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Everything posted by birdbrain22

  1. @sixfros... no my comments were referencing the first bird. I think the second bird looks good for a Common.
  2. 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.
  3. Hmm... I think I would call this a Spotted Redshank based on the thinner bill, prominent white around the eye and grayer coloring.
  4. 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.
  5. no it is not... they are Cooper's Hawks.
  6. This is a definite Hooded Merganser.
  7. No it is not.. They are both clearly Swainson's Thrushes.
  8. Also i am not sure it is happening everywhere... but in the ID for Outside NA... It is not showing the last post on the main page.
  9. Correct to leave as Gray-cheeked/Bicknell's. There are subtle differences that are very hard to distinguish in the field... even when in hand there is overlap in measurements and we have to leave as Gray-cheeked/Bicknell's... so, I question all IDs without a vocalization. Also 4 is definite Veery.
  10. Well... it is a rough pic to be sure of. But I am pretty certain it is a Pipit and Tawny is a very good option here.
  11. Yes most definitely a second year male. In the fall of their HY, very few males show the start of some black spotting, but they are usually much more orange than the yellow of the females... but even that is not always the case..
  12. I also agree this is not a warbler. Based on this photo alone, the best I can tell is indeed a female Indigo Bunting.
  13. Definite Indigo Bunting ... on color alone. Blue Grosbeaks are larger, a deeper blue, have a larger beak and rufous wing bars.
  14. Female Black throated Blue Warbler.
  15. Agree that is indeed a Black and White Warbler.
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