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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 21st June 2008, 22:39
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
So that explains the honker bill. Thank you.

So that explains the honker bill. Thank you.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 21st June 2008, 21:41
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
Wow. My immediate thought was as KC said - Tufted...

Wow. My immediate thought was as KC said - Tufted Titmouse. But what a bill on that thing! And primaries that extend well past the tail coverts. And a longish tail to boot. And no sign of chestnut...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 21st June 2008, 21:32
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
After reading your description of the photo, I...

After reading your description of the photo, I was expecting to see a yellowish blob with no hopes of being able to give a positive ID. :D

This is most certainly a Yellow Warbler (one of my favorite...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 21st June 2008, 21:30
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
Audubon's subspecies of YRW. The yellow on the...

Audubon's subspecies of YRW. The yellow on the crown is a quick way to separate the two. Also, YRW lacks the white supercillium and has a much darker breast and a yellow flash on the sides of breast...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 21st June 2008, 21:24
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
I also think Swainson's. Just as the bright...

I also think Swainson's. Just as the bright rufous tail will be reliable for Hermit Thrush 99%+ of the time, the clearly "buffy" wash to the face is reliable for Swainson's.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 21st June 2008, 01:23
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
Yes, looks good for a juvie Purple Martin.

Yes, looks good for a juvie Purple Martin.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 21st June 2008, 01:20
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
Yes he is - Green Heron's are my favorite heron...

Yes he is - Green Heron's are my favorite heron species. They are a bit more approachable than others and their colors are gorgeous. Good sighting!
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th June 2008, 04:07
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
It is up to the mercy of the landowners. I have...

It is up to the mercy of the landowners.

I have done the same thing where I live. I live in an apartment complex with a pond. There is a strip of grass between the pond and a woodline that is about...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 20th June 2008, 03:59
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
The bird is clearly a yellowlegs and based on...

The bird is clearly a yellowlegs and based on GISS, it appears slighter and less "dumpy" or "chunky" than a Greater.

I am not familiar with plumage differences that would help differentiate the two...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 20th June 2008, 02:13
Replies: 11
Views: 2,528
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
This bird looks too bulky for an Accipiter so I...

This bird looks too bulky for an Accipiter so I am calling it a Buteo. There is a clear rufuous shoulder patch on this bird in pics 2 and 3. I don't know how diagnostic that is in juvenile raptors...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 20th June 2008, 02:06
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
Tufties for me. I am still hoping to see one. The...

Tufties for me. I am still hoping to see one. The tuft is evident in both photos (a Ring-necked Duck with a mullet :D). And scaup have lighter colored backs without the white protruding up the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 20th June 2008, 02:03
Replies: 84
Views: 7,577
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
Be careful, if we bump too much the thread will...

Be careful, if we bump too much the thread will get pushed through the top of the BirdForum server and land in the bit-bucket!
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th June 2008, 03:06
Replies: 1
Views: 4,496
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
House Finches have been falling victim to a...

House Finches have been falling victim to a deadly virus for years now.

A good link from Cornell that discusses this topic is here (http://www.birds.cornell.edu/hofi/).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 18th June 2008, 03:00
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
I would vote Downy for this one. The build seems...

I would vote Downy for this one.

The build seems more compact than Hairy and the bill seems to be too short for Hairy.

Imagine if you saw this bird as a solid black silhouette cutout.

Would you...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 18th June 2008, 01:37
Replies: 9
Views: 1,297
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
Only $16.32 here...

Only $16.32 here (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/104-3421440-5521567?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=National+Geographic+Birds+of+North+America&x=0&y=0). ;)

And I agree on...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 18th June 2008, 01:35
Replies: 13
Views: 1,912
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
Thanks Jim. The retouched photo you provided...

Thanks Jim. The retouched photo you provided really makes it obvious.

I have sort of adopted a rule as of late that I don't read the other replies to an ID request that I think I might have positive...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 18th June 2008, 01:11
Replies: 13
Views: 1,912
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
Assuming this bird was photographed in North...

Assuming this bird was photographed in North America, the choices are Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle.

The long wingspan and short tail is definitely eagle, but I am not familiar enough with juvie...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 17th June 2008, 23:30
Replies: 132
Views: 15,342
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
Yes, but if you continue to calculate the...

Yes, but if you continue to calculate the regression you will see that, because everything is interconnected, the number becomes significant.

I guess it is a manifestation of Xeno's Paradox...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Tuesday 17th June 2008, 23:23
Replies: 1
Views: 941
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
It sounds like they stumbled upon a great source...

It sounds like they stumbled upon a great source for nesting material.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 17th June 2008, 23:21
Replies: 21
Views: 1,559
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
I would suggest that you really zero in on a...

I would suggest that you really zero in on a specific lifer species that is breeding in your area and pull out all the stops to try and find that species.

Switch from "birder" mode to "hunter" mode....
Forum: Bird Behaviour Tuesday 17th June 2008, 23:12
Replies: 14
Views: 2,974
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
I think he is trying to pass kidney stones.

I think he is trying to pass kidney stones.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th June 2008, 00:32
Replies: 12
Views: 2,832
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
My thought was Killdeer as well. A good...

My thought was Killdeer as well. A good description!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th June 2008, 00:30
Replies: 9
Views: 1,428
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
Yes, Dark-eyed Junco and Clark's Nutcrackers. I...

Yes, Dark-eyed Junco and Clark's Nutcrackers.

I didn't think Oregon at all though for the Junco.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th June 2008, 00:29
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
Most certainly WBN. And they do come off as...

Most certainly WBN. And they do come off as woodpecker-like.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th June 2008, 00:16
Replies: 15
Views: 1,981
Posted By Terry O'Nolley
WOW! I am amazed and disappointed Alex! Even I...

WOW! I am amazed and disappointed Alex!
Even I thought that was a hatch-year Cooper's :D

But the info you provided should be well-noted by anyone interested in Copper's Hawk development...
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