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Everything posted by akiley

  1. Kumlien's Iceland. Note the gray in the wing. Glaucous Gulls are big birds, almost the same size as Great Black-backed (you can compare here), and have pure white wingtips.
  2. Agreed. All Cali Gulls of various ages.
  3. Yup. Solid orange/light brown back, minimal spotting on the breast (and that is light in color), etc.
  4. Small migrant Canadas. Richy's Cacklers aren't much bigger than a Mallard.
  5. Why not ask odd dark juv Snow Goose?
  6. You may be right. Missed that. There's a fairly large size range for Richy's Cackling but it's a tough angle to say much.
  7. Female type House Sparrow. Facial pattern is visible here, although not easily.
  8. Yes. Leaning Long-billed. Redhead.
  9. No. Different species. Purple Gallinule is a native bird. The FL (and Georgia record) swamphens are introduced.
  10. You may know the name Purple Swamphen. A few years ago it was split into 5 or 6 species, and Gray-headed was determined to be the one that is introduced in FL for the most part.
  11. That's a small Canada. Bill is too long and shape is off.
  12. Interesting thoughts. If you take about an inch and a half off the bill (as it appears here) everything else seems at least decent for Hooded, no? Tough photo.
  13. This bird from CT might be of interest here. Steve Mlodinow said Tav x Richy. https://ebird.org/checklist/S54361974 https://ebird.org/checklist/S54361974
  14. Thanks for the info, Tony. On this topic, what do you think of this bird? The observer is a very good birder, but it doesn't stand out to me as much for Tav as much as the 2nd and 3rd pic in Jack's checklist. https://www.shorebirder.com/2020/01/a-taverners-cackling-goose-in-rhode.html?m=1
  15. I agree with intermediate. True blue Snow Goose should have little to no white on the belly.
  16. I was literally just looking at this exact checklist yesterday or the day before. Agree with Tav, especially for the two pix of the one full bird in the photo. The head, bill, neck and body shape look classic. It's hard to rule out Richy intergrades, as apparently there's a good amount of overlap on the breeding grounds. Not sure about the other birds, particularly the headshot that seems to show a small bill.
  17. Agreed. Also note that Kumlien's Iceland almost always has at least a small amount of gray in the primaries. An adult Iceland with zero gray should make you consider nominate glaucoides.
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