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    Wild Turkey by Greg Miller, on Flickr
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    Not from today, but I just uploaded them. VERY sleepy Great Horned Owl Comma sp. : Boisduval's Blue (I think) Thicket Hairstreak: Western Side-blotched Lizard: Adorable Ground Squirrel: And finally, lifer Spruce Grouse:
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    I think they're all House Finches -- the red is most pronounced on the forehead rather than the crown, and the primaries are quite short. Also, Purple's wander a lot -- New Mexico may be out of range, but not entirely out of the question.
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    Looks like a female Western Tanager. The bill's a bit long for a goldfinch, and the undertail coverts aren't white.
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    Yes, Yellow-throated Vireo
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    Not a finch with that beak. I'm sure an expert will be able to ID. I'm guessing Yellow-throated Vireo.
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    Yes, Double-crested Cormorants.
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    Thank you all for assisting me on the Id of this Warbler. The undertail is definitely all yellow. I've attached a super cropped version of the above photo in this post. Even though I would love it to be something other than a Yellow Warbler, I believe that Psweet & HamRHead are correct. I had posted it in the first place because structurally it didn't look like a Yellow to me as well. Thanks again! Warbler TBID by Johnny-for ID Purposes, on Flickr
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    Looks like a Philly to me, but I'd wait for a second opinion.
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    All birds in 6 are indeed Semipalmated. Agreed with everything else. All of the Yellow-rumped are Myrtles.
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    On the plover, I'm not seeing a yellowish orbital ring, but the lores should safely rule out Common Ringed. Lores on juv Semipalmated are "pinched" like this, meaning that they get narrower closer to the bill. On juv Common Ringed, the lores maintain the same width all the way to the bill, not giving that "pinched" appearance. It's something to look out for. I guarantee that a lot of Common Ringed in the Northeast get passed off as Semipalmated because birders aren't keeping CR on their radar, and actively looking for one.
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    Awesome! This could also come in handy with a mallard I have been wondering about. I suspect some Egyptian goose ancestry, and maybe a little Northern Gannet.
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    Anhinga-cestry.com 23andChickadee.com
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    I'm thinking Brewer's Sparrow for #2 -- the lores do look dark, but they're diffuse rather than a continuation of the eye-line. The eye-stripe in a Chipping should interrupt the white eye-ring, this doesn't appear to do so. The malar is awfully strong for a Chipping as well.
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    This looks like a molting adult Chipping Sparrow. The molt in the wings is too extensive for a youngster, and the dark eye-line extending to the lores and the faint malar are wrong for Brewer's.
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    Thanks, redcoot. This is the second time a Cinnamon has been suggested for a bird photo from this location. Cinnamon would be rare but not impossible. Without better photos, I may have to resort to DNA testing. If I snag a feather is there somewhere I can send it? Or is there an app for that?
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    If you're looking to supplement 'Shorebird Guide' with something else but want something beyond a field guide, I love National Geographic's 'Complete Guide to Birds of N.A.' https://www.amazon.com/National-Geographic-Complete-Birds-America/dp/1426213735/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=NBWCNBE2EWJ5R90DS6AR The above link is not an endorsement of Amazon and is provided only to describe the book.
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    I have the Shorebird Guide. I think I bought it on psweet's, recommendation. It's a good book.
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    He's still got some juvenile feathers mixed in, but yes, mostly in first-basic plumage.
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    I've got the shorebird guide -- it's very narrowly tailored to shorebirds. (That means Sandpipers, Plovers, Stilts, and Avocets, not just anything you see on the shoreline.) It's good, although I'd want something else as well, I think. In general, the two that I would recommend as general bird guides are Sibley Birds, and the National Geographic Guide. Peterson's are good, but I'm not sure what the more recent editions look like.
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    I was at a farmers market when I took this photo.
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    You may have to trust me a little on this one! Ferruginous hawk babies near Malheur in Oregon
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    Dowitcher Dowitchers in flight by johnd1964, on Flickr
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