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  1. Looks good for a Bay-breasted (black legs, and small amount of chestnut flanks rule out Blackpoll warbler).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Thank you Akiley! Not that I’m trying to influence you (or may be I am), but a pectoral and western sandpiper were seen at the same location (and specifically, the same pool).
  5. #4 can't be Baird's because the wings don't extend past the tail
  6. Hi All, It's that time of the year where the eyes hurt (scoping through hundreds of shorebirds) and brains hurt (trying to process all the differences between them). This time there were 2 - 3 birds that looked "unusual" but I wasn't confident enough to positively ID them. I did take some photos, hoping you can help out. 1) This bird stood out from rest of the semipalmated sandpipers. It looked like a "Western Sandpiper" to me. What do you think? 2) I considered the possibility of a "Pectoral Sandpiper" on the field. The first photo matches what I thought I saw. However, the next photos don't seem right for a PESA (unless if they're different birds). 3) This could be the same "Western Sandpiper" mentioned in #1. This was at the same location but seen a little while later. 4) Semipalmated sandpiper? Baird's sandpiper? Thank you!
  7. There were hawks flying quite high up. I managed to capture a few photos. Upon reviewing the photos, some seem to point to Cooper's (based on rounded tail, and head projecting beyond its wings), and some point to Sharpie (based on squarish tail, and head barely sticking beyond its wings). However, I'm not certain if I'm being misguided by my photos, so I would like your help. 1) Cooper's 2) Sharpie
  8. Hi All, I would like ID help with these warblers and shorebirds: 1) Female blackpoll warbler? (Based on grayish color, white wingbars, and orangish legs) a) b) 2) Female Cape May warbler? Or female Blackpoll? 3) I'm confused by this one. If it's a yellow-throated warbler, then it's the most worn-out/pale individual I've seen. 4) Semipalmated sandpipers? a) b)
  9. The mottled underwings looks good for a bald eagle.
  10. They're ring-necked ducks, and a female canvasback.
  11. These are not good photos but hopefully enough to ID the tern. The expected terns in this location are Caspian tern, Forester's tern and Gull-billed tern. - Based on bill-shape, I think we can safely rule out Caspian tern. - The bill-shape seems okay for Forester's tern but it does not have the orange bill of breeding adult (and the full black cap suggests that its past the non-breeding phase) - The black bill color seems to match the Gull-billed tern. However, the bill looks a little too thin for me. Any thoughts?
  12. Hi Ethan. Could these be Tennessee Warblers also? They were taken in a different location (within Belize) and different date.
  13. It's a domestic mallard. Many such birds tend to have a white patch below the neck.
  14. Awesome. Thanks Ethan! W.r.t. other similar looking birds, after incorporating bill shape and eye color, I did not find any other bird in my book.
  15. I would say that all the scaups are greater (based on not having a peaked head). And I would say all the yellow legs are lesser (based on proportion of beak to head .. although I'm on the fence for the 1st and 3rd/4th photo.
  16. These are 2 different birds. Do you think one or both of them are Tennessee warblers? Based on me going through the Peterson book, Tennessee warblers seem to be the closest match. Since these can be found in North America as well, I wanted to check with you. Thanks. Bird #1 Bird #2
  17. Thanks Sean. I see why it could be a domestic mallard (although all the ones i’ve seen have a white patch on them). That being said, it could be a hybrid mallard as well (perhaps with an American black duck or Mottled duck).
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