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Everything posted by akiley

  1. Yes, Great Blue Heron. Adult Sandhill Cranes have a red cap.
  2. Isn't the second bird from the left a Red-breasted Merganser?
  3. I'm only seeing Greater Yellowlegs here, although I'm not sure the first is completely identifiable.
  4. It's not a pipit. Perhaps some introduced exotic?
  5. Agreed. Note upright structure, very strong supercilium, and medium length, slightly curved bill.
  6. I agree with you on this bird's bill, but that was not the same checklist. The one that used to be validated was an breeding adult from Jay McGowan. Quick search reminded me that there was also a candidate for longipennis this last summer in NJ. Here are two checklists of that bird for what it's worth. https://ebird.org/checklist/S58802393 https://ebird.org/nj/checklist/S58650925
  7. There used to be an accepted eBird record of longipennis from Long Island, but as a month or so ago it's no longer in the map. Not sure what happened. From when it was there, it showed pics of a similar bird but in better lighting. Can you post the full photos?
  8. Yes, you're right on the forehead. This bird is interesting, but I don't know it it's possible to tell either way. @blackburnianThis might be something good to put on Facebook's Advanced Bird ID or something similar.
  9. I didn't see the date this was taken before I commented. Why wouldn't this be a basic adult hirundo?
  10. It's possible. I've done some research on COTE ssp. But there doesn't seem to be an answer on how dark-billed and legged hirundo can get. Siberian would be a massive rarity.
  11. 7 is a worn juvenile Stilt Sandpiper. First, you can age it as a young bird based on the fresh, crisp plumage, especially the tertials. Also note pale gray coloring above, medium length bill, and very strong eyeline. Dowitchers are more bulky darker gray above in full basic plumage. A worn juvenile SB Dow would show marking inside the tertial feathers.
  12. Looks good for Taiga. Medium amount of contrast between the wings and the body. Prairie is really pale above so the color of the wings contrasts very strongly against the body.
  13. Thanks for that catch. There are only two "age classes" so there's no real need for immature when talking about Red-tails, right? Just juvenile and adult. Is it the same with accipiters?
  14. Very helpful analysis here. This looks like a probable intergrade to me- pale lores but not quite Gambel's-looking bill.
  15. I think I remember these pics. I still think White-rumped but not positive.
  16. Ring-billed. Mews have even smaller bills.
  17. Bill color favors Clark's but I don't think it's possible to ID here because we can't see the eye area. Poor thing...
  18. No problem! Someone will say "bump" or something similar to bring an ID thread (that doesn't have an ID yet) back to the top of the forum for people to see.
  19. Adult male Rufous. Nice bird. You can tell by the orange back. No other age/sex selasphorus combo is field identifiable without spread tail pics.
  20. Yes, probably melanistic or some other pigment issue. Greenland subspecies birds are darker brown than American or Western, but that's not really likely here. Odd American is much more likely.
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