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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 22nd October 2009, 05:21
Replies: 8
Views: 3,179
Posted By Brookie
I'm late to the thread, but a caracara often...

I'm late to the thread, but a caracara often dines on carrion. Your bird is a turkey vulture of course, but if you spend much time west and south of Austin you will want to be familiar with a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 25th August 2009, 07:46
Replies: 2
Views: 706
Posted By Brookie
Interesting notion. I worried about the bill...

Interesting notion. I worried about the bill shape. That would also explain the fact that the legs are dark, along with the down-turned tail. Since I've only seen one PB before, I never considered...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 25th August 2009, 04:31
Replies: 2
Views: 706
Posted By Brookie
Connecticut Warbler (S. Carolina)

Is this a juvenile Connecticut Warbler? Pictures were taken on Seabrook Island in coastal South Carolina last week. Thanks in advance.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 24th August 2009, 21:34
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By Brookie
Came to compliment the photos as well. Very nice...

Came to compliment the photos as well. Very nice shots.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 29th May 2009, 03:58
Replies: 11
Views: 2,508
Posted By Brookie
Oh - maybe the black legs rule out Fosters. ...

Oh - maybe the black legs rule out Fosters. Someone enlighten me?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 29th May 2009, 03:56
Replies: 11
Views: 2,508
Posted By Brookie
I'd have gone with a juvenile Foster's tern. ...

I'd have gone with a juvenile Foster's tern. It's got a more slender bill than I'd expect from a royal, and I'm not sure the bill is black as a juvie. I'm not a tern expert, but I'd vote Foster's.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th March 2009, 02:56
Replies: 14
Views: 1,515
Posted By Brookie
No idea on the bird, but those were great...

No idea on the bird, but those were great pictures. Thanks for including the photo information. Pretty impressive to get that kind of clarity while shooting without a tripod.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 2nd January 2009, 04:19
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By Brookie
Particularly nice capture of the white crowned on...

Particularly nice capture of the white crowned on no. 3.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 29th December 2008, 15:46
Replies: 5
Views: 1,574
Posted By Brookie
Thanks for the confirmation. It does make me...

Thanks for the confirmation. It does make me wonder how many times I've passed birds off as "obvious" female cardinals in south and west Texas without looking closely at the bill. Guess I'll look a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 29th December 2008, 02:47
Replies: 5
Views: 1,574
Posted By Brookie
Female Cardinal or Pyrrhuloxia (North Texas)

Based on the bill shape and color, I'm basically convinced that these are female northern cardinals. I'm not sure they are the same individual bird, but they were taken in the same place on two...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 14th October 2008, 20:43
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By Brookie
I'll defer to the sparrow experts. Just wanted...

I'll defer to the sparrow experts. Just wanted to compliment the picture.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 2nd September 2008, 16:46
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By Brookie
Thanks. I'm still thinking juvenile myself. In...

Thanks. I'm still thinking juvenile myself. In addition to all of the features you pointed out, the uniformly dark bill seems inconsistent with an adult.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 31st August 2008, 04:50
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By Brookie
Thanks Bill.

Thanks Bill.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 31st August 2008, 04:42
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By Brookie
Well, I guess it would be a least with those...

Well, I guess it would be a least with those yellow legs. I didn't notice them until just now looking at the enlarged attached picture. The bill fooled me.

Thanks
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 31st August 2008, 03:33
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By Brookie
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 31st August 2008, 03:06
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By Brookie
Plover (Quintana TX)

Semipalmated, right?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 31st August 2008, 02:19
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By Brookie
Terns (Quintana Texas)

Least in the first, and Royal and Sandwich terns in the second, and sandwich in the third?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 31st August 2008, 01:26
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By Brookie
Juvenile Reddish Egret (Quintana, TX)

Not sure I've ever seen a juvenile reddish egret, so I thought I'd seek confirmation. (Also a test to see if I've figured out some of the basics of editing in Photoshop.)
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 24th August 2008, 21:21
Replies: 58
Views: 4,040
Posted By Brookie
Invasive species - especially starlings and house...

Invasive species - especially starlings and house sparrows. My feelings about those birds go far beyond "annoyed."
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th August 2008, 03:53
Replies: 6
Views: 1,241
Posted By Brookie
Maybe a spotted sandpiper? Either way, it's a...

Maybe a spotted sandpiper? Either way, it's a nice picture.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th August 2008, 05:11
Replies: 26
Views: 2,109
Posted By Brookie
Tell please. IMHO, the picture quality isn't...

Tell please. IMHO, the picture quality isn't good enough to justify the guessing game, and I'm getting a headache staring at it.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th August 2008, 05:00
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By Brookie
Number 1 is a white breasted nuthatch. I...

Number 1 is a white breasted nuthatch. I couldn't venture a guess on the others.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th August 2008, 22:40
Replies: 11
Views: 2,119
Posted By Brookie
Perfect explanation. Thanks!

Perfect explanation. Thanks!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th August 2008, 20:30
Replies: 11
Views: 2,119
Posted By Brookie
Thanks. Y'all have me pretty much convinced that...

Thanks. Y'all have me pretty much convinced that I'm wrong on number 1. I take the points made about the length and thickness of the bill and the plumage. It certainly looks like a fresh juvenile...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th August 2008, 19:16
Replies: 11
Views: 2,119
Posted By Brookie
Many thanks for the thoughtful replies. One...

Many thanks for the thoughtful replies. One indicator that said Sanderling on No. 1 for me was that it was noticeably larger than the leasts that it was traveling with. I had the impression that...
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