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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 05:59
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By rkj
Hi Oyjord, Welcome to birdforum. I believe you...

Hi Oyjord,

Welcome to birdforum. I believe you have recorded the song of a California Towhee. One sees them and hears their calls frequently in the state, but you don't actually hear them sing that...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 00:16
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By rkj
The wings are not solid black, but otherwise...

The wings are not solid black, but otherwise Townsend's Warbler might be a possibility.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 14th June 2019, 21:52
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By rkj
Nice report. It reminds me of a trip I took to...

Nice report. It reminds me of a trip I took to the area a couple years ago, but you had better luck (or, more likely, were better prepared) than I and saw some good species I missed. One note: you...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 13th June 2019, 18:59
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By rkj
The white in the tail, undertail coverts, and...

The white in the tail, undertail coverts, and wing I don't think is found in any normal plumage of Red-winged Blackbird. I agree it is a young male of that species, but one that is a partial albino...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 11th June 2019, 16:40
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By rkj
For the second bird it is hard to be sure of...

For the second bird it is hard to be sure of anything from this photo, but I incline toward Redhead. The profile seems to me better for Redhead than Canvasback, and I think a Canvasback would have...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 10th June 2019, 01:41
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By rkj
Thanks. Sometimes I just need a little...

Thanks. Sometimes I just need a little reassurance. I guess what most bothered me about the bird was that the bill seems straighter than I am accustomed to seeing on Red-throated Loon.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th June 2019, 21:25
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By rkj
Loon, Monterey County, California, USA

This loon is over-summering in Monterey County, California. I think it is Red-throated, but it looks different enough from other Red-throateds in the area that I thought I would ask for other...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th June 2019, 20:59
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By rkj
Looks that way to me, the first a House Finch,...

Looks that way to me, the first a House Finch, the second Purple.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd June 2019, 21:10
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By rkj
A good resource on Mottled Ducks and hybrids is...

A good resource on Mottled Ducks and hybrids is here: https://ebird.org/content/ebird/wp-content/uploads/sites/55/eBird_Muddled_Ducks.pdf
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th May 2019, 19:03
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By rkj
The new picture clearly shows a Red-tailed Hawk.

The new picture clearly shows a Red-tailed Hawk.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 00:28
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By rkj
I hear nothing.

I hear nothing.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 19th May 2019, 23:57
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By rkj
Costa's would be unexpected at best almost...

Costa's would be unexpected at best almost anywhere in northern California. To me, nothing suggests anything but Anna's here.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 19th May 2019, 23:54
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By rkj
Yes. (+plain tail)

Yes. (+plain tail)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 19th May 2019, 23:52
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By rkj
Looks like a Warbling Vireo to me.

Looks like a Warbling Vireo to me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 19th May 2019, 15:36
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By rkj
Looks like a Warbling Vireo to me.

Looks like a Warbling Vireo to me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 15th May 2019, 15:42
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By rkj
Yes, Eastern Kingbird.

Yes, Eastern Kingbird.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th May 2019, 20:18
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By rkj
One usually thinks of second cycle gulls having...

One usually thinks of second cycle gulls having more brown than first cycle gulls, but here we see how that varies with the molt pattern of the particular species: the second cycle Herring is...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th May 2019, 20:12
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By rkj
Golden and Bald Eagles both give a variety of...

Golden and Bald Eagles both give a variety of calls, some of which sound like some hawk calls, some of which sound more like a gull. None of them is particularly impressive, so Hollywood often...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th May 2019, 17:24
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By rkj
Lewis's Woodpecker differs in several ways from...

Lewis's Woodpecker differs in several ways from the one in your photo, which looks good for Northern Flicker.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th May 2019, 02:48
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By rkj
Been even longer since I heard a Carolina Wren;...

Been even longer since I heard a Carolina Wren; I'm sure the consensus is right.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 5th May 2019, 05:25
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By rkj
It has been a while since I heard one, but maybe...

It has been a while since I heard one, but maybe a Blue Jay.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 1st May 2019, 16:57
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By rkj
I think Winter Wren is correct. If you do an...

I think Winter Wren is correct. If you do an image search for Winter Wren you will find examples of birds nearly this pale on the throat and breast; I think the quality of the video is making your...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 29th April 2019, 21:09
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By rkj
I agree with these and Wrentit for #3.

I agree with these and Wrentit for #3.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 28th April 2019, 16:29
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By rkj
All Warbling Vireo for me as well. I would expect...

All Warbling Vireo for me as well. I would expect more yellow on the throat/breast and a darker cap for Philly. The little hook is normal for both species; Warbling can certainly raise its crown...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 24th April 2019, 06:03
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By rkj
Some of the photos here...

Some of the photos here https://www.sdakotabirds.com/species/chipping_sparrow_info.htm show a fairly similar Chipping Sparrow.
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