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MMotto

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  1. Confirming it's a Northern Gannet? Gulf of Maine, August 30, 2019
  2. I thought it was a Loon when I was taking the photos. Zoomed up and saw the white bill and thought it must be a Coot. The white on the side doesn't match, though. I'm stuck. Stockton Springs, Maine August 30, 2019
  3. Wow! Thanks, everyone. My Sibley's Guide is from 2000. 😂
  4. Orlando, Florida. September 14, 2019. I only took this one picture, unfortunately. This has to be a Common Moorhen, right? Red shield. White flank stripe and white tail visible. Red on back of leg. Usually the Coots and Allies are pretty simple. BUT, when I try to enter it in eBird, it's not listed as an option for Orlando. The SIbley's map doesn't show it's rare, but shows it should only be in this part of Florida in winter (so, September wouldn't be right). But, this is a Common Moorhen, right? I don't want to override eBird's generics unless I'm super sure.
  5. I'm from Iowa, and I've ID'd most of the Florida birds from a short trip last October, but...stuck, again. I thought maybe a thrush, but then the bill made me think it was in the Corvid family?
  6. Me, too. I've been going back and forth with the Sibleys and I thought Black-bellied was closest. Thanks!
  7. Whaaat? Wow. Looked way too big and fat for that. But, you're very obviously right. Going through old photos and for some reason I thought it was a much larger bird. Until now! haha Thanks!
  8. Thanks! I've never seen a Baltimore in my backyard in Iowa, so I'm not much help. It just looked so scruffy to me.
  9. September 4, 2017. Davenport, Iowa. Middle of the day. Thanks!
  10. Awesome! I was focused on the head and breast I didn't even really look at the tail. That's a lifer for me. Thanks!
  11. September 4, 2017. Davenport, Iowa. Middle of the day. Wilson's Warbler was the closest I could get, but the gray head doesn't look right.
  12. May 2018. Davenport, Iowa. Middle of the day. I would guess a Baltimore Oriole? Thanks!
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