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  1. Sounds good - thanks for all your help. Usually I can identify but when it comes to some of these shorebirds they start to look alike. There were Killdeer and Yellow Crested Night Herons in the same corner of the marsh! It was a good day photographing!
  2. Thanks - shore bird can be tricky - I will accept your dowitcher analysis! Do I need to close this somehow or it just sits open?
  3. Avery, Benjamin & Tony - Thank You for your input - I know there are light and dark versions of the Swainson's but the more I looked at it I started thinking Golden and after reading an article about where I went fly fishing it indicated Goldens were in that area.. I live in Iowa and here a rare Golden up north along the Mississippi may appear every now and then ...so often people here see immature Baldies and think they are goldens. My problem was most images of a Golden show front side or flying - I and I knew it wasn't an immature baldie. I appreciate your ID - Is there anything I need to close the conversation other than Thanks again?
  4. I first identified this as a Swainsons Hawk but people tell me it might be a Golden Eagle. Found: September 1, 2020 Wyoming, about 10 miles north of Meeteetse headed toward the upper Greybull River. Time was morning about 9 am. Photo attached - It flew off before I could get a frontal view. Would like to get a better ID
  5. Thank you both for the information - these are a cute bird but not to common in my area so had trouble pinpointing. I appreciate the input and answer! Do I need to do any closeout?
  6. Thanks - a second confirmation is always welcome. When it gets to these small birds - it does get difficult because of minute similarities. I appreciate the help.
  7. Based on the details and your notes - I totally AGREE with the Great Crested! You have been very helpful - thanks!
  8. Okay - those are the little things I miss ...I just don't see the yellow and It doesn't have brown tail feathers on my bird that are prominent on the Great Crested - could it be the Acadian Flycatcher. the other person mentioned. Those do enter my area in Iowa. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Acadian_Flycatcher/id
  9. Thank You for the ID on the Easter Pewee - that has me excited because not easy to spot one of these in our area except for migrations. I am still leaning my first image is a Least Flycatcher (I only have the two photos and none showing belly). If you compare my image to the one in this link you might think they were brothers! https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/least-flycatcher#photo4
  10. Thank you - it is either the Acadian but think when looking at my image and then your hint put me onto a Least Flycatcher (see link below) - I vale your opinion between the two. The Least would be migrating .. the Acadian all year. https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/least-flycatcher#photo4
  11. No I don't think it is a Pewee - but funny the next bird (see attached) I believe is one - wasn't sure if a Tufted titmouse. or Pewee. The bird in question - I'm sure on my exposure has a deep olive- gray colors and stronger wing band marking.
  12. Another small bird - (PHOTO ATTACHED) found May 23rd, 2019 near Waterloo Iowa. At first I thought a female goldfinch but don't really see any hints of yellow. Sorry could not get its underside. The head and shoulders is what threw me. Thanks for any help!
  13. I'll accept. all above - it just appeared much smaller than the normal females I see - so I threw the additional question out. Redwings are aplenty here. Please close as I agree.
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