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Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana

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ungerlord

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May 15, 2021 11:29 AM PDT

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The photo is of a Violet-green Swallow in a nest box with 5 Western Bluebird nestlings. The Violet-green Swallows have returned after migrating and are looking for cavities to nest in. The swallows won't harm the nestlings, and there are reports of swallows actually assisting in feeding the nestlings.

Violet-green Swallows and Ash-throated Flycatchers are the late nesters and often have to use whatever cavities are available. I've been finding both Tree and Violet-green Swallow nest starts in boxes from which other species have fledged and before I had a chance to clean the used nest out.

This is another example of the competition among birds that occurs for cavities to nest in. I added another nest box nearby in hopes that the swallows will use it.

Here's the swallow observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/79034267


📸: By Lee Pauser

This observation was part of a nest box trail done in conjunction with the California Bluebird Recovery Program (CBRP), which runs the Cavity Nesters Recovery Program (CNRP). CNRP involves many volunteers across California who establish and monitor nest box trails for cavity-nesting birds. During the breeding season, these boxes are checked weekly for parasitism, predation, number of eggs, nestlings, and number of young fledged. Then at the end of the nesting season, volunteers submit their results to CBRP. We compile these results and submit them to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s NestWatch program and other interested organizations.

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White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

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nickmoore91

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April 11, 2016 11:28 AM MDT

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Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch Leucosticte tephrocotis

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larsonek

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July 27, 2020 07:26 AM PDT

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White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

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tomnix

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February 17, 2021 02:00 PM HST

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White-cheeked Pintail Anas bahamensis

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mosplants

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January 3, 2021 03:34 PM MSK

Description

гибрид Anas bahamensis × Anas georgica

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Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus

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peterolsoy

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January 2021

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Idaho, US (Google, OSM)

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Saguaro Carnegiea gigantea

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June 29, 2019 08:53 AM MST

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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mothito

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December 13, 2020 09:37 AM CST

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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rbbrummitt

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April 18, 2018 01:23 PM MDT

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Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus

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a_meyer

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September 22, 2020 09:20 AM MDT

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Captured with federal permits and landowner permission. Bird was released unharmed after processing. Flew to nearby tree where it camouflaged perfectly, I would have walked by hundreds of times before seeing it. Incredible bird.

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fishaspey

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August 28, 2020 12:59 PM PDT

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Typical Herons and Egrets Subfamily Ardeinae

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mako252

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November 25, 2019 12:35 PM CST

Description

continuing night-heronX heron sp. hybrid

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Typical Herons and Egrets Subfamily Ardeinae

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mikaelb

Date

November 27, 2019 10:40 AM CST

Description

Taken at Leona Turnbull Birding Center on an extremely windy morning in Port Aransas, TX, Nueces County.

I was excited to see for myself the strange-looking juvenile heron that has been photographed here several times over the last month or two. Its plumage most closely matches a juvenile night-heron, but differences include yellow eyes, a longer bill, rusty brown in the wings, and partially dark legs and feet. It seems to walk around more and be more diurnally active than the other juvenile and adult Black-crowned Night-Herons in the surrounding reeds. This bird is currently thought to be a hybrid between one of the night-herons and a Tricolored Heron, but this is just a guess.

I hope it hangs around long enough for us to see what its adult plumage looks like!

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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evwalters

Date

April 26, 2020

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Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni

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thomasabenson

Date

April 2020

Description

Buteo swainsoni
16 Apr 2020
CA, SBE Co., Redlands

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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

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univac

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March 11, 2020 10:13 AM EDT

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White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis

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johntrent

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March 11, 2020 10:02 AM CDT

Description

Nest with eggs

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natureali

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July 18, 2009 11:21 AM PDT

Description

Calypte costae x Calothorax lucifer hybrid as identified by Sheri Williamson
Ash Canyon, Hereford, Arizona
18 July 2009

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Perching Birds Order Passeriformes

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gallona2

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June 16, 2017 09:20 AM CDT

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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rbbrummitt

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July 3, 2018 03:04 PM MDT

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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chwillbill68

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March 31, 2015 05:51 PM EDT

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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chwillbill68

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October 13, 2019 03:24 PM EDT

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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chwillbill68

Date

March 16, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

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Love seeing these beautiful dark RTHW's in the winter. This one must be working it's way back north.

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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broncolane

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January 2, 2017 09:21 AM EST

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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mtreg

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January 18, 2020 02:49 PM EST

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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alvarorojas

Date

January 12, 2020 11:57 AM SST

Description

rufous morf

Espantamdo a un grupo de caracara cheriwai y cathartes aura para robarles su carroña

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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greenesnake

Date

January 13, 2020 02:49 PM CST

Description

Adult dark morph (calurus/abieticola) Red-tailed Hawk

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Red-tailed × Rough-legged Hawk Buteo jamaicensis × Buteo lagopus

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rainbowkitten

Date

December 31, 2019 09:58 AM EST

Description

In the field our group passed this off as a Rough-legged hawk. Indeed, the overall the impression of the bird is that of a Rough-legged Hawk, with some notable deviations that mark this bird as a hybrid. Many of the features resemble a typical Rough-legged (small bill, thick dark belly band, dark carpal patches, extensive white at the base of the tail), while the evenly spaced dark tail bands are reminiscent of a Red-tailed Hawk. The tail is also quite long, going past the primary extension. This overall mix of traits of both Rough-legged and Red-tailed Hawks has lead me to the conclusion that this bird is a hybrid.

Confirmed by Nick Kiehl, Jerry Liguori, Neil Paprocki, and others.

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Black Scoter Melanitta americana

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peterolsoy

Date

December 30, 2019 10:35 AM PST

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Ferruginous Hawk Buteo regalis

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darbeyholland20

Date

October 5, 2018 09:21 AM MDT

Description

This picture was taken October 5. We were on our ranch when we found this tree with a nest full of baby Offsprey. They were all white and really fluffy.

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stephanie905

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December 3, 2019 08:10 PM UTC

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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chwillbill68

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November 15, 2019 01:37 PM EST

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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chwillbill68

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November 8, 2019 02:53 PM EST

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Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

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buck_fievre

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January 1, 2015 11:36 AM CST

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Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus

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guyincognito

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September 21, 2019 07:55 PM PDT

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Clear-winged Grasshopper Camnula pellucida

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lglevanik

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September 14, 2019 12:01 PM PDT

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Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni

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mwbirdco

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May 6, 2018 08:30 AM MDT

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Buzzards Genus Buteo

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mountbuild

Date

January 20, 2014 03:25 PM PST

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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galxe

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July 9, 2019 07:49 PM MDT

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Mountain Goat Oreamnos americanus

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b2pratt

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August 12, 2018 06:45 PM PDT

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rpmoutdoors

Date

February 23, 2019 12:59 AM EST

Description

I believe this is the first of its kind ever reported. Both Ebird and inaturalist do not have a taxonomical category for this hybrid. I have lots more photos of this individual and hopefully someone will forward this to the right person to get a category established.

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Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya

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eslone

Date

February 24, 2019 10:24 AM PST

Description

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

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Pronghorn Antilocapra americana

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jcentavo

Date

July 2017