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 Post subject: Re: Bird Silhouettes (share yours!)
PostPosted: Apr 04 8:44 pm 
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Well... the other large dark birds have been eliminated and he's alluded to them being immature birds, so Bald Eagles seems like a reasonable guess. It's interesting how snapping a single moment in the flight can create a somewhat atypical flight silhouette. They look very slender-winged for eagles.

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Yep that is what they are immature baldies.

I guess I should sign my real name


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What's little guy? ID shouldn't be too hard. :)

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Clues:
• Bird's common name has two words.
• Bird's common name has a living thing from nature.


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Some kind of swallow??


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and here is a fun one......in this evenings rain! But hardly difficult :roll:


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Not difficult, Indy, but a GORGEOUS shot! :)

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PostPosted: Jun 28 1:03 pm 
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A.M.D.A. wrote:
What's little guy? ID shouldn't be too hard. :)

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• Bird's common name has a living thing from nature.

Indy wrote:
Some kind of swallow??

Tree swallow. :)


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Indy wrote:
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and here is a fun one......in this evenings rain! But hardly difficult :roll:

Beautiful shot. Those water droplets are really nice, as well as the subject. :)

Hummingbird for sure! :wink:
I'll take a guess as to species... Rufous?


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Here's a photo! Probably not even remotely a toughie for any of you folks, but my non-birding friends were surprised to learn the identity of this common little bird when they saw it in my album. At least it's a silhouette!

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Yes a rufous hummer.
As for the next one.....this beginning birder doesn't know....Junco?


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Indy wrote:
Yes a rufous hummer.
As for the next one.....this beginning birder doesn't know....Junco?


Do you mean my photo or AMDA's?

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AMDA's was already identified as a tree swallow so yours.


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Indy wrote:
AMDA's was already identified as a tree swallow so yours.


It's a rock pigeon! Funny how we sometimes forget to look at them. :)

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Oh. Oh well, Junco..rock pigeon...hardly any difference! :roll:


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