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blue jay, falcon, goldfinch ? id help please

Discussion in 'Birds' started by shawglen, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Blue jays & 2 other birds - anyone know the names of these?

    1. Blue jays - Momma and baby

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    2. my guess is - American goldfinch - id please

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    3. Falcon - my guess is Merlin - id please

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    d300 - 70-200vr
     
  2. califlefty

    califlefty

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    Apr 7, 2006
    I earlier thought this was a Peregrine, totally overlooking the banding of the tail. Now, a Merlin seems more correct.
     
  3. 2 more to help id'ing

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    Either a merlin or a coopers hawk ... still searching
     
  4. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    It is defined a merlin
     
  5. morcguy

    morcguy

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    Dec 29, 2006
    Minnesota
    Size? That would certainly distinguish between Merlin and Coopers.
     
  6. head to tail 12-14 inches
     
  7. #2 does look like an American Goldfinch male to me
     
  8. cre8foru

    cre8foru

    Dec 1, 2007
    Atlanta GA
    Thats definitely a Merlin.
     
  9. Goldfinch and a merlin it is then
    thanks paul & rich
     
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