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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Are the bedraggled feathers a brood patch or just normal wear? Some online sources say that up to 25% of males sit on the eggs. SW Missouri in July. Thanks https://www.dropbox.com/s/oczryyqksimqjni/NORTHERN BOBWHITE QUAIL BIRD WKT__2020-07-05 8-30-42 AM_3.jpg?dl=0
  13. I was focused on taking pictures of distant ducks. When I got the shots on the computer I noticed this way out-of-focus white bird in the center of this shot. Could the white bird be a Horned Grebe? Yesterday in SW Missouri. Thanks https://www.dropbox.com/s/e8v024myvfnr0m2/WHATBIRD 2020-10-29 17-11-03_1.JPG?dl=0
  14. I glimpsed this bird far across a lake and casually called it a Pied-billed Grebe, but when I blew up the photo, it didn't look right to me--although I still think it is some kind of Grebe. Southwest Missouri this week. Thanks https://www.dropbox.com/s/lwzmohcf31ykx6g/WHATBIRD 2020-10-24 10-04-22.JPG?dl=0
  15. Is this some variant of a Green-winged Teal? Today in SW Missouri. Thanks. https://www.dropbox.com/s/8jy3j3b86i9dky0/WHATBIRD DUCK 2020-10-18 07-48-23.jpg?dl=0
  16. I'm rusty on fall sparrows. Here are three I saw a few days ago in SW Missouri. Thanks https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xcqfy9f88rkzavi/AAC36UwklX6a08METEfDXbt3a?dl=0
  17. Is this a young Coopers or Sharpie? It seemed quite small as it flew to this perch but it looks larger on the limb. To me, it has the forward eyes and rounded tail of a Coopers. Today in SW Missouri. Thanks https://www.dropbox.com/s/b87rqxza60iz5wz/2020-10-13 09-10-53 - 0369 CROP.jpg?dl=0
  18. I hope someone can ID this atrocious picture shot before daylight this morning at 1/200 and ISO of 128,000!! Over a lake in SW Missouri. Thanks https://www.dropbox.com/s/dzsvqk3757njb1e/2020-10-02 06-53-59 - 0017-denoise.jpg?dl=0
  19. The eternal question--which flycatcher? Taken today in SW Missouri, sitting quietly in deciduous trees next to a prairie. It was mute, but was flicking its tail. The wing bars look buffy to me. Thanks https://www.dropbox.com/s/lmi7a96gq9ydjcl/IMG_0086_2020-07-25 6-57-41 AM WB.JPG?dl=0
  20. Could this be a Common Yellowthroat female? The colors aren't good because this was way underexposed--the yellow is particularly blocky and exaggerated. Southwest Missouri this week. Thanks. https://www.dropbox.com/s/o2rupm8vzwzarx4/IMG_0839_2020-05-07 8-16-46 AM whatbird.jpg?dl=0
  21. Please check my ID on these three vireos. I'm hoping I got Philadelphia correct as this would be a lifer. This week in SW Missouri. Thanks https://www.dropbox.com/sh/oy02x5k2ae6ksaa/AAAil9QSdWhtNC29YGa63HsIa?dl=0
  22. This bird appears to have a slight patagial bar--but the breast, tail, and translucent wings don't look like a Red-tail to me. I think maybe it is an immature Red-shouldered Hawk? Yesterday in southwest Missouri. Thanks https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2x5ji3w0ttj9sj1/AAAuGsfsgYI7-9aO5EfKDhBka?dl=0
  23. Could this be an Indigo Bunting? Today in SW Missouri. Thanks Anything seems possible this mild winter as Cape May Warblers have just been spotted three hours to the north. https://www.dropbox.com/s/u7ybg2smuy1they/IMG_0197_2020-01-18 9-22-52 AMCRP.JPG?dl=0
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