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  1. #251
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    Re: Can you help ID this bird please?

    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorHippie View Post
    It's most certainly a female red-winged blackbird. Do you dare to doubt me? LOL
    While I thought it was a juvenile cowbird, someone on FB said it's too early for juveniles to be out flying around. And that is true. Most likely it is a female red-winged blackbird. It's just the beak that's throwing me off. It isn't quite as slim as I've seen on red-winged blackbirds - it's more thick and stubby. But no doubt you and everyone else are right!

    We get both male and female red-winged blackbirds at our feeder almost daily so I've seen plenty. This is the first time I've seen such striking striping on one. And its chirps/songs weren't familiar although I hear them all the time. That said, I think red-winged blackbirds are the most prevalent birds at the park right now. And that's where I took these photos.

    Thanks, Jake!


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    Can you help ID this bird please?
    Quote Originally Posted by nikonpup View Post
    Attachment 311501​female red-winged blackbird
    That's definitely a better resemblance in the beak than many of the images I've viewed. Here's mine for comparison. Thanks!

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  3. #253
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    Re: Can you help ID this bird please?

    https://www.thespruce.com/red-winged...ication-385990
    I see the yellow on the image in question. I would have said cowbird because I have never seen a female RWB before, but this looks like your bird to me. Not that I am an expert by any means. Just trying to learn some bird ID.
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    Re: Can you help ID this bird please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg Pics View Post
    https://www.thespruce.com/red-winged...ication-385990
    I see the yellow on the image in question. I would have said cowbird because I have never seen a female RWB before, but this looks like your bird to me. Not that I am an expert by any means. Just trying to learn some bird ID.
    This is a terrific resource! I appreciate it and like the descriptions it offers. Thanks! It's very helpful.
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  5. #255
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    Re: Can you help ID this bird please?

    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorHippie View Post
    Guessing Hammond's Flycatcher.
    if your correct (and i am not doubting you .lol) you have just got me two new birds Jake, at least you have giving me something to chase up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy1961 View Post
    if your correct (and i am not doubting you .lol) you have just got me two new birds Jake, at least you have giving me something to chase up.
    No guarantees, but it's what made sense given the location and coloration.

    A great resource is Sibley's Guide which is available as an app for both Android and iOS. It's not the cheapest app on the planet but it's great in that it has not just multiple views of both males and females, plus the maps and descriptions you get with their books, but it also has songs that you can play to double check and identification. I'm waiting for when they add a "Shazam" feature to it where you can turn on a mic and ask it to identify the bird singing near you. Shouldn't be long - an old friend from high school is working on it at Cornell.
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  7. #257
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    Re: Can you help ID this bird please?

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    While I thought it was a juvenile cowbird, someone on FB said it's too early for juveniles to be out flying around. And that is true. Most likely it is a female red-winged blackbird. It's just the beak that's throwing me off. It isn't quite as slim as I've seen on red-winged blackbirds - it's more thick and stubby. But no doubt you and everyone else are right!

    We get both male and female red-winged blackbirds at our feeder almost daily so I've seen plenty. This is the first time I've seen such striking striping on one. And its chirps/songs weren't familiar although I hear them all the time. That said, I think red-winged blackbirds are the most prevalent birds at the park right now. And that's where I took these photos.

    Thanks, Jake!
    The thing about the females is that they have a stark, large sparrow look from the front, and from the side and back they're closer to a starling. We really didn't notice them until about 6 or 7 years ago and even now they'll pop in the yard and it'll fool us temporarily. Same thing with female Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, which have always migrated through but in the last couple years have nested. Then when the babies come they mess with us more because the juveniles are somewhere in between and slowly change. Two days ago we had a first year male that still had largely juvenile plumage, but was morphed in a way that we'd never seen before. It took 5 minutes before we figured out what it was.
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  8. #258
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    Re: Can you help ID this bird please?

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    This is a terrific resource! I appreciate it and like the descriptions it offers. Thanks! It's very helpful.
    You are welcome. I liked it too.
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  9. #259
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    Re: Can you help ID this bird please?

    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorHippie View Post
    I'm waiting for when they add a "Shazam" feature to it where you can turn on a mic and ask it to identify the bird singing near you. Shouldn't be long - an old friend from high school is working on it at Cornell.
    I would use the heck out of that. I am lousy at recognizing bird calls. I finally got to where I could ID a few at my feeder, but once I don't hear them often, I forget. Just can't retain recognition of them.
    "Remember to gaze up at the night sky because there is a little bit of the cosmos in each of us."


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    Re: Can you help ID this bird please?

    Can you help ID this bird please?
    Olive sided flycatcher? Way the hell up in a sycamore on the other side of the creek

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