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Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 14:28
Replies: 18
Views: 761
Posted By birdmeister
I fully agree here! Regardless of its possible...

I fully agree here! Regardless of its possible benefits, I worry that it will cause people to prioritize photos over careful observation even more than is the case now.

It really gets me when the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 14:24
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By birdmeister
The bird in question in photos 1-3 looks fine for...

The bird in question in photos 1-3 looks fine for Baird's Sandpiper. The last is either a juvenile Least or Semipalmated. I lean towards Least.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 14:21
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By birdmeister
I believe Andrew is right in his questioning....

I believe Andrew is right in his questioning. Zavala County is right about on the edge of several Brewer's Sparrow range maps (winter).

The combination of very weak face pattern and lack of obvious...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 13th August 2019, 00:59
Replies: 568
Views: 23,356
Posted By birdmeister
Happy to have a couple of migrants drift through...

Happy to have a couple of migrants drift through this morning.

77. Great Egret (f)
78. Yellow Warbler

Must keep up with Richard and the others!;)
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 13th August 2019, 00:56
Replies: 18
Views: 761
Posted By birdmeister
John, a couple of comments on Merlin here. I was...

John, a couple of comments on Merlin here.

I was actually one of the people who helped "train" the app by manually going through and verifying/rejecting identifications. This was several years ago...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 13th August 2019, 00:45
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By birdmeister
American Restart indeed.

American Restart indeed.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 13th August 2019, 00:42
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By birdmeister
Another for juvenile Knots.

Another for juvenile Knots.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th August 2019, 03:03
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By birdmeister
Juvenile Mourning Dove indeed, nicely explained.

Juvenile Mourning Dove indeed, nicely explained.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th August 2019, 03:01
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By birdmeister
Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th August 2019, 03:00
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By birdmeister
Male Purple Finch and a Ruffed Grouse. Spruce...

Male Purple Finch and a Ruffed Grouse. Spruce should have more even barring across the body, not the rich and varied reddish browns shown by this bird.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 31st July 2019, 13:00
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By birdmeister
All three look good for Garganey to me as well.

All three look good for Garganey to me as well.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 31st July 2019, 12:57
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By birdmeister
Cassin's for me, too.

Cassin's for me, too.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 31st July 2019, 12:54
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By birdmeister
I agree, a bit of a tough one though. Pale feet...

I agree, a bit of a tough one though. Pale feet and yellowish back patch are good features.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 28th July 2019, 01:26
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By birdmeister
Jan, I consider these sparrows fairly easy...

Jan,

I consider these sparrows fairly easy compared to the Acrocephalus and Phylloscopus mess of Eurasia!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 28th July 2019, 01:22
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By birdmeister
1. Song Sparrow, maybe a molting adult 2....

1. Song Sparrow, maybe a molting adult
2. Swallow/flycatcher sp seems a good bet, but I can't comment further than that!
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 27th July 2019, 16:21
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By birdmeister
Your photo seems to show the chicks with limited...

Your photo seems to show the chicks with limited feathers. I would suspect that they will stay in the box for at least several more days.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 27th July 2019, 16:17
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By birdmeister
Least Sandpiper indeed.

Least Sandpiper indeed.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 27th July 2019, 16:16
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By birdmeister
I agree. Not sure on #1, but #5 looks better for...

I agree. Not sure on #1, but #5 looks better for Swainson's Thrush to me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 27th July 2019, 16:14
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By birdmeister
I also suspect juvenile Swamp for #9, but I agree...

I also suspect juvenile Swamp for #9, but I agree with the rest otherwise.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 27th July 2019, 16:12
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By birdmeister
Tom, I see how the bright undertail coverts can...

Tom, I see how the bright undertail coverts can suggest OC Warbler.

I think this bird has too hefty a bill (wrong color as well) for a warbler, and I think tail shape fits Western Tanager better...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 27th July 2019, 16:01
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By birdmeister
Agreed, including the hummer unfortunately.

Agreed, including the hummer unfortunately.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 27th July 2019, 15:58
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By birdmeister
I agree with aeshna5.

I agree with aeshna5.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 27th July 2019, 15:57
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By birdmeister
#1. Gadwall for me #2. Gadwall #3. Not sure, but...

#1. Gadwall for me
#2. Gadwall
#3. Not sure, but I thought maybe Gadwall again?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 26th July 2019, 13:47
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By birdmeister
I agree with IDs so far. Maybe Least Sandpiper...

I agree with IDs so far. Maybe Least Sandpiper for the peep in the foreground of #4.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 26th July 2019, 13:45
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By birdmeister
1. Leucistic passerine, maybe a Bushtit? 2....

1. Leucistic passerine, maybe a Bushtit?
2. Agree, Abert's Towhee
3. Western Tanager
4. Western Wood-pewee
5. Agree, House Wren
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