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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 22nd February 2020, 00:47
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By tom baxter
Song sparrow

Song sparrow
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 19th February 2020, 01:15
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By tom baxter
Looks good for Rough-legged Hawk to me. The long...

Looks good for Rough-legged Hawk to me. The long tail, slender wings and underwing pattern are all a better fit for Rough-legged vs Ferruginous in my opinion.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 11th February 2020, 03:11
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By tom baxter
Not 100% sure but I agree with probably Costa’s

Not 100% sure but I agree with probably Costa’s
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 10th February 2020, 02:42
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By tom baxter
I think it is rufous, Anna’s and Anna’s

I think it is rufous, Anna’s and Anna’s
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 1st February 2020, 08:53
Replies: 34
Views: 806
Posted By tom baxter
It looks more like Cerulean. As others have...

It looks more like Cerulean. As others have noted, the dark line behind the eye, the pale cheek, the supercillium all look like Cerulean. I'm not saying I'm definitely right, but I would have felt...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th January 2020, 04:40
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By tom baxter
Much easier in the field usually, as compared to...

Much easier in the field usually, as compared to in photos. Sharp-shinned Hawk's heads appear sunken in such that the bill is about flush with the wrists of the wings. They have more square shaped...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th January 2020, 07:04
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By tom baxter
1 I think it is a very cool, seldom seen angle...

1 I think it is a very cool, seldom seen angle under the tail of a Carolina Wren, 2 is a House Wren
Forum: Bird Behaviour Friday 10th January 2020, 06:35
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By tom baxter
This is a fascinating topic. I have observed...

This is a fascinating topic.

I have observed the following behaviors in waterfowl and shorebirds - most species have a tendency to form mixed flocks in feeding situations as well as in migratory...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 2nd January 2020, 19:23
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By tom baxter
It is in fact a Mourning Dove. There are not that...

It is in fact a Mourning Dove. There are not that many dove species in the United States to eliminate. It cannot be a White-winged Dove, Ground Dove or an Inca for a number of reasons. The light blue...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 29th December 2019, 21:16
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By tom baxter
American tree sparrow. I don’t have too much...

American tree sparrow. I don’t have too much experience with them, I have seen them a handful of times, but it seems normal to me. Trying to focus on the points you mentioned and compare to my field...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 29th December 2019, 18:11
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By tom baxter
i was hoping this was going to be an immature so...

i was hoping this was going to be an immature so i could make a witty statement. this is my creative improvisation. Cooper's Hawk it is.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th December 2019, 22:16
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By tom baxter
I think the collar is in favor of Herring

I think the collar is in favor of Herring
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th December 2019, 04:29
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By tom baxter
Can you elaborate as to why this is not a...

Can you elaborate as to why this is not a Ring-billed Gull? I definitely trust you more than myself when it comes to gulling but I thought I had this one right.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 27th December 2019, 03:59
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By tom baxter
Looks more like a Ring-billed Gull to me. The...

Looks more like a Ring-billed Gull to me. The pale, dark tipped bill, underside markings and impression of smaller size has me leaning that way. Definitely not an Iceland Gull.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 25th December 2019, 03:54
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By tom baxter
That was my initial impression in the field but...

That was my initial impression in the field but not so much in the photos.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th December 2019, 18:51
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By tom baxter
Plover from Salton Sea, CA

From a distance this bird appeared long and thin. In the photos I am having second thoughts and have settled on an ID. I would like some others to confirm my ID.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 18th December 2019, 23:26
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By tom baxter
I agree that it definitely looks most like a...

I agree that it definitely looks most like a yellow warbler to my eyes, but due to the quality of the photo I’m having a hard time ruling out Wilson’s for sure.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 18th December 2019, 23:24
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By tom baxter
Agree. Common yellowthroat

Agree. Common yellowthroat
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th December 2019, 01:47
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By tom baxter
Looks like a Herring Gull to me. Wait for others...

Looks like a Herring Gull to me. Wait for others to confirm but with that head streaking and long bill i don’t know what else it could be.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th December 2019, 01:43
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By tom baxter
Perfect. Thank you. I was seeing gray legs and a...

Perfect. Thank you. I was seeing gray legs and a faintly streaked head but that could easily be confirmation bias. The primary projection I didn’t know about or didn’t think about. So then it must be...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th December 2019, 01:25
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By tom baxter
Out of curiosity, how are you all eliminating...

Out of curiosity, how are you all eliminating California Gull? Small round head, small bill yellow bill with red gony, structurally it’s very different than Western or G-w. The primaries are dusky...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th December 2019, 00:57
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By tom baxter
California Gull

California Gull
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th December 2019, 01:53
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By tom baxter
All of them seem to have kinked bills. It is a...

All of them seem to have kinked bills. It is a pretty reliable (not 100%) way to identify Short-billed Dowitcher. Conversely, seeing a dowitcher that is lacking a kinked bill is NOT a reliable way to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 4th December 2019, 00:36
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By tom baxter
Orange-crowned

Orange-crowned
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 4th December 2019, 00:28
Replies: 20
Views: 643
Posted By tom baxter
It’s definitely a BBPL. The bill is too...

It’s definitely a BBPL. The bill is too large/bulbous and the supercillium too weak, structurally etc. Everything is BBPL about it, not denying that they can be tough to tell apart but it’s not that...
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