ANSWERS–Grab Bag Bird ID Quiz

Jordan RutterBirding, Identification, Mystery BirdsLeave a Comment

Here are the much anticipated results for the most recent bird id quiz. They are in the same order as the quiz photos. If you haven’t tried your luck with the ID quiz, read no further and go test your skills on the 5 tricky photos. Then you can come back to see how you did.      

Heron Hybrid – Merritt Island NWR, Florida

Alex LamoreauxIdentification, Mystery Birds10 Comments

On March 25th, a very interesting heron was photographed by two birders at Merrrit Island NWR, near Titusville on the Atlantic Coast of Florida. Ann Gaillard and Joyce Stefancic both photographed the heron shown below independently of each other along the Black Point Wildlife Drive, and allowed me permission to show their photos on this post. Study these first two … Read More

Mystery flycatcher

Drew WeberBirding, General News and Info, Identification, Mystery Birds13 Comments

When I am out birding, I don’t always get the look I want at every bird. In fact, this is almost always the case. Just this morning there was an adult male that dropped down into the vegetation after barely giving me a chance to ID it. I could see it skulking around between the weedy stems but all I … Read More

Mystery shorebird photos from the The Great Bucktoe Shorebird Watch

Drew WeberIdentification, Mystery Birds11 Comments

Each spring, Larry Lewis and crew hold The Great Bucktoe Kite/Shorebird Watch at the Bucktoe Creek Preserve to scan the skies nightly for Mississippi Kites and for shorebird flocks taking to the sky and winging north. Holly Merker forwarded me a couple photos of the distant shorebirds, in hopes that someone would be able to pin a name to them. … Read More

Mystery Bird Quiz

Alex LamoreauxIdentification, Mystery Birds, quiz birds8 Comments

It has been a long time since we have done a bird quiz here on Nemesis Bird, but I took some photos of a bird two weekends ago that I thought would be perfect to test peoples ID skills. Below are two photos of the bird. The background of the shots are a bit overexposed, but that is not affecting … Read More

Answers to Forest Fest Mystery Bird Quiz

Alex LamoreauxGeneral News and Info, Identification, Mystery Birds, quiz birds1 Comment

This past weekend, we celebrated Forest Fest at Penn State. At the festival, the avian outreach class had a table set up that talked about birding, demonstrated bird banding, and led a guided bird walk through the arboretum. We also had 10 photos, that I took, of 10 different species of birds for people to try and identify. Below are the photos … Read More

Answer to Mystery Bird Quiz

Alex LamoreauxGeneral News and Info, Identification, Mystery Birds1 Comment

About 12 people responded to the Mystery Bird Quiz I posted on September 5th. The guesses that I received comprised of seven different species; Pine Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Cape May Warbler, American Pipit, and Varied Thrush. The most votes were for American Pipit and Pine Warbler. Let’s take another look at the photos I had originally … Read More

Mystery Bird Quiz

Alex LamoreauxIdentification, Mystery Birds8 Comments

We haven’t had a Mystery Bird Quiz here on Nemesis Bird for a while, but when I snapped the photos below the other day while Drew and I were out hawk watching, we both knew we had to use them. So, here ya go….a few photos of a small bird in flight. Leave your answers as comments on this post. … Read More

Interesting Mystery Hummingbird at Ash Canyon B&B, SE Arizona

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Identification, Mystery Birds4 Comments

Today while watching hummingbirds (and a ton of other great non-hummingbird birds), Anna spotted an interesting hummingbird coming in to the feeders, usually with a male Broad-billed Hummingbird. This weird hummer was about the same size as a Broad-billed and had a similar bill length. However, this bird had a very dark, black throat/gorget. The black coloration continued down through … Read More

Mystery Bird Quiz!

Alex LamoreauxMystery Birds7 Comments

We haven’t had a mystery bird quiz here on Nemesis Bird for a while and so while Anna and I were out birding I purposely tried to take some photos of birds in strange angles that I could possibly use as a bird quiz, so the photo below is the best I could get. Please leave your guess as a … Read More