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  1. I would like help with two birds. Let me start with the easier one: 1) Blackpoll warbler? Based on Two white wingbars & streaked upperparts. The legs are not very orange, but I guess that's okay? 2) This one was very confusing. It was staying close to the ground, and was exhibiting behaviors of a young bird or a weak bird. Could this be another Blackpoll warbler, based on orangish legs and streaked upperparts (may be)? The wingbars are not bold though. Also I don't see blurry streaking on the flanks. So my second guess is a Pine warbler.
  2. 1) Blackpoll warbler? [Based on white wingbars, light-colored legs, a faint eyeline] 2) Pine warbler? [Based on broken eyering, two white wingbars, darker legs] 3) Another pine warbler? [Based broken eyering, and wingbars. I contemplated on a Blackburnian on the field, but I don't think it is one after reviewing the photos]
  3. It looks good for a Red-naped Sapsucker.
  4. I believe this is a Western Sandpiper. Its bill was longer than the other SESA with it. Can you confirm?
  5. Thank you both. I’ll take your word for it.
  6. I don't have any concrete reasons, but it just didn't seem right for a pine warbler. This one definitely had a bold white eyering (I know immature pine warblers also have it). And from what I recollect, it had no wing bars. I also recollect seeing a thin bill (it probably appears thick because of the way I took the photo). Similarly, I think the white undertail you see might be due to lighting issues. The other birders with me floated the possibility of a Tennessee warbler (However, I don't think it was). Not sure if it helps, but here are two more photos:
  7. Does this look like an orange-crowned warbler? The bird was yellow-olive overall, had a thin/pointy bill, had a white eyering (did not see if it was broken or not), and appears to have yellow undertail coverts (from the photos). Even by elimination, I am leaning towards an orange-crowned. What do you think?
  8. No wolves in this specific location. We did see a few from a lookout point (also a mother grizzly & 2 cubs), and then a few in Hayden valley (had better views here).
  9. With the IDs of these two birds I should be all set 🙂 1) A female ruddy duck? 2) Swainson's Hawk?
  10. Wow. It could be the same rock 🙂 It was taken on the road to Slough Creek campgrounds (in the Lamar Valley area). Here is the full photo for little more context:
  11. Thank you akandula and akiley. Your assessments sound good to me.
  12. Seconded. The yellow eyebrow is also indicative of Wilson's.
  13. I would like your help to confirm/identify these birds: 1) Brewer's sparrow? 2) Western Tanager? It seems to show a yellow eyering, and that's throwing me off. 3) American Goldfinch? 4) A young Swainson's Hawk? 5) Red-tailed hawk? If yes, it must be a western subspecies, because they don't look like this here in the east coast. 6) A dark-morph red-tail hawk? (I was hoping it would be a golden eagle when setting up my scope) 7) This one may not be ID'able but thought to ask anyway
  14. Thank you for your thoughts. I ruled out green-winged teal because of the bigger bill, and the lack of buffy stripe at the rear (which I came to know only while doing this research).
  15. Are these cinnamon teals? These were seen at yellowstone.
  16. Looks good for a Bay-breasted (black legs, and small amount of chestnut flanks rule out Blackpoll warbler).
  17. I am unable to pin down this flycatcher, so I would like your help. Here are my observations (could be subjective though) about the bird: - Gray back (so ruling out Cordilleran) - Has a thin white eyering (so ruling out Western Wood-Pewee) - Has two wing bars - Has a peaked head (so ruling out Willow/Alder & dusky flycatcher) - Primary feathers look long So I'm leaning towards Hammond's Flycatcher. But the bill looks too large for it. So I'm a bit stumped.
  18. Are all of these Baird's Sandpipers (there were 6 of them)? These must be 3 of the same birds seen earlier (seen 2 hours before). But wanted to check with you. Hopefully this is an easy one. Thanks for your help.
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