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Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 28th November 2019, 07:27
Replies: 4,212
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Posted By avesjohn
Red-footed Booby seen at Corona del Mar State...

Red-footed Booby seen at Corona del Mar State Beach in Orange County, California (about an hour from home) this past Sunday.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 01:07
Replies: 4,212
Views: 758,178
Posted By avesjohn
I've added two life birds since last summer, when...

I've added two life birds since last summer, when I last posted in this thread.

#521: Boreal Owl, seen on 10/4/2017 at Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, while tagging along...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 1st July 2017, 01:56
Replies: 4,212
Views: 758,178
Posted By avesjohn
Saw my first Dickcissel today at Reservoir Ridge...

Saw my first Dickcissel today at Reservoir Ridge Natural Area in Fort Collins, where several of the birds seem to be settling in for the season as part of their large incursion westward this year.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 2nd June 2017, 15:56
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By avesjohn
These photos look like two different species to...

These photos look like two different species to me:
1 - Pacific-slope Flycatcher
2-3 - Hutton's Vireo
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 21st April 2017, 22:47
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By avesjohn
Looks like a House Wren to me.

Looks like a House Wren to me.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 11th February 2017, 04:04
Replies: 165
Views: 95,828
Posted By avesjohn
Like many others, I'm happy to "heard only" birds...

Like many others, I'm happy to "heard only" birds to a list (year, state, county, etc.), as long as the bird in question is not a lifer. I may yet change this personal rule for hard-to-see tropical...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 8th February 2017, 05:35
Replies: 4,212
Views: 758,178
Posted By avesjohn
Just got back from a weekend blitz through...

Just got back from a weekend blitz through southeast Arizona and adjacent areas with a friend, picked up 8 lifers:

#510 - Ruddy Ground-Dove (Santa Cruz Flats)
#511 - Rufous-backed Robin (Santa Cruz...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th January 2017, 03:49
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By avesjohn
Agreed on Song Sparrow.

Agreed on Song Sparrow.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 5th January 2017, 05:56
Replies: 44
Views: 5,348
Posted By avesjohn
To make things simple, I just put in bold the...

To make things simple, I just put in bold the species in the above lists that I managed to see while in Colorado last May-October, while adding another here: Wild Turkey, which I added as a lifer...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 5th January 2017, 05:47
Replies: 133
Views: 10,799
Posted By avesjohn
My yard list from January 1st, with species not...

My yard list from January 1st, with species not already on the previously posted Team USA/North America list highlighted in bold. Lots of California specialties for your listing...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th January 2017, 05:39
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By avesjohn
Agreed, Dunlins. Much too large to be Western...

Agreed, Dunlins. Much too large to be Western Sandpipers, our other long-billed "peep".
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 3rd December 2016, 06:18
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By avesjohn
1. Correct: Double-crested (left) and Pelagic...

1. Correct: Double-crested (left) and Pelagic (right) Cormorants.
2. Female Common Goldeneye.
3. Dunlin (background) and Black-bellied Plover (foreground).
4. Black-bellied Plover.
5. Golden-crowned...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 3rd December 2016, 06:16
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By avesjohn
Correct for #1-4. #5 is a female Bufflehead.

Correct for #1-4. #5 is a female Bufflehead.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 3rd December 2016, 06:14
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By avesjohn
Agreed on 1 (White-crowned Sparrow) and 3-4 (Song...

Agreed on 1 (White-crowned Sparrow) and 3-4 (Song Sparrows). #2 is a female House Finch (top left) and a Golden-crowned Sparrow (bottom right).
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 13th November 2016, 04:37
Replies: 4,212
Views: 758,178
Posted By avesjohn
Today I saw my lifer Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, a...

Today I saw my lifer Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, a vagrant that was discovered yesterday at the Willow St. crossing over the Los Angeles River in Long Beach.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 31st July 2016, 06:23
Replies: 4,212
Views: 758,178
Posted By avesjohn
Picked up two of my most sought-after birds...

Picked up two of my most sought-after birds during my extended stay here in Colorado in the past two weeks:

#507: White-tailed Ptarmigan, 7/17/2016 at Medicine Bow Curve in Rocky Mountain National...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th July 2016, 01:13
Replies: 4,212
Views: 758,178
Posted By avesjohn
Haven't posted here in a while (my computer's...

Haven't posted here in a while (my computer's been out of commission and I've been relying on my iPad), but since the end of May I've been living in Estes Park, Colorado, just outside of Rocky...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 7th May 2016, 02:54
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By avesjohn
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle subspecies).

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle subspecies).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 29th April 2016, 02:31
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By avesjohn
Neither; looks like a Spotted Dove to me.

Neither; looks like a Spotted Dove to me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 26th April 2016, 07:16
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By avesjohn
Song Sparrow. Lincoln's Sparrow would be more...

Song Sparrow. Lincoln's Sparrow would be more finely marked.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th April 2016, 18:36
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By avesjohn
Agreed, Cooper's Hawk. Sharp-shinned, generally...

Agreed, Cooper's Hawk. Sharp-shinned, generally speaking, would look noticeably smaller, particularly around the neck and bill.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 13th April 2016, 05:54
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By avesjohn
Agreed on all counts.

Agreed on all counts.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th April 2016, 03:35
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By avesjohn
Hermit Thrush (note the red tail).

Hermit Thrush (note the red tail).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 8th April 2016, 22:28
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By avesjohn
The large birds are Fox Sparrows (Red...

The large birds are Fox Sparrows (Red subspecies), joined in the second photo by Dark-eyed Juncos (Slate-colored subspecies) on either side and a Pine Warbler in front.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 8th April 2016, 19:32
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By avesjohn
1. Bananaquit 2. Ruddy Ground-Dove (male) 3. not...

1. Bananaquit
2. Ruddy Ground-Dove (male)
3. not sure; female Shiny Cowbird?
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