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  1. Face pattern and bill color suggests molting Forster's to me.
  2. Another thing to note is that vireos have blue feet, which can be seen in all three photos.
  3. This is a Semi/Western. I see some rufous on th scaps but not sharply-defined as it should be for Western.
  4. Actually looks like an Eastern Wood-Pewee.
  5. Yes. For experienced birders with empids, birds are indeed identifiable.
  6. Yes, a lot of experts and banders will tell you that they are completely unidentifiable but that's not fully true. Older birders tend to be stuck in the mindset that they are inseparable from the time they were one species. Typical Alder and Willow have fairly distinctive looks. Classic Willow here has a more crested head, more dull colored back with some brownish gray tones, wingbars tend to be less strong and less white, and a weak to no eyering. Alder typically has a flat head unlike typical Willow, more olive greenish overall with little to no brownish gray, stronger white wingbars, and a stronger, often complete eyering. GISS (general impression of shape and size) tends to be very useful with empids. With empid experience, you'll get a strong Willow or Alder impression on a bird.
  7. Black-legged Kittiwake! All yellow bill, and wings that look they're dipped in ink.
  8. No. I'm not sure where you're seeing Dunlin. There are 4 Sanderlings and 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper.
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