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Brett H

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  1. I think you’re both right. There were titmice in the area. It’s either an atypical call or I got confused because I haven’t heard them in several months. Thanks for the input.
  2. Hello everyone, I heard the bird in the attached recording yesterday in the woods in the White Mountains in NH. It stayed high up in the trees so I never got a look at it. It sounds like a cardinal, but it seems a little off. And the habitat was all wrong (interior, closed canopy forest). I appreciate your thoughts! 20240216_144251585.m4a
  3. Thank you all for the input! The orange legs are really throwing me off, but it sounds like leucism could explain that. The bird was much bigger than a least sandpiper. Sanderling is a possibility, although it wasn't really behaving like one. Still, that might be the most likely species. But I guess I'll never know for sure!
  4. I just found a small, VERY white shorebird on a mudflat in Rye, NH. It has orange legs and a black and orange bill. Pictures attached. It’s white-rumped sandpiper-sized. Is this a leucistic individual of a common species or something rare for the area? Thanks!
  5. Trying again to upload the second file. Unknown.wav
  6. Hey everyone, I heard the loud whistled song in the attached files from high up in the trees in a forested section of the Merrimack River in Concord, NH. It sounds closest to a Baltimore or orchard oriole, but it isn’t quite right for either. In the longer audio clip, it’s sings towards the middle and then again at the end. I’d appreciate your thoughts! Unknown.wav Unknown.wav Unknown 2.m4a
  7. In the attached audio clip, you can hear two call notes from a distant crossbill in Woodstock, New Hampshire. They’re faint, but audible. I’ve heard these a lot this summer and have been IDing them as white-winged because the notes are softer and a little more musical than a red crossbill’s. I’ve been pretty sure of that, but now I’m starting to doubt myself since people in my area are reporting red crossbills but not white-winged. What do you think?? Thanks for the help! Crossbill.m4a
  8. Haha I know, I’m just kidding. I haven’t mastered the weird sounds of the secretive marsh birds yet. And I sure as hell don’t know anything about the frog calls of Florida.
  9. I say cormorant. Its back looks scaly and brown without any white.
  10. This morning I heard a bird grunting occasionally from a thickly vegetated freshwater marsh in Fort Myers, FL. It’s gotta be a rail, coot, or gallinule. Attached are a couple of recordings. Try your best to ignore the grackles. Thanks! Grunt.m4a Grunt1.m4a
  11. Hi everyone, I recorded this bird this morning singing from the treetops in a cypress swamp in Naples, FL. It’s a three-part buzzy song. It was warbler sized, but I only got a very quick backlit look. My best guess is a northern parula singing a weird song… but I’m pretty sure that’s not it. Any other guesses? Thanks!! UnknownBirdRookery.m4a
  12. Yeah, I think you’re right. The streaking is kind of easy to see in one of the pics.
  13. Thanks @Aidan B, @Seanbirds, and @Peromyscus! I thought about pectoral. You don’t think the chest is too bare?
  14. I saw this bird among some salt pannes in coastal New Hampshire. It was with a bunch of short-billed dowitchers and that’s what I assumed it was until I got home and looked at the photos. It’s bill is clearly curved downward. It looked bigger than a dunlin and doesn’t have the chest markings of a breeding stilt sandpiper. Any thoughts? Sorry for the terrible quality of the photos. Thank you!
  15. Hi everyone, I saw this bird this morning along the coast in a weedy/rocky area in Rye, NH.Is it a grasshopper sparrow? The red in front of the eye is throwing me off. Thank you!Is it a grasshopper sparrow? The red in front of the eye is throwing me off. Thank you!
  16. I heard the bird in the attached sound file this morning in a dense emergent wetland in Auchindown, Jamaica. It might be a species of rail/coot/gallinule, but I can’t figure it out. Thanks for the help! RailMaybe.m4a
  17. Good advice! I appreciate it, and I’ll give this a shot in the other forum.
  18. I heard the bird in the attached sound file this morning in a dense emergent wetland in Jamaica (included in the North American bird forum?) It might be a species of rail, but I can’t figure it out. Thanks for the help! RailMaybe.m4a
  19. Yeah, I agree. Thank you both for weighing in.
  20. Sorry for another lesser vs. greater scaup post. I observed these on an impounded section of the Merrimack River in Hooksett, NH today. For me, judging head shape from these photos is tricky. In the flight shot, there’s not much white in the primaries so I’m leaning toward lesser. But I also notice one of the bird’s flanks are much whiter than the other’s. Is there a chance I have one of each species? Thank you all for your help!
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