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    Pine Warbler? First time seeing/photoing this guy

    OK, that does it. You have been so quick accurate and generous helping me with bird ID I have to become a supporting member. Merry Christmas, y'all.
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    Pine Warbler? First time seeing/photoing this guy

    Shot these about 30 minutes ago. Here in Marietta, GA USA. With those bold colors knew I hadn't seen him before.
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    downy vs hairy, the woodpecker debate

    today I was trying to capture some different behaviors and instead I got a new visitor. This time I can't plead color blindness because this one is black and white for the most part. The size makes me think hairy, the size of beak makes me think downy. Merlin ID'd as downy. I included the shot...
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    Comment by 'radix023' in media 'Hard to Swallow'

    Nothing wrong with culinary ambition
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    Eastern Phoebe?

    Marietta Georgia, USA two days ago: Merlin ID'd the top photo as Eastern Phoebe. This guy doesn't have the big head the allaboutbirds site shows, but searching here for phoebe photos, this doesn't seem as far off. Comments/expertise welcomed, thank you for taking the time to look.
  6. footpecker


    Later in day after the HTC RE's battery gives up (about two hours) sometimes these bird would come up that would grab a seed between their talons and peck at it. I just got silhouettes so I wasn't able to ID. Today I did. It's my black-capped chickadees!
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    Please help confirm bird: crow

    I'm sorry, took that a few hours ago in Marietta, Georgia USA.
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    Please help confirm bird: crow

    The only thing that is throwing me here is the eye color. The notes I found said juveniles could have white or blue eyes, turning to brown as they mature, but this looks to this colorblind guy like yellow:
  9. mourningdove.jpg


    I have been hearing these guys for a while before they actually made an appearance. At first I thought it was a pigeon, they even walk with that same head-bop syncopation. But Merlin says it is a mourning dove and the wing plumage doesn't match the pigeons around here. These guys also just...
  10. towhee


    This guy won't go up to the feeding tray, just scrounges the knockoff. The white on the end of his tail makes him stand out.
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    Feeding Research

    If you tell them interviewees will be entered into a drawing for Zeiss Victory 8x42 binos I think you will have no issues. How well is this project funded?
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    experiences in bird feeding: journal entry 9/8/2021

    Apparently once birds get acclimatized to something they will perch. Here you can see the tail of one guy who was literally on top of my camera: So I have been trying to get photos of the Towhees, preferably on the tray, but I haven't seen them in a week or two. Today I got a new visitor, a...
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    Comment by 'radix023' in media 'Short-eared Owl'

    Just stunning.
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    Short-term Birding Goals

    My short term goal is pretty simple: ID all the birds that show up at my house for food. I'm not that far for my current birds (been actively working on this for just a few months). However, I'm sure as the seasons turn, the species in attendence will as well. Should be interesting.
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    Bird feeder etiquette

    LOL, I only see this male to female same species. Interspecies relations at my feeder are a bit rougher.
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    Comment by 'radix023' in media 'Fight'

    Impressive composition, far and fast isn't easy (although technology is certainly making it easier!)
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    Comment by 'radix023' in media 'DSC_1188 (2).JPG'

    talk to the talon!
  18. tuftedtitmouse.jpg


    This is another speed freak, he is much more persistent/aggressive than the chickadee. I think I may have more than one tufted titmouse, but I'm not certain yet.
  19. chickadee.jpg


    Doing my "fast movers" today, the ones that dart in grab food and fly away before anyone can react. First up is a chickadeee. I believe this is the black-capped chicadee.
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    Comment by 'radix023' in media 'Great Tit 2615.jpg'

    nice shot, looks like this one is banded, too
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    Comment by 'radix023' in media 'Ruby-throated Hummingbird (female).jpg'

    amazing that works at f/7.1. Well done
  22. female.jpg


    I suspect this is a Northern Cardinal female. The plumage is much less colorful and while the other two go right up on the tray and push others around, this one usually stays on the deck and goes through the knockoff. This one will bully other birds scrounging through the knockoff.
  23. molting.jpg


    I suspect this is a juvenile getting his first adult plumage, but I'm not 100%. He will show up after the big guy and also chases the others away.
  24. bigdaddy.jpg


    I have at least three Cardinals who visit, this is the one who shows first, bullies everyone else off the tray and eats up the sunflower seeds.