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Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Tuesday 10th April 2007, 19:05
Replies: 3
Views: 2,369
Posted By maitreya
Almost

Quite a good guess actually, correct to Genus.

The bird is an American Pipit.
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Friday 6th April 2007, 04:04
Replies: 3
Views: 2,369
Posted By maitreya
No guesses?

Here is a hint.

There are no breeding records of this species at this location.
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Tuesday 3rd April 2007, 01:07
Replies: 3
Views: 2,369
Posted By maitreya
Photo Quiz

What bird is this?

Location:

The Narrows, Harney County, Oregon.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 24th December 2005, 00:32
Replies: 45
Views: 12,560
Posted By maitreya
I was raised as a hunter and fisherman. I have...

I was raised as a hunter and fisherman. I have been looking at wildlife throught the best available optics for 40+ years.

In the past ten years I have spent about 10,000 hours in the field...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 23rd December 2005, 05:34
Replies: 45
Views: 12,560
Posted By maitreya
Your first "review" was nothing but marketing...

Your first "review" was nothing but marketing spiel filled with rhetoric.

“The Zeiss 8x42 has plenty of eye relief to satisfy all viewers (16mm).”

This is flat out wrong. Many eyeglass wearers...
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Sunday 7th August 2005, 17:51
Replies: 20
Views: 1,810
Posted By maitreya
1 Pine Siskin and House Finch 2 Sun Bittern 4...

1 Pine Siskin and House Finch
2 Sun Bittern
4 White-faced Ibis
5 Howler Monkey !?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 26th June 2005, 22:46
Replies: 33
Views: 2,730
Posted By maitreya
[QUOTE=Katy Penland] this bird looks nothing like...

[QUOTE=Katy Penland] this bird looks nothing like the DEJUs who breed on our property. While the very young (just fledged) are streaky, they're gray with black streaks, not brown with brown...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 26th June 2005, 18:13
Replies: 33
Views: 2,730
Posted By maitreya
Identifying a bird from a single photo can be...

Identifying a bird from a single photo can be problematic, but I believe this a hatch year Dark-eyed Junco.

The bill color and shape, the leg color, and the coloration of the feathering on the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 25th November 2004, 16:18
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By maitreya
There was one bird that stayed in the trees that...

There was one bird that stayed in the trees that I can't identify. It was mostly grey with a short beak. It's most prevalent feature was a black eye line. It didn't stay long, and the only other...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 24th November 2004, 02:26
Replies: 15
Views: 1,701
Posted By maitreya
I have been able to study these two species on...

I have been able to study these two species on hundreds of occasions in the last ten years. My immediate reaction to the first photo was COOPER'S HAWK. This bird has the big-headed long lanky look...
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Sunday 21st November 2004, 15:28
Replies: 217
Views: 7,898
Posted By maitreya
American Tree Sparrow.

American Tree Sparrow.
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Sunday 21st November 2004, 03:05
Replies: 217
Views: 7,898
Posted By maitreya
Hermit Thrush.

Hermit Thrush.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 8th November 2004, 01:49
Replies: 14
Views: 1,483
Posted By maitreya
Say's Phoebe breeds annually at Fields in...

Say's Phoebe breeds annually at Fields in southeast Oregon, where I live. The salmon colored flanks are diagnostic. There is nothing in the photograph that is inconsistent with Say's Phoebe.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 8th November 2004, 01:34
Replies: 4
Views: 1,255
Posted By maitreya
I think it is a PALM WARBLER (see Sibley...

I think it is a PALM WARBLER (see Sibley p441).
In some of the photos I think I see some color in the bill, which would indicate a hatch year bird.
Forum: Nikon Saturday 6th November 2004, 04:07
Replies: 8
Views: 4,232
Posted By maitreya
Cool This is how I summed up my appreciation of SE...

This is how I summed up my appreciation of SE bins in a previous thread:

I have the 10X42 SE. I love it for the wow factor when looking at birds close up. I love it for looking at distant birds. I...
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Thursday 24th June 2004, 17:13
Replies: 7
Views: 1,381
Posted By maitreya
1 Western Wood Pewee 2 Clay-colored Sparrow 3...

1 Western Wood Pewee
2 Clay-colored Sparrow
3 Chipping Sparrow
4 Lazuli Bunting
5 Brewer's Sparrow
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Thursday 10th June 2004, 15:32
Replies: 5
Views: 1,435
Posted By maitreya
Congrats to the winners. That nice peach color...

Congrats to the winners. That nice peach color on the nape was just enough information to indentify this female Black-headed Grosbeak.
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Tuesday 8th June 2004, 16:42
Replies: 5
Views: 1,435
Posted By maitreya
Birdbath

Can you identify the bathing bird?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 7th June 2004, 22:47
Replies: 12
Views: 1,935
Posted By maitreya
2. As far as I can recall, the bird was more or...

2. As far as I can recall, the bird was more or less still while sitting on the branch.

4. Slightly smaller than an adult phoebe.[/QUOTE]

Factoring in these two answers, I concur in identifying...
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Sunday 6th June 2004, 17:58
Replies: 13
Views: 1,699
Posted By maitreya
Dear Jane, What are we to do with you? If only...

Dear Jane,

What are we to do with you? If only you had had the courage of your convictions, we could have crowned you the queen of Empidonax identification. You yielded your well-reasoned...
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Sunday 6th June 2004, 17:50
Replies: 13
Views: 1,699
Posted By maitreya
This is the essential insight that is needed to...

This is the essential insight that is needed to understand the coloration of the bird. In the photo the bird is being very strongly backlit.
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Sunday 6th June 2004, 17:48
Replies: 13
Views: 1,699
Posted By maitreya
When the bird caught my eye in the field,...

When the bird caught my eye in the field, Myiarchus species was my initial thought also. That prompted taking the photo.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 6th June 2004, 17:30
Replies: 12
Views: 1,935
Posted By maitreya
Three questions for the observer: Did the bird...

Three questions for the observer:

Did the bird perch repeatedly at this location or ones like it, or in the alternative did it prefer to perch at the ends of twigs and branches?

When perched did...
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Friday 4th June 2004, 22:39
Replies: 13
Views: 1,699
Posted By maitreya
Flycatcher Quiz

Here is a flycatcher for you all to ID. Should be no problem for such a talented group.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 4th June 2004, 15:06
Replies: 6
Views: 1,534
Posted By maitreya
Very tough ID from this photo. But the bill...

Very tough ID from this photo. But the bill shape is more suggestive of hatch year Starling than BH Cowbird.
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