Rafael Belliard
Rafael Belliard
Rafael Belliard
Rafael Belliard
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Wild/Feral Parrot in Southern California. Very common in SoCal. The further south one goes the more gray they seem to become. In this area they are gray/green, sometimes with orange breast features bu...View More
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This morning’s Northern Mockingbird! They sure do have an interesting habit of flying off for a few beats and returning right back to their perch. You do get a great look at their plumage when they do...View More
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Gonna call this one a House Finch rather than a Robin since the Robins in this area look slightly different, a bit smaller and a lot more skittish.
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So-so photos of a female or immature male Bullock’s Oriole, fairly common in this area. Note the characteristic eye stripe, light yellow underside and less noticeable grey, white and yellow wings.
Rafael Belliard
Pretty rare for this area.
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Barry Farquharson
I don't get an "Eagle" feel from these pics at all. Looks like one of the Accipiters. Based on what I can see - dark cap, red leggings and breast, dark grey back & having looked at a USA fieldguide I think it might be an adult male Cooper's Hawk.
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I did ponder a bit about this ID for a while. The leggings are not nearly as red as they appear. The sun was low in the sky so they appear much redder than was actually the case. I’m also quite familiar with all of the hawks here in CA and this bird was much bigger with far thicker legs. The absolut...View More
Barry Farquharson
What is it perched on? I assume some sort of telegraph pole (?) which gives an idea of scale to the bird. If it is a telegraph pole, then an Eagle would look much larger.
Rafael Belliard
I could certainly be mistaken but given the hawks in this area I would still stand by my ID. The pics I’ve compared it to all favor the Golden, which does seem slightly smaller. The cap is also much rounder than a Hawk which you may be able to see in a few of the pics. While much rarer in this area ...View More
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Tried to change this to Unidentified based largely on Barry’s feedback but couldn’t figure out how to do it. Still question it a bit particularly due to wing markings and much more powerful looking legs, but despite the relatively smaller size of the Golden, his comment regarding overall size might ...View More
Barry Farquharson
Golden Eagles are big birds - perched they are a similar size range to Bald Eagle though larger Golden are bigger than largest Bald (based on figures in NatGeo Birds of NA), so I’m unsure of what the ‘seem slightly smaller’ refers to. Only California Condors would be bigger in that part of USA. When...View More
Rafael Belliard
Nice shot of Eurasian Collared-dove
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Still struggling with a phone camera. Can’t really tell from the picture but there was a nice orange patch on the underside of the belly just forward from the tail which seems to be one of the disting...View More
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Rob Monaghan
I use a Kodak point and shoot it isn’t great but it was less than 200 bucks
Rob Monaghan
I actually had a Nikon Coolpix before this one that I liked a lot better and I think it was around the same price
Rafael Belliard
Thanks Rob!
Rafael Belliard
One of the many sparrows in the area. BTW - Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced camera setup so I can improve my posted pics?
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Rafael Belliard
Slightly better pics of a House Sparrow
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Rafael Belliard
Crappy iPhone pic. Calling it a Band-tailed Pigeon since the view from the ground was a lot clearer.
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Rafael Belliard
Finally a pic of the American Robin! These little guys are really skittish.
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Rafael Belliard
Great pics of a Hooded Oriole. Used the same set up Rob Monaghan recommended. Worked great- Thanks!
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