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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 13th November 2018, 06:14
Replies: 12
Views: 199
Posted By rkj
Certainly a Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Certainly a Red-breasted Nuthatch.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 13th November 2018, 00:24
Replies: 12
Views: 199
Posted By rkj
As I see it, there is a broad white cheek with a...

As I see it, there is a broad white cheek with a break between feather tracts below, not the narrow white supercilium of a Red-breasted Nuthatch. And I think from this angle we should see at least...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th November 2018, 23:59
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By rkj
Anna's, possibly a young male.

Anna's, possibly a young male.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th November 2018, 23:57
Replies: 12
Views: 199
Posted By rkj
I would say White-breasted Nuthatch.

I would say White-breasted Nuthatch.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th November 2018, 18:46
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By rkj
These are Brant, a kind of goose.

These are Brant, a kind of goose.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 7th November 2018, 22:27
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By rkj
To add to the confusion, in American ornithology...

To add to the confusion, in American ornithology the term for the first full set of feathers is usually given as "juvenal" rather than "juvenile". In American sparrows this is usually a quite briefly...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 6th November 2018, 16:05
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By rkj
I can't be 100% sure from this photo, but I see...

I can't be 100% sure from this photo, but I see nothing that indicates Costa's, and Costa's would be very unexpected in Orinda at any time.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 6th November 2018, 16:03
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By rkj
It is always surprising to me how similar these...

It is always surprising to me how similar these two species can look in photos when in life there is never any confusion - at least after you have seen one of each.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 3rd November 2018, 17:21
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By rkj
The bill on the first bird is too long for a...

The bill on the first bird is too long for a Semipalmated Sandpiper; it is a Western. The yellow legs on the second indicate a Least Sandpiper.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 30th October 2018, 23:51
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By rkj
I think 999 times out of 1000 that would be right...

I think 999 times out of 1000 that would be right - this is a really weird bird. For what its worth, I saw a Surf Scoter in California last winter with odd white makings on one wing, so it does...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 29th October 2018, 20:28
Replies: 23
Views: 483
Posted By rkj
To me the breast markings look broad and...

To me the breast markings look broad and reddish-brown and the legs look skinny; I favor Sharp-shinned Hawk.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 29th October 2018, 05:00
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By rkj
Merganser, though I am not sure which one. Any...

Merganser, though I am not sure which one. Any more pictures?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 28th October 2018, 17:58
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By rkj
And to me.

And to me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 28th October 2018, 17:55
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By rkj
The narrow dark streaking on the breast fits...

The narrow dark streaking on the breast fits Cooper's Hawk better.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 28th October 2018, 17:53
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By rkj
I agree, primary projection is too short for a...

I agree, primary projection is too short for a peewee.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 26th October 2018, 15:15
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By rkj
I don't have a lot of experience with Rough-legs,...

I don't have a lot of experience with Rough-legs, but I think the belly band would extend further down and we would see a black band at the end of the tail if this were one.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 19th October 2018, 17:16
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By rkj
1. Norther Flicker - looks like a pure...

1. Norther Flicker - looks like a pure red-shafted type.
2. Chipping Sparrow.
3. Probably both Ring-billed Gulls.
4. Cinnamon Teal.
5. Willet.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 19th October 2018, 17:08
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By rkj
White-tailed Kites.

White-tailed Kites.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th October 2018, 16:44
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By rkj
Yes; the last is certainly a Green-tailed Towhee.

Yes; the last is certainly a Green-tailed Towhee.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th October 2018, 04:26
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By rkj
I think the contrast between back and tail would...

I think the contrast between back and tail would be greater in a Hermit Thrush; Veery for me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th October 2018, 04:22
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By rkj
My guess is Cooper's Hawk, but I would like to...

My guess is Cooper's Hawk, but I would like to see any other photos that are available.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 14th October 2018, 18:16
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By rkj
Yes, but AidenD is clearly giving general id tips...

Yes, but AidenD is clearly giving general id tips for the species, not commenting specifically on this picture.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 10th October 2018, 18:37
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By rkj
Post it with links to the photos. People can make...

Post it with links to the photos. People can make up their own minds whether to chase it or not.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 8th October 2018, 21:52
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By rkj
I think the two in the back right are also...

I think the two in the back right are also Mottled Ducks or Mottled/Mallard hybirds. From these photos The two in the front could also be hybrids - they can very hard to distinguish without excellent...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 6th October 2018, 18:50
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By rkj
Possibly a Brewer's or Clay-colored Sparrow....

Possibly a Brewer's or Clay-colored Sparrow. Brewer's would be more likely based on the location, but the apparent malar strip is more like Clay-colored.
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