"Nice job Bernard! 1-3 are correct and # 4 is a Grebe. A Pied-billed Grebe to be specific. And you were also right that #5 is a sparrow but it's actually an American Tree Sparrow. I should have another quiz up for you shortly."
"Question 1. (What species?)
Male golden-crowned Kinglet, adult, without raised crest.
Question 2. (What species and what sex?)
Male Downy Woodpecker.
Question 3. (What species?)
Adult Western Marsh Wren.
Question 4. (What species?)
"Good stuff, Gabe! Did you ever see the species list I started in the Naturalist Group called "Alderleaf Species List?" That is stuff we have seen directly or seen tracks of on and around the property.
I know you are going with…"
"Wow, interesting find! I would definitely lean towards an avian predator in this case. The fact that the head is missing and the body is otherwise intact is interesting. Possible species responsible could be :
so I found this songbird laying on a vine maple roughly 2-3 feet off the ground along a trailside within the forest (under the canopy). the body of the bird is completely intact and it's only missing it's head.any guesses as to who could have done this? i've narrowed it down to roughly 4 different species but I'm not entirely sure myself which one it is. thanks to steve for giving some guidance on this.…See More
"thanks steve, i missed the ruby crown kinglet. in sibley's it's wintering and summering grounds are right on the border of where we are but it definitely should be included. I'll add yellowthroat as well, missed that one too. I guess…"
You should put Ruby Crown Kinglet in there too. They are definitely here.
Yellowthroat's are in or near wetlands just like the red wing b bs. And of course marsh wrens too. Other wetland birds on your…"
I've attached a document that I've created to help everyone more easily identify birds in the area by narrowing the list down to 103. I've sifted through Sibley's and created a list (broken down by family) of all of the perching songbirds (plus a few extras) that summer in our bioregion. The ones with asterisks next to their names are ones who summer really close to the bio-region boundary, but not quite in. I didn't include shorebirds or any birds of prey, with the exception of…See More
"You did real nice Clark. Real nice.
All were right except I believe #2 is a Ruby-crowned kinglet even though it looks a lot like a Vireo. I had a better photo of this bird but posted the wrong one. What makes me think it's a kinglet and not a…"