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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
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    Wish I could have gotten this guy without the leaf in front of his head.
    That would have been a great shot without the leaf. Another Northern Flicker. I love the polka dot belly!

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    On the deck

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    ^^ Tufted titmouse with its tuft down? Maybe not, unless it's a youth? They have a dark patch over their beaks.



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    A Blue Gray Gnatcatcher perhaps
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    Albino bald eagle:

    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF STUPID PEOPLE IN LARGE GROUPS!

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    ^^

    I didn't know that was a thing?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    ^^

    I didn't know that was a thing?!?
    Alex DeWolf posted that on Facebook.
    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF STUPID PEOPLE IN LARGE GROUPS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    Alex DeWolf posted that on Facebook.
    But is it real?

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    An Albino bald eagle would be totally absent of pigment and would be completely white. It wouldn't have the black feather tips. Possibly this is a leucistic bald eagle.

    https://www.audubon.org/news/why-bird-half-white

    Here are some photos of a leucistic Starling that was at my feeder back in 2016. I had the breed and condition confirmed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology on their FB page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    Albino bald eagle:
    It's a White-Bellied Sea Eagle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn View Post
    White-breasted Nuthatch. We get those on occasion. We get lots of Red-breasted nuthatches.

    Fun fact: Nuthatches are the only bird that will hang on to a tree or feeder upside down like that.
    Not completely true. Black-and-white Warblers also traverse trees like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
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    I took this today. What kind of bird is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    Nope. That's a Red-bellied Woodpecker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nearfest2 View Post
    Nope. That's a Red-bellied Woodpecker.
    I believe you are correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    I believe you are correct.
    I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nearfest2 View Post
    Not completely true. Black-and-white Warblers also traverse trees like that.
    I didn't know that. I read somewhere that nuthatches were the only ones. Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nearfest2 View Post
    I know.

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    Good ol’ Mourning Dove

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    He stayed in the tree for a good 10 minutes or so this evening

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    This morning there were black crows hanging around outside my back door when I looked out all of a sudden it looked like a falcon came flying from around the house and flew up onto my deck. He was beautiful. Stayed there for about one second and then flew off into the woods behind my house. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a falcon before or if they are around the area of Philadelphia. Wish I could have gotten a picture of him.

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    This morning we had hundreds, and I'm not exaggerating, of starlings and robins stripping our dogwood of the fall berries. My parrot was sitting in the window watching them, quite entertained.

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    Birders

    Chad, what’s this little guy? He was tiny! And more yellow than he looks in the photo.

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    So I'm in south Florida for awhile and got some pictures of some type of hawk in the Everglades. I tried using the Merlin Bird ID app but not conclusive. Before I frustrate myself trying to post a picture , maybe some advice? Do I have to load picture on a host site like the old photobucket? If so whats a decent free one?

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