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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14160 on: August 18, 2017, 01:46:06 PM »
So my first guess is most likely.

Tennessee Warbler


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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« Reply #14161 on: August 18, 2017, 02:02:16 PM »
Sorry, Click. I missed that post.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14162 on: August 18, 2017, 02:20:15 PM »
No no Mike, don't be sorry. I'm just confirming my guess with yours.   :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14163 on: August 18, 2017, 10:03:26 PM »
Thanks Mike and click.  Do you agree that my bird has a hook to its upper bill?  I have the warbler book and looking at the photos which are as usual rather small I don't see any bill hook on your guess.  What about Bell's vireo?  I looked at lots of photos online but nothing seems quite right.  Now I won't sleep for days on end if I can't resolve this. ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14164 on: August 18, 2017, 10:58:25 PM »
Now I won't sleep for days on end if I can't resolve this. ;)

Same here.  ;D

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14165 on: August 19, 2017, 12:31:25 AM »
Now I won't sleep for days on end if I can't resolve this. ;)

Same here.  ;D

I was back there and for two days not a soul (yes, birds are souls  ;)) was around except for 3 ducks that surprisingly seem to like me, so I couldn't get any more poses or closer shots.  I'll keep trying. When I observe the various birds in books that are supposed to frequent my area I'm amazed since I never seem to see them!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14166 on: August 19, 2017, 03:40:41 AM »
Headed to Alaska last November, for the week after the Bald Eagle festival - luckily we had a real mix of weather, including some days where there was a great big dump of snow - I also spent some time in Alaska during July, again eagles, but with the addition of bears & whales ... & orca! I'm hoping to head back there again during 2019
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14167 on: August 19, 2017, 07:53:36 AM »
Just a few yards form the hotel, a pair of house crows, a common tree sparrow and a female oriental magpie-robin.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14168 on: August 19, 2017, 08:31:00 AM »
@ DavidGMiles  You lucky guy!  Post more!

@ AlanF  Another lucky guy!  I don't have to tell you to post more.  ;)  BTW I'm really thankful to now have 800 mm, there is never enough but 600 -> 800 has really helped with small birds.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14169 on: August 19, 2017, 09:56:48 AM »
Headed to Alaska last November, for the week after the Bald Eagle festival - luckily we had a real mix of weather, including some days where there was a great big dump of snow - I also spent some time in Alaska during July, again eagles, but with the addition of bears & whales ... & orca! I'm hoping to head back there again during 2019

I really like your shot. Well done David.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14170 on: August 20, 2017, 12:27:23 PM »
Thanks Mike and click.  Do you agree that my bird has a hook to its upper bill?  I have the warbler book and looking at the photos which are as usual rather small I don't see any bill hook on your guess.  What about Bell's vireo?  I looked at lots of photos online but nothing seems quite right.  Now I won't sleep for days on end if I can't resolve this. ;)

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I think you may be right Jack for two reasons:
the bill on the hsot you took does not have a hook as such but does curve strongly down at the end, whereas the Tennessee warbler is more straight. And the coverts (the first 'line' of feathers on the folded wing) are more brown like the feathers of the Bell's vireo I have seen whereas the Tennessee warbler seem to be more green.

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« Reply #14171 on: August 20, 2017, 02:47:21 PM »
Thanks Mike and click.  Do you agree that my bird has a hook to its upper bill?  I have the warbler book and looking at the photos which are as usual rather small I don't see any bill hook on your guess.  What about Bell's vireo?  I looked at lots of photos online but nothing seems quite right.  Now I won't sleep for days on end if I can't resolve this. ;)

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I think you may be right Jack for two reasons:
the bill on the hsot you took does not have a hook as such but does curve strongly down at the end, whereas the Tennessee warbler is more straight. And the coverts (the first 'line' of feathers on the folded wing) are more brown like the feathers of the Bell's vireo I have seen whereas the Tennessee warbler seem to be more green.

So, can I label it Bell's vireo and relax?  Only a real birder would know the difference anyway I guess and I need to control my obsessiveness!  ;D

Jack   OH NO, I just checked and Bell's doesn't visit Alberta!!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14172 on: August 20, 2017, 03:03:07 PM »
You daft sod! Why did you have to check that bit of important information?

When I came up with Tennessee warbler I had googled 'Canada small bird green'. Check again, maybe.

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« Reply #14173 on: August 20, 2017, 03:12:13 PM »
OH NO, I just checked and Bell's doesn't visit Alberta!!

OK. This one like to travel.  ;D

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14174 on: August 20, 2017, 04:14:51 PM »
OH NO, I just checked and Bell's doesn't visit Alberta!!

OK. This one like to travel.  ;D

Then I must report it and become famous in the Alberta birding community! ;)  I guess I should submit it to an Alberta birding group for their assessment when I'm less busy.

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