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Jack Douglas said:
lion rock said:
Jack,
You might research at Cornell Uni, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, www.birds.cornell.edu. They are expert in the field. If you can't identify through searching for it yourself, e-mail them a photo. I got an answer from them one time.
-r
Thanks Riley. I can't be sure but Alder seems close. It's the colour of the wing bars that seems off and the tail shape but others don't fit too good either.

Jack
Looks like the Western Wood Pewee




https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Western_Wood-Pewee/overview
 

Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
5,850
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Alberta, Canada
lion rock said:
Take a look at this article on Rare albino sparrow:
https://www.roanoke.com/news/education/higher_education/virginia_tech/rare-albino-sparrow-makes-home-on-virginia-tech-campus/article_27a96661-6537-5118-9014-014c8d326a97.html
-r
V nice ... but to get the article I had to do a survey! :mad:

Jack
 

lion rock

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Sorry about that, Jack. I didn't encounter that.
-r

Jack Douglas said:
lion rock said:
Take a look at this article on Rare albino sparrow:
https://www.roanoke.com/news/education/higher_education/virginia_tech/rare-albino-sparrow-makes-home-on-virginia-tech-campus/article_27a96661-6537-5118-9014-014c8d326a97.html
-r
V nice ... but to get the article I had to do a survey! :mad:

Jack
 

Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
5,850
410
Alberta, Canada
lion rock said:
Sorry about that, Jack. I didn't encounter that.
-r

Jack Douglas said:
lion rock said:
Take a look at this article on Rare albino sparrow:
https://www.roanoke.com/news/education/higher_education/virginia_tech/rare-albino-sparrow-makes-home-on-virginia-tech-campus/article_27a96661-6537-5118-9014-014c8d326a97.html
-r
V nice ... but to get the article I had to do a survey! :mad:

Jack
Really not a problem, but I wonder if others encountered this.

Jack
 

ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
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Jack Douglas said:
Two of, I think, the same species but I'm not certain of the ID. I'd say Alder flycatcher but the tail isn't V'ed. ?? on others based on colour on wings.

Jack
:) Jack because of you I'm on my way to order a book about the Canadian birds! Sorry, this is another one from you that I have to pass - I have practically no knowledge about your birds (except the shore birds!)... On other hand it would be interesting to see what you have there (and I have some friends in Canada who are asking me to visit them, so some more info about the birds there is must!).
Very nice photos BTW and with the difficulty of the ID - very interesting!

And here is my very trivial contribution - I didn't succeed to take a photo of something new (despite I did spend ~ few ours chasing the Red Avadavat - devilish tiny birds, but rather beautiful even in non-breading plumage as they are now)
On the second photo the Red-billed Leiothrix has to much back-wind (and light...) and on the third I see something suspicious under the bird (scared from me?! ;D)
 

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Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
5,850
410
Alberta, Canada
clbayley said:
I made a goal to shoot a yellow headed blackbird before the end of summer. Today I found a willing model...
Lovely. I've found them to be quite plentiful at Wabamun. Not one to be seen east of the city where I am.

Jack
 

Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
5,850
410
Alberta, Canada
ISV those are seriously nice. I have shot mostly birds in my area just east Edmonton (it's called the Beaver Hills), except for a few times shooting in BC. If you haven't noticed there is a link at the bottom of my posting to National Geographic where I've posted most of my better shots of my Canadian birds. If you look be sure to click "View slide show" for higher resolution.

Jack
 

ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
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Jack Douglas said:
ISV those are seriously nice. I have shot mostly birds in my area just east Edmonton (it's called the Beaver Hills), except for a few times shooting in BC. If you haven't noticed there is a link at the bottom of my posting to National Geographic where I've posted most of my better shots of my Canadian birds. If you look be sure to click "View slide show" for higher resolution.

Jack
Thanks Jack!
Concerning your advise: I did this time ago :)!
The problem is that as an originally European I don't know much about the North American birds. Time to learn something new :) and the best first steps are off course some books.
 

Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
5,850
410
Alberta, Canada
ISv said:
Jack Douglas said:
ISV those are seriously nice. I have shot mostly birds in my area just east Edmonton (it's called the Beaver Hills), except for a few times shooting in BC. If you haven't noticed there is a link at the bottom of my posting to National Geographic where I've posted most of my better shots of my Canadian birds. If you look be sure to click "View slide show" for higher resolution.

Jack
Thanks Jack!
Concerning your advise: I did this time ago :)!
The problem is that as an originally European I don't know much about the North American birds. Time to learn something new :) and the best first steps are off course some books.
Sadly, I knew more when I was 12 years old. Life got way too busy for too many years.

Jack
 

ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
638
374
Jack Douglas said:
ISv said:
Jack Douglas said:
ISV those are seriously nice. I have shot mostly birds in my area just east Edmonton (it's called the Beaver Hills), except for a few times shooting in BC. If you haven't noticed there is a link at the bottom of my posting to National Geographic where I've posted most of my better shots of my Canadian birds. If you look be sure to click "View slide show" for higher resolution.

Jack

Thanks Jack!
Concerning your advise: I did this time ago :)!
The problem is that as an originally European I don't know much about the North American birds. Time to learn something new :) and the best first steps are off course some books.
Sadly, I knew more when I was 12 years old. Life got way too busy for too many years.

Jack
Ha,ha! Same here Jack! At that age (means ~50 years ago) I did write a homework: "I want to be an Ornithologist". And I already knew some of the local birds by scientific names. Different times and different priorities but I use to like what I like.
 

Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
5,850
410
Alberta, Canada
ISv said:
Jack Douglas said:
ISv said:
Jack Douglas said:
ISV those are seriously nice. I have shot mostly birds in my area just east Edmonton (it's called the Beaver Hills), except for a few times shooting in BC. If you haven't noticed there is a link at the bottom of my posting to National Geographic where I've posted most of my better shots of my Canadian birds. If you look be sure to click "View slide show" for higher resolution.

Jack

Thanks Jack!
Concerning your advise: I did this time ago :)!
The problem is that as an originally European I don't know much about the North American birds. Time to learn something new :) and the best first steps are off course some books.
Sadly, I knew more when I was 12 years old. Life got way too busy for too many years.

Jack
Ha,ha! Same here Jack! At that age (means ~50 years ago) I did write a homework: "I want to be an Ornithologist". And I already knew some of the local birds by scientific names. Different times and different priorities but I use to like what I like.
I collected bird cards that were in the tea and ordered the book where they were pasted in. For my 10th birthday I was given, Birds of Alberta and knew most of them. When I was seven, my folks bought a lake lot at a very wild lake and so I was exposed to the wildlife there and loved it. Schools today should invest more in training the kids about nature because nature lovers are not likely to be criminals, I don't think. ;)

Jack
 

lion rock

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ISv,
Beautiful birds. Great shots!
-r
PS., not trivial at all.

ISv said:
And here is my very trivial contribution - I didn't succeed to take a photo of something new (despite I did spend ~ few ours chasing the Red Avadavat - devilish tiny birds, but rather beautiful even in non-breading plumage as they are now)
On the second photo the Red-billed Leiothrix has to much back-wind (and light...) and on the third I see something suspicious under the bird (scared from me?! ;D)