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  2. Posting on behalf of someone else, seen in Haymarket, VA yesterday. Tail looks too short for a Coopers/Sharpy and the general markings are throwing me off. Seems “off” for a Red-Shouldered to my eyes .... The Merlin app gave me two results which I’m really questioning its accuracy. . 1) N Goshawk. - while they’re not unheard of in the area (coming down from the Shenandoah mountains/Blue Ridge some years, etc), they are fairly uncommon. 2) Short-eared Owl. - seriously? I’m almost certain that this is not an owl LOL! Any takers? Thanks!
  3. Sorry, that was not the correct photo above. Robin from today.
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  5. Thank you! It was a old photo I was looking at noticed that there was an anther bird.
  6. Not the male! 27th of February 2019 Palo Pinto Co. TX. Thank you.
  7. In flight Tropical has a fairly notched tail but this is tougher to see when perched.
  8. Nonbreeding Forster's. Note the large isolated black ear patch with a pale nape, which is diagnostic as no other terns in North America have this characteristic.
  9. Thanks for the link and the identification, everyone!
  10. Ring-billed is correct. Note the pale mantle, dark wingtips, and black band around the small yellow bill. A Herring Gull would have a noticeably larger bill.
  11. I struggle with Gull IDs. I want to say this is a Ring-billed gull, but without a good luck at the legs, I can't tell.
  12. Cornell's All About Birds is a great site to learn about the Osprey and all the other birds of North America: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Osprey/overview
  13. That is exactly correct about eBird. There's really no clear answer to what parvipes is. Steve is definitely the guy for Canada/Cackling Goose subspecies.
  14. I thought maybe it was a Cooper’s hawk?
  15. Is that a type of hawk? I am very new to learning about birds and am from Indiana and now vacationing in Florida. I’ve never seen something like this bird in Indiana!!!
  16. Welcome to the forum, Mike! I agree with cvanbosk, that is an Osprey.
  17. Is there any way to tell from this photo, or generally when a Tropical Kingbird is perched, if the tail is a Tropical, other than the color?
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