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Old 06-30-2010, 02:15 PM   #81
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Been making the rounds trying to identify which flycatcher I have.
I come up with the...Least Flycatcher - Empidonax minimus
It's in my range, no eye ring etc... Sound about right?
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:03 PM   #82
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What nobody identified Swampies tinsie weinsy butt yet?
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:12 PM   #83
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House finches have a grey / dark beak, redpolls have a yellow beak. House finches are redder in general, and redpolls are mostly just red on their head and breast. Another thing is the redpolls have black around their beak.

Most people are happy to ID a bird as a flycatcher and leave it at that - they're so similar it's really hard to tell them apart. Hearing their call could help ID, too. (I gave up trying several pairs of glasses ago - peewee, phoebes, AND flycatchers..... unless they're close by.)

In fact, I take it back, your big-headed bird might be a peewee, I don't know...
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:47 PM   #84
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I booted the Pee Wee out of the running on that one due to the yellow in its bill.
I'll go correct myself in that thread then on the red pole verses house finch...
Correction. I'll have to do it the next time I remember...Son needs the computer now....
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:17 AM   #85
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Havalotta, I'd guess the third picture in post #71 is one of the flycatchers (Empidonax sp.) and the fourth pic is a redpoll. I remember somewhere recently you posted a picture of a house finch labeled as a redpoll.

OK, here's a real stumper:

Gee, I think that it is a bald eagle.

I have EXACTLY the same hummingbird feeder hanging from a shepard's hook in the middle of my yarden.
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:21 AM   #86
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House finches have a grey / dark beak, redpolls have a yellow beak. House finches are redder in general, and redpolls are mostly just red on their head and breast. Another thing is the redpolls have black around their beak.

Most people are happy to ID a bird as a flycatcher and leave it at that - they're so similar it's really hard to tell them apart. Hearing their call could help ID, too. (I gave up trying several pairs of glasses ago - peewee, phoebes, AND flycatchers..... unless they're close by.)

In fact, I take it back, your big-headed bird might be a peewee, I don't know...
I was going to say flycatcher, but I definitely did not know what kind! I don't think I've ever seen a redpoll before! At least never ID'd one...
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:49 AM   #87
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OK, here's a real stumper:

swamp thing-
I just giggled my head off at your bird butt photo. In fact I almost missed seeing the tiny litte bird butt in the picture!

Actually it's the perfect photo for this guessing game!!

So here's my guess....

Ruby Throated Hummingbird
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:47 PM   #88
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I'm fairly sure this one will be guessed quickly.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:56 AM   #89
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Eagles have a white tail. Would that be an eagle arse?
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Would that be an eagle arse?
It is an eagle's butt but they aren't the only ones with white butts. How about this guy? White butt, but he is not an eagle.
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