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Grasmussen
Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4a)

February 27, 2008
4:18 AM

Post #4594410

Starting vol. 6 as vol. 5 had hit over 150 posts. If you would like to jump back to volume 5 this hyperlink will take you there: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/813866/

This is a little difficult, but can anyone, other than Resin, identify this chick.

If no one can identify this chick, I'll post another picture including a parent.
Gary

TYPO

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 27, 2008
1:38 PM

Post #4595285

Thanks for starting the new thread!

I know what it is to genus, but not to species. **** chicks are notoriously difficult to identify, even ringers (banders) often have to wait for the parents to return to their chicks to get them identified after they've been ringed.

Resin
Grasmussen
Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4a)

February 27, 2008
5:14 PM

Post #4596341

This picture of the chick with a parent should change the impossible to simple.
Gary

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2008
6:43 PM

Post #4596679

Yeah, it's one of those!! LOL :-)
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

February 27, 2008
8:20 PM

Post #4597058

Yep your right Nanny, it one of those sea gull, ...( fill in the blank). LOl

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

February 27, 2008
8:25 PM

Post #4597086

Ok, I just looked at the book and could it be Black-Legged Kittiwake??? The book cut the tail off.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 27, 2008
9:02 PM

Post #4597329

Larus canus brachyrhynchus a.k.a. Larus brachyrhynchus (likely to be split from Larus canus fairly soon).

Resin
Grasmussen
Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4a)

February 27, 2008
11:28 PM

Post #4597878

Resin,
The Mew Gull is the most common gull in Anchorage. I'd never paid any attention to the scientific name. I checked my book shelf, and found all of the above possibilities, in different books.
Gary

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

February 27, 2008
11:49 PM

Post #4597948

Well Nanny, for us inexperienced birders, it's a Mew Gull. I still had to search my book, to find that big word for a name, I could understand :))

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 28, 2008
12:21 AM

Post #4598085

Fairly subtle, but consistent, differences from Common Gull L. canus canus

Resin

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 28, 2008
12:46 AM

Post #4598214

That second picture looks like the species "BIRDus LINEus UPus"

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 28, 2008
3:01 AM

Post #4598857

Thanks, burn!!

LOL, Mrs. Ed!

I glad my sense of humor didn't upset anyone! (I hope) Learned something new today didn't we!
NM_Jane
Las Cruces, NM

February 28, 2008
3:33 AM

Post #4598967

I couldn't get close enough to get a good picture; but can anyone tell me ... Is this a Northern Flicker?

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angele

February 28, 2008
3:35 AM

Post #4598975

Yes it is Jane, Red-shafted (Western form)
NM_Jane
Las Cruces, NM

February 28, 2008
3:51 AM

Post #4599045

Thanks Angele. This was another new one to add to my list.
angele

February 28, 2008
3:53 AM

Post #4599057

They are very shy around here. Fly away quick!
adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

February 28, 2008
3:34 PM

Post #4600554

Canada Goose and ????

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adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

February 28, 2008
3:35 PM

Post #4600557

and ??? had to take these from a very long distance with the sun at the wrong angel.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 28, 2008
3:40 PM

Post #4600596

Bird at the back is a Wood Duck

The two together may be American Wigeon, but not enough detail visible to be certain.

Resin
adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

February 28, 2008
3:54 PM

Post #4600684

Thanks resin...I was leaning towards Wood Duck, but wasn't sure.
Grandmaggie
Beachwood, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 28, 2008
4:32 PM

Post #4600874

My first ever pic of a woodpecker. Not a very good pic I know, but Hairy or Downey? Taken this morning in my yard.
Thanks! GM

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 28, 2008
4:40 PM

Post #4600918

Downy, small little beak.
Grandmaggie
Beachwood, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 28, 2008
4:46 PM

Post #4600941

Thanks, Mrs_Ed! GM

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 28, 2008
9:19 PM

Post #4601947

Congratulations Grandmaggie!
angele

February 28, 2008
9:36 PM

Post #4601979

Great photos & comments too everyone , LOL @ "BIRDus LINEus UPus" Mrs. Ed.
Congratulations GM on your wonderful Woodpecker shot!
NM Jane, Congratulations on your lifer too!!! You posted a bird in the ID thread, the Merlin, was that a lifer too?? I've never seen one. Very cool!

Here is my "Pete" the Pyrrhuloxia purloining a phruit from a cactus in my yard

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Grandmaggie
Beachwood, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 28, 2008
9:36 PM

Post #4601981

Thanks, nanny_56! GM
angele

February 28, 2008
9:37 PM

Post #4601983

oh pooh, I posted in the wrong thread.. what a dope!!!
Grandmaggie
Beachwood, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 28, 2008
9:37 PM

Post #4601985

Thanks angele too! GM

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 1, 2008
3:19 PM

Post #4608446

Questions please, are these a couple nuthatches? If they are "an Item" which is the male and which is the female please.
Thanks,
Kim

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Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 1, 2008
3:32 PM

Post #4608496

Aw… aren't they cute. Yes, two White-breasted nuthatches. I don't know which is the female as I have trouble with that. The male's cap is black and the female's dark gray, if that helps.

Plus, the pix is a little far away.

But they sure look like love birds.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 1, 2008
4:16 PM

Post #4608642

Thank you Mrs_Ed, I'll try to get a close up of them later if I can. :-)
sadie_mae
Central, KY
(Zone 6b)

March 1, 2008
5:10 PM

Post #4608843

Can someone help me I.D. this hawk? Thanks!

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 1, 2008
5:29 PM

Post #4608922

sadie_mae; beautiful bird! Nice shot!
angele

March 1, 2008
5:41 PM

Post #4608975

I'll say Red-tailed Hawk, sadie mae, because of the dark patagial mark. Beautiful photo!
sadie_mae
Central, KY
(Zone 6b)

March 1, 2008
5:49 PM

Post #4609033

Thanks Lily_love. Your pair of love birds there are too cute! The only time I ever see 2 WB Nuthatches, I figure they must be males because they're always fussing with each other...then again, maybe they're an "old married couple" ;-)

Thanks angele, that's what I was thinking. I had looked in a couple of my bird books and the underside is much lighter than what they show as the underside as being for an eastern Red-tailed so I wasn't sure. The raptors seem to be the hardest for me to identify.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 1, 2008
5:59 PM

Post #4609066

sadie_mae; I'm relatively new at birding. Specialized on "back yard's birding" that is. By far, among those few that I'm learning to identify/recognize. The WB nuthatches are great socialized birds. I will see them feeding at the feeders without fighting one another off. I've noticed that the finches, however are very teritorial. So are the tiny lovely little Carolina chickadees? They usually fight off "intruders" if they were at the feeder before others' arrival. They don't seem to like sharing. :-) Oh, BTW, the titmouse, they are very fast, but those finches managed to keep them at bay while they're feeding. lol.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 1, 2008
7:34 PM

Post #4609417

Sadie_Mae, nice hawk shot!! I can't get one of our Red Tail for nothing!
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 1, 2008
8:15 PM

Post #4609588

That is a great shot Sadie and I'm with Nanny on this...all my pics of that hawk end up looking like blurry black dots!!
sadie_mae
Central, KY
(Zone 6b)

March 1, 2008
10:03 PM

Post #4609974

Thanks Nanny & Rose :-) I don't get very many successful in flight shots, I need to start practicing cause they always look so cool!
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 2, 2008
5:13 PM

Post #4612668

Grackle?

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sadie_mae
Central, KY
(Zone 6b)

March 2, 2008
5:29 PM

Post #4612737

Some kind of Warbler? My closest guess is a Pine Warbler but that's probably so wrong! I've got 2 pics, neither great.

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sadie_mae
Central, KY
(Zone 6b)

March 2, 2008
5:30 PM

Post #4612740

Pic #2

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 2, 2008
6:31 PM

Post #4612941

Grackle - yes, Common Grackle

Some kind of Warbler - yes, Pine Warbler

Resin
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 2, 2008
7:04 PM

Post #4613059

Thanks Resin!

Sadie, congrats on the Pine Warbler!



nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 2, 2008
11:48 PM

Post #4613946

I have 4 pics of little birds. I'm not sure who they are or if they are even all the same. I do apologize for the poor quality. Sparrows of some sort?



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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 2, 2008
11:49 PM

Post #4613948

#2

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 2, 2008
11:50 PM

Post #4613950

#3

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 2, 2008
11:50 PM

Post #4613955

#4

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 3, 2008
12:08 AM

Post #4614022

Looks like a white-throated sparrow to me, especially in #2. Note the little yellow around the beak.
sadie_mae
Central, KY
(Zone 6b)

March 3, 2008
12:09 AM

Post #4614026

Nanny, I'm pretty sure 2 & 4 are White-throated Sparrows, I can't tell for sure on the others.


Thanks for verifying the I.D. Resin, that's a new bird for me :-)

Thanks Rose. Is that your first Grackle? I love the way they shine in the sun!

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 3, 2008
12:31 AM

Post #4614116

Yep, White-throated Sparrow for me too, except #3 could possibly be Chipping Sparrow (not clear enough to be certain either way)

Resin
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 3, 2008
1:18 AM

Post #4614313

Saw this hawk at Bennett Springs State Park...unfortunately I was shooting into the sun!

Thanks!

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f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

March 3, 2008
2:13 AM

Post #4614584

These six pics are of way up high. I had to add a lot of light in photoshop. Downy or Hairy? This was in an area that had been farmed in cotton before the civil war. Since then it has been allowed to grow wild. The cotton rows are still there but now three people can not touch hands around the trunks of the oak and pine trees that grow on the rows.

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f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

March 3, 2008
2:15 AM

Post #4614603

#2

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f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

March 3, 2008
2:16 AM

Post #4614610

#3

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f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

March 3, 2008
2:18 AM

Post #4614621

#4

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f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

March 3, 2008
2:19 AM

Post #4614624

#5

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f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

March 3, 2008
2:21 AM

Post #4614636

#6

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 3, 2008
2:34 AM

Post #4614691

Thanks I thought that's what they might be. But they had possbly looked different than the pic you ID'd for me before. But the lighting was very different today and they were very well camoflouged in the leaves. If they hadn't been moving I waouldn't have even seen them!!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 3, 2008
2:39 AM

Post #4614710

Nanny, mine too were camouflaged. Same thing with the pine siskens in the leaves and the brown creeper on the trees.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 3, 2008
2:56 AM

Post #4614813

Hi Frank, Its a Sapsucker.
tigerlily
Tiller, OR
(Zone 8a)

March 3, 2008
4:33 AM

Post #4615244

I know it's a Junco, but it's much darker (and lighter!) than any I'd seen before. It showed up a couple days ago, so I've been watching to get images. This bird is only black and white...no beige or cream on the sides, and no grey anywhere. Sorry it's in the shadows, but that what I was able to get. Is this particular bird out of it's element or an anomoly? It really stands out from the other Junco's here. Can anyone tell me more about this bird?

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irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 3, 2008
4:41 AM

Post #4615276

Back to the western form of the flicker. I saw one for the first time at in-laws in CO. I had not realized before that that the orange-shafted (western one) had a red "mustashe" The eastern which I had always seen has a black one. Therefore you don't have to go around trying to peek under their wings.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 3, 2008
9:47 AM

Post #4615763

[quote]Saw this hawk at Bennett Springs State Park[/quote]
A very pale Red-tailed, perhaps the form that is sometimes called 'Krider's Hawk'.
[quote]Downy or Hairy?[/quote]
Ditto to Pelle, it's a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, immature (first-winter).
[quote]I know it's a Junco[/quote]
It's the northern/eastern form of Dark-eyed Junco, often called Slate-colored Junco. Mostly they winter in eastern North America, but a few winter in the west as well (they also breed right across the far north, to Alaska, which is likely where yours is from).

Resin
tigerlily
Tiller, OR
(Zone 8a)

March 3, 2008
3:51 PM

Post #4616611

Thanks so much, Resin! It's always exciting to see birds here that are not supposed to be.
f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

March 3, 2008
7:20 PM

Post #4617469

Thank you pelle and Resin

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 3, 2008
7:26 PM

Post #4617498

How exciting to know that besides redbellied, there is yellow-bellied wp. Wow, what a beautiful world we live in!!!
Thanks Pelle and Resin for sharing your knowledge with us.
Kim
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 4, 2008
1:08 AM

Post #4618859

Thanks for the ID Resin on the Red-tailed Hawk!
PeeperKeeper
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 4, 2008
1:54 PM

Post #4620783

Hi all! I've been absent a bit since I first started coming here. Well, actually not absent from DG, but just lurking here in birds instead of posting a lot like I was.

Anyway, back on Feb 19, I saw these birds at my finch feeder and assumed they were American Goldfinch with drastic plumage change since I last saw them. But it seems like they have too much black on their backs compared to the pics at Cornell. What do I have?

Here you can see the males from front and back.

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PeeperKeeper
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 4, 2008
1:58 PM

Post #4620799

Here is one showing the female (I assume) better.

I shouldn't have said I've been "lurking." That sounds secretive. I've just been popping in to look at pics, but haven't had time to post pics (it's a real pain getting them off my camera to this computer).

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2008
1:59 PM

Post #4620801

Lesser Goldfinch?

OldNed

OldNed
Merritt Island, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 4, 2008
2:02 PM

Post #4620810

Those male Lesser Goldfinches would have green backs out in West Texas...just a color variation.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 4, 2008
2:02 PM

Post #4620811

Yes, Lesser Goldfinch,black backed form,

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PeeperKeeper
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 4, 2008
2:39 PM

Post #4620995

OIC! Thanks guys. I guess I glanced at the Lesser Goldfinch but didn't scroll down to see the black backed form. At least I thought I checked that one.

Oh well. Make that cool! New bird for me!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 7, 2008
12:26 AM

Post #4631349

Mocking Bird or...????

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 7, 2008
1:12 AM

Post #4631522

Yep, Mockingbird.

Resin
adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

March 7, 2008
1:39 AM

Post #4631643

???? Taken at Lower Klamath Res.

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adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

March 7, 2008
1:41 AM

Post #4631653

Lower Klamath Res. Smaller than a Red-tailed Hawk Northern Harrier ?????

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GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

March 7, 2008
3:20 AM

Post #4632065

Who is this?
GG

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 7, 2008
3:22 AM

Post #4632077

Hi GG, Looks like a Northern Mockingbird.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 7, 2008
3:26 AM

Post #4632102

I thought the bird on the right was a House Finch, but the more I look at it, it looks different from the other females. Am I just looking to hard or what??

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GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

March 7, 2008
3:47 AM

Post #4632228

Thanks Pelle,

Whoopee!! That is the first time a Mockingbird has come to the feeder. Two firsts today, the Mockingbird and the Red-Winged Blackbird.

GG

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 7, 2008
11:10 AM

Post #4633011

[quote]???? Taken at Lower Klamath Res[/quote]
Rough-legged Buzzard [a.k.a. Rough-legged Hawk]
[quote]Smaller than a Red-tailed Hawk[/quote]
But that's what it is!! A first-winter bird.
[quote]Who is this?[/quote]
Agree, Northern Mockingbird
[quote]I thought the bird on the right was a House Finch, but the more I look at it, it looks different from the other females. Am I just looking to hard or what??[/quote]
Yep, looking too hard! :-) Yes, House Finch.

Resin

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 7, 2008
2:51 PM

Post #4633506

What kind of geese are these please?

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 7, 2008
4:12 PM

Post #4633816

Domesticated Greylag Geese.

Resin
adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

March 7, 2008
5:17 PM

Post #4634104

Thanks resin...those Red-tails come in so many variations it's hard to be sure.

The Rough-legged Hawk is a first for me. That makes four firsts for this trip

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 7, 2008
7:38 PM

Post #4634625

Song Sparrow??

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 7, 2008
7:46 PM

Post #4634659

Looks more like a Fox Sparrow to me.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 7, 2008
8:29 PM

Post #4634806

I think you may be right, pelle. Just checking my book and it say's Fox Sparrow scratch like a chicken and that is what it was doing! lol
adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

March 7, 2008
8:48 PM

Post #4634877

I agree with pelle...looks like a twin to the Fox Sparrow I have here.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

March 7, 2008
11:03 PM

Post #4635381

Maybe this is to far for ID, you'll have to take out your binoculars , for this one. It was gliding, going in circle, over a gravel pit and a frozen river.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 8, 2008
1:23 AM

Post #4635904

A Buteo. More than that, I fear impossible to say!

Resin

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 8, 2008
1:54 AM

Post #4636029

Thanks Resin for the geese I.D.
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 8, 2008
5:00 PM

Post #4638117

? Landed in the tree right across from where I was hiding!

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 8, 2008
5:37 PM

Post #4638301

Dellrose, great shot!

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 8, 2008
5:46 PM

Post #4638341

Immature Sharp-shinned Hawk

Resin
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 8, 2008
5:58 PM

Post #4638388

Thank you Resin..I appreciate you! ;0)

Thanks Lily...right place at the right time!

Rose

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 8, 2008
10:36 PM

Post #4639325

Oh how cool is that, rose!!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 11, 2008
6:47 PM

Post #4651052

Bump!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 13, 2008
5:44 PM

Post #4659050

Thses are some really bad pics of some ducks. I know NOTHING about ducks! lol

Any ID's would be great!

First One

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 13, 2008
5:45 PM

Post #4659055

Sorry forgot to resize that one!

The next group I have 2 shots of.

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 13, 2008
5:46 PM

Post #4659059

and...

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NM_Jane
Las Cruces, NM

March 13, 2008
7:51 PM

Post #4659409

Nanny ...

1st picture ... American Coot
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/American_Coot.html

2nd picture ... Sorry, can't tell

3rd picture ... Redhead (on the left)
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Redhead.html

Jane

P.S. I'm with you on not knowing a lot about ducks; but I'm learning slowly. Many of the ducks I see defy identification ... they are crossbreeds or hybrids (sort of like a mutt in the dog world).


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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 13, 2008
7:57 PM

Post #4659430

Oooo, thank you! New ones for my list!!

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 13, 2008
9:40 PM

Post #4659797

Redheads for the 2nd pic as well. The grey-brown bird in both pics is a female Redhead.

Resin

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 14, 2008
1:26 AM

Post #4660621

Resin, Do you think this is a Female Hairy? I've been thinking so.


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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 14, 2008
2:07 AM

Post #4660825

Hi Mrs Ed, See the 2 black spots on the outer white tail feather?

That says its a Downy.

Hairys have pure white outer tail feathers.

Pelle

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 14, 2008
2:08 AM

Post #4660828

Downy, there are dots on the outer tail feathers.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 14, 2008
2:14 AM

Post #4660868

rats, I haven't seen a Hairy in ages here. Well thanks you two. I was looking at the beak and thought it seemed big for a downy.
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 14, 2008
2:26 AM

Post #4660986

I keep doing the same thing Mrs. Ed...think I have a Hairy and then see those spots!! I haven't seen a Hairy for awhile either.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

March 14, 2008
5:47 PM

Post #4663452

Took this a while ago. It was flying around in circles like a Hawk and I assumed it was a Hawk, but has the coloring of an Osprey. This was a distance away from me.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 14, 2008
7:06 PM

Post #4663766

Yep, Osprey

Resin
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

March 14, 2008
11:35 PM

Post #4664792

Thanks, Resin.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 15, 2008
2:59 AM

Post #4665860

Well, I'm back again with another really bad photo of a bird I'm not sure of!

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 15, 2008
11:01 AM

Post #4666473

Female House Sparrow

Resin

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 15, 2008
1:37 PM

Post #4666714

I hadn't seen one for several weeks now. In fact I was out walking when I spotted this one. Guess they are in the area still. :(
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 15, 2008
6:27 PM

Post #4667674

I've had my first visiting woodpecker! It wasn't very big, smaller than my mockingbird. Is it a Downy or Hairy?

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konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 15, 2008
6:30 PM

Post #4667687

This little wren has been checking out my ornamental birdhouse. He looks smaller when he sits in the very top of my pineapple water fountain to bathe. He is very loud at times. Is he a Carolina?

(fyi...that is my neighbor's house that is bright yellow)

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 15, 2008
6:31 PM

Post #4667690

Black spots on the outer white tail feathers, and a short bill, so Downy.

Resin

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 15, 2008
6:32 PM

Post #4667693

Bewick's Wren

Resin

Edit: correction! House Wren doesn't have a white supercilium

This message was edited Mar 15, 2008 9:27 PM
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 15, 2008
11:22 PM

Post #4668579

Downy is what I thought, because of its size. So the wren is a House Wren because it doesn't have a white supercilium. (what is that?)

Here's one of it enjoying the bubbling water. :) ...THANKS!

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 16, 2008
12:46 AM

Post #4668793

Hi konkrete, The supercillium is an Eyebrow and the bird is a Bewicks Wren.
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Bewicks_Wren.html

Downy
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Downy_Woodpecker.html

Pelle -edited for not paying attention :-)

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Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

March 17, 2008
6:34 PM

Post #4675130

I know this is a terrible picture. It was taken with a zoom lens, in a hurry from the car. These ducks have been here at least 2 months, they're in a shallow water pond (water is not over 2 ft at any point in this pond) and are very spooky. They have either dark green or black on their butts and have red over their eyes, but they are NOT muscovies. They are about the size of a mallard.
I thought they were gadwalls at first.

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shebs45
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

March 17, 2008
6:52 PM

Post #4675182

Holy canoli, konkrete blond, you must go blind when the sun hits your neighbor's house!

OldNed

OldNed
Merritt Island, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 17, 2008
6:54 PM

Post #4675189

Cala...They are American wigeon (old name was Baldpate)
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

March 17, 2008
7:50 PM

Post #4675366

Thanks OldNed, I didn't think of those.
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 17, 2008
10:44 PM

Post #4675945

lol...shebs, I thought I was going to when I saw them painting it! They did it this fall so I haven't had the full experience of the blazing Texas afternoon sun reflecting off of it back on to me! I'm currently working on lattice extensions that I use as a trellis to go across at least 3 panels. It could be worse, and be something like pink or blue. At least it coordinates with my Mexican Flame vine.

...throwing in another pic of my wren to avoid being off topic. :)

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 18, 2008
12:02 AM

Post #4676229

Yep, that's Bewick's Wren

Resin
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 18, 2008
12:35 AM

Post #4676328

Very nice pic K !
shebs45
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

March 18, 2008
1:31 AM

Post #4676551

You're right, konkrete, it could be a lot worse. lol

I really like your wren pic. The colors are so subtle. (I'm not trying to be ironic :-) ) Just pale grey-blue and beige, very soothing and intriguing.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 18, 2008
2:09 AM

Post #4676708

I am sure I posted this pic before...I try to rebember to change the file names for ID puposes now but did not do this one sooo...

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 18, 2008
9:25 AM

Post #4677542

White-throated Sparrow

Resin
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 18, 2008
12:38 PM

Post #4677780

Is this a Female Purple Finch? I thought the color was kind of strange with the yellowish tones.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 18, 2008
3:15 PM

Post #4678375

Yep, female Purple Finch.

Resin

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 18, 2008
3:18 PM

Post #4678392

Starting vol. 7 in a mo . . . please head here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/824813/

edit: add link

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