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sbruenjes

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  1. I will accept the perceived sarcasm given my vast level of peep ignorance. ?
  2. Thank you! Can I ask a follow up.. are these also leasts? I think the birds in flight are with the black in the center of the tail.. In the second picture, I guess the bird in the front right is the one I'm most unsure of.. Thank you!
  3. I saw this bird last week at a nature preserve in Northern New Jersey. I had seen several Least flycatchers, so I assumed this was also a Least. The lighting is bad, so maybe its an illusion, but the eye ring seems less pronounced to me than the other leasts.. Is this also a least flycatcher? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  4. Oops... I haven't coffee yet.. sorry about whatever I did with these pics...
  5. I saw these birds a few days back at a nature preserve in Northern New Jersey.. They all seem to have different coloration, which I know could be age, or if they are breeding.....but any help would be greatly appreciated.
  6. I saw these birds this past Sunday at a Nature Preserve in Northern New Jersey. I believe the first is a black and white. The other two birds were in the same bushes, but they don't seem to be the same species...Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  7. If it helps at all, here is a few more pics of the last bird.. but I didn't get any good frontal shots. The nature preserve I was at is DeKorte Park in the Meadowlands, and looking at E-Bird, there are reported sightings of Least and yellow bellied, so that didn't help either...
  8. I saw this bird yesterday at a Nature Preserve in Northern New Jersey. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  9. I spent several hours at the preserve, and I saw a few more very similar birds.. would these also be Least Flycatchers?
  10. I saw these birds today at a nature preserve in Northern New Jersey. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  11. I saw these birds today at a Nature Preserve in Northern New Jersey. I think I have a goldfinch, although it seems drab for a goldfinch... and maybe a least flycatcher? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  12. I saw these birds today at a local park in Essex County New Jersey. I believe I have a juvenile double crested cormorant, a spotted sandpiper, and a green heron, but any help would be greatly appreciated.
  13. I saw these birds today at our local park in Essex County New Jersey. I couldn't get a good pic, but I am curious what birds are living right by me.. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  14. OK, I think I have gone through all my pics during my recent trip to the Edwin Forsythe Wildlife Refuge in Ocean County, NJ… This is the last group of peeps that is confusing me.. I'm looking at these peeps and I know I see semi-palmated sandpipers, but the bird in the back looks darker.. the more I stare at these pics, the more they all look different.. I need help. Are these all just semipalmated sandpipers?
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. OK, I guess that teaches me that I don't know anything about IDing Peeps yet... but I'll keep trying.
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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..
  22. The first two are the same bird, after it wandered a bit.. but its a little better focused, and cropped.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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
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