. I guess he was looking for fish!
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Saturday 25th June 2016, 01:17
Replies: 1,609
Views: 191,069
Posted By Gretchen
Tom, I too want to say thanks for all your...

Tom, I too want to say thanks for all your selfless contributions of photos, recordings and lists! Hope the return to Canada goes smoothly.
Forum: Bird Behaviour Friday 24th June 2016, 10:23
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By Gretchen
Female birds do carry out "begging" behavior too...

Female birds do carry out "begging" behavior too when a pair are bonding. However, I wonder if your adult looking bird is actually an immature bird. I'm not sure with titmice if the youngster looks...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 17th June 2016, 05:30
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Gretchen
Catbirds are good mimics and can create some nice...

Catbirds are good mimics and can create some nice songs; however, they also have a raspy sound which gives them their "cat" name. These guys can often hide in bushes or other dense greenery, so I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th June 2016, 12:42
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By Gretchen
Thanks Jeff - just checked the numbers, and...

Thanks Jeff - just checked the numbers, and that's useful to take note of too!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th June 2016, 03:14
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By Gretchen
Thanks all, and especially John for the specific...

Thanks all, and especially John for the specific pointers! Considering habitat is a helpful item I hadn't considered. Most of these were found in fairly open areas, though interestingly the Ashy...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th June 2016, 02:59
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By Gretchen
Thanks very much Thibauld and Jeff! I have...

Thanks very much Thibauld and Jeff! I have actually seen a few herons looking like the first one, and so am quite interested to have that one identified. (Until the other day, I had totally ignored...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 10th June 2016, 08:24
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By Gretchen
SE China mysteries

Hi,

I'm working from clearer to less clear ids! Here are two flying birds, which I think may be herons. These were seen by my husband, so there isn't much more to say about them, except they were...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 10th June 2016, 08:16
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By Gretchen
SE China drongos

Hi all,

I've just started to notice drongos in our area (Nanchang, Jiangxi), and am trying to figure out what they are. Yesterday, I'm fairly sure I saw (but have no picture of) a grey morph Ashy...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 10th June 2016, 07:16
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Gretchen
Hi, Thanks both! We were in a huge heronry...

Hi,

Thanks both! We were in a huge heronry yesterday and saw so many different birds. I had initially assumed all the ones with stripes were immature night herons, but we took more pictures in...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Friday 10th June 2016, 05:07
Replies: 104
Views: 9,776
Posted By Gretchen
Wow! You had some very interesting visitors!

Wow! You had some very interesting visitors!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 10th June 2016, 04:24
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Gretchen
SE China birds

Hi, these are pictures from rural areas around Nanchang, Jiangxi - south China - in the last month. The first three are 2 different herons, which I wonder if they are black-crowned night herons, or...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 8th June 2016, 03:25
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By Gretchen
I want to bump this back up. I'm trying to tell...

I want to bump this back up. I'm trying to tell drongos apart as well, so would be interested to know if this one can be identified.
Forum: Say Hello Tuesday 31st May 2016, 10:36
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By Gretchen
Hi there! Welcome from another Minnesotan. Hope...

Hi there! Welcome from another Minnesotan. Hope you find lots of useful information and ideas here!
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