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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 10th September 2008, 02:16
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By jcwings
Looks good for Yellow Warbler

Looks good for Yellow Warbler
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 7th September 2008, 23:53
Replies: 5
Views: 1,156
Posted By jcwings
If you say so. I can also make out a turtle down...

If you say so. I can also make out a turtle down low and in front. It's sort of like "Where's Waldo"
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 7th September 2008, 23:51
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By jcwings
Compare bill size with this Hairy I digiscoped in...

Compare bill size with this Hairy I digiscoped in the spring:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/almiyi/2443976494/
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 7th September 2008, 23:44
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By jcwings
I've lightened the image (and that's all). Looks...

I've lightened the image (and that's all). Looks like Warbling to me, although your Eastern Warbling Vireos are more colorful (yellow) than those we see in the west. Still, I don't see enough yellow...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 7th September 2008, 23:36
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By jcwings
Bird #2 could be either Cordilleran or...

Bird #2 could be either Cordilleran or Pacific-slope Flycatcher ("Western" Flycatcher is a comfortable call). A juvenile too based on the buffy wing bars and tertial edges. Not knowing which species...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 7th September 2008, 23:24
Replies: 23
Views: 4,161
Posted By jcwings
We just had an Eastern Yellow Wagtail in Santa...

We just had an Eastern Yellow Wagtail in Santa Barbara County, CA (a link to a few photos are in my signature, "Birds where I live") and this was following a recent report of a heard only bird from...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 7th September 2008, 23:19
Replies: 5
Views: 1,156
Posted By jcwings
I can see Wood Duck and Killdeer. Not sure about...

I can see Wood Duck and Killdeer. Not sure about the "stump" bird.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 7th September 2008, 23:17
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By jcwings
That's what it is- a juvenile Eastern Willet.

That's what it is- a juvenile Eastern Willet.
Forum: Wildlife Art Friday 5th September 2008, 12:52
Replies: 3,828
Views: 334,006
Posted By jcwings
Stunning rendition. I never thought about...

Stunning rendition. I never thought about sketching from a real life subject like this. Mine always end up in the specimen collection of the local natural history museum.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 31st August 2008, 18:42
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By jcwings
And thirded

And thirded
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 30th August 2008, 14:16
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By jcwings
Has to be Ruby-throated. I was taken with the...

Has to be Ruby-throated. I was taken with the amount of rufous on the sides. The Williamson guide (Hummers of NA) states that females often have tawny patches on the flanks so apparently this is a...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 29th August 2008, 13:07
Replies: 0
Views: 930
Posted By jcwings
Review of the "New" Peterson Field Guide

This is a great review of the "new" Roger Tory Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America. Those who have all the Peterson guides (like I do) probably won't find too much new here, although there...
Forum: Nikon Friday 29th August 2008, 01:29
Replies: 21
Views: 5,089
Posted By jcwings
Interesting. I have these bins as a spare pair...

Interesting. I have these bins as a spare pair and immediately had this eye cup issue being discussed. My solution was also installing O-rings. An assortment pack (or the "right" size) can be picked...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 29th August 2008, 01:18
Replies: 11
Views: 1,461
Posted By jcwings
Ruby-throated is the default hummer in the NE....

Ruby-throated is the default hummer in the NE. Other species will show up (mostly Rufous) but these are quite rare.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th August 2008, 03:08
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By jcwings
I would think Lesser Goldfinch would show more...

I would think Lesser Goldfinch would show more white on the tertials, but it's really hard to tell from this photo. I have seen Pine Warblers on the ground. I'm not really sure what these are.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th August 2008, 03:04
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By jcwings
And a nice shot of the Solitary too.

And a nice shot of the Solitary too.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th August 2008, 02:22
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By jcwings
It didn't happen to look like one of these, did...

It didn't happen to look like one of these, did it?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulabirds/154737249/

I once caught an escaped one. Surely saved it from a certain death by alley cat. I've seen...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th August 2008, 01:28
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By jcwings
Good guess. Black Turnstone shows a similar...

Good guess. Black Turnstone shows a similar pattern without the rusty coloration. Hard to tell what color this bird is, but turnstone is a good probability.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 24th August 2008, 14:55
Replies: 15
Views: 1,618
Posted By jcwings
I believe #5 is Pygmy Nuthatch. You can make out...

I believe #5 is Pygmy Nuthatch. You can make out the grayish crown, and the short, stubby tail and apparent pattern also suggests nuthatch. It is a cavity nester in coastal CA evergreens.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 23rd August 2008, 18:39
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By jcwings
If nothing else just compare the body bulk...

If nothing else just compare the body bulk between the two. Lesser on the right is obviously smaller.
Forum: Digiscoping cameras Saturday 23rd August 2008, 16:46
Replies: 26
Views: 6,364
Posted By jcwings
Cameras change all the time, whereas a scope...

Cameras change all the time, whereas a scope should be a long-term investment. Even if you take your camera to test fit on a scope eyepiece you may not get good results without a camera mount built...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 23rd August 2008, 16:35
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By jcwings
Not sure about those you've described, but the...

Not sure about those you've described, but the photo is Common Yellowthroat. Immature and females can have a hooded appearance, or you were looking at different warbler species alltogether.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd August 2008, 12:52
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By jcwings
Hi Gail, Completely agree with the comments...

Hi Gail,

Completely agree with the comments made. If you care to compare, see these two photos of Royal Tern I digiscoped awhile back. Note difference in bill size and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th August 2008, 13:49
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By jcwings
Red-necked Stint is actually smaller than...

Red-necked Stint is actually smaller than Sanderling, but size is difficult to judge without direct comparison. In the third photo it appears as though you can see there is no hind toe on the raised...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Friday 1st August 2008, 12:33
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By jcwings
Hi Dieter, I don't know about all of them, but...

Hi Dieter,

I don't know about all of them, but the center photo is a Western Fence Lizard, or nicknamed, "Blue-bellied" Lizard (Blue belly). Common in CA in rocky or sandy areas, brush piles, around...
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