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  1. This is a Song Sparrow. Note the coarse streaks, broad malar stripe, central breast spot, long, rounded tail, and rounded head. Fox Sparrows are bulkier, have blotchier streaking, and are more reddish overall (in your range).
  2. Say’s Phoebe with that relatively large head. and 3. Savannah Sparrows - note the small pink bill, crisp streaks, short notched tail, and yellow stripe above the eye.
  3. Nice photos! Yes, this is a nonbreeding male Scarlet Tanager on migration. Nonbreeding males look like females, but have darker black wings and tail. Note the stout bill and stocky appearance.
  4. Definitely young Peregrine. Like you were saying, it's far too bulky to be a Merlin, it has a very strong mustache stripe, and has a large beak.
  5. Say's Phoebe. Vermilion Flycatchers are less bulky, have a more vivid red belly, and have a streaked white breast that Say's Phoebes lack. Yes, male Wilson's Warbler. Note the yellow overall and black cap. A very nice Red-shouldered Hawk Yes, adult Cooper's Hawk. Note the capped appearance.
  6. This is a Field Sparrow. Note the pink conical bill, plain face, thin white eyering, and rusty crown and eyeline.
  7. This is actually a Chipping Sparrow. The black eyeline that goes through the eye all the way to the bill is a diagnostic ID feature (a Clay-colored’s eyeline stops at the eye and doesn’t go to the bill).
  8. This actually looks better for a nonbreeding adult/immature Tennessee Warbler. Note the green back, pointy bill, conspicuous pale eyebrow, dark eyeline, white undertail coverts, and unstreaked underparts. Blackburnian Warblers would have pale streaks on the back, a distinctive triangle ear patch and more streaking on the flanks.
  9. Just to clear up some confusions for bpresby: On the towhee, note the buffy face. Abert’s Towhees would have a pale bill contrasting with a dark face. Notice the really curved culmen (top of the beak) on the female/immature House Finch, as well as the blurry streaking (not crisp) which sets it apart from other similar finches. Gila Woodpeckers would show a black-and-white (not brown) back and lack the spotted belly of Northern Flickers.
  10. Agreed on 1-3. The flicker is definitely Northern. Gilded would show yellow (not red) under the tail/wings. I’d be leaning “Red-shafted” Northern Flicker — the color of the head and wings/tail match, but I can’t really see the nape, so I can’t safely rule out an intergrade.
  11. Yes, that looks like a Bell's Vireo.
  12. 3, 5, and 7 are Say's Phoebes. Vermilion Flycatchers are less bulky, have a more vivid red belly, and have a streaked white breast that Say's Phoebes lack.
  13. The Mexican Mallard subspecies and the normal Mallard were split in 2018. The Mexican Mallard is now called the Mexican Duck.
  14. This is an Abert's Towhee. To separate it from other sparrows, note the drab grayish-brown overall, dark face, pale bill, and orange undertail.
  15. 1. 3. and 4. Tennessee Warblers 2. Blackpoll Warbler?
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