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    A Raven about to start bothering a Golden... Nice rufuous-y intermediate Ferruginous Hawk.
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    White-throated Sparrow by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    GBH Japanese Garden Ft Worth TX by johnd1964, on Flickr
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    I got a half of a magpie! The top and bottom!
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    Common Goldeneyes are known for their distinctive whistling sound; I think that at least some of the others on my list have a more whirring sound.
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    These are some ducks that I know that have a whistling/rattling sound during takeoff or in the air: Northern Shoveler Green-winged Teal Common and Barrow’s Goldeneye Common Merganser
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    AAB's page for Hooded Merganser suggests Bufflehead, and Bufflehead suggests the larger goldeneyes, although more so in breeding plumage. The range is good for all. I can't address the wing sounds. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Hooded_Merganser/id
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    And I assume that you meant "Rough-legged," as Northern Rough-winged Swallow is long gone for winter.
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    Dark morph (rufous is intermediate morph and has a black belly band contrasting with rufous chest and vent area)
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    Americans usually have pink legs and feet at this time of year. https://cobirds.org/CFO/ColoradoBirds/InTheScope/59.pdf
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    Not female-type, it is a female House Sparrow. Males look like females only in the nest and shortly after fledging. They quickly attain male plumage. House Sparrow is not a member of the New World family of sparrows (Passerellidae), but of the Old World family that was originally called sparrows (Passeridae).
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    Yes, Harris's is ruled out by the long wings (extending to tail tip), as that species, being essentially non-migratory, has relatively short wings. Additionally, the tail's color pattern is reversed fro that of Harris's. However, this could be a dark morph of either Red-tailed or Ferruginous hawks, and that's as precise as I can be, given the photos.
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    immature male Lesser Scaup https://cobirds.org/CFO/ColoradoBirds/InTheScope/21.pdf http://cowyebird.blogspot.com/2018/02/greater-scaup-ebird-problem-child.html
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    What points away from a Herring? I think I'd need more photos to really be sure. Considering it's winter on Georgian Bay Herring is more likely, but not definitive at all.
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    Mourning Dove versus White-crowned Sparrow. By far the most obvious difference is in the vocalizations, after that it gets trickier.
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    Why not ask odd dark juv Snow Goose?
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    Looks like a dark morph Red-tail rather than Harlan’s, but not sure.
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    My Cackling versus Canada My favorite as it looks like he has bodyguards
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