Tag Archives: Bird ID
Because I lived on The Fort for six years, I’ve seen a few gulls in my day. Depending on the species, gulls have up to four plumage types as they mature, plus they change from breeding plumage to winter plumage as adults.
This causes many people to throw up their hands is discuss when trying to identify the birds they are seeing. I even get comments from seasoned birders and twitchers that they get confused. With this in mind, I have posted many gull tips over the past few years in hopes that it will help those of us on Cape Ann and also the many, many birders that come here in the winter to find them. Gloucester has some pretty cool birds here in the winter that many inlanders just don’t get to see.
I hope that this information is helpful!
Hi, Snapped this attached picture on Sadler Street. What kind of hawk is this? I think it’s a Cooper’s Hawk. It swooped down on my cat. It is eating a blue jay in this picture from our feeder (see talons). It’s about 20” tall. Thanks! Kim Frashure
The woman I may or may not be related to through marriage said this bird was a blue jay which I’m 99% sure is wrong.
Wjo knows what kind of bird these are?
Shot this little guy on the beach day before yesterday. Location Playa Del Carmen.
My guess is a sandpiper but I’m no birding freak.
What ya got?
Some noisy crows attracted my attention to this magnificent bird passing by Lane’s Cove this morning. Can someone help me identify it?
My completely uneducated guess is a Red Tailed Hawk but hope to hear from the many bird watching freaks that frequent GMG
CLIFFORD MCCARTHY Forwards this handy reference chart to help narrow it down