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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th January 2020, 19:06
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By TLeukering
I don't know European Herring Gulls at all, but...

I don't know European Herring Gulls at all, but this bird would not cause any sort of heart-beat rise on the US East Coast.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th January 2020, 19:00
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By TLeukering
https://cobirds.org/CFO/ColoradoBirds/InTheScope/1...

https://cobirds.org/CFO/ColoradoBirds/InTheScope/16.pdf
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th January 2020, 18:58
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By TLeukering
https://cobirds.org/CFO/ColoradoBirds/InTheScope/8...

https://cobirds.org/CFO/ColoradoBirds/InTheScope/82.pdf
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th January 2020, 18:52
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By TLeukering
Agreed

Agreed
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th January 2020, 18:51
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By TLeukering
If you can stand the hordes, you might put the...

If you can stand the hordes, you might put the word out about your Western Tanager, as there will be birders that will like to see it.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 1st January 2020, 22:58
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By TLeukering
Whereas in most of North America, most birders...

Whereas in most of North America, most birders are quite happy to have a loon other than GND/COLO.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 1st January 2020, 22:50
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By TLeukering
Dark wing pits

Dark wing pits
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 1st January 2020, 22:48
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By TLeukering
Wing shape in a static image can vary widely in...

Wing shape in a static image can vary widely in all bird species as they react to air (flow, eddies, speed) and the task at hand (see here...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 1st January 2020, 22:43
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Posted By TLeukering
My impression of the bird is that it's a Merlin....

My impression of the bird is that it's a Merlin. It looks far too small relative to the utility pole to be a larger falcon (see here...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd February 2019, 03:36
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By TLeukering
Dunlin has a stripe of dark splitting the pale...

Dunlin has a stripe of dark splitting the pale rump and upper-tail coverts.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd February 2019, 03:32
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By TLeukering
No New World accipiter has white on the rump...

No New World accipiter has white on the rump (which is on the top side of a bird in flight).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd February 2019, 03:31
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By TLeukering
juvenile BHCOs

juvenile BHCOs
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd February 2019, 03:26
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By TLeukering
Bill color is important

Bill color is important
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd February 2019, 03:23
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By TLeukering
https://cobirds.org/CFO/ColoradoBirds/InTheScope/6...

https://cobirds.org/CFO/ColoradoBirds/InTheScope/63.pdf
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd February 2019, 03:08
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By TLeukering
There are no juvenile godwits in April.

There are no juvenile godwits in April.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd February 2019, 03:06
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By TLeukering
Juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron -- large white...

Juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron -- large white tips to wing coverts and scapulars (the shape of those tips also rule out accipiters, and the streaks on the undertail coverts rule out Cooper's and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd February 2019, 02:57
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By TLeukering
Eyestripe of Louisiana flares behind the eye; the...

Eyestripe of Louisiana flares behind the eye; the eyestripe of Northern comes to a point behind the eye (and is often yellowish there, even if white in front) (discussed an illustrated well by...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd February 2019, 02:49
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By TLeukering
https://cobirds.org/CFO/ColoradoBirds/InTheScope/8...

https://cobirds.org/CFO/ColoradoBirds/InTheScope/82.pdf
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd February 2019, 02:43
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By TLeukering
Laughing Gull is far and away the most common...

Laughing Gull is far and away the most common gull on the Texas coast, so....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 13th January 2019, 20:19
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By TLeukering
Adult male Rough-legged Hawk. Adult females tend...

Adult male Rough-legged Hawk. Adult females tend to have large black belly patches; adult males are somewhat variable in this feature, but many have little, if any, of the "typical" black belly...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 13th January 2019, 20:17
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By TLeukering
Brown-headed Cowbirds are not in juvenile plumage...

Brown-headed Cowbirds are not in juvenile plumage in January. The plumage is very short-lived in the species, with molt initiated within weeks of leaving the nest.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 13th January 2019, 20:13
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By TLeukering
Sapsuckers can be very difficult, so caution and,...

Sapsuckers can be very difficult, so caution and, preferably, multiple photos from different angles are required for much in the way of definitiveness. However, I suggest that Bird B may be a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 13th January 2019, 20:03
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By TLeukering
The problem with birding and birders is that most...

The problem with birding and birders is that most birders are not taught HOW to ID birds. Having skilled mentors in the field greatly increases the learning curve. The biggest lack that I see in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 13th January 2019, 19:16
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By TLeukering
Eastern Phoebe conducts just one molt/plumage...

Eastern Phoebe conducts just one molt/plumage cycle (~1 year). Fresh juvenile plumage is much more contrasty, being darker above and yellower below than is adult plumage. Additionally, since all...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 13th January 2019, 19:03
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By TLeukering
I agree mostly with birdmeister, but completely...

I agree mostly with birdmeister, but completely about the bird he ID'ed as a Cackler. The other beast's bill is too long for Cackler and the possibility of it being a Lesser is reasonable, though a...
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