Wednesday, December 30, 2015
The bird in the first photo is a male Red-winged Blackbird. In the second photo the male is on the right and the female Red-winged Blackbird is on the left. In the third photo a partial photo of the male is on the left and the other three birds are female.
We were able to ID this hawk as a Cooper's Hawk (rather than a Sharp-shinned Hawk) by its size and long tail.
We can ID this bird as a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher by its long black and white tail, pale blue-gray back and white eye-ring.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
We can identify this warbler as a Yellow-rumped Warbler by the yellow on its flank, its brownish color (on winter bird), pale throat and streaked breast. In this view we cannot see the yellow rump.
We can ID this woodpecker as a Downy Woodpecker, rather than a Hairy Woodpecker, by its relatively small bill.