• BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE!

    You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Recent content by montanawildlives

  1. M

    Eastern kingbird, right?

    I'm pretty sure, but the yellow lower beak and size of the beak seem a bit off.
  2. M

    Montana hummingbirds #2

    OK, again all Western Montana. First two were in the past 2 months, both Rufus I think. Final three I'm not sure about--all from May-July. Is there a Broad tailed or Black chinned in there? Thanks!
  3. M

    Montana hummingbirds #1

    I've gotten lucky with some new hummingbird pics but am not sure about all of their IDs. All from western Montana, so I think our choices are limited to Ruby-throated, Black-chinned, Anna's, Broad-tailed, Calliope, and Rufus. This first thread is just eye candy, all Calliope I think.
  4. M

    Montana (USA) flycatchers (vireos?) #4

    Thanks. Willow versus Alder....yes more likely Willow but I want it to be Alder ;-) Next time in the field I'll listen to the song more closely. I want to call #4 an Alder due to the somewhat pronounced eye ring? (my guide seems to indicate that it is almost completely absent in Willow).
  5. M

    Montana (USA) flycatchers (vireos?) #2

    Thanks everyone--these are some of the most challenging birds to ID as far as I can see.
  6. M

    Montana (USA) flycatchers (vireos?) #5

    Last four. Western Montana between May and August. Thanks!
  7. M

    Montana (USA) flycatchers (vireos?) #4

    Five more. Western Montana between May and August.
  8. M

    Montana (USA) flycatchers (vireos?) #3

    Five more (Western Montana between May and August)
  9. M

    Montana (USA) flycatchers (vireos?) #2

    Five more (Western Montana between May and August)
  10. M

    Montana (USA) flycatchers (vireos?) #1

    I'm going through a set of "unknown" (to me) pictures and have sorted out all those that I think are flycatchers (possibly a vireo or two?). This will take multiple threads. All taken in Western Montana, all between May and August. Thanks!
  11. M

    Thanks for the Sparrow IDs

    I added Swamp sparrow and Lark sparrow to my life list. Thanks! I previously had two rules for hawk identification: 1. It's a red-tailed hawk. 2. See Rule #1. Now, I can add there three fundamental principles of sparrow identification: 1. It's a song sparrow. 2. If it's not a song...
  12. M

    Am I Ferruginous?

    heheheh; stay tuned for my next posts: Is this a Swainson's? Is this a Cassin's? Is this a Wilson's?
Top