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  1. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
    9 points
  2. This is the best Common Goldeneye photo in the county! Y'all are just never going to belive what a great photo it is....
    8 points
  3. 8 points
  4. Munia posing nicely. Lighting was a little harsh though. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/380705921
    7 points
  5. Tennessee. No wing bars, dark eyeline, greenish back, white UnTC.
    7 points
  6. I think this looks better for a Palm Warbler, especially going off of the second photo.
    7 points
  7. A young male preening and an unimpressed female.
    6 points
  8. That’s a Hutton’s vireo. Different stricture than a flycatcher, bill shape, and wide eye ring.
    6 points
  9. Perfect for Spooky Season https://ebird.org/species/blophe1/
    6 points
  10. Crimson Topaz for me: https://ebird.org/species/critop1/
    6 points
  11. That one I've never gotten close enough to, to get a good shot, so my best was on the Rio Grande this past Winter...
    6 points
  12. Huh. There must be more than one @Kevin here.
    5 points
  13. With a noticeable eyebrow and the white throat wrapping partway around the dark cheek.
    5 points
  14. When seen from below, Merlins have a clear pattern of light throat, dark-streaked underparts, light or brownish vent, and dark tail. If you can see details on the tail, it's black with narrow white bands. Accipiters have gray and black tail bands, with the gray a little wider than the black, as you can see in your pictures. (And partly sniped by TBN.)
    5 points
  15. Sorry I'm spamming this thread, but Pranticoles make my brain hurt. Is it a tern? a shorebird? 🤔🙃 https://ebird.org/species/oripra/
    5 points
  16. Ooh, here's a fun game if anyone wants to play: 1. Take the first letter of the name you go by. 2. Take the first letter of your 11th life bird on eBird (or your personal list) 3. Plug in your birthday in Macaulay (month) and take the first letter of the top rated image species over all years taken on your birth date (you may have to scroll a bit) 4. And take the LAST letter of the bird you get when you hit "Surprise Me" on eBird once. 5. Make a banding code out of it by trying different combinations and searching on eBird, and reply with your favorite out of the species you got! I got... Red-and-white Antpitta https://ebird.org/species/rawant1/
    5 points
  17. If I'd been a little quicker, I wouldn't have had to go after Big Oly. 🙂 There's a female Barrow's in there, by the way. This is why I don't have better pictures:
    5 points
  18. The very few times I have seen these, they are always far away, so no stellar photos.
    5 points
  19. Looks better for a young Western Bluebird.
    4 points
  20. For sure it is! I remember @paradiddle photographing me!
    4 points
  21. This morning at Green Cay in Boynton Beach FL.
    4 points
  22. I agree with @Hasan, all are Cooper's Hawks. The big heads, narrow streaking, and tail feathers of different lengths rule out Sharp-shinned. Merlins have a different tail pattern (thin white bands), coarser streaking, and narrower and pointier wings.
    4 points
  23. I thought your question was asking which ones are Merlins and which ones are sharpies, and I was just saying none of them are Merlins, and thus, I thought, saying they were Sharpies. I am sorry if that was not clear.
    4 points
  24. lol chill out guys, it's literally just a bird forum. also these are Cooper's Hawks. The first image is the most Sharpie-ish, but I'd need to see more photos before I'd feel confident calling that.
    4 points
  25. Its what happened when the pronghorn @Clip was riding bucked a little too hard just as the camera clicked
    4 points
  26. Well, try all combinations you can think of, and then try getting a different "surprise me" letter
    4 points
  27. WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! @BrdNrdwill add pics
    4 points
  28. 4 points
  29. I agree with Palm Warbler. Lateral throat stripes, less contrasty wings, brown color.
    4 points
  30. You're sure it's not the Marvelous Spatuletail? Cliché, I know, but... https://ebird.org/species/marspa1
    4 points
  31. Agreed. I usually say Orange-crowned when I can't spot any features that would indicate something else.
    4 points
  32. Fantastic photo from someone on Vancouver Island https://www.instagram.com/p/CUahFCPP8-u/?utm_medium=copy_link
    3 points
  33. This is true, exactly my point - the differences between the two common accipiter species are quite subtle, but when a Merlin flies by, you’ll know it sure isn’t an accipiter
    3 points
  34. Could you explain how you got to that conclusion? I'm having trouble seeing where on a Varied Thrush these feathers could have come from. So far, the "clues" we've gathered is that the bird is large (probably robin to grouse in size?) and that these feathers are likely body feathers.
    3 points
  35. 3 points
  36. Yes, a very handsome Fox Sparrow.
    3 points
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