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Liam

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  1. The color balance is off on these photos, making the tones warmer than they actually are (see how the lichen appears yellowish when it should be white. Lots of gray on the face and breast and flanks (again, looks warmer than it is due to color balance). Eyering is partial. Hermit should have a complete eyering. Phenology is significant too. It's prime time for GCTH in the CSRA right now, but early yet for HETH.
  2. Marsh Wren and House Wren indeed! Congrats on the lifer. Ratty looking things. August songbirds not so glamorous!
  3. FYI, you should expect Purple only in winter. They won't be in Oklahoma in the Summer.
  4. The curvature of the supercilium suggests some domestic heritage, but otherwise pure Mallard.
  5. Maybe! That's above my paygrade. I decided to go to grad school and study a different imperiled species.
  6. Chincoteague Lighthouse Chincoteague light by Liam Wolff, on Flickr Acadia NP Acadia NP by Liam Wolff, on Flickr
  7. Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Liam Wolff, on Flickr EDB, Splinter Hill Bog, Baldwin County, Alabama
  8. Barrow's Goldeneyes by Liam Wolff, on Flickr Barrow's Goldeneye, Orono, ME, Dec 2019
  9. Kerri, where are you located? I am a hotspot reviewer/editor for eBird in Georgia. I can get you in touch with your local hotspot editor.
  10. It could very well be an adult female. I admit I have little experience with Western Bluebirds versus Eastern and I know Western females can be patchy.
  11. I agree with Savannah Sparrow given the bill size and streaking on the nape
  12. Might be my imagination, but looks like some yellow on the gape flange suggesting a juvenile bird.
  13. Looks proportionally right for a Western Bluebird. I even see some reddish (?) feathers coming in on the breast. I'd guess a hatch year bird molting out of the spotty plumage into the adult plumage.
  14. Nice behavioral pic too! ATTW peck at an oblique angle and strip bark by angling their head to the side just like pictured here. Often times you can find them by looking for trees that have bark peelings at the base. If the peelings are fresh enough, the tree is likely a favorite foraging tree in a pair's territory.
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