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  1. Thread: screech owls

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    thanks Andy, sometimes I over think...

    thanks Andy, sometimes I over think identifications.Bill Q
  2. Thread: screech owls

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    Hoping I didn't misidentify as a screech owl. I'm...

    Hoping I didn't misidentify as a screech owl. I'm seeing lots of pictures of brown owls and these are gray. One week after first sighting in my yard, they are still here. I really am pretty sure...
  3. Thread: screech owls

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    thanks, I didn't see any differences among the...

    thanks, I didn't see any differences among the group. 8108
  4. Thread: screech owls

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    screech owls

    had a group (6) screech owls in my backyard all day. They hung out in the tree until dusk when they started hunting.Is this normal behavior? Are they likely to hang around for a long time?8106
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    thanks for the suggestion, she said it was mostly...

    thanks for the suggestion, she said it was mostly brown, but that's not much help. Still trying to get picture. BQ
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    Thanks, I'll request a picture from her. Not sure...

    Thanks, I'll request a picture from her. Not sure she knows any birders there, so description is suspect. BQ
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    equatorial guinea Eagle

    My daughter lives on the Bioko Island of Equatorial Guinea and she tells me there is an eagle there. Wondering if anyone has any ideas and pictures. BQ
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    First hummingbird

    Our first hummingbird of the season showed up at our window feeder this evening. Glad I had my:smile: feeder up early. Bill Q
  9. Thread: Snow goose?

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    Ha Ha Ha! That's why I don't take myself too...

    Ha Ha Ha! That's why I don't take myself too seriously! Thanks for the help. BQ
  10. Thread: Snow goose?

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    Snow goose?

    Please help me with this bird, expect it is a snow goose, but I am never sure Bill Quinlan
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    Thanks for the help and education of an amateur....

    Thanks for the help and education of an amateur. Bill Q
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    Immature red tailed hawk?

    Needs some help identifying this hawk. Red tails are pretty common around here, but not sure, immatures frequently confuse me. Thanks Bill Quinlan
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    Looking for a clue!

    Near Toledo, Ohio on the Maumee River I saw a very large bird, bald eagle size, circling over the river. For sure not a mature bald eagle and I don't think it was an imature either. It was whitish...
  14. Thread: Egyptian goose

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    Thanks, that's the one I saw for sure, thanks. BQ

    Thanks, that's the one I saw for sure, thanks. BQ
  15. Thread: Egyptian goose

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    I didn't originally comment on my confusion about...

    I didn't originally comment on my confusion about the Ross's goose, since I thought the Egyptian was crazy enough. However I'm pretty confident because of it's size, originally thought it was a sea...
  16. Thread: Egyptian goose

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    Thanks to Colin and Graham. I am a rank amateur...

    Thanks to Colin and Graham. I am a rank amateur and constantly second guess myself. As you can I see, I not even aware of what others are reporting. I will stay out of the psych ward a couple more...
  17. Thread: Egyptian goose

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    Egyptian goose

    I am sure I saw an Egyption goose this morning 12-13-08 grazing with a group of Canadian geese and a single Ross goose. Living near Toledo, Ohio, USA I am wondering if I should just admit my self to...
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    Great blue herons

    Counted 60 Great Blue Herons on Audubon Island in the Maumee River near Toledo Ohio this morning. They were not here yesterday. I noted about 20-25 last winter, here's hoping they stay around. Bill...
  19. Thread: Fall Migration

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    Fall migration NW Ohio

    Local paper indicates next week starts the fall hawk migration. I understand detail can be found at smrr.net (Southeastern Michigan Raptor Research).

    Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons are...
  20. Thread: need help

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    Thanks

    I'm being to doubt my eyesite though I was only feet from this bird. I don't think it either a gnatcatcher (not even sure we have them around here) and pretty sure not a black and white warbler. Its...
  21. Thread: need help

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    need help

    Sorry I don't have a picture, not nearly quick enough. Saw a warbler sized bird with sharp, thin black bill, completely black head with black running down back. Underparts light colored and small...
  22. Thread: Spring

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    Backyard

    Entertained for a couple hours on my back deck by a yellow rumpted warbler and a pine warbler. Cedar waxwing made a quick appearance. Good day for a backyard guy. Waiting for hummingbirds. Bill Q
  23. Thread: Whistling swan

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    Whistling swan

    Thanks for the tips. ebird does use Tundra Swan. The more I read in these forums the less confident I'm feeling. Bill Q
  24. Thread: Whistling swan

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    Whistling swan

    Real beginner question - I saw what I was sure was a whistling swan flying overhead at a pretty close range. I then went to ebirds thinking I might report it and it wasn't listed with the common...
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    NW Ohio changing visitors

    Lately noticed different species showing up in the Maumee River. Today saw a large number of canvasback ducks and a couple coots. The flock of great blue herons remains here, saw 14 today. Last week...
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