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  1. Is this a Grasshopper Sparrow? Today on a spring-burned prairie in southwestern Missouri. Thanks
  2. It looks like I'm not the only one who has trouble with flycatcher ID. I've had a lot of views, but only one reply--which I don't understand. What does "Bump" mean?
  3. I always have trouble with flycatchers. I found these today in Southwest Missouri at the edge of a prairie forest. Thanks https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qyriqxtkm54zr03/AABlR_wGJ3UQFzXo5FH_hZ8wa?dl=0
  4. I found this bird today, in the edge of a flood pool in Southwest Missouri. It refused to move into the clear. My best guess is immature White Ibis, but the bill and eye don't seem quite right. It is Ibis size. Thanks https://www.dropbox.com/sh/993hqm4isu7gqw9/AACb6kASkO00sHYnx1HFcsGZa?dl=0
  5. I found this bird today in southwestern Missouri at a forest/prairie interface. I didn't hear a song, but the Merlin app had earlier reported a Least Flycatcher. How about it? Thanks https://www.dropbox.com/s/lcy19q2ov5hlj85/WHAT BIRD 2022-05-01 7-51-06 AM - 0241.JPG?dl=0
  6. Last week in southwestern Missouri. Can anyone ID these shorebirds from the fuzzy pictures. One picture has a Killdeer and a beer can for scale. I think these are the same birds in both pictures. Thanks https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ya3wwt0nqt9kpwm/AABQ4HWBjLFyL2zYqrOQqAGVa?dl=0
  7. Today in southwestern Missouri. Is this oddly proportioned bird a Brown Thrasher with its head pulled way in and its tail badly worn? Merlin thinks it is a Sage Thrasher but that would be way out of range, and the bill isn't right. Thanks https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5xt45wappu3kuep/AADnIHDbWBDpTVke31Jk6ftWa?dl=0
  8. Are these juvenile Black-crowned Night Herons? They were not skittish and did not move a muscle as loud vehicles drove past them on a graveled road. Today in SW Missouri. Thanks https://www.dropbox.com/s/lmd9llzftrn2gh5/WHATBIRD 2021-10-12 8-23-56 AM - 0221.JPG?dl=0
  9. Please help me ID this tern? I can go about three ways with it. I saw it today in southwestern Missouri. Thanks. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ljw1yq7x09l41p5/AAA-ce_nwMiy0VaMgkumk46Pa?dl=0
  10. Is this a Philadelphia Vireo? I'm having trouble deciding, with such awkward angles. Today in SW Missouri. Thanks https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5ow4586bksi3fap/AABm3a4bVx6YtCvMA3WH32V4a?dl=0
  11. Is this a Clay-colored Sparrow? I have never seen one, but they have been reported in my area during migration. Southwest Missouri last week. Thanks https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wkbbmuiqcykgyo0/AABTMtJjBbpVz7GMjL-G-Fxta?dl=0
  12. I know next to nothing about shorebird ID and need help with these. My guess is some kind of sandpiper--although American Golden-plovers have been observed in the general area. Please ID and explain why. Southwest Missouri today, with numerous yellow-legs in a mud puddle in a farm field. Thanks https://www.dropbox.com/s/nbtplqkvlawcau2/PLOVER-SANDPIPER BIRD 2021-04-13 4-31-18 PM_2.JPG?dl=0
  13. This looks like an Eared Grebe to me, but Horned would be more expected--yesterday in Southwest Missouri. Thanks https://www.dropbox.com/s/wnc6zri22rmfwt5/2020-12-31 7-59-26 AM - 0004CRP-dn-dn1.jpg?dl=0
  14. Please confirm Sharpie - yesterday in SW Missouri. It looked very small as it flew to the perch. Thanks https://www.dropbox.com/s/bd2dm5fxw2gamv0/HAWK 2020-11-26.jpg?dl=0
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