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  1. 7 points
    Evening Grosbeak, lots of boreals coming down to jersey right now...
  2. 6 points
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    Blackpoll Warbler Blackpoll Warbler by Johnny, on Flickr Blackpoll Warbler by Johnny, on Flickr
  5. 4 points
  6. 3 points
    Brown Thrasher by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  7. 3 points
    A very sleepy juvenile - could hardly lift its head.
  8. 3 points
  9. 2 points
    Seen today at Loess Bluffs NWR, in NW Missouri. Is this a Lesser or Greater Yellowlegs? If I were to guess, I'm leaning towards Lesser because the feet don't trail very far beyond the tail.
  10. 2 points
    2, and probably 1, is/are bluebird(s).
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  13. 1 point
    #1 is a juvenile, and until and unless such birds get red eyes, they're not IDable in the field, as far as I'm aware. I'd be happier with bird #2 being a pure White-faced if it had more color on the legs. Hybrids (and back-crosses) between these species are not rare.
  14. 1 point
    The shape and pattern of those rear-most, large side feathers is distinctive: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/36239061#_ga=2.268497713.1755868588.1602438046-1184313056.1549327880
  15. 1 point
    Looks like along the Columbia river waterfront there have been a good amount of Wilson Snipe, and some Spotted Sandpiper right now.
  16. 1 point
    Yes, squared (which allows for someone to "second")
  17. 1 point
    Greater, as discerned by the extensive pale base to the bill allowing the nostrils to be seen well; little in the way of foot extension beyond the tail tip. Virtually the entire bill of Lesser is black, resulting in the nostrils being difficult to pick out. Lesser also nearly always show more than just toes beyond the tail; see pic, below. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/255352191#_ga=2.205574867.1755868588.1602438046-1184313056.1549327880
  18. 1 point
    Really? Huh. Here is a YBFL we caught on Mansfield. Eye ring looks pretty white to me.
  19. 1 point
    @Candydez12 The Gray Jay has been officially renamed to Canada Jay. Here's one I took a photo of in Vermont at Moose Bog.
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    Only one I have of a Gray Jay, AKA Canada Jay, AKA Camp Robber Jay, from years ago in Yellowstone. Taken with a now extinct 35mm camera that actually used film!!! 1-Gray Jay Wyoming 1999 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr
  22. 1 point
    Say's Phoebe. There are very few flycatchers around California at this time of year, and only one that has the orange wash on its breast.
  23. 1 point
    Looks like a Red-tailed. The distinct band of dark feathers across its lower belly is a great mark for ID.
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  25. 1 point
    Fresh water Me too. I reported a few as Greater and the rest as Greater/Lesser.
  26. 1 point
    Looks fine to me, with the dark carpal bar, and light spotting out to the "commas", but again, going by the book, no actual experience. The breast band is more prominent, but I don't know if that would be significant towards this ID.
  27. 1 point
    Looks good for a juvenile Krider's to me, but i'm just going by the book.
  28. 1 point
    Freakin' stunning photographs! Where were you positioned to get these angles?
  29. 1 point
    Fresh water or salt? I think you'll have to settle for Greater / Lesser. I think what you're seeing in the second picture is something behind that duck, possible another duck diving or surfacing. "The path to one's large cropped images begins with one's larger originals" - Ny-Khon Khanon, Japanese philosopher.
  30. 1 point
    Lesser- short bill and less barred flanks
  31. 1 point
    1- 1 snow 3 ross's 2- 3 ross's nice finds
  32. 1 point
    1 is glossy 2 is white-faced
  33. 1 point
    I want to say pintail, but my duck Id skills have not been strong recently.
  34. 1 point
    I think It's safe to say that all of them are Tundra.
  35. 1 point
    Glad you're back in!
  36. 1 point
    "This here feeder ain't big enough for the two of us!" "So, you gonna fight for it?" "Alright then, git outta here!"
  37. 1 point
    From now on I expect to be called Her Highness, Aveschapines 😆
  38. 1 point
    I identify as 'Grand High Poobah, Lord of the Out Realms, Duke of Mayonnaise, Chief Filler of Feeders, Replenisher of Baths, Guardian of Salty Snax'. My preferred pronouns are unpronounceable with your five-vowel limitation. Please use it when appropriate.
  39. 1 point
    "North bound with down, Loaded up and duckin' .."
  40. 1 point
    I saw my lifer RBNU on a trip to Upper Michigan in September. Now they're being reported in central SC by the handsful. It was the same with Purple Finches. Traveled to New England and listed my lifer, then they irrupted into SC and were hanging out at my feeders. Stupid birds ...
  41. 1 point
    Distinctive and diagnostic wing pattern
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    Song Sparrow by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    99% sure these are Snow Buntings, but this is a bird for me. Taken yesterday at the Sax-Zim Bog in MN. Weather was terrible, but I was able to close some of the distance.
  45. 1 point
    Article on an unusual Grosbeak. https://www.livescience.com/half-male-half-female-bird.html
  46. 1 point
    Does this count? I painted a redstart in 2016.
  47. 1 point
    As does the blue foot.
  48. 1 point
    MN 5-1-20 Great Blue Heron
  49. 1 point
    edgar allen poe-ish....lol
  50. 1 point
    In Alabama a few years ago, two Northern Mockingbirds.... IMG_3604-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr IMG_3605-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr IMG_3606-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr
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