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Everything posted by akiley

  1. Just to clarify, are you saying that the Bird Identification forums should be under what you have as #1? And where would you suggest having Photo Sharing?
  2. To me it doesn't make sense to have "photo sharing and discussion" under "Bird Identification"? Maybe make a separate category for photo sharing?
  3. Where are you located? That will help narrow down the possibilities.
  4. https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46725430 This checklist from Mt. Mansfield, VT has nice comparison photos of the two species you have here.
  5. The elevation and location also strongly support Bicknell's.
  6. 1-2 are indeed Swainson's Thrushes. 3-4 Are Bicknell's based on lack of eyering (ruling out Swainson's) and overall coloring which supports Bicknell's over Gray-cheeked, which are usually much planer and grayer in overall color. Your photos are excellent and make the overall color easy to assess, so we can be confident in calling these last two Bicknell's. Awesome birds!! It can be a tough ID, but I also have personal experience from getting to band Bicknell's Thrushes in Vermont to help make the call.
  7. Taking a closer look, I can see that as well and now agree with mostly Stilt. Thanks for the correction.
  8. This is definitely a Great Egret- the bill is off for White form Great Blue (All Great Blues have much thicker and somewhat longer bills, and even a white form bird would have blueish coloring on the top half of the bill as well). Structurally, this bird is fine for Great Egret as well- there's no reason for it not to be one other than the atypical color of the feet. I haven't heard of this abnormality before, but it's likely just some odd individual variation/oddity. I wouldn't be surprised if this has been reported somewhere else.
  9. Yes, immature Great Cormorant next to an adult DC.
  10. I think the OP just meant "Warbler in Michigan" by that. Yes, there's no such species.
  11. Looking again, I'm not 100% sure I can rule out another Dow for the bottom left bird I called a Stilt. The bird third from the right definitely is one, though.
  12. I see 2 Stilts here: on the bottom left, and third from the right, and the bird above the Stilt on the left is indeed a Yellowlegs sp. Most of the rest are dowitchers.
  13. 1) Yes, Sanderling 2) White-rumped 3) Stilt Nice birds!
  14. 1 looks like a Yellow-bellied due to the very greenish overall coloring, shape/structure and strong eyering.
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