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    1-2. Yes, Great Crested Flycatchers 3,5. Yellow-rumped Warbler 4. Downy Woodpecker with the black barring on the white tail feathers
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    @akiley and I were just joking, @Jodi Nielson 😁. Wilson named this bird the Kentucky Warbler because he happened to observe it in Kentucky. It lives in many other states - you should almost never rely on birds' names if they are named after a state to determine the range of it (excluding Hawaii). From www.allaboutbirds.org:
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    Snowy Egret Pose Anahauc NWR 7-19 Snowy Egret Pose Anahauc NWR 7-19 by johnd1964, on Flickr
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    caught the whole family this morning....one standing watch (upper right) 2 more bottom left chowing on a cicada. Just thought I'd share.
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    I'm thinking this is a Spotted Sandpiper...in breeding mode. I'm in northern Washington near the eastern part of the Cascades in July. He's hanging out by the river's edge on the rocks. Got him just as he did some calls. Oh, and they call constantly! thanks!
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    Brown Thrasher, actually. They’re a common yard bird of the southeast.
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    Oops, not sure how I read that as NC. My bad. No wonder it seemed so unusual.
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    I believe it's because 'Brown' describes the crest, hence the hyphen. 'Great' describes the overall bird, a flycatcher larger than the others. 'Great' doesn't modify 'Crested' so there's no hyphen. It's an illogical language construct, not a logical scientific one.
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    Extremely easy to identify. Just take the state that you saw the bird, Kentucky, and see that it is a warbler... this means its a Kentucky Warbler! 🤣 Ok, really. This is a male Kentucky Warbler due to the olive back, yellow belly, and black "sideburns." They have no wingbars and have a yellow eyestripe and partial spectacle.
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    Low light, just after sunrise this morning in Kentucky.
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    I love this website! Can you tell me what bird this is?
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    It's a juvenile sparrow. My guess would be White-throated.
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    I believe the lack of feathers at the base of the bill is making it look longer than normal.
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    Red-winged Blackbird.
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    I just wanted to say this is a beautiful photograph!
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    I took this photograph in Kruger National Park in October of 2018. Please help me identify this bird and the scientific name. Thank you!
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    I would agree with White-eyed Vireo. When brightened up you can see the yellow "mask" between the bulgy white eyes.
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    I studied this pic quite a while, since I don't get Ruby-throated here. But from what I can see in my Sibley, I'm going to call this a juvie Male Ruby-throated, due to the markings, bill length and straightness, and wingtip to tail ratio. The bill is the reason I'm not saying Black-chinned. The behavior is because it's young and dumb. 🙂
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    @Bob Berryhill, I can see why you tried to ID this as a sparrow. However, sparrow's cone-shaped bills are much thicker at the base than this chickadees. Also, sparrows are mostly brown more than gray. Most sparrows have pink or light colored legs, although a few do have dark ones like this chickadee. Few people notice the link on AAB to search by bird family. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/browse/taxonomy Here are the sparrows, for comparison: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/browse/taxonomy/Passerellidae
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    Incidentally, 'Yard Bird' is an old Southern nickname for a domestic chicken.
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    Could this be your bird? https://images.app.goo.gl/7WAeazbRAt7bwoya8
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    @Bob Berryhill, I think Kerri meant to put this link to the All About Birds website to identify the Carolina Chickadee: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Carolina_Chickadee/id I also think that the All About Birds website is the best to identify birds across the U.S. and Canada. If you want additional information, you can go to https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/carolina-chickadee and various other free online websites. An interesting fact about the Carolina Chickadee: It is one of the extremely few endemics to the continental U.S.! Happy birding...
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    Agreed with Brown Thrasher. Cool bird!
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    Beautiful. I’m blown away every time I see one.
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    Don’t sweat it over the name. I’m sure there are plenty of Connecticut birders still waiting on their namesake Warbler to pay them a visit.
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    A Carolina Chickadee, another hallmark of eastern backyard birding. I personally never get tired of them.
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    Today's baby pictures! They are officially 2 weeks old! Check the little guy in front mugging for the camera! I'm starting to feel like a birdy-granny!! Lol
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    Found this bird today mid morning, Northern California, lake Almanor area in front of the house in the bushes, there were two of them and they were making a clicking sound. Not a easily frightened bird never flew far from me. Thanks
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    I live in the county, surrounded by farmland, pastures, woodland and an Orchard and with a few exceptions, all the pictures I post are taken on my road. I've identified and photographed about 55 different birds just taking morning walks. Everyday I try to spot a new one or get a better shot of one I've already identified. I'm seriously hooked.
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    American Kestrel
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    It is kind of far away, but I see the white forehead and long wings of a Swainson's Hawk here.
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    Yes, this is a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. This is a female due to the overall gray body and no black "V." Other distinctive features of gnatcatchers are their thin white eye-ring, black tails with white edging, and mostly white undersides of their tails.
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    If the primaries look darker than the mantle, it's not a pure bird, but rather an Olympic Gull. The bird in the front of the 2nd photo may be a pure bird but I think it's the lighting making the primaries look pale. Hybrids or anything in-between should be more common than pure Glaucous-winged or Western. It can be very hard to find a "real" Glaucous-winged!
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