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  1. The right-most bird is a black-bellied plover, and there are three dunlin behind it.
  2. I think that the male scaup is a greater. The head is significantly rounded, with no visible peak. I agree that the yellowlegs are Greater. Great pictures!
  3. I got lucky with this Black-crowned Night Heron mid-stretch!
  4. Pacific-golden Plover molt has recently begun:
  5. 1) I agree with Horned Grebe. From the 1st photo, there seems to be a pretty clear line between the white of the cheek and the black on the head. In Eared, the black tends to extend into the white cheek. I love the photo of it diving! 2) I agree with female Ruddy Duck.
  6. I agree with Akiley. There doesn't appear to be any white on the black of the primaries here.
  7. There are definitely greater-white fronted geese in photos 2 & 3. As for the white goose, do you recall seeing any brown stains on the head? It may help ID this bird.
  8. Itʻs a scaup, but which kind of scaup might be tough to call... From these photos I would lean towards lesser, but wait for the input of others.
  9. Hi! This bird was seen on January 6th, 2019 in Altadena, California. I'm thinking that it's a goldfinch, but I'm unsure of which kind. There seems to be a lack of streaking on the belly, pointing to an American? Is there a good rule of thumb for goldfinches? Thanks in advance!
  10. Thank you! For some reason, I can't edit the original post.
  11. Hello all! I was digging through some photos, and I found this shot, taken on January 6th, 2019, in Altadena, California. Could it be a Costa's? The tail has some white on it, the tail barely meets the wing tips, and the throat seems pretty clean. <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/139504398@N05/33276095448/in/dateposted-public/" title="Hummingbird Sp. 1/6/19"><img src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7880/33276095448_5d5e9bbd2f_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="Hummingbird Sp. 1/6/19"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
  12. #1 appears to be all Lesser, they all have a point on the back of the head. #2 and #3 seems to show a greater, the head seems very rounded overall.
  13. Definitely a domestic duck. Too dark for blue-winged teal, and a garganey would be very different overall.
  14. The head looks pretty tall to me, for now I'd lean Lesser.
  15. I'm seeing lesser yellowlegs as the birds with extended legs, the pattern on the underwing matches pretty well (shown in the upper rightmost bird).
  16. Not sure about the gull, but awesome photos!
  17. This bird seems to have one, it's the white line stemming from the throat. The white chin is harder to see at this angle.
  18. I'm thinking American Pipit. Definitely wait for the input of others though. I love the 2nd photo with it's wings folded!
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