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Cirsium 01-07-2012 01:20 AM

~Avian Photography~ Post your bird pix for 2012!
 
~A new year, a new bird pix~ thread!
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havalotta 01-20-2012 11:43 AM

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A cluster I could use some help in identifying from Arizona.
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Sorry, Not a very good pair of photos on this first one, nor the next.
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Is this the kind that build the nests in the Saguaro cacti?
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recurve 01-20-2012 01:35 PM

The first 2 look like a Towhee not sure if it's a different species than the ones we have back east. The last one looks like some kind of Thrasher. Hope it helps.

linrose 01-20-2012 01:40 PM

The first one looks like a Towhee, a Spotten Towhee? It looks very much like our Eastern Towhee. The last one is maybe a Curved-bill Thrasher.

linrose 01-20-2012 01:46 PM

Oops, I meant Spotted Towhee.

recurve, we cross-posted, at least we are in agreement!

Don't we have a few members from the SW? Come on and help us out on ID!

If you are in AZ hava I'm envious. Soak up the sun and enjoy!

havalotta 01-20-2012 03:36 PM

No....Not any more. :(
That was when I went M.I.A. sometime previous to Christmas. I'm just finally getting around to the new photo stash to share...It was a niiiiice visit but I would not want to live there. The draw of the evergreens is too great in me. No picky cactus and sand in my bloodline...Thanks for the ID's

dapjwy 01-20-2012 05:13 PM

Rufous-sided towhee? (That is what we have around here...not sure the extent of its range.)

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Originally Posted by havalotta (Post 104256)
...It was a niiiiice visit but I would not want to live there. The draw of the evergreens is too great in me. No picky cactus and sand in my bloodline...Thanks for the ID's

That is what I've always said about Florida...I guess it applies to Arizona as well.

Actually, it probably applies many states too far south or west. Ilove the native trees, shrubs, forbs etc.; it would be hard for me to get used anything too different from what I grew up with.

Sage 01-22-2012 06:50 PM

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For me, I just need to be near big water! Great Lakes, Niagara River, Niagara Falls, Gulf of Mexico!

Nice birdie, hava!

I finally got out today without it meaning "to the hospital, ER or dentist" but we didn't have enough time to go looking for waterfowl along the "big waters"!

Did get this beautiful male Northern Cardinal though.

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And what kind of sparrow is this?

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btw, I haven't been able to get to my desk and laptop much for weeks but even when I'm not posting, I'm checking in from the ipad, but WG still crashes when I try to post.

dapjwy 01-22-2012 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Sage (Post 104319)

Did get this beautiful male Northern Cardinal though.


And what kind of sparrow is this?

BEAUTIFUL cardinal. Great clarity. :)


Could it be a chipping sparrow?

Sage 01-22-2012 08:14 PM

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Chipping sparrow was as far as I got in my Peterson's too, though the eye line should be black. So many sparrows! Here's another one from the same place.

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Attachment 28035 Hairy Woodpecker, male

Attachment 28036 Downy Woodpecker, male

See the difference? :)


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