1. johnson catman says

    You get such great shots of the dinosaurs! Do you use a bird guide of some kind to identify the unusual ones or is it just years of experience?

  2. says

    Johnson catman:

    It’s both. Some of the birds you know because you see them all the time, but I’m still pretty dependent on my Peterson’s. Sparrows in particular, because I really suck at Sparrow identification. We have a fairly large number of different types of sparrows, but I can only sight identify 3 different types.

    This one was a look-up, because I generally see more of the male Juncos, which are instantly identifiable.

  3. rq says

    Sparrows are hard! As are female birds of several species, mostly because they’re a lot less noticeable due to colouring or an excess of shyness.

    This one seems to be just peachy.

  4. Crimson Clupeidae says

    She’s so fluffy!

    I still my rather dated Golden Field Guide. I don’t even know how old it is, but it’s got a lot of sentimental value to me now.

    I was gifted a very nice coffee table version of a Sibley’s Guide a decade ago, and it’s got fantastic artwork, but it’s obviously too large to use a field guide.

    Juncos were really common were I lived in southern Oregon, but there’s an odd mix of races (on unique to the PNW area) that made them harder to ID.

  5. Ice Swimmer says

    The gray colour of the hood brings associations with gray woollen clothes, snag and old wooden buildings. All in all, a wooden colour scheme, with the slight brown and black.

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