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  1. I saw these birds at a wildlife refuge in Ocean County New Jersey last week. I know these are dowitchers, and I think these are all short-billed dowitchers. But if there is a long-billed dowitcher in the mix, or anything else...I would greatly appreciate anyone telling me how they ID'd it... The bird in the foreground of the first pic was the one I thought most likely to be a long-billed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. OK, I have a few more that have me confused. I saw these birds last week at a wildlife refuge in Ocean County New Jersey. In the first pick, is the bird on the left a willet and on the right a yellow legs or spotted sandpiper? Are the big gulls in the second pic Herring gulls? I think those are avocet behind a forsters tern in the third pic.. I didn't even notice the avocet when I was trying to get the gull.. that was a peasant surprise. And is the next tern a gull billed tern? Are the flying birds whimbrel? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  3. OK, I guess that teaches me that I don't know anything about IDing Peeps yet... but I'll keep trying.
  4. I saw these birds last week at a wildlife refuge in Ocean County, NJ.. I tried to look at the legs, beak and the tail.. so here is my best guess.. In order: Western, Semipalmated, White-Rumped, No clue, Least. Any help would be greatly appreciated
  5. I saw these birds on Thursday at a wildlife refuge in Ocean County, New Jersey. I was wondering if any or all of these would be stilt sandpipers? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  6. I saw this bird at a Wildlife refuge in Ocean County, NJ. I thought it was a Forster's tern, but Merlin came back with two of the three pics as a Roseate Tern (the middle pick came back Forster's tern...). I can't figure out to differentiate the two, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
  7. Now, as I am immersing myself in shorebird ID's, could the top bird be a white-rumped sandpiper? I am asking because of the fairly prominent white eyebrow..
  8. The first two are the same bird, after it wandered a bit.. but its a little better focused, and cropped.
  9. I saw these birds a few days ago at a Wildlife refuge in Ocean County, NJ. I thought the first bird was a yellowlegs, but it was small, and the beak seems small.. Could it be a solitary sandpiper? I know the other pic is dowitchers, but how do you differentiate short billed from long billed? And I think those are semipalmated sandpipers in flight? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  10. I saw these birds yesterday at a Nature Preserve in Ocean County NJ. Shore birds give me a lot of trouble... I think the first is a semipalmated sandpiper.. I think the next three have a dowitcher, (short billed if I had to guess...) and I think a least sandpiper... but like I said, I could be way off... any help would be appreciated.
  11. I was at the Edwin Forsythe Wildlife Refuge yesterday, and there were a lot of shorebirds...I am working my way to try and identify what I can, but I feel like I am going to be sending a lot of requests to help.. These birds were at the entrance to the refuge, and I think I have a chipping sparrow (but its darker than other chipping sparrows I have photographed), some purple martin, and what I believe are Sanderlings? Any help would be greatly appreciated
  12. I saw these birds today while I was walking through a reservation in Essex County New Jersey. I think I have a song sparrow, but the white throat has me unsure, barn swallows, a chipping sparrow and a house finch. maybe... Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  13. I saw these birds today while I was walking in a park in Essex County New Jersey. I believe I have a downy woodpecker, a female Baltimore oriole, a white breasted nuthatch, which I don't usually see this time of year, and...this last one should be the easiest, but I don't really know what it is? European Starling?
  14. I saw this bird in June at a local park in Essex County, New Jersey. I had thought it was a House Wren, but now I'm not as sure given the markings above the eye. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  15. These always give me trouble. All were seen today at a local park in Essex County, NJ I believe the first 2 are song sparrows, the next two are house finch, and the last two are house sparrows? I am least confident about the last one... Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  16. I saw this bird today at the Hatfield Swamp in Essex County, New Jersey. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  17. Wow, that is an impressive explanation. Thank you! 🙂
  18. Let me see if I have an understanding of differentiating the two. Here is a pic that was previously identified as Forster's. It looks like this bird has more of a reddish beak than the Forsters, and it looks like the wingtips are darker than the Forster's. Are these the best ways to differentiate?
  19. I saw these birds at Liberty State Park in Jersey City today. Any help would be greatly appreciated Are these: a boat tailed grackle Forster's tern Yellow warbler?
  20. I saw these walking through Liberty State park in Jersey City today. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  21. I saw this bird today while at a nature preserve in Montclair, New Jersey. Is it a broad-winged?
  22. I saw these birds today walking through a nature preserve in Essex County, New Jersey. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  23. I saw these birds at a Nature Preserve in Essex County, NJ today. I think the first is a wood thrush.. the last 3 are of the same bird which I think must be a juvenile of some type.. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  24. I adjusted the lighting for the pics.. does this help with the ID's?
  25. I saw this bird over the past weekend at a local nature preserve in Essex county, NJ. I believe its an Eastern wood peewee, but any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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