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    Central Texas bird with "laughing" alarm/mobbing call? No pictures. Also, tiny yellow bird, with picture.

    That was one of my thoughts. The Sibley doesn't show them being in my area in winter (only along the coast of Texas, and slightly inland), but I suppose it could be lost. As to the beak, the shadow makes it hard to tell what shape that actually is. I'll just have to keep checking that area and...
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    Central Texas bird with "laughing" alarm/mobbing call? No pictures. Also, tiny yellow bird, with picture.

    Just to double-check: this is not the same bird, right? https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/69331099 This is a goldfinch with somewhat faint markings. To my eye, the mystery bird has a slightly longer tail, is a different shade of yellow (though that could be lighting), and has what look...
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    Central Texas bird with "laughing" alarm/mobbing call? No pictures. Also, tiny yellow bird, with picture.

    Oh, that's interesting, I didn't know house finches could be yellow. I looked them up online, and some of them have a startling amount of yellow, but they do look like they're more streaked than this bird. I suppose it's a possibility. I almost wonder if this is some sort of escaped canary...
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    Central Texas bird with "laughing" alarm/mobbing call? No pictures. Also, tiny yellow bird, with picture.

    I followed some angry bluejays yesterday, and found a great horned owl being screamed at. Other birds were joining in the screaming, and among them was something I couldn't manage to spot. It sounded like what I would expect to hear from a kookaburra, if kookaburras were the size of warblers. An...
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