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  1. Fandango739

    SW Florida - mixed bag

    All birds seen within the last two weeks. 1) Red-tailed Hawk? Seen N. Cape Coral. 2) Spotted Sandpiper? Unfortunately this little bird was being very secretive. Seen in mangroves on Estero Bay. 3 & 4) I know this should be obvious, but I'm drawing a blank. The bird was all puffed up due to a...
  2. Fandango739

    SW Florida - 2 small birds

    My Sibley shows the goldfinch with a pink bill; the bird in 1 & 2 has a bill that looks darker than that. Is that still good? I was wondering if 1 &2 might be a yellow-throated vireo? (But that would be rare for the area.)
  3. Fandango739

    SW Florida - long shots

    It was extremely overcast and the birds were at a distance. I seriously boosted the light level of the images, just to show any detail at all. The first three images are of members of a flock of six. The last photo was of a bird nearby that may or may not have been a flock member. Any help...
  4. Fandango739

    SW Florida - 2 small birds

    See today at Harns Marsh 1st bird - photos 1 & 2 2nd bird - photos 3, 4, & 5 Many thanks!
  5. Fandango739

    SW Florida - Merlin?

    Seen yesterday at the Estero Bay Preserve. Thank you!
  6. Fandango739

    SW Florida - thrasher?

    Seen today in the Estero Bay Preserve, very near a mangrove pond. I would say it might be a Brown Thrasher, but most of those hide when seen. This bird sat a number of minutes studying me. Also the black jaw line and speckles throw me off. If it is a thrasher, is maybe immature? I don't...
  7. Fandango739

    SW Florida - small piper-like inland flock

    Seen today at the edge of a cow pond, away from the coast. Many thanks!
  8. Fandango739

    SW Florida - Sparrow

    Seen today at Harns Marsh in the grass on the bank. This little bird caught my eye when it tried to run and hide (rather than short distance flight). Normally I would have thought it was a Savannah Sparrow, but the eye ring and buffy yellow has me hoping for a Grasshopper Sparrow. If it is a...
  9. Fandango739

    SW Florida - warbler

    Photos 1 & 2, same bird Photos 3, 4, & 5 I think are the same bird. All seen this morning in Cape Coral. Thank you!
  10. Fandango739

    Memory Shot!

    I've seen Tricolors use wing shading, granted not nearly a full circle such as the Black.
  11. Fandango739

    SW Florida beach birds

    All seen on Fort Myers Beach today. Western Sandpiper & Dunlin? Thanks!
  12. Fandango739

    Memory Shot!

    That is a very heron kind of behavior and, perhaps I'm being ignorant, but that doesn't look like any American specie that I know about. At best, Green Heron? But that's very, very green!
  13. Fandango739


    RafaelMatias, njlarsen, thank you both!
  14. Fandango739


    Seen today at Ding Darling, Sanibel Island, Florida. Bird #1 photos 1- 3. Bird #2 photos 4 & 5. Greater or Lesser? Thank you for your kind help!
  15. Fandango739

    SW Florida - imm. Red-shouldered Hawk?

    Seen today in Cape Coral. I just want to be sure, as the young ones can be confusing to me. Thanks!
  16. Fandango739

    Cape Coral, Florida - possible thrush type #2

    Seen yesterday near the fig tree, where many different birds were feeding. I have altered the photos by increasing the light level. Thanks for the help!
  17. Fandango739

    Cape Coral, Florida - percher #2

    Not a small bird. Seen in mangroves and mixed undergrowth. I first thought that this was a Cuckoo, but then noticed the short tail and pink legs. Thanks!
  18. Fandango739

    Cape Coral, Florida - percher

    Seen today with a gathering of mixed species feeding on or near the fruit of a fig tree. Near water, mangroves and other undergrowth. Thanks!
  19. Fandango739

    Cape Coral, Florida - warbler

    Seen today with a gathering of mixed species feeding on or near the fruit of a fig tree. Near water, mangroves and other undergrowth. Swainson's? Tennessee? Other? Many thanks!
  20. Fandango739

    SW Florida - warbler

    Yay! New specie for me! Thanks, gang!