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Everything posted by cvanbosk

  1. Me too! I didn’t want to say it but glad to hear someone else thought the same thing.
  2. That was my first impression also. But I'm questioning myself. Something just seems "off" about the bill and the posture for Wilson's Plover to me. I considered Spotted Sandpiper, but that doesn't seem right either.
  3. Merlin is saying Iceland or Glaucous-winged. I just don't know how to distinguish them.
  4. Could the bird on the left possibly be a Pelagic Cormorant?
  5. Dragon49 Listen to some recordings of the vocalizations of both types of crows. They are VERY different and with just a bit of experience, they are EASY to tell apart. With that, you will quickly get TWO new birds on your life list! Good luck!
  6. You and me both. The bill just looks large and "cinnamon-y" to me. (the bird on the left).
  7. Saw these two birds on Jan 1 at Merritt Island NWR. There have been reports of a Cinnamon X Blue Wing Teal hybrid. Could this be what the bird on the right is? And, can anything be said conclusively about the bird on the left?
  8. Thanks guys. Seemed too big for a dunlin, and wrong bill for a red knot. Dowitcher seems likely even though I’ve never seen one along this beach before.
  9. Can someone help with the small bird beside the Willet?
  10. It's the yellow on the SIDES of the tail that is the dead giveaway for American Redstart.
  11. I know I should have checked with you guys before posting all over Facebook that I have Purple Finches in my backyard. But here in North Florida, that's kind of a big deal. So, please tell me these are Purple Finches.
  12. Don't we all. Those Pine Warblers get me all the time, especially this time of year when they don't seem to look or act like Pine Warblers!
  13. I can't see the change in color from the back to the tail as would be expected for a Hermit. But it might be the lighting. Maybe gray-cheeked? Do they have those in CA?
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