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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 15:10
Replies: 4
Views: 39
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, 16:10
Replies: 4
Views: 244
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, 03:12
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By birdmeister
I agree with Tom.

I agree with Tom.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th October 2020, 18:40
Replies: 13
Views: 368
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, 18:19
Replies: 6
Views: 190
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, 02:55
Replies: 4,241
Views: 767,145
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, 02:47
Replies: 8
Views: 331
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, 20:39
Replies: 8
Views: 331
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, 00:25
Replies: 21
Views: 828
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, 00:16
Replies: 21
Views: 828
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, 00:09
Replies: 8
Views: 218
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, 15:33
Replies: 39
Views: 1,223
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, 14:00
Replies: 997
Views: 79,500
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, 13:54
Replies: 4
Views: 272
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, 00:18
Replies: 3
Views: 207
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, 14:42
Replies: 3
Views: 207
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, 14:34
Replies: 4
Views: 279
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, 14:16
Replies: 997
Views: 79,500
Posted By birdmeister
Very nice, H! Flyovers (especially the scarce...

Very nice, H! Flyovers (especially the scarce ones) are the best, in my opinion.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 7th October 2020, 14:10
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By birdmeister
Female BT Blue indeed. That little white "pocket...

Female BT Blue indeed. That little white "pocket handkerchief" on the wings is key on an otherwise mostly plain warbler.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 7th October 2020, 14:06
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By birdmeister
This one's a Wood-pewee.

This one's a Wood-pewee.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 6th October 2020, 15:04
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By birdmeister
I agree with all of these IDs.

I agree with all of these IDs.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 5th October 2020, 15:16
Replies: 997
Views: 79,500
Posted By birdmeister
Yes indeed, KC! I'd be just as thrilled as you if...

Yes indeed, KC! I'd be just as thrilled as you if I had 118 siskins!

This morning's flight didn't bring any new species, but the numbers were great. Many finches were flying past, with 22 Purple...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 5th October 2020, 00:20
Replies: 997
Views: 79,500
Posted By birdmeister
A walk out to the car this morning produced an...

A walk out to the car this morning produced an immediate flock of 50+ Blue Jays, a Purple Finch, and a

118. Pine Siskin

as flyovers in about a minute's time! I suspect it was a huge flight. Glad to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th October 2020, 00:12
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By birdmeister
"Oregon" Junco indeed, a sharp little bird to...

"Oregon" Junco indeed, a sharp little bird to this Easterner.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th October 2020, 00:12
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By birdmeister
I'm not totally sure, but I'm leaning towards...

I'm not totally sure, but I'm leaning towards Veery here. This bird seems to show too rich of a rufous back for GC Thrush. Also, the spotting on the breast is infused with buffy orange, not a good...
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