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  1. MattDinUtah

    Hawk ID - Southern Utah, USA

    I saw this guy behind the house a couple of weeks ago. He made a pass at the tree where the birds perch before hitting the feeder, came up empty and flew to a tree on the next hill. I only got this look at him. When he took off he flew directly away from me. I have tentatively identified him...
  2. MattDinUtah

    Identifying birds and this finch - Southern Utah, USA

    I'm a brand new birder, aside from being curious in the past and looking something specific up I've never done any birding before I started taking photos of them about six weeks ago. I have the National Geographic Guide to Western Birds of North America and have been using it to try and...
  3. MattDinUtah

    Field Guides for Western North America

    I've seen a few comments here and there about field guides, is there any consensus on what most birders think is the most useful or is there a forum favorite? I utilize the Audubon and Merlin (Cornell University) app on my phone but for me nothing is better than an old fashioned book. I have...
  4. MattDinUtah

    Is this a Woodhouse's Jay?

    I've seen a couple of these in the trees behind the house on two occasions. The adult Woodhouse's Jays are very easy to identify, and once in a great while a Pinyon Jay will drop in, but I'm a little stumped on these mostly gray ones. They don't look particularly young, their call is decidedly...
  5. MattDinUtah

    Greetings from Utah

    My name is Matt, I'm a new bird watcher/photographer based in Kanab, Utah, just a few miles from the Arizona border in red rock country. I just recently began watching and photographing birds, I've been using a camera for about 10 years now but only been photographing birds seriously for about...