Amateur Audubon - A Thread for Birders

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  1. Jorts

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    Went back & looked at pics from yesterday... I didn’t realize that I captured 2 separate species. I’m confident the 1st one is a yellow rumped warbler, but unsure of the 2nd

    Either pine warbler or an orange crowned warbler
     
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  2. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    Thanks, definitely see so for the junco.

    So this is a house sparrow?

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  3. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    I believe this would then be a house sparrow and a house finch?

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  4. Owsley

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    Correct on both
     
  5. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    big ups to you Owsley

    I don't know if y'all can tell from the couple of mediocre pics I took today, but we had snow in DFW today, and the feeder was the busiest it has ever been. Only in the mid 30s but the feeder was in high demand (black oil sunflower). Less so for suet and mostly none for the safflower in the ancillary feeders.

    I want to say that today, within a few hours of bird watching, I saw every feeder species I've ever seen at this address. Plus a new visitor today (like I posted above) in the Wren, which is often nearby, but never on the feeder.

    In addition to that, I saw the two new species ID'ed above - and I've still not spent my christmas present, $100 WBU gift card.
     
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  6. Popovio

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    Not too familiar with Pine Warblers, but I'd say that doesn't look too much like an Orange-crowned Warbler. The wing bar coloring in your pic looks pretty distinct, also looks a deeper yellow color than an Orange-crowned.
     
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  7. Owsley

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    Pine warbler for sure. They’re fairly frequent visitors to my suet feeders in the winter.
     
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  9. Popovio

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    I can't tell if this is a Say's Phoebe, or a female Vermillion Flycatcher. I'm leaning Vermillion because that ruddy color should be higher up on the breast of the Say's I think.

    edit: Actually scratch that, color placement seems to be the same.


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  10. Owsley

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    I’m no expert on western birds, but I’m pretty confident this is a Say’s. The longer tail is the key identifier.
     
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  11. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    A pine siskin enjoying the new feed

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  12. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    Kind of interesting, this house finch has a huge wound on its forehead, sadly quite out of focus.



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    Saw a couple of yellow bellied sap suckers this morning
     
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    I really want a new camera, the vibration reduction on my P600 on broke and now it shakes like a mofo when I do anything freehand.
     
  17. Smalldo

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    This hawk has been posting up in different spots at my parents house over the last week. Over the last 2-3 years, chipmunks have built extensive burrow systems throughout the yard. Plenty of wooded areas around so good spot for the hawk.
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  18. Owsley

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    Had a pine siskin at my feeder today. That’s a first for me and marked my 70th feeder/yard/neighborhood bird species observed in Atlanta. As I type this, a barred owl is going absolutely nuts in my backyard. Gotta love it.
     
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  21. Popovio

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    Just saw a Rock Wren, that is a lifer for me.
     
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  22. Jorts

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    There are 2-3 barred owls in my neighborhood, but have yet to see one. (Neighborhood App: A crazed bald man was recently observed desperately looking into the trees with binoculars, around dust)
     
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  23. Popovio

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    Ended up seeing 3 of those Rock Wrens, and a Black-chinned Hummingbird. Here's a Rock Wren (not my photo)


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    Not too surprised that there were Rock Wrens where I was hiking.

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  24. Jorts

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    Pic Dump (Memory Card adapter finally Arrived)
    Me thinks House Finch, Goldfinch, Pine Warbler, Carolina wren
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  25. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    had a pack of Cedar Waxwings drop by the property today. Must have been 150 of them...perhaps double?

    Heck of a way to see a new species.
     
  26. Owsley

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    Second bird is a yellow-rumped warbler. Nice shots!

    If you have berries in/around your yard right now, they’re all over them. Even shitty ass privet.
     
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  27. Owsley

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    Just had a huge mixed flock of blackbirds at the feeder. Mostly redwings and grackles but a few rustys too which was great to see.
     
  28. Jorts

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    Looks different than the others I’ve seen, as the body was longer & narrower, hence me thinking it was a goldfinch
     
  29. Jorts

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    Couple more shots... Cardinal was from a week ago. Baltimore Oriole checking out the feeder today, from above.

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  30. Popovio

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    Do Baltimores winter in the south? I figured all the Orioles went to Mexico/ Central America by now.
     
  31. Jorts

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    Yeah, there’s a decent amount wintering in Jax area, but that’s the 1st I’ve ever seen.

    Wife stopped teasing me for putting out orange halves & grape jelly though :smug:
     
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  32. cutig

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    They do. I did some Oriole banding in SC for some DNR project years ago. Fairly good number of them.
     
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  33. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    More siskins stuffing their faces

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  34. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    And I took my camera outside for the waxwings visit again. similar number, mostly in bare trees - in between dives into the waxleaf ligustrum. It is funny you mention privet Owsley, because I think they are in the same shrub family or related in some way.

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  35. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    probably not sized correctly, but the detail is good. Note how much they have consumed of the clusters.

    and also how they kinda look like they are 1980's sports cars.

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  36. Owsley

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    Yeah, this is privet. Ligustrum sp. We’ve got some around our house and the waxwings and robins are all over it right now.
     
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  38. shawnoc

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    Ok bird thread, I need your help.
    My son is playing soccer in the spring and his team needs a name. The high school team is called the Owls and all of the junior teams are also named after birds of prey.
    We can’t choose Owls, Vultures, Hawks, Falcons, Cardinals (?) Shrikes, or Kestrels (since those names are already taken).
    Kites, Eagles, and Harriers are the leaders in the clubhouse.
     
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  39. Popovio

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  40. Popovio

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    Should be the Shrikes. The Loggerhead Shrike is a badass bird. Most people probably don't know what a Shrike is though.
     
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    Shrikes is the girl’s team. I forgot that I can’t use that either. Great name, though.
     
  42. Owsley

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    Merlin imo. Caracaras, hawk-owls, and kites also work.
     
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  43. cutig

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    Harriers? Eagles?
     
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  44. Owsley

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    Harriers is solid. Osprey would be cool too.
     
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  45. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    I'm using my Sony A6400 and then loaned Canon 300 and 400mm and 2x converters from my dad.

    I normally only have a 70-130 and a 70-200.
     
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  46. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    nature is metal:

     
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  47. Popovio

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    How about Bushtits? Great name.
     
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    Nikon D5200 with AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm lens, shot in aperture mode. Just a basic entry-level DSLR, that I've had for 4-5 years & mostly sat in a drawer. I've always wanted to learn/practice photography, but never felt compelled to take pics of random shit. Birdwatching has re-stoked my interest & the telephoto lens is very helpful when trying to identify. Ultimately, I'll probably want/need to upgrade my lens to something at least 400-500mm, but that shit is expensive.
     
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    Owlets
     
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    The Titmice.
     
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