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    Are you sure it was a flicker? We have the yellow-shafted subspecies of flicker in Canada and the northern US. Red-bellies, Downies and Hairies have white underwings though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nearfest2 View Post
    Are you sure it was a flicker? We have the yellow-shafted subspecies of flicker in Canada and the northern US. Red-bellies, Downies and Hairies have white underwings though.
    We get Downies and Hairies all the time. This was definitely not either of those. And it wasn't a red-bellied either. I can't say with 100% certainty that it was a Northern Flicker, but based on photos I'm 99.9% sure.

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    Warbler ID guide from AllAboutBirds.com

    https://dl.allaboutbirds.org/downloa...K8l5KQECfejwgE

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn View Post
    Warbler ID guide from AllAboutBirds.com

    https://dl.allaboutbirds.org/downloa...K8l5KQECfejwgE
    The actual book is great:
    https://www.amazon.com/Warbler-Guide...9579183&sr=8-1
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    I got a very rare bird this Saturday at the end of morning flight at Higbee Beach WMA in Cape May, NJ. A Brewster's Warbler flew into a tree just above my head. The Brewster's Warbler is the rarer of two hybrids between a Golden-winged Warbler and a Blue-winged Warbler combining the dominant characteristics of each. Pretty cool!

    Brewsters Warbler.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn View Post
    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn View Post
    Thatís pretty much my speed. Iíve got a few very loud blue jays hanging around my house lately. Very pretty birds but loud

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    That’s pretty much my speed. I’ve got a few very loud blue jays hanging around my house lately. Very pretty birds but loud
    And nasty also. They go after the crows around here.
    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF STUPID PEOPLE IN LARGE GROUPS!

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    New camera which makes good pics even after cropping:

    On the verge of indecision
    I'll always take the roundabout way

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    What’s the bird with the red throat and funky hair-do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    You got it[emoji106] That is the bird in flight too. First time Iíve seen a green heron. Seen many blue herons and other members of the heron family such as egrets.
    On the verge of indecision
    I'll always take the roundabout way

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn View Post
    What’s the bird with the red throat and funky hair-do?
    Green Heron
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    Birders

    Whatís this bird? (have to zoom in):

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    No image Jed

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    Image is there now. Had to use Tap-a-Talk!

    Is it a woodpecker? See the red on the neck?

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    Looks like a Northern Flicker (so yes).

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    Looks dead to me sorry to say

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    Northern Flicker, a medium sized woodpecker:

    On the verge of indecision
    I'll always take the roundabout way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firth View Post
    Northern Flicker, a medium sized woodpecker:


    I would have said "large".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    Looks dead to me sorry to say
    Well, itís standing in the picture, so if itís dead, kudos to it for dying standing up!

    It was being lazy, pecking in some dead weeds for insects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nearfest2 View Post
    Looks like a Northern Flicker (so yes).
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    What’s this bird? (have to zoom in):

    If you view my post, #1100, I spotted my first Northern Flicker a couple of weeks ago.

    Thanks to everyone who answered my question re: the Green Heron. I've seen lots of blue heron's, but the green heron is new to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    I would have said "large".
    I was just parroting Wiki. But if I had a dick 15 inches long and you had a dick 5.25 inches long, and that pecker is 7.5 inches tall, wouldn’t that be a medium
    On the verge of indecision
    I'll always take the roundabout way

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