Last week's flock of birds in flight were Cedar Waxwings; still looking for them around here along with their Bohemian cousin's. Since it has been a long time since we had a member of this family in the weekly quiz, it just felt right to pick one for this week. Good luck and great birding!
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The raptor getting all fluffed up in last week's quiz was a Red-shouldered Hawk. If you're out (or have been out already) on a Christmas Bird Count, you rarely - if ever - the this week's species alone. They are almost always in large flocks going from tree to tree, stripping them of berries or other fruits. Have fun and good bird
As it turns out, last week's quiz bird was a repeat from way back at Quiz #5 and was a Mountain Chickadee. One of the review methods I use is a search of all the quizzes for family name (like "Chickadee") to see if I had used it before. Except, for some reason, I never gave the answer to Quiz #5 so "Chickadee" didn't come up in the search. Oops.
I am pretty certain that we've never quizzed this raptor giving itself a good shake after a round of preening. It's primarily an Eastern bird that you might also find in parts of the West. Good luck and good birding!
Last week's puzzler was a closeup image of a Golden-fronted Woodpecker from down in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. For this week our bird is from closer to "home" here at Bryce and, arguably, the bird I see most frequently in my wanderings around the park this time of year. Good luck and good birding!
The youngster in last week's round was a Wood Stork photographed on the nest in Lakeland, Florida. For this week I'm not giving you much to go on, but there should be enough information to make an identification. Have fun and good birding!
Last week's bird in (your choice: Winter/non-breeding/basic) plumage was a Black-bellied Plover. For this week a face that only a mother could love . . . (eh, not true; I always like - or liked, I guess, since we don't have any of these in Utah - seeing members of this species).
Good luck and great birding!