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  1. sandrinhalee

    Which tour / location for puffins?

    Seeing puffins is a dream of mine (I failed to see any in Scotland and Norway!). I'm hoping to go to Maine in July, but have no idea how to find the best tours / locations. I know the one tour that actually lands on the island and watches them through a blind is already all booked up for 2021...
  2. sandrinhalee

    Best place / tour to see puffins in Maine?

    Seeing puffins is a dream of mine. I'm hoping to go to Maine in July, but have no idea how to find the best tours / locations. I've checked a few out and they seem to be already all booked up. Does anyone else have any recommendations? I don't know if it's possible to see them on land vs just by...
  3. sandrinhalee

    Sparrow? in Hagerman preserve, TX, today

    Ooh thank you! Once I look at pictures of fox sparrow online, I agree that this is what this is.
  4. sandrinhalee

    Sparrow? in Hagerman preserve, TX, today

    Not sure what this stripey fellow in Hagerman National Wildlife Preserve is. Any help welcome!
  5. sandrinhalee

    Whose poop is this? Dallas, TX, today

    Oh, thanks for the suggestions! After googling pictures of poop, possum seems very promising. Whoever the visitor is has to be a great climber who came in from the roof, because there is almost nothing else around other than blank wall. I have a Wyze camera arriving today (should've arrived two...
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    Whose poop is this? Dallas, TX, today

    On my third floor apartment balcony in Dallas, TX, I get blue jays, woodpeckers, sparrows, cardinals, and doves at my feeder. Between 7 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. someone left this ENORMOUS (thumb-sized) turd in the feeder and I am bewildered. Who could have left this? The balcony is not accessible to...
  7. sandrinhalee

    Baby bird advice in Mississippi

    never mind! the mama came back for it!
  8. sandrinhalee

    Baby bird advice in Mississippi

    My friend in Mississippi says she found a baby bird on the ground. It looks to me like some sort of thrush, hermit thrush? She can't see any obvious nests nearby that look like it may have come from. Any advice on what to do? there are no wildlife rescue organizations near her. She hasn't seen...
  9. sandrinhalee

    Where to bird near Omaha in Sept

    Hi there! I'll be in Omaha for a wedding the weekend of Sept 28, and was thinking of going a little early and getting some fall migration birding in beforehand. Does anyone have any recommendations for where specifically i should go? I've never been to Nebraska before. I live in TX. Thanks, Sandra
  10. sandrinhalee

    which wren in San Pancho, Mexico (near Puerto Vallarta)?

    Hi everyone, I can't figure out which wren this is in the Puerto Vallarta area because his head is so stripey. Is it a juvenile? Of course he's sitting vertically, hehe, but I rotated it for ease of ID. Oh, just realized he's a creeper. oops. But which one? Thanks, S.
  11. sandrinhalee

    which hummingbird in Puerto Vallarta?

    Hi everyone, not sure which this is. Can someone help?
  12. sandrinhalee

    what kind of flycatcher in Puerto Vallarta?

    ah thanks. i feel so stupid. I missed the pewee on the check list and was grasping at straws.
  13. sandrinhalee

    Difference between female black-capped and blue-gray gnatcatcher in Puerto Vallarta?

    Ah, i just noticed on eBird that the black-capped is rare in this area, so I guess it's the blue-gray. I still wonder how one could tell.
  14. sandrinhalee

    what kind of flycatcher in Puerto Vallarta?

    Hi there, is this a dusky-capped flycatcher? From online pictures I'm not sure if the dusky-capped is supposed to have a yellow breast. Some of them have it and some don't. Maybe subspecies? Thanks! S.
  15. sandrinhalee

    Difference between female black-capped and blue-gray gnatcatcher in Puerto Vallarta?

    Hi everyone, I'm in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and today near the Jardin Botanico I saw this li'l bird. It looks like a female black-capped or blue-gray gnatcatcher -- from the pictures I have I cannot tell which it is. Can someone help me, and tell me how you figured it out? I tried to get...
  16. sandrinhalee

    more Bird IDs from Bosque Los Colomos, Guadalajara

    Just putting this back at the top in hopes of getting some help!
  17. sandrinhalee

    more Bird IDs from Bosque Los Colomos, Guadalajara

    and last a few more. Thanks for your patience!
  18. sandrinhalee

    more Bird IDs from Bosque Los Colomos, Guadalajara

    Hi everyone, here are some more birds from Bosque Los Colomos. Could someone help me with ID?
  19. sandrinhalee

    Bird ID from Bosque Los Colomos, Guadalajara

    I think the latter is just a barn swallow, right?
  20. sandrinhalee

    Bird ID from Bosque Los Colomos, Guadalajara

    Hi everyone! Could someone help me ID these birds? Thanks!
  21. sandrinhalee

    Raptor at Nurek Lake, Tajikistan, two days ago

    Hi everyone, can someone identify this for me? It was taken at Nurek Lake in Tajikistan two days ago. Thanks, S.
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