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Everything posted by birdbrain22

  1. I dunno...you may be right, but The side profile birds just do not fit for me. Also Dowitchers can sport an eye stripe at different stages and the extent of barring can vary as well.
  2. Hmm.... tough one. My thoughts are the 2 inner birds look like Dowitchers.... look very chunky. The birds on both outer sides look smaller/thinner and look good for Stilts... but the left most bird I can see as a Dowitcher too.
  3. Maybe Eastern Towhee for #1?... can't be 100% sure though. Both are Wood Ducks... the first is a male(the white cheek bridle can be seen), can't tell on the second. Agree with Red-tailed Hawk and Common Raven, as well as male Mallards on the additional pic.
  4. Agree and the Wood Ducks are young males as well .
  5. In addition to Akandula's comments... the thickness of the bill and overall general size of this Royal Tern. As many IDs... the more field marks you can see or eliminate will point you to the correct ID.
  6. Yes certainly a Hawk.... my guess would be Red-shouldered as well.
  7. Yes 2nd year bird. A first year bird at this time of year will look like the female. Some of this years male will have a few black specs in the fall(mostly on face) and the yellowish parts will be more orange(but this is certainly always not easy to tell in the field). The following spring(second year bird) will show much more black speckling(including on chest)... like this bird and many will be almost fully in adult male plumage by the second fall.... but some will wait until year 3 to show off their full beauty.
  8. Agree range say almost certainly a Gray-cheeked.
  9. That was regarding birds in seen in the winter in US. Most, well 99.99% are Hermits.
  10. It can take a few years to fully develop the deep red eye...
  11. Well almost! LOL. I agree with Red-crested Pochard here.
  12. @sixfros... no my comments were referencing the first bird. I think the second bird looks good for a Common.
  13. The actual eye color is often hard to distinguish in the field. Funny thing about the eyes of the REVI... the HY birds have brown irises and they usually change to full red irises by the following Spring. However, there are some birds do not change until they are SY(second year) birds and even some ASY(after second year) birds can still show a brownish cast to the eye.
  14. Hmm... I think I would call this a Spotted Redshank based on the thinner bill, prominent white around the eye and grayer coloring.
  15. This is a normal 2nd year male American Redstart... they take 2 -3 years to get full adult plumage. You can see the black spotting where the adult plumage is starting to come in... usually starts on the chest and face.
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