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    Whoping Cranes 2015 Whopping Crane's international crane foundation. by johnd1964, on Flickr
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    Northern Cardinal by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    Will give this my best shot, but not certain on 1 or 4... 1. Song (like 3, but partially obscured) 2. White-crowned (white wing bars, grayish-brown flanks, yellow-orange bill, head pattern not strong, but present) 3. Song (melospiza with broad dark malar stripe, gray and brown on face, streaky underneath, some rufousy tones on back, long tail) 4. Savannah... this is the toughest for me (rather small; finely streaked with pinkish bill; eye-brow is a bit brownish which throws me off, but I'd say Savannah) 5. Savannah (yellowish eye-brow, fine streaking underneath, pinkish bill)
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    Both are indeed Swamp Sparrows. Lincoln's Sparrows have less contrast between the gray neck and the back and cheeks, and they have lighter brown crown stripes among other subtle differences.
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    This may be the only place on the Internet where people don't have a problem admitting it when they're wrong.
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    My first good Spotted Sandpiper photo!
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    My first Golden Eagle - Valles Caldera National Preserve, NM
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    The bird on the right in the last photo is definitely a female Ruddy Duck and not a female Ring-necked Duck due to the long stuck-up tail, lack of pale eyering, dark line across the pale cheek, and barred flanks along with the small size and head shape.
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    American Wigeon, Ruddy Duck and Ring-necked Duck to it's left.
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    Typically more sightings will be flagged as rare on eBird in fall migration than in spring migration, because fall migration is a bit more spread out and a little less predictable. Later in fall, sudden cold spells and snow can ground the later, hardier mid-distance migrants, causing little pockets of migrants to build up. I'd guess those Hermit Thrushes are juveniles based on the paler buffy fringing on the greater coverts which make it look like it has a bit of a paler brown wing bar. Juveniles are often later to migrate. Let's hope they make it! Hermit Thrushes are pretty hardy though, so I have hope. Some overwinter quite far north (up east coast at least to Cape Cod, MA; ocean moderation helps, but they seem to be able to deal with snow and sub-freezing temps).
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    Middle photo is Western x Glaucous-winged Gull hybrid (darker mantle and dark gray, but not not black primaries)... I agree that bottom is pure Glaucous-winged... top one is tougher to tell, but looks Glaucous-winged as well.
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    American Mink - Looked like it was gathering the branches (making a den?). In the second photo he had stopped for a few minutes to scratch his back. 😄
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    My bad, you're right @The Bird Nuts
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    Northern California USA November 2019. I feel like I should know this one, but the name escapes me. Thanks!
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    I can't say for sure but it looks like right. Behavior fits.
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    This is a Chipping Sparrow. Clay-colored have whiter eyebrows, a buffier breast, and an eyeline that stops at the eyes and does not go to the lores as in a Chipping.
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    First decent photos of some buffleheads today
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    More and more robins are arriving!
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    And the two Turkey Vultures in the second photo.
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    Just a couple house finches, the one on the left is trying to eat a maple seed, and then looking disappointed once she dropped it 😁
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    There doesn't seem to be any reddish coloring to the wings at all. Usually the rufous coloring of the wings is very noticeable on Swamps.
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    Looks like a Greater, with the long, slightly up-turned bill. I've been looking for a Lesser for several years but haven't spotted one yet!
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    Yes, definitely a White-tailed Kite. That's typical behavior for them. I live in Sacramento and see them fairly often.
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    I think you were right the first time. I like Willow/Alder. Primary projection isn't very small and it doesn't give off the compact, squarish look of a Least to me. Eyering is okay, particularly so for Alder, which is what I'm leaning towards.
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    1) Myrtle Yellow-rumped Warbler 2) Loggerhead Shrike. Very nice 3) Eastern Phoebe 4) Bald Eagle. Huge bill 5) Ruby-crowned Kinglet 6) Another Myrtle Yellow-rumped 7-8) E Phoebes
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    Autumn shoreline at Silver Lake, DuPage Co., IL
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    Ooh, it does look like this bird.... https://www.featheredphotography.com/blog/2019/10/21/my-last-yellow-rumped-warbler-of-the-season/
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    Great bird! Bitterns are hard to come by.
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    American Bittern! Wow, amazing picture! These are so hard to find sometimes!
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    1-5 Pass. 6 Ruby-crowned Kinglet. 7 Red-eyed Vireo.
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    I am uncertain what this diving bird is. Taken in Northern California USA in November 2019. Thank you for your assistance.
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    Yes, that's a "after-hatch-year" (AHY) House Wren. Winter Wrens have a shorter bill, shorter tail, more barring on the flanks, and are smaller with a darker, plump overall. Like you were saying, Carolina Wrens are more contrasty with a bright white eyebrow.
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    Bottom photo is your Glaucous-winged. Note the white tipped primaries, and the gray in the primaries matches the mantle gray.
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    Definitely Pelagic. Brandt's would have a thicker bill and neck with a larger head and a more bulging forehead. Brandt's are overall less "snaky" than Pelagics.
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