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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 15:53
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By birdmeister
I can't see anything other than Hermit either,...

I can't see anything other than Hermit either, but a bit of an interesting bird.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 15:52
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By birdmeister
Bronzed indeed.

Bronzed indeed.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 25th October 2020, 02:36
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By birdmeister
I'm quite sure the bird on the right is a male...

I'm quite sure the bird on the right is a male Cassin's Finch.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 25th October 2020, 02:35
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By birdmeister
Parula for me, too. On young birds and females,...

Parula for me, too. On young birds and females, the yellow doesn't always appear as a neat patch on the back, but sometimes mixes with the blue-gray color.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 22nd October 2020, 03:31
Replies: 26
Views: 780
Posted By birdmeister
Mourning is my best guess, too. With such...

Mourning is my best guess, too. With such extensive yellow below (and face as well as proportions wrong for Yellow in my opinion), that seems the best fit.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 21st October 2020, 15:43
Replies: 1,007
Views: 81,074
Posted By birdmeister
Congratulations Richard! I always enjoy your...

Congratulations Richard! I always enjoy your lively updates, and 87 isn't shabby at all for a mountain abode!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 20th October 2020, 16:11
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By birdmeister
I believe the third bird is a White-crowned...

I believe the third bird is a White-crowned Sparrow with its crown feathers raised.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 19th October 2020, 16:10
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By birdmeister
I'd say an immature White-crowned.

I'd say an immature White-crowned.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 16th October 2020, 17:10
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By birdmeister
I think Bushtit for both, but I can't prove it.

I think Bushtit for both, but I can't prove it.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 14th October 2020, 04:12
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By birdmeister
I agree with Tom.

I agree with Tom.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th October 2020, 19:40
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By birdmeister
I think #1-2 is a Warbling Vireo as well.

I think #1-2 is a Warbling Vireo as well.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th October 2020, 19:19
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By birdmeister
I'm quite sure of both these IDs.

I'm quite sure of both these IDs.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 11th October 2020, 03:55
Replies: 4,242
Views: 767,769
Posted By birdmeister
Imagine my shock when I arrived at my local...

Imagine my shock when I arrived at my local reservoir and I got on a juvenile Sabine's Gull while the car was still moving! It appeared with several Lesser Black-backs that really dwarfed it....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th October 2020, 03:47
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By birdmeister
I tend not to use the tail tip as a reliable...

I tend not to use the tail tip as a reliable clue, given its variability. As others have now chimed in below, I used general shape and head as overall clues.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 9th October 2020, 21:39
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By birdmeister
I agree with Larry, and I think the accipiter is...

I agree with Larry, and I think the accipiter is an immature Cooper's Hawk.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 9th October 2020, 01:25
Replies: 21
Views: 841
Posted By birdmeister
Deb, thanks for your very detailed response!...

Deb, thanks for your very detailed response! "Richardson's" is, as you mentioned, by far the most expected (also most easily detected!) small Canada-type goose in the northeastern US. "Taverner's"...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 9th October 2020, 01:16
Replies: 21
Views: 841
Posted By birdmeister
Your most recent bird looks like a "slam dunk"...

Your most recent bird looks like a "slam dunk" Cackling to me. Clear size difference, including head and neck, and also nice frosty plumage.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 9th October 2020, 01:09
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By birdmeister
Based on the intensely rufous wings and overall...

Based on the intensely rufous wings and overall "blended" appearance to the face and upper chest (less fine streaking and sharp borders), I think this one's a Swamp Sparrow.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 8th October 2020, 16:33
Replies: 39
Views: 1,323
Posted By birdmeister
I'd think a young bird would stand out a decent...

I'd think a young bird would stand out a decent bit, with its lack of clear white belly. Admittedly, Great Cormorant can be a tough pick in the States when flying with DC Corms, but a perched imm....
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 8th October 2020, 15:00
Replies: 1,007
Views: 81,074
Posted By birdmeister
A pleasant addition this morning when a...

A pleasant addition this morning when a young

119. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

flew in. Flyover finches are really on now, with 44 Purple Finches and 59 Pine Siskins indicative of a good flight year....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th October 2020, 14:54
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By birdmeister
I can confirm everything but the last picture. I...

I can confirm everything but the last picture. I agree on scaup for the right two birds (Greater?), but left could be another scaup or even Surf Scoter.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th October 2020, 01:18
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By birdmeister
Thanks Nutcracker! Joern, I had hoped you'd...

Thanks Nutcracker!

Joern, I had hoped you'd comment on this. Thanks very much, and the links were very helpful! I had good views for a bit in the scope, and I also saw the grayish base of the bill...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 7th October 2020, 15:42
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By birdmeister
Goose hybrid (Snow X ???), Pennsylvania, 7 October

Hello all,

I saw this goose yesterday among the increasing autumn/winter flock of Canadas at my local reservoir.

My initial thought was Snow x Canada, but I'd appreciate more opinions. Here are my...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 7th October 2020, 15:34
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By birdmeister
Beautiful Swainson's! Note the very strong buffy...

Beautiful Swainson's! Note the very strong buffy color on the chest as well as a bold eye-ring and "spectacles".
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 7th October 2020, 15:16
Replies: 1,007
Views: 81,074
Posted By birdmeister
Very nice, H! Flyovers (especially the scarce...

Very nice, H! Flyovers (especially the scarce ones) are the best, in my opinion.
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